Latest News and Monitoring from Pakistan

Another journalist killed in Pakistan’s Balochistan province

On Oct. 23, unknown assailants gunned down Pakistani journalist Khalid Musa Mengal, a reporter with the daily newspaper Ummat in Turbat, Balochistan province, the Rural Media Network Pakistan (RMNP) reported. Condemning the murder as a „barbaric act“, RMNP noted that most attacks against journalists are never investigated and go unpunished. Balochistan is the most dangerous […]

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One journalist killed in Pakistan; three wounded in attack during political rally

A Pakistani journalist was killed on Sunday while covering a political rally in the Khairpur district of Pakistan’s southern Sindh province, the Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) reported. Another three journalists were injured in the attack, when two men reportedly opened indiscriminate fire at the gathering of the ruling Pakistan Peoples’ Party. Following the attack, the […]

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Media workers killed in India, Pakistan and Syria

The International Press Institute (IPI) condemned the recent killings of journalists in Pakistan, India and Syria and reiterated its deep concern over the disappearance of three journalists in Syria, who have been missing for several weeks. In Pakistan, Abdul Haq Baloch, 37, correspondent for ARY News television station and Secretary of the Khuzdar Press Club, […]

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Pakistan’s media attacked during anti-Islam film protests

At least one media worker was killed, and many more injured on Friday in Pakistan, during a national day of protests against “Innocence of Muslims“, a film ridiculing the Prophet Mohammed. IPI strongly condemns the violence directed at the media during several days of demonstrations against the film, which culminated on the “Love of Mohammed“ […]

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