najam sethi

42 results arranged by date

+ Sort Results by Relevance

Veteran Journalist Najam Sethi Arrested

October 12, 1999 12:00 AM ET

Your Excellency, The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is outraged by this weekend's arrest of veteran journalist Najam Sethi, founder and editor of the English-language weekly newspaper Friday Times. Sethi is the third Pakistani journalist arrested under suspicious circumstances in less than a week, prompting fears that your government is engaged in a campaign to silence the country's independent press. All three men had been interviewed before their arrest by a BBC television crew preparing a report on high-level official corruption in Pakistan for the program "Correspondent."

Read More ›

Election Commissioner dismisses petition against editor Najam Sethi

October 6, 1999 12:00 AM ET

Islamabad, October 6, 1999 - After a two-hour hearing, the Chief Election Commissioner of Pakistan dismissed a petition that sought to exclude embattled editor Najam Sethi from political life by having him declared non-Muslim. The petition was filed on...

Read More ›

Election Commissioner dismisses petition against editor Najam Sethi

October 6, 1999 12:00 AM ET

Islamabad, October 6, 1999 - After a two-hour hearing, the Chief Election Commissioner of Pakistan dismissed a petition that sought to exclude embattled editor Najam Sethi from political life by having him declared non-Muslim. The petition was filed on...

Read More ›

1999 Press Freedom Awards - Speeches

July 22, 1999 5:19 PM ET

Read More ›

1999 Awards - Announcement

July 22, 1999 5:18 PM ET

CPJ Honors Journalists with International Press Freedom Awards For Courage in Reporting the News "60 Minutes" Executive Producer Don Hewitt Also Honored at November 23rd Event...

Read More ›

Pakistan: Legislator seeks to bar journalist Najam Sethi from public life

July 19, 1999 12:00 AM ET

July 19, 1999 His Excellency Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Prime Minister Prime Minister's Secretariat Islamabad, Pakistan Your Excellency, The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is deeply concerned by the ongoing persecution of Najam Sethi, founding editor of the English-language weekly newspaper...

Read More ›

Introduction

July 1, 1999 8:17 PM ET

Najam Sethi, founding editor of The Friday Times, was prevented from flying to London on June 23 to accept Amnesty International's award for "Journalists Under Threat." Though the government has dropped all sedition-related charges against him, Sethi's name still appears...

Read More ›

Introduction

July 1, 1999 8:17 PM ET

Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif has once again ratcheted up the pressure on Pakistan's independent media, detaining three journalists in less than a week. The May 8 arrest of Najam Sethi, the founder and editor of the English-language weekly Friday...

Read More ›

CPJ Disturbed by the Persecution of Najam Sethi in Pakistan

June 23, 1999 12:00 AM ET

June 23,1999 His Excellency Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Prime Minister Prime Minister's Secretariat Islamabad, Pakistan Your Excellency, The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is deeply disturbed by evidence that your government is continuing to persecute Najam Sethi, chief editor of the...

Read More ›

Government-Sponsored Attacks Continue Against Journalists in Pakistan

May 12, 1999 12:00 AM ET

May 5, 1999 His Excellency Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Prime Minister Prime Minister's Secretariat Islamabad, Pakistan 2118 Kalorama Rd., N.W. Your Excellency, The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is writing to strongly protest the latest wave of government-sponsored attacks against independent...

Read More ›