Latest News and Monitoring from Pakistan

Journalist killed in Pakistan’s Balochistan province

In a street protest organised yesterday by the Balochistan Union of Journalists outside the Quetta Press Club in Pakistan’s Balochistan province, journalists called on their government to provide protection to media persons and arrest the killers of a journalist who was slain a few days ago, and other local news outlets reported. The protests […]

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Journalist abducted and murdered in Pakistan’s Balochistan province

The International Press Institute (IPI) strongly condemned the murder of senior Pakistani journalist Razzaq Gul, a reporter at Express News in Turbat city, in southern Balochistan. Gul was found dead in the Kech district of Pakistan’s Balochistan Province on May 19, 2012. According to the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), Gul was reported missing near […]

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Yet another journalist kidnapped and killed in Pakistan

The bullet-riddled body of Pakistani journalist Tariq Kamal, a Karachi-based reporter for a local Sindhi newspaper, was found on May 9 in the Pak Colony neighborhood of Karachi. The journalist had been reportedly kidnapped on May 6. The journalist’s body, which showed signs of severe torture, was found together with the body of his friend, […]

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IPI stories of press freedom

These three stories highlight the plight of many journalists around the world on May 3, 2012, World Press Freedom Day. The Story of Marcela Turati ‘The Majority of Mexican Journalists Have Become War Correspondents in their Own Country’ “My city finds itself in a state of panic. There is shooting everywhere. People see bodies in […]

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