CPJ troubled by report US spied on Al-Jazeera journalist in Pakistan

New York, May 8, 2015–The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply troubled by a report that the U.S. National Security Agency carried out intensive surveillance of Al Jazeera’s Islamabad bureau chief, Ahmad Muaffaq Zaidan, based on suspicion that he was a member of Al-Qaeda. The Intercept reported today that the NSA’s information supporting its claim …

CPJ troubled by report US spied on Al-Jazeera journalist in Pakistan

CPJ troubled by report US spied on Al-Jazeera journalist in PakistanNew York, May 8, 2015–The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply troubled by a report that the U.S. National Security Agency carried out intensive surveillance of Al Jazeera’s Islamabad bureau chief, Ahmad Muaffaq Zaidan, based on suspicion that he was a member of Al-Qaeda. The Intercept reported today that the NSA’s information supporting its claim […]

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Sixty-one journalists, support staff killed in first half of 2014

Ukraine was the most dangerous country for journalists in the first six months of 2014 with seven members of the news media killed, according to the International News Safety Institute’s biannual survey of news media casualties, Killing the Messenger. This was Ukraine’s first time in the top five since INSI began keeping casualty records over …

CPJ wants Wali Babar murder masterminds held

KARACHI: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CJP) on Wednesday welcomed the conviction of Geo News reporter, Wali Khan Babar’s killers, Geo News reported. Wail Babar, 28, covered the seamy side of Karachi, a sweltering port mega city of 18 million people. He reported on drugs, crime, militancy and deadly turf struggles between the city’s main …

Pakistan among most dangerous countries for journalists: Report

QUETTA: Pakistan remains one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists, media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said in its annual report released on Wednesday, with Balochistan a hotspot for violence. Seven reporters were killed in the line of duty in 2013, the report said, blaming the government’s “unwillingness to administer justice”. …

Karachi not dangerous city: US journalists

KARACHI: The port city of Pakistan is not a dangerous place at all but it is a city replete with life, spirit and activities as the hospitality of the Pakistani people has cast a lasting impression. These views were expressed by US journalists while talking to Pakistani media at a local hotel on Wednesday. The …