The violence againstjournalists and media persons is a specialwar, which affects the freedom of speech.
Pakistan, Iraq, Syria, Afghanistanproved to be the life-taking places for the media persons.
It has been reportedthat since 1992, 947 journalists were killed.
Number of deaths ofjournalists in last few years Year No. of deaths 2010 94 2011 106 2012 (so far) 70
Violence against journalists by the actor and the nonactors has continued to be a problem in India. Many Indian journalists are threatened for their lives, covering certain issues.
Amaan Farooq, a photographer withGreater Kashmir was beaten and leftwith the injury in his leg by the policein Srinagar on January 6,2010, when he was covering a police operation. Azhar qadri, a reporter with the Kashmir Tribune newspaper wasbeaten and arrested by police whilecovering a protest in Srinagar on 26 september, 2012.