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'76 journalists face harassment in eight months'

Published: September 20, 2019 19:30:43 | Updated: September 21, 2019 11:09:39


At least 76 journalists were harassed across country in the first eight months this year, according to a report by an independent legal aid and rights body.

Among them, eleven journalists received death threats over phone, said the report of Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK).

The report also disclosed that 13 journalists were attacked and harassed by political parties.

18 cases were filed against published news, the ASK data added.

Some 207 journalists faced harassment in 2018, the report further reveals.

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