“Violence AgainstJournalists”17 JOURNALISTS MURDERED IN INDIA SINCE 1992
Beats covered by JournalistsMurdered in India From since 1992 Beats Covered by Victims * 12% Business 35% Corruption 18% Crime 6% Culture 18% Human Rights 41% Politics
Here are the facts: A journalist is killed in the line of duty somewhere around the world once every eight days. Nearly three out of four are targeted for murder. The rest are killed in the crossfire of combat, or on dangerous assignments such as street protests. Local journalists constitute the large majority of victims in all groups. The murderers go unpunished in about nine out of 10 cases. The overall number of journalists killed, and the number of journalists murdered, have each climbed since the 1990s.
UNESCO addresses the globalproblem UNESCO--the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization--is trying to address this global problem of anti-press violence, one that threatens everyones right to seek and convey news and opinion. The organization has convened a series ofmeetings with U.N. agencies, member states, and civil society organizations to put into practice a U.N. Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity.
Among its many security-related measures, the plan calls for strengthening the office of the U.N. special rapporteur for free expression, assisting member states in developing national laws to prosecute the killers of journalists, and establishing a U.N. inter- agency mechanism to evaluate journalist safety. The first implementation meeting took place in Paris in September 2011 and the second will occur later this month in Vienna. Its final day will coincide with the International Day to End Impunity, the third anniversary of a brutal ambush in the Philippines that claimed the lives of more than 30 journalists and media workers.
Most dangerous countries forjournalists The top ten most dangerous countries for journalists during this period were: Iraq (127), Algeria (60), Russia (47), Colombia (40), Philippines (32), India (22), Somalia (22), Bosnia (19), Turkey (19), Pakistan (19), Afghanistan (17), Rwanda (16), Sierra Leone (16), Tajikistan (16), Brazil (15), Sri Lanka (14), Mexico (14), Bangladesh (12), Angola (8) and Yugoslavia (8).
India one among 13 risky countriesfor journalists Committee to Protect Journalists, an international media rights body has recently disclosed that around the world 864 working journalists have been killed in different incidents since 1992. Among them 547 journalists were killed with complete impunity. The New York based media rights body also reveals that India is one of the 13 risky countries where journalists are murdered on a recurring basis and governments are unable (or unwilling) to prosecute the killers.
List of the Rajesh Mishra, Media Raj March 1, 2012, in Rewa, India Vikas Ranjan, Hindustan November 25, 2008, in Rosera, India Mohammed Muslimuddin, Asomiya Pratidin April 1, 2008, in Barpukhuri, India Prahlad Goala, Asomiya Khabar January 6, 2006, in Golaghat, India
Veeraboina Yadagiri, Andhra Prabha February 21, 2004, in Medak, India Parvaz Mohammed Sultan, News and Feature Alliance January 31, 2003, in Srinagar, India Ram Chander Chaterpatti, Poora Sach November 21, 2002, in Sirsa, India Moolchand Yadav, Freelance July 30, 2001, in Jhansi, India
Saidan Shafi, Doordarshan TV March 16, 1997, in Srinagar, India Altaf Ahmed Faktoo, Doordarshan TV January 1, 1997, in Srinagar, India Parag Kumar Das, Asomiya Pratidin May 17, 1996, in Assam, India Ghulam Rasool Sheikh, Rehnuma-e-Kashmir and Saffron Times April 10, 1996, in Kashmir, India
Mushtaq Ali, Agence France-Presse and Asian News International September 10, 1995, in Srinagar, India Ghulam Muhammad Lone, Freelancer August 29, 1994, in Kangan, India Dinesh Pathak, Sandesh May 22, 1993, in Baroda, India Bhola Nath Masoom, Hind Samachar January 31, 1993, in Rajpura, India M. L. Manchanda, All India Radio May 18, 1992, in Patiala, India
Source of Information Links: http://cpj.org/killed/2012/ http://www.thenewsmanual.net/Resources/whats_new_in_news02.h tml
Presented By: WASIM ABDHULLHA Pursuing Masters Degree at Islamic University of Science and Technology, Awantipora, Jammu and Kashmir Email:- firstname.lastname@example.org