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7 August 2012 |

BBC correspondent threatened by Baloch Liberation Front

Ayub Tareen was forced to leave Quetta after the BLF accused him of partisan reporting on its political activities.
26 July 2012 |

Harsh law used to threaten journalist in South Waziristan

Farooq Mahsud was threatened with arrest after seeking information from an official source about returning internally displaced people.
29 June 2012 |

Can Pakistan's corrupt media be checked?

The professionals who believe in credibility, objectivity, and honesty as essential parts of ethical journalism are becoming sidelined, says Mazhar Abbas, former secretary-general of the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists.
27 June 2012 |

Television station attacked, two employees injured

Four men riding on two motorbikes opened fire at the offices of the television station Aaj News and the English-language daily newspaper "Business Recorder" on 25 June 2012 in Karachi.
5 June 2012 |

EU, UN officials urged to make time for threatened rights activist

Asma Jahangir, who has long been the target of those who resent her criticism of the social and political imbalances that mar Pakistan's society, has revealed what she considers genuine threats to kill her.
30 May 2012 |

One year later: Saleem Shahzad's case is buried

Saleem Shahzad's killers remain at large, with the case declared closed by investigators.
30 May 2012 |

Journalist killed, house of another attacked in Quetta

The Baloch Liberation United Front (BLUF) has assumed responsibility for the murder of Abdul Qadir Hajizai.
25 May 2012 |

Moves to squelch media, again

Broadcasters have received a media advisory with the names of 40 banned organisations.
23 May 2012 |

Cameraman, reporter shot while covering protest rally; journalist detained and beaten in Wana

Muhammad Khalil Adil and Aslam Khan were injured when unidentified gunmen opened fire on a political rally in Sindh province.
22 May 2012 |

Abducted journalist found dead in Balochistan

Many journalists refused to comment on the killing of Razzaq Gul owing to security reasons.
15 May 2012 |

Three injured as police beat up journalists

Sher Ali Khan, Siraj Ali and Shabir Ahmed were assaulted while covering a demonstration against electricity load-shedding.
14 May 2012 |

Journalist kidnapped and killed

The bullet-riddled body of journalist Tariq Kamal was found on 9 May, three days after he had been reportedly kidnapped.
11 May 2012 |

Office of television station attacked, journalist killed

Journalist Aurengzeb Tunio's colleagues allege that the attacks were retaliation for his reporting, which had angered certain local tribal groups.
10 May 2012 |

Two journalists injured in blast at poet's shrine

Mehmood-ul-Hassan Khan and Waheed-ur-Rehman were at the site of the explosion when a second blast occurred.
23 April 2012 |

Deadly Week for Journalists Across the Globe

Deadly Week for Journalists Across the Globe
20 April 2012 |

Court says website blocking violates constitution

The result of the high court order should be that the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority will not be able to block a site without first informing the site administrator of its intention, and giving them the opportunity to be heard.
20 April 2012 |

Journalist tortured, killed in Karachi

Murtaza Razvi, senior editor and head of magazines at Dawn Media Group, was found dead in a friend's apartment; his body bore torture marks and his hands were tied.
3 April 2012 |

A "sword of Damocles" in the making?

Zaid Hamid has filed a petition in the Supreme Court, calling on it to try several journalists, a leading human rights activist, the South Asian Free Media Association, as well as several government ministries, for treason.
21 March 2012 |

TV channel's office and satellite van attacked in Karachi

While the attackers have not been identified, it is believed they were targeting the offices of the Jang Group.
8 March 2012 |

Four CD shops destroyed by explosives in Takhtbhai

The president of the Tribal Union of Journalists said the owners of the shops had been threatened by militants, who told them to close their "un-Islamic" businesses.

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