Pakistan has topped another 2011 list of countries ranked by the number of journalist killings, this one recorded by the International Federation of Journalists.
It follows being named the “deadliest country for journalists” in 2011 by the Committee to Protect Journalists in its December report.
The latest toll reported a total of 106 journalist and media worker deaths worldwide last year, in what the IFJ called “another bloody year for media”.
The organisation has written to the secretary general of the UN calling “for effective implementation of international legal instruments to combat the prevailing culture of impunity for crimes against journalists”.
The IFJ report found a total of 11 deaths in Pakistan, the same figure was also reported for Iraq and Mexico.