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Pakistan urged to provide proper security to journalists

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WASHINGTON: Two international media advocacy groups urged the government of Pakistan on Thursday to provide proper security to journalists. “We are alarmed by the violence against journalists and media workers in Pakistan after three separate attacks in 24 hours,” said the US-based Committee to Protect Journalists. Also read: One dead in firing on Geo TV […]

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Two journalists gunned down two days apart in Punjab

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Two more journalists have been killed in Pakistan, bringing the number murdered since 28 August to four. The latest victims were gunned down two days apart in Hafizabad, in the southern province of Punjab. Nadeem Haider, a reporter for the Urdu-language Daily Dunya, was gunned down in the Kaliki Mandi area of Hafizabad on 3 […]

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Gunmen torch cable TV operator that carried Geo News

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Intimidation is being used to deter operators from resuming transmission of embattled TV news channel Reporters Without Borders condemns the use of intimidation and violence as a new way to silence the embattled TV news station Geo News after unidentified gunmen torched cable TV operator WorldCall’s premises in the southern city of Karachi on 19 […]

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Pakistani Journalist Gets Four-Year Jail Term for “Entering Afghanistan Illegally”

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TV reporter was arrested in eastern Afghanistan after going to northwestern Pakistan to interview Taliban Reporters Without Borders and the Pakistani NGO Freedom Network condemn the four-year jail sentence that an Afghan court has imposed on Pakistani TV reporter Faizullah Khan for illegally crossing into Afghanistan while researching a story on the Taliban. Announced on […]

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Geo News suspended for two weeks, sues intelligence agency

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Reporters Without Borders condemns today’s decision by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) to suspend all broadcasting by the TV news channel Geo News for 15 days. The decision was taken in response to a defence ministry complaint to PEMRA accusing Geo News of waging a “vicious campaign, libellous and scandalous in nature” after […]

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Newspaper trucks, latest target of anti-media violence in Pakistan? RSF

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Reporters Without Borders condemns the appalling climate of intimidation reigning in Pakistan after an attack on provincial newspaper reporter Zafar Aaheer on 31 May and several attacks on newspaper distribution trucks in the past few days. Aaheer, who reports for the Daily Jang newspaper in Multan, in the eastern province of Punjab, was attacked on […]

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FO condemns attack on Hamid Mir

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ISLAMABAD: While the Defense Ministry wants to ban Geo and Jang Group newspapers, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Thursday showed some compassion when it condemned attack on Hamid Mir. At the weekly media briefing, the spokesperson was reminded that the US State Department, Reporters without Borders and the Amnesty International had condemned the brutal attack […]

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Malala Yousafzai book launch censored in Peshawar

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Reporters Without Borders regrets that the launch of 16-year-old blogger Malala Yousafzai’s memoir “I am Malala” at Peshawar University’s Area Study Centre in northwestern Pakistan on 28 January was cancelled as a result of pressure from local officials, who cited security reasons. “We deplore this politically-motivated manoeuvre, which violated freedom of information,” said Benjamin Ismaïl, […]

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RSF: 71 journalists killed and dramatic increase in abductions in 2013

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The annual toll of journalists killed in connection with their work was again very high in 2013, although this year’s number, 71, was a slight fall (-20%) on last year’s, according to the latest round-up of freedom of information violations that Reporters Without Borders issues every year. There was also a big increase (+129%) in […]

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Surge in journalist abductions in 2013: RSF

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PARIS: Media rights watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said Wednesday 71 journalists were killed in 2013, a slight fall from the previous year, but there was a surge in kidnappings. “Syria, Somalia and Pakistan retained their position among the world´s five deadliest countries for the media,” the Paris-based watchdog said in its annual round-up of […]

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