Pakistan named fourth most dangerous country for journalists

Karachi: Pakistan has been named as the fourth most dangerous country in the world for journalists, with a total of 115 killings since 1990.

According to a report issued by International Federation of Journalists, at least 2,297 journalists and media workers have been killed in the last 25 years, with Iraq ranking as the most deadly country, The Express Tribune reported.

Journalists lost their lives in targeted killings, bomb attacks, in the cross-fire and kidnappings in wars and armed conflicts across the globe while others were killed by organised crime barons and corrupt officials, the federation said.

Some 112 journalists and media professionals were killed last year alone, although the peak year was 155 killings in 2006, it said. (ANI)