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Media under siege

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PRESS freedom cannot be gauged by body bags alone. If it was, Pakistan would rank among the comparatively safer countries in the world for journalists today. According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, a total of 15 media workers were killed in this country during 2010 and 2011 for reasons confirmed as being related to […]

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Pakistan Press Foundation is concerned over stabbing to death of Mexico journalist

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to President of Mexico expressed concern over the stabbing to death of Mexican Media Company Grupo VX owner Moises Dagdug Lutzow, in his home in Villahermosa, Tabasco state. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in letter urged the government to take decisive action in order to combat grave […]

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CPJ troubled by report US spied on Al-Jazeera journalist in Pakistan

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New York, May 8, 2015–The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply troubled by a report that the U.S. National Security Agency carried out intensive surveillance of Al Jazeera’s Islamabad bureau chief, Ahmad Muaffaq Zaidan, based on suspicion that he was a member of Al-Qaeda. The Intercept reported today that the NSA’s information supporting its claim […]

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Charlie Hebdo killings condemned by International Media Organizations

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The International Press Institute (IPI) joined observers around the world in condemning the brutal attack on the Paris offices of satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo in which 12 people were killed. “IPI is appalled by today’s outrageous attack,” IPI Interim Executive Director Barbara Trionfi said. “Our thoughts are with the loved ones of those killed or […]

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Journalists killed with impunity as world watches, says CPJ report

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WASHINGTON: In the past 10 years, 370 journalists have been murdered around the world and governments have failed to take meaningful action to protect them, says a report by the US-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). Elisabeth Witchel, lead author of the report, warns that “the unchecked, unsolved murders of journalists who seek to inform […]

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Three shot dead at Pakistan’s Online International News Network

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New York: The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the murder of two journalists and a network employee in Pakistan today, and calls on authorities to investigate the attack and bring the perpetrators to justice. Two unidentified gunmen stormed the offices of the independent news agency Online International News Network in Quetta, the capital of Baluchistan […]

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CPJ slams killing of Geo TV reporter

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The Committee to Protect Journalists has deplored the killing of Geo TV reporter Wali Khan Babar, who was shot dead in Karachi on Thursday, shortly after covering gang violence in the city. Wali Khan Babars death is the latest in a string of targeted attacks on journalists in Pakistan . The government has not addressed […]

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CPJ slams attacks on Express Media Group in Karachi

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NEW YORK: The Committee to Protect Journalists has joined the Alliance for Access-a coalition of Pakistani media groups, academic and student organizations, and telecommunications companies working to promote open access-in condemning Monday’s attack on the offices of Express Media Group in Karachi, according to a CJP press release. Unidentified gunmen opened fire on the Express […]

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When a war zone is home

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Pakistan has the third-highest casualty rate for journalists, and all of those killed this year were locals Four or five years ago, long before it occurred to me to visit a war zone, I heard Anderson Cooper give some career advice. He had just finished a talk in which he had described how, after graduating […]

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Journalist picked up, thrashed by police

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KARACHI: A young journalist accused police on Friday of picking him up and thrashing him last week. Ali K. Chishti, a correspondent of Friday Times, said he was intercepted by some half a dozen policemen in the PECHS area minutes after he had left his office with driver on Aug 30. Mr Chishti, who felt […]

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Pakistan must determine motive behind killing of reporter

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NEW YORK: Pakistani authorities should identify the motive behind the fatal shooting of a local crime reporter and bring the perpetrators to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Two assailants shot Ahmed Ali Joiya, 25, in the Bahawalnagar village market in Punjab province on May 24, according to local news reports. Two street […]

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CPJ report asks Nawaz to probe killing of journalists

ISLAMABAD: A damning report by the New-York-based influential Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has accused MQM and ISI for harassing and killing journalists and demanded the would-be prime minister Nawaz Sharif re-open murder cases of 23 journalists for bringing culprits to justice. The CPJ that works for the safety of journalists around the world has […]

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19 journalists killed during 2012 in Pakistan

By: JALIL HASSAN AKHTAR Lahore: According to a report of international organisation ‘Committee to Protect Journalists’ published on events of 2012 indicate that a total of 70 reporters died world-wide in the period. It accounts that 230 journalists during course of their duties were put in jail. In Pakistan 19 journalists who lost their lives […]

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