India placed 14th on CPJ’s Global Impunity Index

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New Delhi, Oct 31: India has once again featured on the list of countries with the worst record of punishing the killers of journalists, according to a report released by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).
This is the eleventh year India has been placed on the annual Global Impunity Index list of CPJ.
The report claimed that the situation in India, which occupied 14th spot on the list, has worsened with a total of 18 unresolved cases of killing of journalists.
The list, which is topped by Somalia, features 14 countries with the worst record of prosecuting the killers of journalists.
The other countries in the list are — Somalia, Syria, Iraq, South Sudan, Philippines, Afghanistan, Mexico, Colombia, Pakistan, Brazil, Russia, Bangladesh and Nigeria.
The ranking is decided by calculating the number of unsolved journalist murders as a percentage of each country’s population.
The latest report was compiled by analysing the data of the murders of journalists in every nation between September 1, 2008 and August 31, 2018. Only those countries with more than five unresolved cases were considered by the committee. This index does not include cases of journalists killed in combat or while on dangerous assignments, such as coverage of protests.
The Impunity Index is published annually to mark the ‘International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists’ on November 2, according to the CPJ report.