“James Foley’s kidnapping in Syria part of especially dangerous 2012 for press”

BOSTON — There are some years that are better to have behind you.

For international news organizations that cover the more dangerous corners of the world, 2012 was one of those years.

According to the International Press Institute, there was a record number of journalists killed last year either in the line of duty or as a consequence of their reporting.

An unprecedented 132 journalists’ lives were taken in 2012, the highest number since the IPI started systematically keeping track of journalists’ deaths in 1997.

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