Work To Death: 10 Unsafe Nations For Journalist
Bangalore: Journalism is a profession that is loaded with risks. And this has been rightly proved by a media safety group- Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ)’s report. Here are the names of 10 unsafe for Journalists, as compiled by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ)-
Iraq, a country in Western Asia leads as the world’s deadliest nation for journalists. In this country, journalists are often targeted for working at organizations affiliated to the Iraqi government or sponsored by the U.S. They were also gunned down for their work revealing official corruption and local crime, for covering sensitive political issues and, in some cases, simply because they are journalists. Till date, over 150 journalists have lost their lives while covering Iraq. The main causes of death are murder and combat crossfire.
Philippines is the second deadliest place without justice for journalists, following conflict-torn country Iraq. Since over two decades, 73 journalists have been killed while covering the country’s corruption, crime, and political beats. Most of the victims are taken into captive and tortured. 69 percent of executors are suspected to be government officials, and 90 percent of them operate with complete impunity. On June 13, 2011, Broadcaster Romeo Olea was killed in Iriga City, Philippines, most probably in vengeance for harsh commentaries of a political clan during the elections which was held a year ago.
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