The Committee to Protect Journalists has released the results of its annual survey of journalist fatalities worldwide. For the second straight year, Pakistan was the most dangerous place for the press, though there were also a number of new trends in 2011.

The Committee to Protect Journalists has released the results of its annual survey of journalist fatalities worldwide. For the second straight year, Pakistan was the most dangerous place for the press, though there were also a number of new trends in 2011.

The CPJ reports says the murder of Mexican reporter Maria Elizabeth Macías Castro was the first documented by them that was in direct relation to journalism published on social media. In total, eight online journalists were killed.

Of 43 confirmed dead, at least a third of them were freelancers, CPJ reports – a number higher than ever before.

Beats related to politics or war were most dangerous for reporters. Sixteen journalists died on dangerous assignment, many of them covering the Arab Spring uprisings, documenting the tension between authorities and protesters.

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The report follows up the one they released a few weeks ago that documented detained journalists worldwide

The CPJ has a great interactive resource showing the breakdown of journalist deaths worldwide for this year as well as every year back until 1992.