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Missing journalist found dead in Pakistan

The murder of Pakistani journalist Abdul Razzak Baloch, whose body was found last week, seven months after the journalist went missing on March 24, is a sad reminder of the challenges journalists face in Pakistan, the International Press Institute (IPI) said today. Baloch, a copy editor for the Balochistan-based newspaper Daily Tawaar, is the eighth […]

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Journalists killed in Syria and Pakistan

A well-known Syrian journalist working for a pro-government television channel was killed yesterday in a sniper attack near the country’s border with Lebanon, according to international reports. Al-Jazeera reported that Yara Abbas, 26, a war correspondent for the al-Ikhbariya television channel, was killed by opposition gunfire in an offensive by forces loyal to President Bashar […]

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One Pakistani journalist killed, two other wounded

A suicide attack on an election rally for the Awami National Party (ANP) on Tuesday killed Pakistani journalist Aslam Durrani, news editor of the Urdu language Daily Pakistan. Two other journalists, Durrani’s colleague Azhar Ali Shah and Express News reporter Ihtesham Khan, were injured in the attack, according to reports by the Karachi-based Express Tribune. […]

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IPI urges investigation into death of Pakistan journalist

The International Press Institute (IPI) today urged a swift and comprehensive investigation into the death of Malik Mumtaz, a senior reporter working in Pakistan’s tribal areas. Mumtaz was killed on Wednesday, Feb. 27 by gunmen in the city of Miranshah, capital of the tribal region of North Waziristan. The journalist reported for Geo TV, as […]

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