India surpasses Brazil with more than 200 journalists succumbing to COVID-19 pandemic

May 18, 2021

By: Vaamanaa Sethi

India continues to be ravaged by the second wave of COVID-19, recording over 4,000 fatalities every day.

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According to the Press Emblem Campaign (PEC), around 1,330 journalists...

...have died across 76 countries since March 2020.

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Geneva-based Press Emblem Campaign is a non-governmental organisation...

...founded, in 2004, by a group of journalists in various countries.

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With more than 200 deaths of journalists due to Coronavirus,...

... India overtook Brazil which recorded 194 deaths so far.

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Around 68 journalists including famous journalists Rohit Sardana of AajTak...

...and Sunil Jain of The Financial Express passed away to COVID-19 since the beginning of May 2021.

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The actual number of COVID-19 victims among media is certainly higher as the media houses...

...chose to remain silent on their own victims and infected colleagues, reports a PEC Indian representative.

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“Immunisation remains insufficient in developing countries and journalists...

...in these countries pay a very heavy price,” said PEC General Secretary.

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States like West Bengal and Tamil Nadu have included journalists...

...in the list of frontline workers for priority vaccination.

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South America tops the list with 718 deaths in the media community...

...followed by Asia with 326 deaths and Europe with 181.

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After India and Brazil, Peru has the most number of victims (140)...

...followed by Mexico (109), Colombia (61), and Italy (55).

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