11 journalists killed in 2013

Karachi: Eleven journalists were killed in 2013, five of them in blasts and six others in targeted killing. This was revealed in a report published by media monitoring cell of Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) on Monday.

According to a data compiled by CPNE, the killed journalists were Saifur Rehman (Sama TV reporter), Imran Sheikh (Sama TV cameraman), Mohammad Iqbal (NNI Pphotographer), Mohammad Hassan (INP photographer), Malik Mohammad Mumtaz (Geo News correspondent), Sheikh Ali Mohsan (reporter), Mahmood Khan Afridi (Daily Intikhab reporter), Tariq Aslam (Daily Pakistan sub editor), Abdul Razzaq Sarbazi (reporter), Ahmed Ali (Express Tribune reporter) and Ayub Khattak (Karak Times reporter).

In a press release issued on Monday, CPNE said that none of the culprits involved in killing journalists were arrested nor did the families of killed journalists receive any compensation despite of repeated assurances from government.

They said that the journalist organizations also expressed their concern that none of the killers involved in murdering 98 journalists were arrested. “Representatives of CPNE and Coalition on Media Safety had decided that instead of depending on government for safety of media houses and journalists, media outlets should form their own security protocol.”

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