Muhammad Arif

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Reports   |   Pakistan

Roots of Impunity

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Journalists Killed 2003-2012: Motive Confirmed

CPJ research has determined that 42 journalists were killed in Pakistan in direct relation to their work from January 1, 2003, through December 31, 2012. An additional 12 journalists were killed in unclear circumstances during the time period. Capsule reports on each death follow, beginning with cases in which CPJ has confirmed a work-related motive.


Attacks on the Press   |   Pakistan

Attacks on the Press 2007: Pakistan

The December 27 assassination of opposition leader Benazir Bhutto plunged the nation into further turmoil after months of violent unrest and a bitterly contested state of emergency. An aggressive domestic press corps was in the middle of the momentous events, questioning government assertions and being targeted by government censorship.
February 5, 2008 10:42 AM ET

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Alerts   |   Pakistan

One journalist dead, several injured in two bombing attacks in Pakistan

New York, October 19, 2007 — The Committee to Protect Journalists is saddened that ARY One World TV cameraman Muhammad Arif was among the more than 130 people killed in the Thursday bombing in Karachi, according to the official Associated Press of Pakistan. We send our condolences to his wife and six children.

Several others were injured in the twin blasts, which took place during a political rally for the return from exile of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto in Karachi. The News, an English language daily with offices throughout Pakistan, reported that Abid Ali, of Dawn News TV was seriously injured. APP reported that others injured included Rashid Ali Panhwar, a reporter associated with APP’s Electronic News Gathering service; Talat Anjum, a cameraman with Punjab-language news channel Apna; and Syed Athar Hussain, a photographer with the Karachi-based daily Jurrat.

October 19, 2007 12:00 PM ET

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