Pakistan — deadly country for journalists — four killed here in 2021 and 85 since 1993

Pakistan -- deadly country for journalists --- four killed here in 2021 and 85 since 1993

By Irum Saleem

  Four Pakistani journalists were killed in 2021, according to an official data.

   Some 85 journalists in Pakistan have been killed since 1993. In India, 52 journalists have been killed since 1993, five in 2021.

  According the UN data, a total 55 journalists and media professionals were killed last year, with nearly nine in 10 killings since 2006 still unresolved.

   “Women journalists continue to be particularly at risk as they also have to face “a shocking prevalence of harassment online”, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco), which collected the data, said nearly three-quarters of female media professionals surveyed had experienced online violence linked to their work. According to the report, 1,490 journalists have been killed across the globe since 1993, including in places like Britain and the United States of America where seven journalists were killed during this period. Two journalists were killed in Britain in 2019.

   Some 81 journalists have been killed in Afghanistan since 1993 and eight in 2021. As many 24 journalists have been killed in Bangladesh, two in 2021.

    Pakistan has become a dangerous country for journalists. In the PTI regime, appears to be hard on journalists as the media houses were pressured to fire several known journalists for their anti government stance, some were abducted and some were tortured. PAK DESTINY

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