Journalism is China’s riskiest profession after coal mining and law enforcement

Interesting. I want to know who’s inflicting violence on the journalists up:

Frequent beatings make journalism the third-most dangerous occupation in China, behind work in the coalmines and in the police force, state media said.

Newspaper The Guangzhou Daily cited official statistics showing more than 260 cases of violence against reporters in China over the past three years.

Attacks of various kinds have added to risks inherent in the profession, such as being near natural disasters, according to the paper.

The paper did not report if any of the hundreds of recent cases had led to journalists’ deaths.

It also did not give any details about the violence, or whether is was performed by government officials or private citizens.

I wonder if journalism is this dangerous anywhere else? (I would imagine it’s far worse in Iraq and any other war-torn country.)

The Discussion: 4 Comments

Thanks for the info. I borrowed it for my blog, and also added you to the “Advocated and Comrade” list on my site.


November 9, 2003 @ 7:31 am | Comment

Glutter, I like your site as well (I linked to it a day or two ago) and added you to my prestigious blogroll.

November 9, 2003 @ 11:16 am | Comment

Funny, I didn’t know! (Great Mine Thinks alike) Gonna check now.

Name is Yan, actually!

November 9, 2003 @ 7:38 pm | Comment

Third-most dangerous? Where’re working on building sites, fishing-boats, unregulated factories . . .


November 12, 2003 @ 3:14 am | Comment

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