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Acts of Intimidation: In Pakistan, journalists' fear and censorship grow even as fatal violence declines

September 12, 2018 12:00 AM ET

As killings of journalists in Pakistan decline so too does press freedom, as the country’s powerful military quietly, but effectively, restricts reporting by barring access, encouraging self-censorship through direct and indirect acts of intimidation, and even allegedly instigating violence...

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Silence from judiciary over media attacks increases self-censorship, Pakistan's journalists say

July 20, 2018 1:11 PM ET

When it comes to the military and the judiciary, Pakistan's journalists are "between a rock and a hard place," Zohra Yusuf, of the independent non-profit Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, told CPJ. In recent months the judiciary, which has...

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Pakistan army spokesperson accuses journalists of anti-state activity on social media

June 5, 2018 1:54 PM ET

New York, June 5, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned comments from Major General Asif Ghafoor, spokesperson for Pakistan's military and intelligence agencies, who accused journalists of sharing anti-state remarks on social media....

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Pakistani journalist attacked in Islamabad; three attacks on media groups in Balochistan

October 27, 2017 5:56 PM ET

New York, October 27, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Pakistani authorities to swiftly investigate and bring to justice perpetrators of multiple attacks against journalist and news organizations in the country this week. Journalist Ahmed Noorani was...

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Death threats sent to Pakistani journalist Kamran Shafi and his family

August 27, 2014 4:51 PM ET

New York, August 27, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on authorities to immediately investigate threats made against Pakistani journalist Kamran Shafi and his family, and to ensure their security....

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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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A verbatim threat from Pakistan, and more

April 23, 2014 2:26 PM ET

Here is a cut and paste email message sent to staffers at The News, in Islamabad. We have their explicit permission to use it. Actually, they requested that we use it, in the hope that publicizing it will somehow protect...

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In Pakistan, no taxation without investigation

April 17, 2014 9:53 AM ET

In Pakistan, reporting on the military intelligence services or insurgent groups or machinations within political parties is the normal grist for the media mill. A lot of the coverage relies on reporters with inside sources. The sources use the media...

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Chishti abducted, beaten: Challenge for Pakistan

September 6, 2013 2:10 PM ET

Ali Chishti, who writes for The Friday Times, has gone public in Islamabad with details of his abduction and beating last Friday, August 30. Chishti is making the rounds of TV talk shows describing how he was picked up in...

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Roots of Impunity

May 23, 2013 12:01 AM ET

1. The Murder of Wali Khan Babar On January 13, 2011, Wali Khan Babar, a 28-year-old correspondent for Geo TV, was driving home after covering another day of gang violence in Karachi. Babar was an unusual face on the...

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