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Pakistani journalists under threat

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Approaching the third anniversary of the murder of Saleem Shahzad, a Pakistani journalist killed as he investigated the murky relationship between the ISI and Al-Qaeda, little progress has been made with the investigation. In many ways, Shahzad’s case signifies the challenge in Pakistan: brave journalists who face threats from non-state and state actors, and a […]

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Let’s hear the unheard answers

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistani media went berserk last week. ‘Patriotic’ anchors heaped scorn on Geo TV for its remarks about those in an agency held responsible in the wake of an attack on senior anchorperson Hamid Mir. They were furious about the negative portrayal of those in the agency held responsible but oblivious to the growing […]

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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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Slain journalist: Saleem Shahzad’s case is buried, forgotten

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LAHORE: Police have closed investigation into the murder of journalist Saleem Shahzad, taking a stance that no clue has been found, The Express Tribune has learnt. Saleem Shahzad was the Pakistan bureau chief of Asia Times Online, Hong Kong and Italian news agency Adnkronos (AKI). Shahzad was kidnapped on May 29, 2011 from Islamabad and […]

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