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First-ever convictions in a case of a murdered Pakistani journalist

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On Saturday March 1, 2014 a Pakistani court convicted six defendants for their roles in the murder of Wali Khan Babar, a Geo TV journalist who was shot dead in Karachi in January 2011, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the convictions – the first in the murder of a Pakistani […]

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CPJ wants Wali Babar murder masterminds held

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KARACHI: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CJP) on Wednesday welcomed the conviction of Geo News reporter, Wali Khan Babar’s killers, Geo News reported. Wail Babar, 28, covered the seamy side of Karachi, a sweltering port mega city of 18 million people. He reported on drugs, crime, militancy and deadly turf struggles between the city’s main […]

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In Pakistan, six convicted in Wali Khan Babar murder

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New York, March 3, 2014–A Pakistani court on Saturday convicted six defendants for their roles in the murder of Wali Khan Babar, a Geo TV journalist who was shot dead in Karachi in January 2011, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the convictions–the first in the murder of a Pakistani journalist–but […]

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Pakistan and Mexico worst places for journalists: Columbia Dean

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NEW YORK: Dean of Columbia University’s Journalism School, famous American author and journalist Steve Coll, while lauding the bravery of the Pakistani journalists working in the worst violence-hit part of the world, has said that Pakistan and Mexico are the worst places in the world for journalists. “Journalists in Pakistan are another emerging professional core […]

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Targeted killings, warnings from Taliban lead to mounting concerns for Pakistan’s media

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Pakistan’s journalists are feeling the after-effects of a brutal attack on Express Media, the third and most lethal attack on the media group and its staff in the last six months. The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack, and has issued a fatwa (decree) warning of further attacks against media outlets that they say […]

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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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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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