Pakistan / 2014

Indian reporters in Pakistan facing expulsion

May 9, 2014 1:44 PM ET

New York, May 9, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply concerned that Pakistani authorities might decline to renew visas for the only two Indian journalists working in the country. Authorities on Thursday informed Meena Menon, a correspondent for The Hindu, and Snehesh Alex Philip, a correspondent for the Press...

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Express News Peshawar bureau chief faces attacks

April 23, 2014 10:28 AM ET

Masked men threw a hand grenade at the home of Express News Bureau Chief Jamshed Baghwan in the Murshadabad neighborhood of Peshawar on April 6, 2014, according to news reports. Baghwan was in his home at the time of the attack, but no one was injured, news accounts said. The...

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CPJ condemns move by Pakistan's ISI against Geo TV

April 22, 2014 4:23 PM ET

New York, April 22, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists is greatly concerned by actions brought by Pakistan's Inter Services Intelligence Directorate (ISI) against Geo Television today. In its complaint to the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority, the ISI accused Geo's parent company, the Independent Media Corporation, of conducting a "false...

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CPJ condemns attack on TV news anchor Hamid Mir

April 19, 2014 12:41 PM ET

New York, April 19, 2014­--The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by the continuing violence directed at journalists in Pakistan. Geo News senior anchor Hamid Mir today was shot three times soon after he and his driver left Karachi's main airport, according to media reports. The driver was not...

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News from the Committee to Protect Journalists, March 2014

March 31, 2014 4:16 PM ET

Pakistani PM pledges justice, journalist security to CPJ A CPJ delegation traveled to Pakistan this month and met with high-level Pakistani officials including Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who pledged to continue to expand Pakistan's media freedoms and address the insecurity plaguing the country's journalists....

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CPJ condemns attack on Pakistani journalist Raza Rumi

March 28, 2014 2:01 PM ET

New York, March 28, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalist condemns today's attack on the senior Pakistani journalist Raza Rumi in Lahore, which killed his driver. Unidentified gunmen fired on Rumi's car near the Raja Market neighborhood after he left the studio following his TV show. Rumi and his guard were...

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Prime minister pledges justice, security for journalists in Pakistan

March 19, 2014 11:25 AM ET

Islamabad, March 19, 2014 -- In a wide-ranging meeting today with a delegation from the Committee to Protect Journalists, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif pledged to continue to expand Pakistan's media freedoms and address the insecurity plaguing the country's journalists. He also promised to ease visa and travel restrictions on foreign...

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Editor attacked in Pakistan-administered Kashmir

March 10, 2014 3:51 PM ET

On March 7, 2014, at least 20 assailants stormed the offices of Chingari, an Urdu-language daily based in Mirpur, Pakistan-administered Kashmir, according to local reports and local press freedom groups, including the Freedom Network and the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists. ...

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In Pakistan, six convicted in Wali Khan Babar murder

March 3, 2014 2:09 PM ET

New York, March 3, 2014--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. The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the convictions--the first in the...

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Assailants target media outlets in Karachi

February 18, 2014 5:21 PM ET

New York, February 18, 2014--Pakistani authorities should launch an efficient investigation into attacks against media outlets in Karachi and ensure the perpetrators are held to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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