India third deadliest country for journalists: Report

Islamabad, December 30, 2015 (PPI-OT): A report released by Reporters Without Borders says that Indian ranks third after Iraq and Syria in terms of number of journalists killed during 2015. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) in its report said singled out India, where nine journalists had been murdered since the start of 2015, some of them for reporting on organised crime and its links with politicians and others for covering illegal mining.

India saw five journalists killed in the course of their work and four for uncertain reasons, which is why it ranked below France where the cause of death was known. “Their deaths confirm India’s position as Asia’s deadliest country for media personnel,” RSF said, urging the Indian government to establish a national plan for protecting journalists”.

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