World’s Press condemns murder of Indian journalist

Following the killing of a high profile reporter in Mumbai, WAN-IFRA and the World Editors Forum have called on Indian authorities to provide better protection for journalists investigating organized crime. In a letter to Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh, the global press organisations said that it is the duty of the state to provide an environment in which journalists are able to carry out their professional duties without fear of violence.

Jyotirmoy Dey, a journalist and special investigations editor with the afternoon daily Mid-Day, was shot dead recently while returning home from work. Dey regularly reported on organized crimes and had recently received threatening phone calls after publishing a series of articles about the ‘Oil Mafia’ and the illicit trade in diesel fuel.

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