Pakistan deadliest country for journalists in 2010

Posted on 2011-01-23 by Adrian

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) reported that 8 out of the 42 journalists killed were working in Pakistan at the time of their deaths. Six out of those eight were under militant attack or attacked by suicide bombers. In addition to those, 24 other journalists were harmed in such attacks. Most of these victims were local journalists, reporting on local issues in their communities. “Political and sectarian violence has long been a daily reality in Pakistan, but for media consumers outside the region it is overshadowed by the war in Afghanistan.”, the CPJ reports. Some journalists are simply victims of war. More worrisome is the development that other journalists are specifically targeted by sectarian violence for offending people with critical coverage of local events.

Read the CPJ article by Bob Dietz, posted on December 15th, 2010.
You may also view their comprehensive statistics of journalists killed in 2010.

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