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Prominent Pakistani Journalist Absar Alam Shot and Injured

HeadlineApr 21, 2021

In Pakistan, veteran journalist Absar Alam was shot and wounded Tuesday while on a walk near his home in the capital Islamabad. Officials have launched an investigation into the attack, which the Pakistani minister of information condemned as an “assassination attempt.” Alam has been a longtime vocal critic of the country’s military. Journalists are routinely targeted in Pakistan, with news organizations facing censorship from the military and government. Reporters Without Borders recently ranked Pakistan near the very bottom out of 180 countries for press freedom.

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