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China to compensate reporters for death, injuries

(Xinhua) Updated: 2014-01-03 19:05

BEIJING -- Journalists who die or are injured in the course of their work will now be compensated, according to the All-China Journalists Association.

The association on Friday issued a regulation promising compensation of 300,000 yuan (about $49,180) to the family of any journalist without appropriate insurance who is killed in the course of his duty.

Journalists who are seriously wounded or disabled will receive up to 50,000 yuan, according to the regulation, which the association said will help secure journalists' safety in interview and reporting work.

Light injuries are also covered in the compensation, which ranges from from 5,000 to 10,000 yuan.

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