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Pakistan reporters live in fear of intelligence agents
Posted By -NO AUTHOR- On 12/27/2011 @ 7:16 pm In Front Page,World | No Comments
(DER SPIEGEL) — For the second year in a row, Reporters Without Borders has named Pakistan the most deadly country in the world for journalists. The biggest threat is not terrorists, but the intelligence service, a prominent talk show moderator alleges. The same man just received an ominous warning via text message.
Hamid Mir leans back in his office chair, staring at his moblie phone. “Afraid? Am I afraid?” he asks. He shakes his head back and forth. “It would be a lie to say no.” Since nearly midnight on Tuesday evening, his life has been turned upside down. His Blackberry rings, indicating he has received a text message. It reads, in broken English:
“I have not seen a real bastard than you. I wish somebody comes and strip you naked. I hope some Army man has not done real dirty with your dear ones.”
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