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Governments continue to crack down on social media

Chinese authorities have cracked down on social media in Inner Mongolia after days of unrest that forced the government to tighten security in the autonomous region. Information sources such as QQ instant messenger, internet chatting and text messaging have been recognized as playing a major role in organizing large-scale protests in the region and have […]

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Journalist killed in Pakistan explosion

A journalist was killed on Tuesday night in Peshawar, in northwestern Pakistan, after an explosive device detonated when the journalist entered his vehicle. Nasrullah Afridi, a correspondent for Pakistan television and the leading Urdu newspaper, Daily Mashriq, also served as president of the Tribal Union of Journalists (TUJ), the Khyber Agency Unit, according to local […]

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Missing Pakistani journalist found dead

The body of a missing Pakistani journalist was found in the southwestern region of the country on 28 April, according to local media reports. Independent investigations have so far ruled out the possibility of his death being work-related. According to the Express Tribune, the bullet-riddled bodies of Sadiq Baloch, a member of Human Rights Commission […]

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Another journalist killed in Pakistan

Abdost Rind, 27, was shot and killed by unidentified gunmen while returning home from work in Turbat, Balochistan province, on 18 February. Rind, a reporter with the Daily Eagle, an Urdu-language newspaper, was shot four times before the assailants escaped on a motorcycle. He died immediately. He is the second journalist to be murdered in […]

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