‘Record number of journalists forced into exile last year’
PESHAWAR: Journalists were forced into exile at a record pace in the last 12 months with at least 82 leaving their native countries under threat or harassment, according to a survey by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).
More than half of the journalists fled the conflict-ridden countries of Iraq and Somalia, the survey added. “The rate of journalists going into exile — about seven per month — is double the average the CPJ has recorded since it began compiling such data in 2001,” the New York-based group said in its survey released a day before the World Refugee Day to be observed on Friday.
Source: Daily Times