‘31 journalists killed in Pakistan since 2001’
LAHORE: Senior Pakistani journalists Monday underscored protection against physical and legal hazards for their colleagues engaged in investigative reporting.
Addressing a media workshop, they said that despite highly dangerous conditions and unfavorable environment, Pakistan was one of few countries where investigative journalism had flourished over the last couple of decades.
They emphasised that responsible reporting and accountability was something which seemed to be declining among the media. They stressed the need for more security and protection for media people and urged that media organisations should also exercise more responsibility and accuracy, especially while investigating reports.
The group observed that Pakistan was declared the most dangerous place for journalists as the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists had cited that more than 31 journalists had been killed in the line of duty since the war on terror started.
Source: The News