Nigeria has been ranked as considered one of 13 worst international locations the place killings of journalists have remained unsolved.
According to a report by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) printed, yesterday, Nigeria has 5 unsolved instances during the last 10 years, the report famous.
Countries making up the 13 worst are Iraq, South Sudan, the Philippines, Afghanistan, Mexico, Pakistan, Brazil, Bangladesh, Russia, and India.
Somalia emerged the worst nation for the fifth 12 months in a row in a rating based mostly on deaths as a share of every nation’s inhabitants — 25 unsolved killings in a rustic of 15 million individuals.
Syria is second and Iraq third on the checklist. The nation with the most important variety of unsolved killings is the Philippines with 41, adopted by Mexico with 30, the New York-based group mentioned.
During the 10-year index interval ending August 31, 318 journalists have been murdered for his or her work worldwide and in 86 per cent of these instances no perpetrators have been efficiently prosecuted,” the CPJ mentioned.
“Last 12 months, CPJ recorded full impunity in 85 per cent of instances. Historically, this quantity has been nearer to 90 per cent; the previous two years mirror a small enchancment.
“The 13 international locations on the index account for greater than three quarters (222) of the worldwide complete of unsolved murders of journalists for the index interval. All 13 have featured a number of instances since CPJ first compiled the index in 2008, and 7 have appeared yearly. In the previous decade, armed militant teams akin to Al-Shabaab, Boko Haram and the Islamic State group have most frequently focused journalists with full impunity.
“However, criminal groups have become a major threat, killing large numbers of journalists and routinely escaping justice. Mexico, to date this year’s deadliest country for journalists, has seen its impunity rating worsens nearly every year since 2008, as criminal cartels waged a campaign of terror against the media.”