Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Media freedoms in Pakistan

This via the Committee to protect journalists

We released this statement after Dawn newspaper columnist Kamran Shafi said today that his house had been sprayed with machine gun fire on the night of November 27, in Rawalpindi...

“CPJ condemns this attack on such a prominent Pakistani journalist,” said Bob Dietz, CPJ Asia program coordinator. “Pakistan’s media environment is declining rapidly as a consequence of the political and military strife erupting under the government of President Asif Ali Zardari. Local and foreign journalists are coming under threat from all sides to the country’s many conflicts. Increasingly, Pakistan’s free press is under a threat almost as menacing as that under former president Pervez Musharraf ,” added Dietz.

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