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Proposed media regulator provokes strong criticism in Pakistan

April 8, 2019 5:48 PM ET

Pakistani journalists are a fractious lot. The unions have split into competing factions. TV networks snap at each other on air. So it takes something really threatening to prompt journalists to come to a common point of view. That's happened as the government's latest plan to create a new...

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Pakistani journalist arrested for critical Twitter posts

February 9, 2019 1:26 PM ET

Washington, D.C., February 9, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Pakistani authorities to immediately release and drop all legal proceedings against Rizwan-ur-Rehman Razi, a TV host for Din News, a privately-owned Urdu-language news station. Razi was arrested and taken into custody this morning in Lahore, according to...

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Hundreds of journalists jailed globally becomes the new normal

December 13, 2018 12:00 AM ET

For the third year in a row, 251 or more journalists are jailed around the world, suggesting the authoritarian approach to critical news coverage is more than a temporary spike. China, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia imprisoned more journalists than last year, and Turkey remained the world’s worst jailer. A...

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Getting Away with Murder

October 29, 2018 11:00 AM ET

CPJ's 2018 Global Impunity Index spotlights countries where journalists are slain and their killers go free By Elisabeth Witchel, CPJ Impunity Campaign Consultant Impunity is entrenched in 14 nations, according to CPJ's 2018 Global Impunity Index, which ranks states with the worst records of prosecuting the killers of journalists....

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Gunmen in Pakistan kill K2 Times reporter

October 17, 2018 5:54 PM ET

New York, October 17, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Pakistani authorities to investigate and promptly bring to justice the killers of journalist Sohail Khan. Khan, a reporter for the Urdu daily K2 Times, was shot dead while driving in Haripur, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, yesterday, according to...

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Drop in journalist killings in Pakistan masks decline in press freedom

September 12, 2018 12:01 AM ET

CPJ report finds military pressures media to self-censor Washington D.C., September 12, 2018--Pakistan's press is under pressure as the country's powerful military quietly but effectively encourages self-censorship, the Committee to Protect Journalists found in its report, "Acts of Intimidation: In Pakistan, journalists' fear and censorship grow even as fatal violence...

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Acts of Intimidation: In Pakistan, journalists' fear and censorship grow even as fatal violence declines

September 12, 2018 12:00 AM ET

As killings of journalists in Pakistan decline so too does press freedom, as the country’s powerful military quietly, but effectively, restricts reporting by barring access, encouraging self-censorship through direct and indirect acts of intimidation, and even allegedly instigating violence against reporters. Journalists who push back or are overly critical...

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Acts of Intimidation:

September 12, 2018 12:00 AM ET

About This Report This report was written by CPJ Asia Program Coordinator Steven Butler. CPJ’s multimedia producer Mustafa Hameed contributed research and reporting, and produced the accompanying documentary “Acts of Intimidation.” CPJ traveled to Karachi, Islamabad, Peshawar, Lahore, and Okara in February 2018, to meet with journalists, editors, and...

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Acts of Intimidation:

September 12, 2018 12:00 AM ET

Recommendations The Committee to Protect Journalists offers the following recommendations:...

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Acts of Intimidation:

September 12, 2018 12:00 AM ET

Divided and alone, Pakistan’s press finds safety in numbers To compensate for the unwillingness or inability of government institutions to create a safe atmosphere for the press or tackle the ongoing issue of impunity in the murder of journalists, several independent organizations, including the Freedom Network, Media Matters for...

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