Latest News and Monitoring from Pakistan

Murder of Pakistani journalist highlights impunity again

The murder of yet another journalist in Pakistan this week because of his journalistic work once again raises the issue of journalists’ safety and the importance of ending the impunity both in that country and worldwide. Senior journalist Zaman Mehsud of Tank District in Pakistan’s northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province was gunned down on Tuesday, one […]

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IPI marks drop in journalists’ deaths – 100 lost in 2014

At least 100* journalists lost their lives in connection with their profession this year, the International Press Institute (IPI) said today, a drop from recent years but a tally that still made 2014 one of the most deadly on record. Some 89 of the names recorded on IPI’s Death Watch this year appeared to have been […]

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Pakistan imposes new restrictions on Geo TV network

Hours before a 15-day suspension on Pakistan’s Geo News ended on June 20, the country’s Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) suspended another Geo TV Network channel, Geo Entertainment, for 30 days and fined the company an additional 10 million rupees (approx. €75,000). The regulator also suspended ARY News for 15 days and imposed the same […]

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Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir victim of attempted murder

Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir, a renowned television presenter with the country’s Geo TV, was the victim of yet another attack on Saturday evening, which left him seriously wounded. Unidentified gunmen opened fire on Mir’s car as the journalist was driving on his way from the Karachi  airport to the studios of Geo TV. Mir, who […]

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