Background and Analysis:"Daniel Pearl's Essential Work," by Ann Cooper"He Took a Risk in Pursuit of Truth," by Terry Anderson
April 5, 2002 12:00 PM ET
New York, April 5, 2002---The trial of four suspects accused in the kidnapping and murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl began today at Karachi's Central Jail, and was closed to the public and the media. Chief prosecutor Raja Qureshi said that "journalists have not been allowed because of security and the sensitivity of the case," according to The Associated Press. Close relatives of the accused were permitted to attend the trial.
After discussing procedural matters, the judge adjourned the case until April 12.
Pakistani authorities disrupt distribution of Dawn newspaper
May 22, 2018 11:38 AM ET
New York, May 22, 2018--Pakistani authorities should immediately halt any restrictions on the distribution of Dawn newspaper in Pakistan, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Distribution of the newspaper has been disrupted in many parts of the country in recent weeks, Dawn editor Zaffar Abbas told CPJ....
Pakistan orders closure of US-funded Radio Mashaal office in Islamabad
January 19, 2018 4:06 PM ET
New York, January 19, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Pakistani authorities to immediately reverse the order issued to close the Islamabad bureau of Radio Mashaal, the Pashto-language service of U.S. Congress-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL)....
Pakistan arrests journalist whose rental car was rigged with bomb
November 27, 2017 6:09 PM ET
New York, November 27, 2017-- The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Pakistani security forces to immediately release journalist Khalil Afridi, who police are holding without charge in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Authorities detained the correspondent for the Khyber News TV channel on November 24 after an explosive...