PH ranked fifth in "Most Dangerous Countries for Journalists" list

The Geneva-based Press Emblem Campaign (PEC) has identified the most dangerous countries for journalists. In the group’s 2011 list, Mexico was ranked first, as many journalists became "victims of the ongoing conflict between the military and drug cartels in the north of the country."

The Geneva-based Press Emblem Campaign (PEC) has identified the most dangerous countries for journalists. In the group’s 2011 list, Mexico was ranked first, as many journalists became "victims of the ongoing conflict between the military and drug cartels in the north of the country." Though there were only 12 recognized casualties, PEC said Mexico’s "[number of] casualties could be higher if figures were known for journalists who were victims of enforced disappearances."

 

PEC disclosed the following results of their survey: "For the second year in a row, Pakistan comes in second with 11 journalists killed, the majority of whom were killed on the border with Afghanistan. Iraq is tied for third place with Libya with seven (7) journalists killed during the Libyan armed conflict. In these four countries are concentrated more than one third (37) of all casualties."

 

PEC went on to add: "Next come the Philippines, Brazil, and Honduras each with six (6) killed. [Then, there’s] Yemen with five (5) killed followed by Somalia (4), then Afghanistan, Egypt, India, Peru, and Russia with three (3) each. Bahrain and Thailand each lost two (2) journalists."

 

The report pointed out:  "One journalist was killed in each of the following countries: Algeria, Azerbaijan, Bolivia, China, Colombia, Ivory Coast, Gaza (OPT), Guatemala, Haiti, Nepal, New Zealand, Nigeria, Uganda, Panama, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Sierra Leone, Syria, Tunisia, Ukraine, Venezuela, and Vietnam."

 

For more on this story, log on to the Press Emblem Campaign website.

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