Two journalists gunned down two days apart in Punjab

first_img Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire October 10, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two journalists gunned down two days apart in Punjab PakistanAsia – Pacific Follow the news on Pakistan PakistanAsia – Pacific Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder January 28, 2021 Find out more News Organisation News Some of these attacks have been claimed by Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan, which said it was acting to combat the negative coverage it was getting from Express News and other media.But it is not just terrorists and gunmen that go after news media that tackle sensitive stories. Four Urdu-language newspapers including the Express were the target of a judicial investigation launched in April 2013 under the anti-terrorism law.Pakistan is ranked 158th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. Nadeem Haider, a reporter for the Urdu-language Daily Dunya, was gunned down in the Kaliki Mandi area of Hafizabad on 3 October by two men who then fled. Yaqoob Shehzad, a reporter for the Express News and Daily Express newspapers and president of the Hafizabad Press Club, was slain on 5 October.Although both journalists were clearly targeted, they had not had received any prior threats, their families say. Reporters Without Borders condemns the mounting death toll in Pakistan, which is one of the world’s deadliest countries for media personnel. The police are investigating the killings but have yet to identify those responsible.So far, the police have arrested a suspect in the Haider case. They have also produced facial composites of four suspects with the help of witnesses, and have recovered video recordings of Shehzad’s murder from security cameras.“We take note of the initial actions of the police,” said Benjamin Ismaïl, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Asia-Pacific desk.“Given the impunity usually enjoyed by those who kill Pakistani journalists, we urge the authorities to deploy all available resources in order to successfully complete these investigations. The effect of two more unpunished murders on Pakistan’s media profession would be dramatic and would lead to even more self-censorship.”Concern is growing about the climate of violence, one that is regularly punctuated by death threats, bombings and shootings and affects journalists, other media employees and families alike.The Express media group’s offices were attacked in August and December 2013, while many of its employees have been the targets of threats and shootings. Jamshed Baghwan, the Express News bureau chief in Peshawar, has been the target of three bombing attempts, the latest in July.center_img Two more journalists have been killed in Pakistan, bringing the number murdered since 28 August to four. The latest victims were gunned down two days apart in Hafizabad, in the southern province of Punjab. News June 2, 2021 Find out more April 21, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information RSF_en Receive email alerts News to go further Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalistslast_img read more

EXCLUSIVE: Behind-The-Scenes Of Pigeons Playing Ping Pong And Twiddle’s ‘Road To Red Rocks’ Run [Photos/Video]

first_imgEarlier this week, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong and Twiddle wrapped their “Road To Red Rocks” run of shows leading up to their co-headlining performance at Red Rocks Amphitheatre with the Kitchen Dwellers on Thursday, May 2nd. The brief run of shows throughout the midwest began on April 24th in Columbia, MO, following their appearance at Atlanta’s SweetWater 420 Fest on April 21st, and concluded with a performance in Omaha, NE on Sunday.Related: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Appear On Adult Swim’s ‘FishCenter’In the two days since, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong has shared a new video interview to their Facebook, which features singer/guitarist Greg Ormont and his friend/colleague Mihali of Twiddle, interrogating one another. The two spend the 14-minute video discussing all sorts of important matters, in addition to hinting at some surprises they may have coming up during their Red Rocks performance (spoiler: Greg enjoys eating a hearty salmon before shows). Fans can watch the two discuss food and plenty more in the video below:Greg Ormont and Mihali InterviewThroughout the “Road To Red Rocks” run, the two bands enlisted the help of a tour photographer to help document the musical shenanigans taking place both onstage and off. Fans can check out the exclusive gallery (and tour recap video!) below to see some of the moments captured by Dylan Langille.Pigeons Playing Ping Pong + Twiddle – “Road To Red Rocks” Recap VideoFans can also head to Pigeons Playing Ping Pongs website to purchase tickets to the Red Rocks performance on Thursday. For tickets and tour info for upcoming Twiddle performances, click here. Fans can also check out the pro-shot video of Twiddle’s 2018 Red Rocks performance, when they invited Phil and Grahame Lesh to the stage to help them perform a cover of “Shakedown Street” and more!Pigeons Playing Ping Pong & Twiddle | “Road To Red Rocks” Behind-The-Scenes | Photos: Dylan Langille Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Second Circuit board seat available

first_img January 15, 2005 Regular News Second Circuit board seat available Second Circuit board seat available Executive Director John F. Harkness, Jr., has announced a vacancy on the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar due to the retirement of Second Circuit board member Michael J. Glazer. Glazer has served on the board in Seat 2 since June of 1998. His current term as a board member does not expire until June of 2006. Pursuant to Rule 2-3.9, nominating petitions for the one-year vacancy must be filed with the office of the Executive Director on or before 5 p.m., Tuesday, February 15. If there is a contested race, election ballots will be mailed on or before March 1, and voted ballots must be received prior to midnight, March 21. Nominating petitions for the Second Circuit, Seat 2 vacancy must be signed by no fewer than five members in good standing whose official Bar address is in the Second Judicial Circuit. Nominating petition forms may be obtained by downloading from the Bar’s Web site,, or by writing or calling the Executive Director’s office at The Florida Bar, 651 East Jefferson Street, Tallahassee 32399-2300, telephone (850) 561-5759.last_img read more