NEW YORK - Pakistan ranks 10th among 14 countries where journalists have been killed, the 2009 Global Impunity Index of the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said Monday. Other countries in the region - India, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Nepal and Bangladesh - also figure on the index, a list of countries where journalists are killed regularly and governments fail to solve the crimes. The already "murderous conditions" for the Press in Sri Lanka and Pakistan deteriorated further in the past year, the CPJ said. "We're distressed to see justice worsen in places such as Sri Lanka and Pakistan . Our findings indicate that the failure to solve journalist murders perpetuates further violence against the Press," Joel Simon, CPJ Executive Director, said in a statement. "Countries can get off this list of shame only by committing themselves to seeking justice." CPJ's Impunity Index, compiled for the second year, calculates the number of unsolved journalist murders as a percentage of a country's population. CPJ examined every nation in the world for the years 1999 through 2008. Cases are considered unsolved when no convictions have been obtained. Only those nations with five or more unsolved cases are included on this Index, a threshold reached by 14 countries this year. Iraq , Sierra Leone and Somalia -countries racked by armed conflict-top the Impunity Index. But most of the list encompasses peacetime democracies with functioning law enforcement, nations such as Russia, the Philippines, and India On Pakistan, CPJ said, "In a deteriorating security situation, journalists have come under threat from a wide range of militant religious and criminal organisations, some with links to Pakistani intelligence. Three unsolved murders were reported in 2008, bringing the decade total to 10 and moving Pakistan up two places on the index. The victims include Abdul Razzak Johra, who was dragged from his home and shot in retaliation for his reporting on drug trafficking. "Impunity Index Rating: 0.062 unsolved journalist murders per 1 million inhabitants".