CPJ condemns attack on Peshawar Press Club

December 22, 2009 10:19 AM ET

Responding to reports of an apparent suicide bombing at the Press Club building in Peshawar, located in Pakistan’s North West Frontier Province, the we issued the following statement...

“We condemn this horrific attack. This is clearly an outright assault on local journalists working in the most troubled part of Pakistan — the border areas with Afghanistan,” said Bob Dietz, CPJ’s Asia program coordinator. “The reporters there have been under pressure for years from all sides to the conflict, but this marks one of the worst, most overt attempts to silence the media there.”