Pakistan: Journalist killed in Balochistan

Muneer Shakir, who worked for Online News Network and a Balochi television station called Sabzbaat, was killed on 14 August in Pakistan’s Balochistan province. The reason for his murder is still unclear. According to the Balochistan Union of Journalists (BUJ), Shakir is the sixth journalist to be killed in Pakistan in 2011. They also say that, despite reporting threats against journalists in provincial regions, no preventative action has been taken.