Afghanistan Among Countries Cited For Enabling ‘Impunity’ in Journalist Deaths

More than 200 killings of journalists are unsolved in 13 countries cited by a media watchdog group for enabling “impunity” for the crimes.

The Committee to Protect Journalists said the countries on its list were home to the majority of journalist killings over the past 10 years.

The New York-based media freedom watchdog described these countries as places “where criminal groups, politicians, government officials, and other powerful actors resort to violence to silence critical and investigative reporting.
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South Sudan, the Philippines, and Afghanistan are among the worst countries where there has been a total of 11 unresolved killings for a population of 37.2 million.

“In the past decade, armed militant groups such as Al-Shabaab, Boko Haram and the Islamic State group have most often targeted journalists with complete impunity,” the CPJ report said.

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