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Amnesty International Says Pakistani Journalists "Under Siege"

A recent journalist protest in Pakistan.
A recent journalist protest in Pakistan.
Amnesty International says journalists in Pakistan are "under siege."

In a report published April 30, the rights organization says journalists in the country live with the constant threat of violence from intelligence agencies, armed groups such as the Taliban, and even political parties.

The report also says Pakistani authorities have "almost completely failed" to stem attacks on the media or hold those responsible to account.

The report comes amid a dispute between Pakistan's military intelligence agency - the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) - and leading media group Jang over the shooting of top TV anchor Hamid Mir.

The ISI has faced accusations of complicity, which the ISI denies, in the attack on Mir, the host of prime time chat show "Capital Talk" on Jang's Geo TV station.
Based on reporting by AFP,