In Pakistan, a news media minefield

For the second year in a row Pakistan has topped the CPJ Killed List, making it a more dangerous place to be a journalist in 2011 than the active war zones of Libya or Iraq and Afghanistan. Senior Asia program coordinator Bob Dietz explains that Pakistani journalists are under extreme pressure from both state and non state actors to observe certain lines with their reportage. In the past these lines were hard and fast but today they are increasingly obscured, creating a hazardous reporting environment where a journalist may not know the full extent of the risk they are taking with a story until it is too late.