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The site of a suicide bombing in Peshawar today, where more than 20 people, including at least one journalist, were killed. (AFP/A. Majeed)

Journalist killed, two injured in Pakistan suicide bombing

New York, April 16, 2013–At least one journalist was killed and two were injured in a suicide bomb attack during a political rally today in Pakistan’s northwestern provincial capital of Peshawar, according to news reports.

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Attacks on the Press: After Afghan Pullout, Will Media Survive?

The international community, deep in donor fatigue, withdraws media funding. By Bob Dietz

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Attacks on the Press: Killed in 2012: A Worldwide Roundup

  Killed in 2012: A Worldwide Roundup The number of journalists killed in the line of duty rose sharply in 2012, as the war in Syria, a record number of shootings in Somalia, continued violence in Pakistan, and a worrying increase in Brazilian murders contributed to a 49 percent increase in deaths from the previous…

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A memorial for Afghan journalist Ahmad Omaid Khpalwak in Kabul. (AFP/Shah Marai)

Time to reassess U.S. military counterinsurgency tactics

One year ago, on July 28, 2011, Ahmad Omaid Khpalwak, 25, was killed by American troops during a brutal close-quarters battle with a Taliban suicide squad backed by gunmen. Khpalwak was one of 22 people killed in the hours-long siege on government buildings that included the governor’s office and police headquarters in Tarin Kot, capital…

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Radio reporter murdered in Afghanistan

New York, February 23, 2012–The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Afghan authorities to thoroughly investigate the murder of radio journalist Samid Khan Bahadarzai and swiftly bring the perpetrators to justice.

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Protesters denounce the murder of Mukarram Khan Aatif. (AFP/A. Majeed)

Mukarram Khan Aatif, a fearless reporter and friend

It was in January four years ago that nearly 100 journalists from all over Pakistan got together to launch a new TV channel in Lahore, Dunya TV. That was where I first met Mukarram Khan Aatif, our reporter from Mohmand.

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Gunmen kill Pakistani journalist who reported on Taliban

New York, January 17, 2012–Unidentified gunmen killed broadcast journalist Mukarram Khan Aatif in a mosque north of Peshawar today, according to news reports. Aatif was a correspondent for private TV station Dunya News and also worked for Deewa Radio, a Pashto-language channel of the U.S. government-funded broadcaster Voice of America, news reports said.

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Iranian journalist dies in Afghanistan

New York, September 22, 2011–Farhad Taqaddosi, a cameraman for Iran’s Press TV, died in a Kabul hospital on Tuesday of injuries he sustained in the Taliban’s September 13 attack on prominent international buildings in Kabul, the station reported.

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Afghan journalist killed in insurgent attack

New York, July 28, 2011–The Committee to Protect Journalists mourns the death of Ahmad Omaid Khpalwak, a BBC and Pajhwok Afghan News reporter, in violence between insurgents and security forces in central Afghanistan today.

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Stéphane Taponier, left, and Hervé Ghesquière say they will return to work as soon as possible. (Reuters/Gonzalo Fuentes)

French ex-hostages: Press must continue in Afghanistan

Stéphane Taponier and Hervé Ghesquière, the two France 3 journalists held captive by the Taliban for 547 days, had a big surprise when they entered the France Télévisions building Thursday afternoon, a few hours after landing at the military base of Villacoublay, close to Paris, where they were welcomed by President Nicolas Sarkozy. 

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