Mohammad Ismail

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Alerts   |   Afghanistan

AFGHANISTAN: TV reporter detained, program yanked off the air

New York, July 29, 2008--The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by reports that Afghan television reporter Mohammad Nasir Fayyaz was detained one day after his television station aired a documentary that was critical of some cabinet members and their ministries. The program was cut short while being broadcast, apparently at the demand of the government, according to media reports.

July 29, 2008 12:00 AM ET

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Alerts   |   Pakistan

Pakistani journalist slain; CPJ urges investigation

New York, November 1, 2006—The Committee to Protect Journalists urges an immediate, high-level investigation into today’s murder of Mohammad Ismail, Islamabad bureau chief for Pakistan Press International (PPI). Ismail’s body was found this morning near his home in Islamabad with “his head completely smashed with some hard blunt object” according to Mazhar Abbas, secretary-general of the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists. The Associated Press reported that a police investigator said an iron bar may have been used as a weapon.

November 1, 2006 12:00 PM ET

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