Print Edition - 2015-01-02 | News
‘60 journos affected in 2014’
- press freedom violation
Jan 1, 2015-Outgoing year 2014 witnessed 27 incidents of press freedom violation, which is a decline as compared to the previous year, a study said on Wednesday. However, the total number of affected journalists was 60.
According to Freedom Forum, a non-profit organisation working for the protection of freedom of expression and press, the intimidations came especially from political party cadres, security bodies, traders and government employees.
The violations recorded are of different types, including attack, death threats, newspaper burning, manhandle, verbal abuse and displacement. There were 59 incidents of press freedom violations in 2013. No payment, under payment and payment delay toworking journalists are long-time problem and hindrances journalists, the report said.
The main reason behind the decline in such cases this year is a relatively stable political situation. However, a new trend of journalists being target at local levels is growing.
Published: 02-01-2015 09:21