Pakistan court convicts five of reporter’s murder in landmark case

A Pakistani court on Saturday convicted six defendants for their roles in the murder of Wali Khan Babar, a Geo TV journalist who was shot dead in Karachi in January 2011, according to news reports. Reuters cited CPJ’s data, which says that 46 journalists and media workers have been killed in Pakistan for their work since 2007. Babar’s case is the first that has been successfully prosecuted.

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