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Many journalists have died in the line of duty the worldover

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LAHORE: The sudden death in Islamabad of Maria Golovnina, the Bureau Chief of Reuters in Pakistan and Afghanistan, on Monday, has sparked a lot of speculation and the internet is already littered with rumours regarding the cause of her untimely demise. Her death is certainly very disturbing for the London-based Reuters, functioning since October 1851, […]

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Parents of Daniel Pearl honor Pakistan’s Taliban victims

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The Dec. 16 attack at a military school in Peshawar, a city about 75 miles from the country’s capital, Islamabad, has torn the mostly Muslim nation apart, but it brought a sadly familiar feeling to the Pearls, whose journalist son was killed in what would eerily foreshadow a decade of mindless brutality that engulfed much […]

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Pakistani journalists paid high price for spreading peace: US diplomat

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PESHAWAR: The journalists in Pakistan, especially in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, paid a high price for promoting the cause of truth and spreading peace, said US Consul General Jon Danilowicz. He was adressing a musical concert titled ‘Harmony and huminty’ here on Saturday night. The concernt was organsied by Consulate General of the United Sattes of America […]

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Harmony for Humanity concert held for Daniel Pearl

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Karachi: US Consul General Brian Heath attended the “Harmony for Humanity” concert to commemorate Daniel Pearl World Music Days at the Pakistan American Cultural Center (PACC) on Thursday. “This afternoon, we not only celebrate the life and example of Daniel Pearl, but also stand together with one voice to call for tolerance, peace and non-violence, […]

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US journalist’s murder

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The beheading of an American journalist by the militants of the self-proclaimed organisation the Islamic State highlights once again the barbaric mindset that has become the hallmark of terror groups worldwide. Kidnapped in November 2012, James Foley was a brave journalist whose dispatches, in the words of his mother, “expose[d] the world to the suffering […]

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Taking on the ISI

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When a bomb was found under Hamid Mir’s car a few weeks ago, I thought it was a message that would never become a reality. Unfortunately, I was wrong and Hamid Mir was right. He lies in a bed today, weak and injured, struggling to survive the assassination attempt. After the attack, there is no […]

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Attacks on journalists continue with impunity

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Karachi: Killers are roaming the streets of Karachi. They murder with impunity. Each unpunished death makes them stronger. A case in point is the attack on Hamid Mir, senior anchorman and journalist at Geo News. His attack has left the journalist community shattered, for he was respected for his views and news. The media are […]

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Daniel Pearl Case: Convict told to engage lawyer

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Karachi: One of the four men convicted for murdering the American journalist, Daniel Pearl, has been asked by Sindh High Court (SHC) to engage a lawyer to pursue his appeal against life imprisonment. Earlier, dissatisfied with the trial court verdict, all the four convicts in the case has appealed against their conviction and subsequent award […]

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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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Daniel Pearl murder convict attempts suicide in Hyderabad jail

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HYDERABAD: Ahmed Omar Saeed Shaikh, a death row prisoner convicted in the murder of US journalist Daniel Pearl, had attempted suicide in his Hyderabad jail cell earlier this week, just a day before his appeal was to be heard in the Sindh High Court. Shaikh along with his three other accomplices, Salman Saqib, Fahad Naseem […]

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Dangerous times

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Four months after the US-led attack on Afghanistan, Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl was abducted in Karachi and beheaded. That was only the first of a large number of murders of journalists we were to see in the coming years. Till a few years ago, no one in the Pakistani media could believe that […]

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Daniel Pearl’s family hails arrest

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NEW YORK: The family of slain US journalist Daniel Pearl welcomed on Monday the arrest in Pakistan of a former leader of a banned militant outfit allegedly involved in his 2002 murder. Qari Abdul Hayee, popularly known as Asadullah and from Karachi’s Gulshan-i-Iqbal neighbourhood, was detained in a raid on his hideout on Sunday, according […]

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The mighty heart in person – Mariane Pearl

By: Farahnaz Zahidi Daniel Pearl was murdered this day, eleven years ago. Here, his wife talks about him, about Pakistan, about Malala, and about how she has managed to stay “the same person”. BARCELONA: “Hi. I’m Mariane Pearl,” she says, introducing herself to a room full of journalists from the world over attending a Reuters […]

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