India positioned as 7th in unsolved journo murder list

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New Delhi, June 12: India has earned a dishonarale distinction of being positioned in the 2011 'Impunity Index' that was prepared by an international media watchdog on the basis of unsolved murders of scribes.

India is at the 13th spot with seven unsolved journalist murders per one million inhabitants, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists report.

An index was calculated the number of unsolved journalist murders as a percentage of each country's population. CPJ reports that 70 percent of journo murders are work related, across the world.

The issues of journalists murder case records went up after the recent murder of Senior Mid-Day Journalist Jyotirmoy Dey, who was shot dead in broad daylight by some unidentified bike-men.

Dey wrote extensively on Mumbai underworld crime and was into hard investigative reporting. Infact his death came as a shock to Mumbai media.

The list ranks Iraq first for unsolved murders. Iraq has recorded 92 unsolved murders, Philippines has reported 56-holding the second position. Infact, six South Asian countries- Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh and India are in the list.

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