Many journalists have died in the line of duty the worldover

Many journalists have died in the line of duty the worldoverLAHORE: The sudden death in Islamabad of Maria Golovnina, the Bureau Chief of Reuters in Pakistan and Afghanistan, on Monday, has sparked a lot of speculation and the internet is already littered with rumours regarding the cause of her untimely demise. Her death is certainly very disturbing for the London-based Reuters, functioning since October 1851, […]

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Attacks on journalists continue with impunity

Karachi: Killers are roaming the streets of Karachi. They murder with impunity. Each unpunished death makes them stronger. A case in point is the attack on Hamid Mir, senior anchorman and journalist at Geo News. His attack has left the journalist community shattered, for he was respected for his views and news. The media are …

Daniel Pearl Case: Convict told to engage lawyer

Pearl case

Karachi: One of the four men convicted for murdering the American journalist, Daniel Pearl, has been asked by Sindh High Court (SHC) to engage a lawyer to pursue his appeal against life imprisonment. Earlier, dissatisfied with the trial court verdict, all the four convicts in the case has appealed against their conviction and subsequent award …

Dangerous times

Four months after the US-led attack on Afghanistan, Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl was abducted in Karachi and beheaded. That was only the first of a large number of murders of journalists we were to see in the coming years. Till a few years ago, no one in the Pakistani media could believe that …

Daniel Pearl’s family hails arrest

Pearl case

NEW YORK: The family of slain US journalist Daniel Pearl welcomed on Monday the arrest in Pakistan of a former leader of a banned militant outfit allegedly involved in his 2002 murder. Qari Abdul Hayee, popularly known as Asadullah and from Karachi’s Gulshan-i-Iqbal neighbourhood, was detained in a raid on his hideout on Sunday, according …

In the line of fire

Pakistani journalists

THE Committee to Protect Journalists says seven Pakistani journalists were killed while working this year. The South Asian Free Media Association puts the number at 13. Whatever the actual figure, Pakistan remained one of the most dangerous countries in the world, and the deadliest country in South Asia, for journalists in 2012. Caught between state …