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Asian Development Bank
ADB is an international development finance institution whose mission is to help its developing member countries reduce poverty and improve the quality of life of their people.
Economic Cooperation Organization
Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) is an intergovernmental regional organization established in 1985 by Iran, Pakistan and Turkey for the purpose of promoting economic, technical and cultural cooperation among the member stat...
Embassy Row
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International Crisis Group
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Partners in Population and Development
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South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation
The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) was established when its Charter was formally adopted on December 8, 1985 by the Heads of State or Government of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and...
United Nations
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Wikileaks
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News Releases

Another brutal year for journalists in Pakistan
2015-01-06
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) express deep concerns over the miserable condition of journalists in the country as the IFJ's ann...
Censorship not a solution to terrorism, IFJ & Pakistan media reject guidelines
2015-01-21
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) expresses its strong concern over new press guidelines for Pakistan's television and print media.
Deadly week for media in Pakistan - two journalists killed in KP province
2016-01-22
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) condemn the killing of two journalists in the past week in the troubled Khyber-Pakh...
Female journalist attacked covering political protests in Pakistan
2014-12-19
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is concerned by the growing number of attacks against female journalists in Pakistan in recent months. On December 8, 2014, a female journalist was at...
First Journalist Killed in 2014: IFJ Condemns Murder of Pakistan Journalist Shan Dahar
2014-01-05
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists has called on authorities in Pakistan to carry out an immediate investigation into the murder of journalist Shan Dahar (Odhor) in the Badha area of the coun...
Global Press Freedom Declines in Every Region for First Time Israel, Italy and Hong Kong Lose Free Status
2009-05-02
Freedom House
Journalists faced an increasingly grim working environment in 2008, with global press freedom declining for a seventh straight year and deterioration occurring for the first time in every region, acco...
IFJ Calls for Prompt Inquiry into Murder of Senior Journalist in Pakistan
2010-09-21
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today called on Pakistani authorities to launch an immediate inquiry in the murder of Mujeebur Rehman Saddiqui, senior correspondent of Daily Pakistan...
IFJ calls on Pakistan government, political parties to respect media rights
2014-09-08
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today issued letters to Pakistan’s Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, and opposition leaders Imran Khan, of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Dr Muhamma...
IFJ Condemns Murderous Attacks on Journalists in Pakistan
2009-02-19
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists is shocked and horrified at the murder of Musa Khankhel, a reporter for The News International daily and Geo News channel, in the Matta sub-division of the ...
IFJ condemns political cadre rampage against reporters in Pakistan
2014-12-19
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) strongly condemn the attacks against journalists by the protestors of the Pakistan Teheek-e-Insaf...
IFJ Demands Pakistan Bring Journalist’s Killers to Justice
2011-06-01
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) and journalists around the world in condemning in the strongest terms the brutal murder of jour...
IFJ Launches Emergency Appeal for Pakistani Journalists
2009-05-26
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is launching an emergency appeal to provide emergency financial support to more than 100 journalists and their families who were forced to flee the in...
IFJ Launches New Campaign in Iraq, Pakistan and Russia to End Impunity for Violence in Journalism
2013-11-06
International Federation of Journalists
With International Day against Impunity one month away, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has today written to the leaders of Iraq, Russia and Pakistan to urge them and their governmen...
IFJ and SAMSN call on Pakistan Prime Minister to end culture of impunity
2014-10-31
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the South Asian Media Solidarity Network (SAMSN) have joined the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) in marking November 2 as a National ...
IFJ urges Imran Khan to call for end to attacks on media
2014-12-19
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has urged Imran Khan, the leader of one of Pakistan's opposition parties, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI), to stop attacks against journalists dur...
Journalist detained for reporting on political corruption in Pakistan
2014-10-31
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) express concerns over the detention of a senior journalist and blogger in tribal ar...
More websites blocked at government's behest
2009-01-08
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns the directive issued by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority to Internet Service Providers instructing them to block access to 6 web pages on the grounds they a...
New code of conduct lets Pakistani journalists ... censor themselves
2015-09-09
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is concerned about the restrictive nature of a new code of conduct for radio and TV stations that was drafted by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA), a...
Pakistan issues restrictive Code of Conduct for Electronic Media
2015-08-29
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) in expressing serious concerns over restrictive provisions of the newly introduce...
Pakistan media staff injured as TV vans attacked
2014-12-04
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) strongly condemn the attacks on Digital Satellite News Gathering (DSNG) equipment of various tele...
Pakistan suspends ARY News TV licence
2014-10-24
International Federation of Journalists and Pakistan Federal Union of Journ
in strongly critcising the decision by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PERMA) to suspend the broadcasting license of ARY News TV channel
Pakistan: Press freedom activist attacked in Lahore
2009-02-19
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders voices its supports for journalist Imtiaz Alam, the secretary general of the South Asia Free Media Association (SAMFA), a regional press freedom group, who was attacked in La...
Pakistani journalist killed in his home
2015-06-30
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) deplores the brutal murder of a Pakistani journalist in Jaffarabad in Balochistan province on Sunday June 28. The IFJ calls on the Pakistani governmen...
Police withdraw protection to senior journalists' leader despite threats for life
2014-12-19
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) expresses its serious concerns towards the safety of the senior leader of the IFJ affiliate, the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), in Laho...
Press Freedom Under Fire in South Asia, 2008-09
2009-05-02
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) & South Asia Media Solidarity
The seventh annual report on press freedom in South Asia documents alarming trends in working conditions for journalists.
Reporter shot and killed in Rawalpindi
2009-03-30
Committee to Protect Journalists
Pakistani authorities must not allow Thursday's shooting death of veteran Pakistani reporter Raja Assad Hameed in Rawalpindi go uninvestigated and unprosecuted, the Committee to Protect Journalists sa...
Several journalists attacked while covering Freedom March in Pakistan
2014-08-28
Committee to Protect Journalists
Committee to Protect Journalists calls on all sides to respect the role of journalists and media workers covering an anti-government demonstration in Pakistan. Journalists from various news outlets ha...
Shooting attacks on media personnel leave two dead, two wounded
2015-09-09
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is appalled by a spate of attacks on media personnel in Pakistan that has left two dead and two wounded in the past 24 hours.
Supreme Court of Pakistan to indict TV chief and anchor for contempt
2014-10-20
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) in expressing deep concern over the legal course against ARY News channel's CEO and its anchor ...
TV office attacked in Islamabad
2016-01-22
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemns the attack on the Islamabad office of the Pakistani television channel ARY News on Wednesday, January 13, 2016. The IFJ demands an immediate ...
World condemns impunity while another Pakistan assassination takes toll to 14
2014-11-07
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) deplore the brutal assassination of a journalist in Sindh province yesterday and de...

