Monthly Archives: August 2009

Pakistan Newspaper ‘Forced to Close’

By Zafar Iqbal The IFJ says ‘harassment and intimidation’ by military forces are continuing to ‘lay siege’ to two more newspapers in Quetta city of Balochistan province. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) says it is shocked at the development. RSF says … Continue reading

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Media Repression in Iran

By Zafar Iqbal Iran is amongst those unfortunate countries of the Middle East where authoritarian regimes frequently use unyielding measures to gag the press in order to prevent free flow of information. Media watchdog Reporters without Borders Press Freedom Index … Continue reading

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Afghan journalist shot dead in Pakistan

By ZafarIqbal An Afghan television journalist has been shot dead and his colleague severely wounded as they were travelling in the Khyber Agency region of [[Pakistan]]. Three masked gunmen opened fire on a minibus carrying Janullah Hashim Zada, bureau chief … Continue reading

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