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Q&A: Pakistan's Hamid Mir speaks about climate for press freedom following attack

The following is a 5 August 2014 CPJ Blog post by Bob Dietz, CPJ Asia Program Coordinator.

In April, Geo News senior anchor Hamid Mir was shot multiple times shortly after a CPJ delegation met with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who pledged to take several steps to improve journalist security. The investigation into the attack has yielded no accountability. And since the attack, two arrest warrants have been issued by courts in Quetta and Lahore against Mir, and Geo continues to face challenges.

This interview has been edited for clarity.

CPJ: Hamid, the three-member judicial commission looking into the attempt to kill you on April 19th 2014 was supposed to come up with its findings within three weeks. I know you appeared in front of the panel in Karachi and Islamabad several times, and submitted two affidavits. It's been almost three months now, when will the commission release its report? Is there dissension within the panel? Have their conclusions been repressed?

Read the interview on CPJ's site.

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