In 2019, in any event seven Journalists were murdered the nation over, as indicated by the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors.
ISLAMABAD: As the year 2020 attracts to a nearby, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) in a 'White Paper on Global Journalism' recorded five nations, including Pakistan and India, as the 'Most Dangerous Countries for Practice of Journalism in the World'.
The white paper denotes the thirteenth commemoration of 'The List of Journalists Killed (1990-2020), during which 2,658 columnists lost their lives in the line of obligation. Iraq beat the rundown of most risky nations for rehearsing reporting, as 340 writers lost their lives there, trailed by Mexico (178 columnists), the Philippines (178 columnists), Pakistan (138 columnists), and India (116 writers).
In 2020, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) recorded the murdering of 42 writers and media staff so far in focused assaults, bomb impacts and cross-terminating occurrences in 15 nations.
"Mexico beat the rundown for a fourth time in five years with 13 killings, trailed by Pakistan (five) the Philippines, Somalia and Syria (two each) while one writer was killed in every one of the six nations Cameroon, Honduras, Paraguay, Russia, Sweden and Yemen," Dawn announced citing the report.
The report additionally expressed that in the Indian sub-mainland, murders of writers in Pakistan have included pretty much consistently since 1990 adding that 40% of the absolute passings of columnists in the Asia Pacific district. Recently, a report by Freedom Network said that Pakistan keeps on being positioned as one of the most hazardous nations on the planet for writers, as in excess of 140 columnists have been murdered in the nation since 2000.
The current year's report on exemption against columnists confronting preliminary by law in Pakistan will make a lot of pain every one of the individuals who consider the presence of a solid and free media fundamental to great administration and social advancement, composes IA Rehman, writer and common liberties advocate, for Dawn. Indeed, even as Prime Minister Imran Khan cases of no crackdown on Pakistan's columnists, Mubashir Zaidi, a writer, has uncovered that the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has enrolled arguments against 49 writers, as of September this year.
The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan additionally censured the activity of the PTI government requesting that the state should abstain from such activities and quit utilizing the FIA to control political dispute.
The hashtag #JusticeforAnwarJan was additionally made via online media.
"HRCP is frightened by the information available for use that the FIA is enlisting bodies of evidence against 49 writers and web-based media activists under PECA guidelines. We request that the state avoid such activity and quit utilizing the FIA to check political dispute," it tweeted in September.
Khan asserted that there is no crackdown on the media in Pakistan but then the captures obviously negate the public authority claims. Pakistan is positioned 145th out of 180 nations in Reporters Without Borders' (RSF) 2020 World Press Freedom Index, three spots lower than in 2019. (ANI)