Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI)

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‘Worse day by day’: journalists speak out after Pakistani vlogger tortured
As Imran Khan’s government moves to outlaw virtually any criticism, media figures fear ‘darkest era’ of press freedom

Hannah Ellis-Petersen in Delhi and Guardian reporter in Islamabad

02, Jun, 2021 @12:41 PM

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Pakistan lifts travel ban on journalist whose scoop angered army
Cyril Almeida had been put on ‘exit control list’ following report about Pakistani army’s clandestine support for jihadi groups

Jon Boone in Islamabad

14, Oct, 2016 @3:52 PM

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Leading Pakistani journalist banned from leaving country
Curbs placed on Cyril Almeida days after he reported on showdown between PM and spy chief over jihadi groups in Pakistan

Jon Boone in Islamabad

10, Oct, 2016 @10:24 PM

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Khaled al-Asaad's enthusiasm for Palmyra was inextinguishable
The keeper of the Middle East department at the British Museum recounts memories of his friend, a Syrian scholar murdered by Islamic State militants

Jonathan Tubb

19, Aug, 2015 @4:54 PM

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Iran fears Isis militants are part of wider Sunni backlash
With Islamic State militants just kilometres from the country’s western border, and increasingly radical anti-Shia militants to the east in Pakistan, Gareth Smyth examines Iran’s Sunni problem

Gareth Smyth for Tehran Bureau

18, Nov, 2014 @5:00 AM

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Can General Rizwan Akhtar clean up Pakistan’s notorious ISI spy agency?
High hopes for new chief of ISI, which has long been a law unto itself in the murky world of the Taliban, political gangs and mafias

Jon Boone in Islamabad

30, Sep, 2014 @4:26 PM

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Pakistani TV news channel ordered off air after criticising spy agency
Regulator suspends Geo News's broadcasting licence and fines station for defaming Inter-Services Intelligence chief

Jon Boone in Lahore

06, Jun, 2014 @4:12 PM

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Geo TV owners print front-page apology to Pakistan's ISI spy chief
Move comes in week regulators rule on coverage that include claims Zaheer-ul-Islam behind attempt on life of star journalist

Jon Boone in Islamabad

26, May, 2014 @3:09 PM

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Bid to take Pakistan's Geo TV off the air fails

Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority disowns decision by its own members to suspend Geo TV's licenses

Jon Boone in Lahore

20, May, 2014 @7:54 PM

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Pakistan's spy agency ISI accused of kidnapping and killing journalists
Amnesty International details journalists' claims of harassment, intimidation and attacks at the hands of military intelligence

Jon Boone in Islamabad

29, Apr, 2014 @11:01 PM

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Geo TV's face-off with ISI spy agency – a subplot of a larger tussle in Pakistan

Risky gamble by media group sign of shifting power in country where once unassailable military being increasingly challenged

Jon Boone in Islamabad

27, Apr, 2014 @1:11 PM

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The Hamid Mir case: 'In Pakistan, they used to censor journalists – now they shoot us'

On Saturday in Karachi, one of Pakistan's most famous journalists survived being shot six times. Soon after, the TV news channel he works for blamed the feared Inter-Services Intelligence agency for the attack. Author Mohammed Hanif reports on a fourth estate under siege

Mohammed Hanif

23, Apr, 2014 @6:05 PM

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