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A message from the Pakistan Taliban

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CPJ received an email message from the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan– the Pakistan Taliban–this morning. Signed by the “Media commission, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan Mohmand agency,” the message was addressed to CPJ and our colleagues at Reporters Without Borders. The message is headlined, “The Global war of ideologies and the behavior of media: To the heads and members of […]

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The threat to media

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Pakistan has never been an easy country for journalists; more than 20 were killed in the last decade and until recently no convictions were forthcoming for those murders. The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) ranks Pakistan fifth in the world for countries most dangerous for journalists. Journalists regularly face harassment and intimidation. Threats to their […]

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Shama Cinema attack suspect nabbed from Lady Reading Hospital

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PESHAWAR: The police arrested one of the alleged attackers behind the Shama Cinema blasts – a teenager – in injured condition from Lady Reading Hospital (LRH) on Thursday. Addressing a news conference at Malik Saad Lines, SSP Operations Najeebur Rehman said they had arrested 15-year-old Hassan alias Israr alias Hasan Haroon, a resident of Riaz […]

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Peace talks and media impact

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The major news item on all media outlets is the progress on the peace talks being conducted between the government appointed team and their counterparts nominated by the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). Unsurprisingly, foreign stakeholders in the prospects of peace in Pakistan, like the US, EU, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Iran and India, are also keenly observing […]

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British journalist wants govt, Taliban to follow Ireland formula

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KARACHI: Dubbing the ongoing peace process between the government and the Taliban as tough terrain to ride, a senior British journalist, Yvonne Ridley has asked the two sides to follow the Northern Ireland peace formula that had ended decades long insurgency in the region. Ms Ridley, who is currently visiting Pakistan, fears that foreign forces […]

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Terrorism and journalists

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The Taliban claimed responsibility for killing three Express News TV workers in broad daylight in Karachi on January 18. It was the third attack on the media group. Following the attack a statement was issued by the Taliban warning journalists of dreadful consequences if they kept pursuing the ‘anti-Islamic’ agenda of the government. They also […]

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‘TTP’ claims attack on media group

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Karachi: In an email sent allegedly by the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan media wing, the group claimed responsibility for the recent attack on a media organization in Karachi. They warned that they will now target media houses and hinted at future attacks Express Tribune

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Renewed fatwa calling for “actions” against journalists

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Reporters Without Borders condemns a year-old fatwa naming certain Pakistani media and journalists as “enemies of the mujahideen” that was re-issued on 19 October in the form of a post on Twitter. “We condemn this explicit and targeted threat to journalists, which greatly increases the dangers to which they are already exposed,” Reporters Without Borders […]

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Journalists in Pakistan

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A damning report by Amnesty International has brought to light what people involved in the media industry in Pakistan have known all along — that journalists are just not safe in the country. The report points fingers at all those quarters that have, in the past, been accused of making life a living hell for […]

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