Unsafe for journalists: ‘Pakistan among most dangerous countries again’

11 journalists were killed in Pakistan in 2011.

Afp December 20, 2011


At least 106 journalists were killed in 2011, among them 12 in Mexico and 11 in Pakistan, making them the most dangerous countries to work in, a campaign group said on Monday.

Twenty journalists who reported on the Arab spring uprisings were killed this year and more than 100 others were attacked, intimidated, arrested and wounded in countries including Egypt, Libya, Syria, Tunisia and Yemen, the Geneva-based Press Emblem Campaign said.

“The casualties could be higher if figures were known for journalists who were victims of enforced disappearances,” the group said in a statement.

Pakistan came second with 11 journalists killed, the majority of whom died on the border with Afghanistan, followed by Iraq, Libya and the Philippines.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 20th, 2011.


Harry Stone | 11 years ago | Reply

You see this in failed states

American Desi | 11 years ago | Reply

I do think Pakistani Press is very vibrant (at least the English press) and informative but that doesn't mean these daring journalists are not targeted by ISI and their proteges. After Salim Shazad, ISI took care of few more reporters in Balochistan. Press can get away criticizing the government or President (as they hold minimum power) but they won't get too far if they criticize the ISI or it's masters.

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