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Journalist deaths spike in 2012 due to Syria, Somalia and Pakistan

7 Journalists killed 2012

NEW YORK: The number of journalists killed in the line of duty rose sharply in 2012, as the war in Syria (28), a record number of shootings in Somalia (12), continued violence in Pakistan (7), and a worrying increase in Brazilian (4) murders contributed to a 42 percent increase in deaths from the previous year. Internet journalists were hit harder than ever, while the proportion of freelancers was again higher than the historical average, the Committee to Protect Journalists found in its yearly analysis.

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Baloch Journalist shot dead in Khuzdar

Occupied Balochistan: Unidentified gunmen shot dead a reporter of, ARY, a Pakistani TV channel in Khuzdar town of Balochistan Saturday 29 September 2012, evening. The deceased was returning home from his office when he was attacked.

According to details, Abdul Haq Baloch, senior journalist and General Secretary of Khuzdar Press Club and a reporter for Daily Awam, was on his way when armed men wearing masks opened indiscriminate fire on him. Resultantly, he died instantly.

The family sources of Mr Baloch said that he had not received any threat previously.

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