Umar Cheema

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Documenting sexual violence against journalists

February 16, 2011 3:46 PM ET

The news of the sexual assault against CPJ board member and CBS correspondent Lara Logan hit us hard on Tuesday. At CPJ, we work daily to advocate on behalf of journalists under attack in all kinds of horrific situations...

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At Attacks launch: What if governments are perpetrators?

February 15, 2011 4:50 PM ET

When we launched the new edition of Attacks on the Press at the United Nations today, I was hit with questions about Sri Lanka and Pakistan. Both dealt with what amounts to the same problem: What do you do...

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In Pakistan, anti-press attacks spread beyond border

January 18, 2011 2:21 PM ET

The death of a journalist in Karachi last week shows that violence in Pakistan is occurring well beyond the border areas with Afghanistan. On Thursday evening, Pakistani television reporter Wali Khan Babar was executed shortly after airing a report on...

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Zardari must address attacks on journalists in Pakistan

January 14, 2011 2:53 PM ET

New York January 14, 2011--As Asif Ali Zardari visits Washington today, the Committee to Protect Journalists calls on the Pakistani president to address growing anti-press attacks in his country....

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Movement in Umar Cheema's case 'frustratingly slow'

December 16, 2010 2:58 PM ET

On Wednesday, we identified Pakistan as the country where the most journalists--eight--have been killed for their work in the past year. Six of them were on the job when they were killed in crossfire or a suicide bombing. Two...

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Lugar: Umar Cheema case a 'bellwether' for Pakistan

November 8, 2010 1:01 PM ET

Sen. Richard Lugar, ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, wrote to Pakistani Prime Minster Yousuf Raza Gilani on September 22 to express concern about the brutal attack on Umar Cheema. The journalist was abducted on the...

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Naming names in a Pakistan abduction case

October 28, 2010 4:50 PM ET

CPJ has always been careful to avoid making accusations when journalists are abducted or killed in Pakistan. Our tactic is to call for full investigations either by the police, the courts or special investigative bodies. In many such cases, the...

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Journalists in Pakistan remain under threat

October 25, 2010 3:58 PM ET

New York, October 25, 2010--Pakistan must take immediate steps to rein in police and government agencies that threaten reporters. Two cases in recent days--those of journalists Hafiz Imran and Umar Cheema--demonstrate how reporting on stories that are critical of the...

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Umar Cheema challenges Pakistani intelligence officials

October 5, 2010 2:11 PM ET

I've been closely following the aftermath of Umar Cheema's abduction on September 4 and 5, thanks largely to regular updates from Cheema himself. He messaged Thursday with news of what has happened since I posted about him on September 16....

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Nothing: What Pakistan is doing to find Cheema's abductors

September 16, 2010 10:22 AM ET

Just in case you were one of the few people in Pakistan or any other part of the world, for that matter, who thought that the six-hour abduction of Umar Cheema over the weekend of September 4 and 5 in Islamabad...

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