CPJ flays attacks on journalists -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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CPJ flays attacks on journalists

ISLAMABAD: In a letter addressed to President Musharraf, Joel Simon, the Executive Director of CPJ, (Committee to Protect Journalists) expressed his concerns about emerging reports of brutal attacks on journalists by the security personnel on Sept 10 at Islamabad Airport.

The violence went far beyond simple pushing and shoving that can occur at such breaking news events.

While journalists complained about excessive manhandling by the authorities, CPJ has been told of at least two incidents in which security personnel at the Islamabad airport repeatedly struck and kicked television reporters.
Source: The Post
Date:9/14/2007