Syed Javid Nazir was a newspaper editor during the period of heavy controls on media in Pakistan, under military rule, in the 1980’s. He survived that but later ran foul of both religious groups, and the government, six years ago, after publishing a letter about Jewish-Islamic relations, written by a Jew. Mr Nazir fled to avoid gaol. Now a Senior Fellow at a University in Singapore, he reflects that exposure of government actions, by international media, helps to protect journalists from persecution.
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