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Express News bureau chief attacked in Peshawar

Unidentified individuals attacked the house of Jamshed Baghwan, bureau chief of Express News in Peshawar, yesterday at approximately 6:25 a.m. leaving the main gate damaged. The Express Tribune reported that two masked men riding on a motorcycle threw a hand grenade at the gate of the house. Police reportedly arrived at the site of the […]

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Six convicted in murder of Pakistani journalist

Six people were convicted by a court in Kandhkot, Pakistan, on March 1 in connection with the 2011 murder of Pakistani Geo News reporter Wali Khan Baar. At least 73 journalists have been killed in Pakistan since 2000, according to the International Press Institute’s Death Watch. But until last week’s conviction, only the killers American […]

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2013 second deadliest year for journalists

With at least 119* journalists killed, 2013 was the second deadliest year on the International Press Institute (IPI)’s Death Watch, which started systematically counting work-related journalist deaths in 1997. The worst year was 2012, with 133* killed, 39 alone while covering the Syrian conflict. As IPI noted last month, impunity for attacks on journalists remained […]

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Nine journalists killed so far in Pakistan

A journalist was killed in Pakistan’s province of Khyber-Pakhtunkhuwa last week, the ninth so far this year in the South Asian country. Pakistan is the second deadliest country for journalists so far this year, after Syria, where 12 journalists were killed since January, according to IPI’s Death Watch. Ayub Khan Khattak, a reporter for a […]

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