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Pakistan Taliban's anger with media coverage expressed in message to CPJ

A black Jihad flag, handcuffs and chains are displayed in a house used by Taliban militants as a prison after a military operation against the militants in the town of Miranshah in North Waziristan, 9 July 2014
A black Jihad flag, handcuffs and chains are displayed in a house used by Taliban militants as a prison after a military operation against the militants in the town of Miranshah in North Waziristan, 9 July 2014

REUTERS/Maqsood Mehdi

The following is a 4 August 2014 CPJ Blog post by Bob Dietz, CPJ Asia Program Coordinator.

CPJ received an email message from the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan-- the Pakistan Taliban--this morning [4 August 2014]. Signed by the "Media commission, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan Mohmand agency," the message was addressed to CPJ and our colleagues at Reporters Without Borders.

The message is headlined, "The Global war of ideologies and the behavior of media: To the heads and members of the organizations working for the rights of media members around the world" and lays out the TTP's anger with Pakistani media coverage of the military's anti-insurgency campaign in Waziristan, ongoing since early June.

Read the full blog post on CPJ's site.

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