Umar Cheema/CPJ Guest Blogger

Umar Cheema, the recipient of a CPJ International Press Freedom Award in 2011, is a reporter for Pakistan’s English-language daily The News.

Journalist Hayatullah Khan, shown in the picture above surrounded by his family, was killed in 2006. (AP/Abdullah Noor)

Pakistan’s response to UNESCO shows true colors

In case there was any doubt about the stance of Pakistani authorities on the murder of journalists, UNESCO’s 28th biennial session offered an instructive insight. In addition to discussing the U.N. Draft Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity during the meeting, held in Paris in March, member states…

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