Journalism Hasn’t Been Easy
The International Federation of Journalists says that 67 journalists and media workers have been killed around the world so far this year, compared to 47 last year. The Brussels-based group also counts 375 journalists currently imprisoned for their work in China, Myanmar and Turkey. Last year reported 365 journalists were arrested and jailed. The International Federation of Journalists has condemned attacks on journalists and government repression and appealed to the governments of the country to protect journalists and promote free and fair journalism. The organization has called for concrete action against the violence against journalists.
attacks on journalists
IFJ Secretary General Anthony Belanger said in a statement that, ‘If journalists fail in their work, then their failure will embolden those who try to stifle the flow of information and such people will be without any pressure. , who do not care about their rights towards citizens.’ Anthony Belanger said, “It is necessary to ensure that power and influence are not used against journalists and that information reaches people in an unhindered manner and that such people are held accountable if they are not conscious of their duty as citizens.” are.” According to the IFJ, more media workers covering the war in Ukraine have been killed this year than in any other country. Twelve media persons covering the Ukraine war have died.
Huge danger in Mexico-Pakistan too
The IFJ noted that, “The regime of terror of criminal organizations in Mexico and the breakdown of law and order in Haiti have also resulted in the killing of a large number of journalists.” Let us tell you that the year 2022 has been the deadliest country ever for journalists in Mexico, which is now considered the most dangerous country for journalists outside the war zone. Along with this, Pakistan is also included in the list of very dangerous countries for journalists and this year officially 5 journalists have been murdered in Pakistan. Apart from Pakistan, Colombia and the Philippines have also proved to be unsafe countries for journalists. Aljazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was also killed while covering the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and Israel acknowledged that the Aljazeera journalist was accidentally shot by soldiers.