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 May 15, 2005
Memorial adds 78 names of journalists who died on assignment last year
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ARLINGTON, Va. In nearly two centuries, only two years have been more deadly to journalists than 2004 was.

In suburban Washington today, the Freedom Forum rededicated a memorial to journalists who died on the job.

The foundation dedicated to a free press says 78 reporters, photographers, editors and broadcasters died on assignment last year. The Iraq war claimed 25 of them, including a C-N-N producer and an Italian freelancer who was murdered by militants who abducted him.

The spiral glass memorial now bears the name of American journalist Paul Klebnikov. The editor of Forbes magazine's Russian edition was shot to death in Moscow last July.

The group says only 1991 and 1994 have been more deadly.

The Freedom Forum rededicates the memorial every year to mark World Press Freedom Day.

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