Sources Select Resources

Against Fundamentalism and Imperialism - Review
Against The Current vol. 161
Usmani, Adaner
Article
2012
Against The Current
A view of the inside forces in Pakistan.
Censorship not a solution to terrorism, IFJ & Pakistan media reject guidelines
Sources News Release
Article
2015
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) expresses its strong concern over new press guidelines for Pakistan's television and print media.
Connexions Library: Central and South Asia Focus
Website
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on central and southern Asia.
Covering Pakistan: How Journalists and Experts Reproduce Empire
Tahir, Madiha R.
Article
2010
Left Turn
It appears irrelevant to many policymakers, journalists, and people in the US generally that Pakistan has, for example, peasants, unions, working-class politics, LGBTQ organizations, feminist groups—t...
First Journalist Killed in 2014: IFJ Condemns Murder of Pakistan Journalist Shan Dahar
Sources News Release
Article
2014
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists has called on authorities in Pakistan to carry out an immediate investigation into the murder of journalist Shan Dahar (Odhor) in the Badha area of the coun...
Global Press Freedom Declines in Every Region for First Time Israel, Italy and Hong Kong Lose Free Status
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Freedom House
Journalists faced an increasingly grim working environment in 2008, with global press freedom declining for a seventh straight year and deterioration occurring for the first time in every region, acco...
IFJ calls on Pakistan government, political parties to respect media rights
Sources News Release
Article
2014
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today issued letters to Pakistan’s Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, and opposition leaders Imran Khan, of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Dr Muhamma...
IFJ Condemns Murderous Attacks on Journalists in Pakistan
Sources News Release
Article
2009
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists is shocked and horrified at the murder of Musa Khankhel, a reporter for The News International daily and Geo News channel, in the Matta sub-division of the ...
IFJ Launches Emergency Appeal for Pakistani Journalists
Sources News Release
Article
2009
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is launching an emergency appeal to provide emergency financial support to more than 100 journalists and their families who were forced to flee the in...
IFJ Launches New Campaign in Iraq, Pakistan and Russia to End Impunity for Violence in Journalism
Sources News Release
Article
2013
International Federation of Journalists
With International Day against Impunity one month away, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has today written to the leaders of Iraq, Russia and Pakistan to urge them and their governmen...
IFJ and SAMSN call on Pakistan Prime Minister to end culture of impunity
Sources News Release
Article
2014
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the South Asian Media Solidarity Network (SAMSN) have joined the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) in marking November 2 as a National ...
Journalist detained for reporting on political corruption in Pakistan
Sources News Release
Article
2014
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) express concerns over the detention of a senior journalist and blogger in tribal ar...
Militants Destroy Journalists' Houses in Pakistan
Article
2009
Asia Media Forum
Despite government high claims of clearing the area of militants, militants have started attacking journalists# houses in the Buner district of northwestern Pakistan.
More websites blocked at government's behest
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns the directive issued by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority to Internet Service Providers instructing them to block access to 6 web pages on the grounds they a...
Most US drone strikes in Pakistan attack houses
Drone strikes in Pakistan
Ross, Alice K; Serle, Jack
Article
2014
The Bureau of Investigative Journalism
Domestic buildings have been hit by drone strikes more than any other type of target in the CIA’s 10-year campaign in the tribal regions of northern Pakistan, new research reveals.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - March 5, 2016
International Women's Day
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Connexions
