ISLAMABAD: The year 2014 has been proved to be bad for journalists. 118 journalists across the world including 14 journalists from Pakistan have lost their lives during their professional responsibilities. According to an international organization, International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), 118 journalists from all over the world lost their lives due to receiving bullets or blast injuries this year.
The federation further says that 108 journalists across the world lost their lives in 2013. It added that this year further 17 journalists lost their lives due to accidents or natural disasters. Pakistan was declared to be the dangerous country for the journalists where 14 journalists were killed whereas 12 journalists lost their lives in Syria.
The federation added that 9 journalists in Afghanistan and 9 journalists in Palestine were killed. Similarly, 8 journalists in Iraq and 8 journalists in Ukraine lost their lives. According to IFJ, the killing of the journalists indicates the increasing risks and it emphasizes the governments that they should take serious steps to ensure the security of the people associated with media.