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Pakistani journalist shot dead in Karachi

A journalist was shot dead on Thursday in Pakistan, the deadliest country in the world for journalists in 2010, according to IPI’s Death Watch. Wali Khan Babar, 28, a reporter for Geo News television, was gunned down in Pakistan’s southern city of Karachi. He was shot five times by a group of unidentified people while […]

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IPI top 10 press freedom stories 2010

This year ushered in a number of major setbacks for the media across the globe, including the threat of new, oppressive media laws, most notably in Egypt, South Africa, Zambia, Hungary and Bermuda, to name but a few countries. There were also at least 66 deaths of journalists reported in 2010, down significantly from the record 110 […]

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Three journalists killed in Pakistan

A Pakistani journalist was shot dead in his home on Sunday and two others were killed in a suicide attack on Monday, according to news reports, as Pakistan joined Mexico as the most lethal country for journalists in 2010. IPI strongly condemns the attacks and urges the Pakistani authorities to take steps to ensure journalists’ […]

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Kidnapped Pakistani journalist’s body found

The body of Pakistani journalist Abdul Hameed Hayatan, 25, was found on 18 November near the Sami river in Turbat, in Pakistan’s Balochistan province, according to media reports. Hayatan, who wrote for a number of print dailies, was abducted along with a friend on 25 October, while on his way home from a wedding in […]

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