GUWAHATI, July 17 - The Journalists� Forum, Assam (JFA) has expressed serious concern over the continuous killing of journalists by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in the Middle East.
The forum also appealed to the world media fraternity to be united in demanding justice to all slain media persons across the globe.
Media reports from Mosul, the second important city of Iraq after Baghdad, reveals that an Iraqi lady print journalist, named Suha Ahmed Radi, was beheaded after being detained for several days by the terrorist outfit.
Two more young Syrian media activists were also executed by the ISIS at Raqqa of Syria in the last few days.
It may be mentioned that in Mosul alone, the ISIS executed 14 Iraqi journalists since June 2014.
�According to the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists, 35 journalists have been killed around the world this year till today. India lost two journalists,�Jagendra Singh and Sandeep Kothari to assailants and its neighbour Bangladesh recorded three incidents of slaughtering of bloggers,� said a JFA statement.
�The United Nations should take strong note of the relentless killing of journalists around the world and adopt strategies to counter the persistent threat to the mediapersons in the name of religious laws,� said the statement issued by JFA president Rupam Barua and secretary Nava Thakuria, adding that the scribes based in different corners of the globe must rise to the occasion with an aim to create a tolerant world for critical journalism in the coming days.