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Journalists Killed in 2007 - Motive Confirmed: Zubair Ahmed Mujahid

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 2008
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 2007 - Motive Confirmed: Zubair Ahmed Mujahid, January 2008, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4e6496441c.html [accessed 20 August 2014]
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Jang
November 23, 2007, in Mirpur Khas, Pakistan

Mujahid, correspondent for the national Urdu-language daily Jang, was shot dead while traveling on a motorcycle with another journalist in the city of Mirpur Khas in the southern province of Sindh, according to local news reports. He was targeted by unidentified gunmen, also traveling by motorcycle.

Local journalists believed their colleague was slain because of his investigative reporting, according to Owais Aslam Ali, secretary-general of the local media group Pakistan Press Foundation. Mujahid was known for his critical writing on a variety of issues – including alleged mistreatment of the poor by local landlords and police – in his Jang weekly column, "Crime and Punishment." His coverage of alleged police brutality had led to arrests and suspensions of police officers, Ali told CPJ.

Mujahid was survived by a wife and four sons. No arrests were immediately reported.

Medium:Print
Job:Print Reporter
Beats Covered:Corruption, Crime
Gender:Male
Local or Foreign:Local
Freelance:No
Type of Death:Murder
Suspected Source of Fire:Government Officials
Impunity:Yes
Taken Captive:No
Tortured:No
Threatened:No

 

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