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IPI Focus: World Press Freedom Day 2012 – The story of Umar Cheema

How precious freedom is can better be explained by those who have suffered and struggled for it. This is what my personal experience dictates. On September 4, 2010, I was abducted. Before that, I was a free man roaming around without any care or caution. Even that fateful night, I was laughing in the company […]

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Deadly week for journalists across the globe

A series of journalists, and a media activist, were killed this week, and another was viciously attacked on Friday, starkly highlighting the grave global threats to the safety of journalists. The International Press Institute (IPI) was saddened to learn of the death of several citizen reporters in Syria, in the past few days, despite a […]

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Reporter killed in Pakistan after receiving threats

Unknown gunmen killed Pakistani journalist Mukarram Khan Aatif yesterday in a mosque near Peshawar. Aatif, who had worked as a journalist for different media outlets for over 15 years, was a correspondent for Voice of America’s Pashto-language Deewa Radio and the Urdu-language television channel Dunya TV at the time of his death. Aatif had recently […]

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Deadly trends for journalists in 2011; 103 killed

In 2011, 12-31  journalists were killed because of their work, according to the International Press Institute (IPI) Death Watch. Reporters and cameramen faced a range of threats. Some were in the wrong place at the wrong time, on the job when natural disaster struck or bombs exploded. But almost all of the journalists killed in […]

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