The Press Tribune newspaper was supposed to be a voice for liberal Pakistanis who’d had it with their country’s Islamist thugs. A partner of the New York Times, the Tribune launched four years ago, covering topics that most of the country’s conservative-leaning press wouldn’t touch.
It was a brave initiative, and eventually, the Pakistani Taliban responded the only way it knows how. With bullets.
Six weeks ago, three employees of the media group that owns the Press Tribune were shot to death. Not surprisingly,
The attack was later claimed by the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), a large coalition of militant groups, which accused the media group of disseminating anti-Taliban propaganda.