Attacks on journalists unpunished

The commission attributes the impunity largely to a failure by authorities to investigate attacks.

It said Thur...

The commission attributes the impunity largely to a failure by authorities to investigate attacks.

It said Thursday that 82 journalists have been killed and 16 have gone missing since 2000. In that period there have been 28 attacks on media offices or vehicles.

The commission expressed hope Thursday that a new law to protect journalists and human rights activists will reduce the level of impunity.

Estimates of the number of attacks vary. The government's special prosecutor for crimes against journalists says 67 journalists have been killed and 14 disappeared since 2006.

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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