IOK: 10 journalists killed during Kashmiris’ struggle since 1989

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IOK: 10 journalists killed during Kashmiris’ struggle since 1989

ISLAMABAD: An Indian police officer is seen choking AFP photographer in Srinagar.

In occupied Kashmir ten journalists have been confirmed as being killed while performing their duties during the Kashmiris’ ongoing liberation struggle since 1989.

It was disclosed in a report released by Kashmir Media Service on the occasion of the World Press Freedom Day, today.

The report said that in the occupied territory, almost routinely, the journalists face manhandling, abductions, murder attempts and death threats by the Indian troops and all this has made their everyday work extremely difficult.

The International Federation of Journalists has said that the government-control through advertisement revenue is prevalent in occupied Kashmir and the media is being pressurized to toe the official line or face financial insecurity.

On the other hand, mobile internet and social networking websites are blocked by the authorities during violent operations and after every killing of youth in the occupied territory. APP/AFP

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