Pakistan ranked 'most dangerous place for journalists' second year running

Pakistan was ranked 151 out of 179 countries on Reporters without Borders' press freedom index.


Web Desk November 21, 2012

Endemic violence, targeted attacks and threats against journalists in Pakistan have contributed to a ranking of 151 out of 179 countries worldwide on the 2011-2012 Press Freedom Index issued by Reporters without Borders on Wednesday, reported Journalism Pakistan.

Journalists in Pakistan are victims of target killings and are under constant threat from the Taliban and other terrorist groups contributing to its fast growing reputation as one of the "world’s deadliest country for journalists."

So much so that the press release from Reporters without Border stated, “Pakistan (151) was the world’s deadliest country for journalists for the second year running.”

Such is the security situation in Pakistan, that it was sandwiched between Afghanistan (150) and Iraq (152).

Somalia, a country that has been at war for 20 years, was ranked at 164, proving to be an incredibly dangerous location for members of the press.

Iran, well-known for its persecution of the media, was ranked at 175 on the index.

India was ranked 131 on the index.

COMMENTS (12)

Noshad | 9 years ago | Reply I conden attempted sucide bomb attack on journilst Hamid Mir by Taliban, because of Taliban hitmen shot Malala on her school bus in Pakistan’s northwestern Swat Valley. She had campaigned for girls’ rights to education. The 15-year-old survived. Pakistan is world's deadliest country for journalists.
Toba Alu | 9 years ago | Reply

@Muhammard Rizwan Ali:

Praying does not help much, you are still number one! There are however other options, but for that you must open your eyes, read a few other books and get your act together.

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