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Scribe killings: Pakistan tops list

delhi Updated: Dec 31, 2012 00:29 IST
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Pakistan saw the highest number of journalists losing their lives in South Asia with 13 of them dying in the line of duty, followed by India with five among a total of 25 mediapersons falling victim to violence.

"In 2012, South Asia- the most volatile region- mourned the murder of 25 media persons, with Pakistan again remaining in the lead. 13 journalists lost their lives in Pakistan, followed by five in India, three in Bangladesh, and two each in Nepal and Afghanistan," a report of the South Asia Media Monitor said.

The report states that though no journalist was killed in Sri Lanka, Bhutan and the Maldives, mediapersons there continued to face professional challenges and hazards.