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WASHINGTON : The number of journalists killed last year rose by about a third over 2000, mainly due to the war in Afghanistan, and governments used security concerns as a pretext to attack press freedom, said a survey released on Tuesday.
In announcing its 2001 survey on press freedom conditions, the Committee to Protect Journalists said the Sept. 11 attacks and subsequent "war on terrorism" resulted in a press freedom crisis world-wide, including in the United States.
"We believe that journalists around the world now face what is truly a global press freedom crisis. In that atmosphere it's all the more important to defend press freedom," Ann Cooper, …