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Why Pakistan is so dangerous for journalists

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Journalism in Pakistan has always been marked with bloodshed and fraught with risks, but the recent round of violence against journalists appears to be part of a systematic campaign to stem dissent to militant groups. On March 28, prominent columnist and television host Raza Rumi narrowly escaped an assassination attempt in Lahore after he left […]

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Pakistan among most dangerous countries for journalists: Report

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QUETTA: Pakistan remains one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists, media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said in its annual report released on Wednesday, with Balochistan a hotspot for violence. Seven reporters were killed in the line of duty in 2013, the report said, blaming the government’s “unwillingness to administer justice”. […]

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Pakistan: No place for journalists

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By Ayesha R Siddiqi KARACHI: Anti-press violence has gained intensity during the past five years, propelling Pakistan to the spot of the eighth most dangerous nation for journalists, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists 2013 report based on its updated Impunity Index. Jarring statistics, fuelled by the recent spate of violence throughout the nation, […]

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Right blending: Journalism with responsibility

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By Maha Mussadaq ISLAMABAD: To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the World Press Freedom Day, a panel of senior journalists, experts from the United Nations and government representatives advocated responsible journalism and increased press freedom. UN experts believe that the new government must craft an action plan for the safety of journalists in Pakistan. “We […]

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