Map: Iraq the deadliest war for journalists

Al Jazeera maps the details and circumstances of hundreds of journalists deaths in Iraq.

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    The US-led invasion and occupation of Iraq was the deadliest war for journalists in recorded history. While several media watchdog groups have tracked journalists deaths, the group Brussels Tribunal has the most extensive data on Iraqi journalists.

    According to the group Committee to Protect Journalists, more journalists were murdered in targeted killings in Iraq than died in combat-related circumstances. 

    For media organisations, Al Jazeera bore the brunt of bellicose verbiage from the Bush Administration at the time, and Al Jazeera's Baghdad bureau was bombed by a US warplane.

    Al Jazeera has plotted their data on the map below:

    SOURCE: Brussels Tribunal


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