A new report by the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has identified the Philippines as world's second most dangerous place for journalists.

The report said Philippines is second only to Iraq, where at least 309 journalists have been killed in recent years.

Mexico placed third with many journalists also reported killed.

The report said that in the past 25 years, at least 2,297 journalists and media staff have been killed for "doing nothing more than trying to inform the world on war, revolution, crime, and corruption."

In the Philippines, the Maguindanao massacre in November 23, 2009 alone registered 34 deaths. Though suspects in the case, mostly members of the Ampatuan clan, are behind bars, the trial have yet to see significant developments.

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IFJ said it produced the report to underscore a worsening climate of impunity which has helped killers get away with murder and turn journalists into soft targets.

Associated Press said the 79-page IFJ report "will be made public" ahead of a debate at the British Parliament on "deaths of professional and citizen journalists in conflict zones."

The journalists' organization will also bring the report to "a major UNESCO meeting in Paris."