“Despite the number of killings going slightly down by 10 percent compared to last year’s figure, Pakistan is placed third on the list with 11 deaths with its South Asian neighbour India, along with the Philippines, sitting at a very close fourth place with 10 victims each. Somalia with seven and Egypt with six are also not far behind. Syria is at the top of the list of the most dangerous country for media professionals with 15 deaths followed by Iraq with 13.
“Eleven journalists were victims of terrorism incidents in the line of duty in Pakistan during 2013. Five were killed during the coverage of bomb blasts while 6 others lost their lives in targeted attacks in the country.”
– Anwar Adnan Jafri, CJA Pakistan President
Branch President Anwar Adnan Jafri received his M.A. (Mass Communication) from the University of Karachi in the year 2000 and since then has been working as a full time journalist. Besides having worked for some of the top publications and news channels in the country, he has worked for the Al Khaleej Group of Publications in the United Arab Emirates and won the best journalist award for his coverage of an annual event – the Dubai Summer Surprises.
About the branch
Formed in 1991
Anwar Adnan Jafri – President (Freelance Journalist)
1. Fauzia Shaheen (Monthly Dastak)
2. Azhar Khan (Daily Times)
3. Nazir Alam (Pakistan Press International)
Contact: Anwar Adnan Jafri, Karachi