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With 10 journalists killed in 2013, CIAP reported that Pakistan is among the most dangerous countries in the world to perform this profession. By Fernando A. Torres. January 7, 2013. LatinOpen.
Shan Dahar is the first journalist killed in 2014
According to a report by the Latin AmericanCommission to Investigate Crimes Against Journalists(CIAP, acronym in Spanish) and published by Argenpress, the first journalist killed in 2014 in the world was Shan Dahar, a 40-year old Pakistani reporter who worked for the TV station Aaab Tak.
Dahar was shot while returning home after a New year’s eve celebration at the Press Club in the city of Badha, Province of Sindh in Pakistan.
With 10 journalists killed in 2013, CIAP reported that “Pakistan is among the most dangerous countries in the world to perform this profession”. The lack of thoroughly criminal prosecutions “for the violence against journalists reinforces the culture of impunity, not only in Pakistan but throughout the world”, said the report.
The Federal Union of Journalists of Pakistan, FUJP, organized protests across the country demanding the government increase its efforts to protect journalists and The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ ) condemned the murder demanding the Pakistani government to investigate.
A report by the FUJP said a “majority of the journalists are working in unfavorable circumstances to bring the facts before the people. Its our duty to make the government aware about the problems of the masses” and to reveal “corruption in government departments.” It is known “since long that, the influential people are involved in … threats of dire consequences to the honest and dedicated journalists … Shan Dahar’s murder is the worst example of tyranny … he was silenced, because he was raising (his) voice against the wrong doings of influential persons,” said the report.
CIAP informed that in 2013 more than 100 journalists and media workers were assassinated worldwide. Of that number, 29 murders and 4 disappearances were committed in Latin America and the Caribbean.