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Pakistani journalist Arshad Sharif shot dead in Kenya

New York, October 24, 2022 – In response to multiple news reports that prominent Pakistani journalist Arshad Sharif was shot dead near Nairobi, Kenya, on Sunday, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement: “We are saddened by the tragic death of Pakistani journalist Arshad Sharif in Kenya,” said Beh Lih Yi, CPJ’s Asia…

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Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif talks to journalists in Lahore. (Reuters/Mohsin Raza)

Sharif’s challenge: Work with Pakistani press, not against it

Pakistan’s general elections in May, though marred by violence that left more than 100 dead, was a reaffirmation of the people’s commitment to the democratic process. Voters proved once again that they can make decisions based on their own political interests–and not because of intimidation by those who would perpetrate violence. The media, with their…

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