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Journalist decides not to write

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After hours of deliberating over a move that could cost him his reputation, job or life, a journalist in Pakistan decided not to write an article because of concerns that he might offend someone. “It wasn’t an easy decision,” a source privy to the development told this scribe. “But after several hours of heated conversations […]

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Blasphemy charges, threats loom for outspoken journalist in Pakistan

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Forty-nine year-old magazine editor and publisher Shoaib Adil fled his home in the eastern city of Lahore last month and went into hiding with his wife and children. Adil faces threats and possible charges of blasphemy–a crime punishable by life imprisonment or death–in connection with a book he published in 2007, written by a judge […]

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Protecting journalists

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On March 19, a delegation of the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) met Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to express concerns about the safety of media workers and was assured of the government’s cooperation in this regard. Yet, the very same evening, a bomb was found outside the residence of a senior Peshawar-based journalist. Potential disaster […]

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Sindh IGP for more security to media

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KARACHI: Inspector General of Police Sindh Shahid Nadeem Baloch after the Friday’s attack on the media team of Express News has directed the police to take appropriate measures for the protection of media persons, working both on and off the field. According to a statement issued on Saturday, Baloch asked the police officials to maintain […]

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Attack on freedom of speech: ‘The time has come for the media to unite’

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KARACHI: Journalists, political leaders and civil society activists stood united on Saturday against the attack in which three employees of Express News were killed, demanding the government to take stern action against those responsible for the deaths. The media bodies asked provincial and federal governments to take appropriate measures for the safety and security of […]

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