Pakistan and the Danger to Journalists

The execution murder of Syed Saleem Shahzad, one of the most respected journalists in Pakistan, spotlights the fact that the country has become the most dangerous in the world for reporters. The body of Shahzad, the bureau chief of Asia Times Online, was found May 31 in his car, 100 kilometers from where he had disappeared in Islamabad on May 29. Experienced reporters in Pakistan said the murder bore the hallmarks of Pakistan's feared Inter Services Intelligence agency, over his reporting that Al-Qaeda had infiltrated the Pakistani Navy.

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