Published On: Tue, Dec 31st, 2013
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22 journalists killed in South Asia in 2013

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ISLAMABAD: South Asia mourned 22 journalists in 2013 killed in connection with their work as Pakistan (10) again topped the death tally, followed by India (8), Afghanistan (3) and Bangladesh (1).

A yearend media freedom roundup issued by South Asia Media Commission, a media rights watchdog, simultaneously from the capitals of all the member countries of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), noted with dismay that violence against media personnel with impunity continued to remain a major threat to media freedom.

“Unpunished crimes are jeering at major democracies of the region and depriving their people of the right to information. And so, fear is deeply entrenching in families of those killed and in societies,” said the SAMC report for 2013.
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