Frontier War

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Time to step up protection for media in Pakistan

February 5, 2010 12:09 PM ET

Three vicious bomb blasts in Pakistan in the last two days—one in Lower Dir that wounded three reporters on Thursday, and Friday’s double attack in Karachi that we’re still investigating—highlight just how dangerous it has become for journalists, particularly...

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Government, media can limit risk to journalists

October 9, 2009 9:29 AM ET

The fighting along the border in Pakistan is a classic counter-insurgency: a large military force trying to oust an entrenched group from its base. Such armed conflict will always be risk-filled—especially for local journalists—but government leaders, military officials, and...

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In Pakistan's frontier, echoes of a 2006 murder

October 8, 2009 9:24 AM ET

Local reporters like those in Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Swat, and Mingora are crucial to accurate, fully formed news coverage. Their importance was evident in August, when reports began to emerge that prominent Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud had been...

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Value, ‘collateral damage’ as journalists embed

October 7, 2009 7:41 AM ET

During the height of the Pakistani military’s assault on militants, hundreds of local journalists were forced to flee the Swat Valley and neighboring areas. Coverage of the fighting was left in large part to Pakistani reporters from outside the...

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As combat raged, local reporting was stifled

October 6, 2009 9:35 AM ET

Yesterday, I reported on the plight of Behroz Khan and Rahman Bunairee, two Pakistani journalists whose homes were destroyed by militants. Many other journalists in the North West Frontier Province, or NWFP, faced grave dangers and were forced to...

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In Pakistan conflict, grave risks for reporters

October 5, 2009 9:25 AM ET

The September 30 Daily Times in Pakistan headlined a story “Peace being gradually restored in Swat,” although daily skirmishes continue between the military and militants. A few days earlier, a massive car bomb in the heart of Peshawar killed...

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