Pakistan / 2013

Pakistan should support International Day to End Impunity

November 18, 2013 10:53 AM ET

New York, November 18, 2013--As one of the focus countries for implementation of the U.N. Plan of Action for the Safety of Journalists and Issue of Impunity, a strong statement on November 23, the International Day to End Impunity, would affirm that the Pakistani government has political will to investigate and punish the murderers of journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists stated in a letter to Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, prime minister of Pakistan.

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Three journalists injured in Karachi bombings

November 15, 2013 3:47 PM ET

At least three journalists were injured during three consecutive explosions in Pakistan's financial capital of Karachi on November 13, 2013....

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In Pakistan, one journalist murdered, another attacked

October 15, 2013 2:11 PM ET

New York, October 15, 2013--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Pakistani Minister of Information Pervaiz Rasheed to follow through on a public commitment he made last week to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate attacks against journalists. Since his statement, one journalist was murdered on Friday and another was...

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Pakistan Prime Minister should address abuse of journalists

September 6, 2013 1:28 PM ET

New York, September 6, 2013--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on the Pakistani government to ensure that there is a full investigation into the abduction and beating of a journalist for The Friday Times. Ali Chishti, who writes on national security and counter-terrorism, told CPJ and local news outlets that...

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Missing Baluch journalist found dead in Karachi

August 22, 2013 12:17 PM ET

New York, August 22, 2013-- Authorities in Pakistan should immediately investigate the murder of a Baluch journalist whose body was found in Karachi on Wednesday, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Haji Abdul Razzaq Baloch had been missing since March, according to news reports....

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Gunmen open fire on office of media group in Pakistan

August 16, 2013 12:33 PM ET

New York, August 16, 2013--Pakistani authorities should immediately investigate an attack on the offices of Karachi's Express Media Group early today, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Pakistan should allow access for foreign journalists

July 8, 2013 11:14 AM ET

Dear Prime Minister Sharif: We are writing to express our deep concern about the expulsion of at least three foreign journalists from Pakistan. While Pakistan remains a dangerous country for journalists, we are concerned that it is also fast becoming inhospitable to international correspondents.

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Justice consistently eludes slain Pakistani journalists

May 30, 2013 2:33 PM ET

May 30, 2013--On the second anniversary of the murder of Pakistani journalist Saleem Shahzad, the Committee to Protect Journalists calls on authorities to continue investigating and find his killers. An official commission of inquiry concluded in January 2012 that the perpetrators in Shazahd's case were unknown, and there has been...

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Pakistan must determine motive behind killing of reporter

May 28, 2013 12:19 PM ET

New York, May 28, 2013--Pakistani authorities should identify the motive behind the fatal shooting of a local crime reporter and bring the perpetrators to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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As impunity reigns, Pakistani press threatened from all sides

May 22, 2013 6:35 PM ET

New York, May 23, 2013--With the release of a new report on widespread impunity, the Committee to Protect Journalists calls on the incoming government of Pakistan to urgently address the issue of violence against the press by bringing perpetrators of past crimes to justice.  "Pakistan has one of the world's...

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In Pakistan, cases filed against Baluch outlets, journalists

May 17, 2013 3:06 PM ET

New York, May 17, 2013--Pakistani authorities should dismiss separate complaints filed against newspapers and journalists in Baluchistan for publishing statements made by banned militant groups, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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CPJ condemns Pakistan's expulsion of Times reporter

May 10, 2013 5:18 PM ET

New York, May 10, 2013 - The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Pakistan's interim government to reverse its decision to expel New York Times bureau chief Declan Walsh from the country. The order comes on the eve of national elections that will bring about the first successful change...

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Journalist killed, two injured in Pakistan suicide bombing

April 16, 2013 5:01 PM ET

New York, April 16, 2013--At least one journalist was killed and two were injured in a suicide bomb attack during a political rally today in Pakistan's northwestern provincial capital of Peshawar, according to news reports....

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Equipment stolen, burned in raid on pro-Baluch paper

April 8, 2013 11:06 AM ET

New York, April 8, 2013--Pakistani authorities should immediately investigate an attack on the Karachi bureau of the Urdu-language Daily Tawar and ensure the perpetrators are brought to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Baluch journalist reported missing in Karachi

March 28, 2013 3:57 PM ET

New York, March 28, 2013--Pakistani authorities should determine the whereabouts of a Baluch journalist living in Karachi who was last seen on March 24, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Pakistan arrests suspect linked to murder of Daniel Pearl

March 18, 2013 4:20 PM ET

New York, March 18, 2013--Pakistani authorities announced today that they have apprehended a militant who was allegedly involved in the 2002 murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl in Karachi, according to news reports."As with every journalist murder, any and all perpetrators in the slaying of Daniel Pearl...

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Veteran Pakistani journalist gunned down in Baluchistan

March 1, 2013 2:36 PM ET

March 1, 2013, New York--Pakistani authorities should investigate today's murder of a journalist in the country's restive Baluchistan province, determine the motive, and apprehend the perpetrators immediately, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Pakistani reporter gunned down in tribal area

February 27, 2013 1:15 PM ET

New York, February 27, 2013--Pakistani authorities should immediately launch an investigation into the targeted murder of a veteran journalist who was shot dead today in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, the Committee to Protect Journalists said. Malik Mumtaz had worked for several mainstream news outlets and had recently been...

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Attacks on the Press in 2012: CPJ Risk List Video

February 14, 2013 12:05 AM ET

CPJ's Robert Mahoney identifies the 10 countries where press freedom suffered the most in 2012. They include Syria, the world's deadliest country for the press; Russia, where repressive laws took effect; Brazil, where journalist murders soared; and Ethiopia, where terror laws are used to silence the press. (3:26)...

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Attacks on the Press in 2012: Pakistan

February 14, 2013 12:05 AM ET

Pakistan remained one of the deadliest nations in the world for the press, a situation that appeared unlikely to change given the government's unwillingness to confront the problem. In March, Pakistan joined with Brazil and India in raising objections to a comprehensive UNESCO proposal to protect the press and combat...

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Attacks on the Press: Killed in 2012: A Worldwide Roundup

February 14, 2013 12:04 AM ET

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Attacks on the Press: CPJ Risk List

February 14, 2013 12:04 AM ET

From conflict-ridden Syria to aspiring world leader Brazil, 10 nations on a downslope. By Karen Phillips...

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Third journalist reported killed in twin blasts in Quetta

January 11, 2013 3:25 PM ET

Police, emergency workers, and at least three journalists were killed in a bomb blast on January 10, 2012, that occurred 10 minutes after an initial explosion near a billiards hall in Quetta, capital of Pakistan's restive Baluchistan province, according to news reports and CPJ sources....

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At least two journalists killed in Quetta blasts

January 10, 2013 4:51 PM ET

New York, January 10, 2013--At least two journalists were killed and two others seriously injured when a bomb went off near a billiards hall in Quetta, capital of Pakistan's restive Baluchistan province, as the journalists were reporting on an explosion that was set off there just minutes earlier, according...

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