Posts Tagged ‘ Saleem Shahzad ’

Pakistan’s journalists abandoned by the courts

Jan 13th, 2012 | By | Category: Uncategorized

This week marked a dark day in the history of Pakistani journalism. The last refuge of justice in our country closed the door to the journalist community, and sent a message loud and clear that Pakistan’s journalists have no rights when faced with threats from powerful quarters. We are referring, of course, to the judicial […]



Is American preparing war against Pakistan? Latest conspiracy theory in The News

Jul 23rd, 2011 | By | Category: Conspiracy Theories, The News

This has been an inauspicious year for Pakistan. Governor of Punjab and a Cabinet Minister assassinated. World’s most wanted terrorist discovered living in Abbottabad. PNS Mehran attacked by Taliban militants. Karachi enflamed by target killings. Clearly this all points to one possible outcome…war with America? That’s right. According to Aijaz Zaka Syed, Pakistan is the […]



Conspiracy theories and hate speech in the media

Jun 29th, 2011 | By | Category: Conspiracy Theories, The Nation

In The Nation this week, senior journalist and project consultant/editor at Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) Ghani Jafar approaches a worthwhile subject – media used for propaganda in Pakistan. But instead of a serious investigation of the issue, readers are spoon fed tired conspiracy theories and hate speech. Allegedly an examination of American influence […]



Is Media Freedom a Cruel Hoax?

Jun 2nd, 2011 | By | Category: Censorship

In 2009, Kamran Shafi’s home was strafed with gunfire after he was warned not to report about security agencies. In 2010, Umar Cheema was abducted and tortured. Umar Cheema was lucky – he survived. In 2011, Saleem Shahzad was abducted and tortured to death, his body dumped on a canal bank in Mandi Bahauddin. None […]



Remembering a Colleague

May 31st, 2011 | By | Category: Uncategorized

Today we mourn the loss of a colleague Syed Saleem Shahzad whose body was found in Sarai Alamgir on Tuesday. Innallila wa innalaha rajaoon. This tragedy is sadly reflective not only of the conditions in the country, but the particularly dangerous conditions for journalists who risk their very lives to shine a light on the […]



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