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More threats against Pakistani TV news anchor Hamid Mir

Excerpt of a 10 November 2014 CPJ Blog post by Bob Dietz, CPJ Asia Program Coordinator.

The well-known and controversial Pakistani television talk show host Hamid Mir survived a murder attempt on April 19, 2014 even though he was hit with six bullets--two of which are still in his body. "I can move, I can walk and I can talk, but I am still undergoing physiotherapy and taking medication," he emailed to a small group of associates, including CPJ, over the weekend.

But he was messaging for another reason. He says he is concerned because he received a new round of threats and denunciations related to his plans to attend an upcoming conference in Bangladesh of journalists, hosted by the Bangladeshi newspaper Prothom Alo. Under discussion will be the incidents of 1971, when Bangladesh began its break away from Pakistan, leading to a vicious and bloody secessionist war.

Read the full blog post on CPJ's site.

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