Latest News and Monitoring from Pakistan

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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‘Friends’ of the West, enemies of press freedom

At the close of the year, the International Press Institute (IPI) takes a look at 10 states that have poor records on press freedom, but on whose strategic support the west depends. These ‘Friends’ of the West, Enemies of Press Freedom are listed in no particular order below. *********************************************************** Turkey Friend: Relations between the west and […]

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Six journalists threatened in Pakistan

The International Press Institute (IPI) on Wednesday expressed concern at increasing violence against journalists in Pakistan’s southwestern province of Balochistan, after a banned militant group threatened to target six journalists from the district of Khuzdar. A man who introduced himself as a spokesperson for the “Baloch Musallah Defa Army” (BMDA) called the press club in […]

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Missing Pakistani journalist found dead

The bullet-ridden body of missing Pakistani journalist Javed Naseer Rind was found on Wednesday near Khuzdar, in the federal province of Balochistan, Pakistani media reported. Reportedly in his mid-twenties, Mr. Rind was a sub-editor and respected columnist at the Daily Tawar, a local Urdu-language paper. He was abducted on 10 September by unidentified men from […]

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