KARACHI - International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has reported that in 2008, a significant number of casualties were reported against the journalists working in high profile war zones but the number of casualties was decreased as compared to previous years. According to the report, as many as 7 Pakistani journalists were brutally killed in the country, namely, Chishtee Mujahid, senior journalist Akhbar-e-Jehan, Sirajuddin Correspondent The Nation, Khadim Hussain Sheikh, Bureau Chief Khabrein newspaper, Muhammed Ibrahim Khan, journalist Express News TV, Abdul Aziz Shaheen, reporter Azadi, Abdul Razzak Johra, reporter Royal TV Network and Qari Muhammad Sohaib, reporter Khabar Kar newspaper. The report asserts that the business of journalism remains a dangerous one with Iraq as the most deadliest country in this regard. In Iraq, as many as 16 journalists were slain in 2008 but this is a number which remarkably reduced as compared to previous years. Journalists lost their lives while covering investigative stories like, "poverty, tribal rivalry in Central Africa, drug wars in the United States border with Mexico, dealing with civil strife in Sri Lanka, unending tragedy in Palestine, political warfare in Iraq, India and Pakistan and the former Soviet Union." The report termed Asia-Pacific region in the world "as the most dangerous place for journalists and media workers." Furthering its statement that, "great differences in State power and nature of violence, abuses of the rights of journalists and denial of the freedom of expression." In certain countries like China and Burma it maintained that, the laws were harsh and repressive for the media personnel. It was very specific about South Asia, where it stated, "media personnel confronted varied risks, ranging from all out war reporting, to corruption, crimes to acts of violence." And it famously reports that killers are never brought to justice and the families of slain journalists suffer.