According to a study by the Almasry Studies and Information Center hundreds of journalists have been attacked in Egypt since the fall of Hosni Mubarak. The study revealed that 309 journalists have been attacked in the last two years, including 3 murders.
The Administration of U.S. President Barack Obama is under fire for investigating journalists and media outlets for reporting classified information. Government authorities acquired e-mails written by Fox News Reporter James Rosen and followed his “movements” because he reported classified information about North Korea.
Mexico is easily the least safe location in the Western Hemisphere for journalists to report the news. One journalism professor from the University of Texas believes that journalists are at greater risk today than at any other time in the country’s history. The National Commission on Human Rights estimates that between 2000 and the last day of April of this year 84 journalists were murdered and another 19 disappeared.