India 2nd most dangerous country for journalists in 2013: Report

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New Delhi, Aug 21: As Journalism is thought to be one of the dangerous professions, it has been rightly proved by a media safety group report.

According to a report published in Dawn Newspaper, as many journalists died in India as in the war-torn Syria in the first half of this year.

The report said that India is the second most dangerous country for journalists after Syria, in 2013.

In India, six journalists have lost their lives in 2013 while in Syria, the number is eight.
The profession of journalism is fraught with many risks.

In February this year, Nemi Chand Jain, a journalist from Chhattisgarh was found dead with his throat slit and a note clipped to his belt accusing him of being a police informer.

In May, three employees from a Bengali language daily were murdered by masked men who forced their way into the office. The unknown assailants killed the manager of the paper, Ranjit Choudhary, and then stabbed a proof reader and a driver to death as they left the building.

Two Indian journalists were reportedly killed in accidents while on assignment.

The killing of veteran Indian journalist Jyotirmoy Dey created a lot of furore in 2011.

Dey was the crime and investigations editor for Mid Day and an expert on the Mumbai underworld. He was shot dead by motorcycle-borne sharpshooters on Jun 11, 2011.

In Pakistan, five journalists have been killed in first half of this year, making it the third most dangerous country for journalists.

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