Two major reports are out on the threats to journalists worldwide.
The Committee to Protect Journalists notes that 2013 has been the second-worst year on record for jailing. Some 211 were jailed. Turkey (which for the second year in a row led the way), Iran and China are the three top countries locking up journalists.
And Reporters Without Borders notes 71 reporters have been killed this year in connection with their work. Meanwhile, there was a 129-per-cent growth in abductions (87, up from 38 in 2012).
And a new Gallup poll ranks journalists low in honesty and ethics. Kristen Hare, writing about the poll for Poynter, notes only 20 per cent ranked television reporters and 21 per cent ranked newspaper reporters as highly honest and ethical. Only 14 per cent said the same of advertisers.