In this issue of Other Voices, we mark International Women's Day. An article written by Alexandra Kollontai in 1920 talks about the early history of this event, which grew out of a proposal put forwar...
Pakistan: Intelligence agency sought to tap all communications traffic, documents reveal
Rice, Mathew
Article
2015
Privacy International
Every government seems to want to spy in Pakistan. The US National Security Agency (NSA) tapped the fibre optic cables landing in Karachi, among others, and used 55 million phone records harvested fro...
Pakistan: 'Son, you brought electricity to the village and added 15 years to my life'
Vidal,John
Article
2015
The Guardian
A micro-hydro programme bringing sustainable energy to a region of Pakistan ravaged by conflict and floods has won an Ashden award for lighting the future.
Pakistan suspends ARY News TV licence
Sources News Release
Article
2014
International Federation of Journalists and Pakistan Federal Union of Journ
in strongly critcising the decision by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PERMA) to suspend the broadcasting license of ARY News TV channel
Pakistan: Press freedom activist attacked in Lahore
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders voices its supports for journalist Imtiaz Alam, the secretary general of the South Asia Free Media Association (SAMFA), a regional press freedom group, who was attacked in La...
Pakistani journalist Muhammud Rasool Dawar under threat
Dietz, Bob
Article
2015
Comittee to Protect Journalists
War correspondence has always been difficult. This is even more the case for journalists embedded with the Pakistani Army who are expected to do their job amidst heavy censorship and treats from crimi...
Pakistani Journalists Left in Limbo Amid Vicious Media War
Jamil, Sana
Article
2015
Global Voices
Pakistani journalists working for BOL Network, a Pakistani media outlet co-owned by journalists, protest against the license cancellation of this organization. Protesters complain against violations o...
Press Freedom Under Fire in South Asia, 2008-09
Sources News Release
Article
2009
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) & South Asia Media Solidarity
The seventh annual report on press freedom in South Asia documents alarming trends in working conditions for journalists.
Several journalists attacked while covering Freedom March in Pakistan
Sources News Release
Article
2014
Committee to Protect Journalists
Committee to Protect Journalists calls on all sides to respect the role of journalists and media workers covering an anti-government demonstration in Pakistan. Journalists from various news outlets ha...
The Struggle in Balochistan
Against The Current vol. 161
Usmani, Adaner
Article
2012
Against The Current
The complicated situation that is modern Pakistan.
Supreme Court of Pakistan to indict TV chief and anchor for contempt
Sources News Release
Article
2014
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) in expressing deep concern over the legal course against ARY News channel's CEO and its anchor ...
TV office attacked in Islamabad
Sources News Release
Article
2016
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemns the attack on the Islamabad office of the Pakistani television channel ARY News on Wednesday, January 13, 2016. The IFJ demands an immediate ...
US drone strikes kill 28 unknown people for every intended target
Article
2014
Reprieve
US drone strikes in Yemen and Pakistan have killed as many as 1,147 unknown people in failed attempts to kill 41 named individuals, a report by human rights charity Reprieve has found.
World condemns impunity while another Pakistan assassination takes toll to 14
Sources News Release
Article
2014
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) deplore the brutal assassination of a journalist in Sindh province yesterday and de...

Sources Bookshelf

Press for Conversion #47
March 2002
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2002
This issue begins with a series of articles examining the historical context of the conflict between India and Pakistan.
So Much Aid, So Little Development
Stories from Pakistan
Altaf, Samia
Book
2011
An explanation of why so much international aid gets "wasted", with a focus on Pakistan.

Government Ministries & Agencies

Canadian International Development Agency
Mandate: "Supporting sustainable development, reducing poverty and providing humanitarian assistance in order to promote a more secure, equitable and prosperous world."


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