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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Journalist Slayings Up

At least 25 journalists were killed on assignment in the former U.S.S.R. last year, dozens were injured and six are missing, a report said.

There was also widespread persecution and harassment of journalists in some of the former republics, notably Central Asia and the Caucasus region, said the report by the Fund for the Protection of Glasnost (Openness).

"Journalism has become a much more dangerous affair," said Pavel Gut-iontov, of the Committee for the Protection of Speech and Journalists' Rights.

Russia led in the number of victims, with nine killed and nearly 70 hurt in 1993, followed by Georgia and Tajikistan. Five journalists were killed in each of these republics in 1993.