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CPJ urges Pakistani officials to rescue Jang executive, keep other journalists safe

September 29, 2016 4:54 PM ET

New York, September 29, 2016-- The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the kidnapping of Abid Abdullah, executive director of the Jang media group, and called on Pakistani authorities to ensure the safety of journalists who the kidnappers explicitly threatened....

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In Pakistan, continued risk of violence means press takes every threat seriously

April 1, 2016 2:44 PM ET

"Everyone will get their turn in this war, especially the slave Pakistani media," warned Ehsanullah Ehsan, spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban on Twitter this week. "We are just waiting for the appropriate time."...

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Reporter killed in third attack on Pakistani journalists in 24 hours

September 9, 2015 4:00 PM ET

New York, September 9, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by the violence against journalists and media workers in Pakistan after three separate attacks in 24 hours. Former Geo News business reporter Aftab Alam was killed outside his home...

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In Pakistan, Geo bureau chief abducted and robbed, then released

July 27, 2015 3:52 PM ET

New York, July 27, 2015--Unidentified armed men in Pakistan abducted the Karachi bureau chief of the TV channel Geo News on Saturday and beat and robbed him before releasing him, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns...

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One year later: Hamid Mir on the attempt to kill him and what came next

April 15, 2015 10:52 AM ET

Hamid Mir and I last saw each other in Islamabad in late January at a meeting of the Pakistan Coalition on Media Safety. Mir, a senior anchor for Geo News, seemed as if he was on the road to...

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International journalists killed at high rate in 2014; Middle East deadliest region

December 23, 2014 12:01 AM ET

Syria is the world’s deadliest country for journalists for the third year in a row. International journalists were killed at a higher rate in 2014 than in recent years. A CPJ special report by Shazdeh Omari...

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CPJ calls on Pakistani government to restore ARY News

October 21, 2014 4:51 PM ET

Your Excellency, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif: The Committee to Protect Journalists is writing to express its deep concern over the recent decision by Pakistan's broadcast regulator to suspend the privately owned ARY News, which is watched by millions in the country. We urge your government to ensure the channel is immediately restored.

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Q&A: Pakistan's Hamid Mir speaks about climate for press freedom following attack

August 5, 2014 3:39 PM ET

In April, Geo News senior anchor Hamid Mir was shot multiple times shortly after a CPJ delegation met with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who pledged to take several steps to improve journalist security. The investigation into the attack has...

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Blasphemy charges, threats loom for outspoken journalist in Pakistan

August 1, 2014 12:16 PM ET

Forty-nine year-old magazine editor and publisher Shoaib Adil fled his home in the eastern city of Lahore last month and went into hiding with his wife and children. Adil faces threats and possible charges of blasphemy--a crime punishable by life...

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CPJ calls on Pakistan to act on pledged commitments to press freedom

June 23, 2014 12:37 PM ET

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif: We are writing to express our deep concern about the deteriorating climate for press freedom in Pakistan, which undermines recent commitments made by your government during CPJ's mission to the country.

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