JournalismPakistan.com April 05, 2014
GENEVA: In the first three months of this year, 27 journalists were killed around the world with Iraq, Pakistan and Brazil having the highest fatalities, says a report released Thursday (April 3).
The 27 killings, registered by Press Emblem Campaign (PEC), took place in 13 countries. The PEC says it is worried at the increase in violence against journalists. Five journalists were killed in Iraq which makes it again the most dangerous country for media work, followed by Pakistan (4 killed), Brazil (4), Afghanistan (3), Syria (2) and Mexico (2).
One journalist each was killed in Saudi Arabia, Cambodia, Colombia, Egypt, Lebanon, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Ukraine.
During the same period the tally last year stood at 30 journalists killed.
Since the beginning of the year four journalists were killed covering demonstrations - one each in Brazil, Egypt, Pakistan and Ukraine.
Many others were wounded and hindered from doing their work during the coverage of popular uprisings in Ukraine, Brazil, Turkey, Egypt and Venezuela, the PEC said.
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