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Muhammad Ziauddin

Muhammad Ziauddin is an elder statesman of Pakistani journalism, with a 45-year career behind him. He served as president of the South Asian Free Media Association from 2002 to 2006 and is now executive editor of TheExpress Tribune. Since its launch, the English-language newspaper has adopted an unflinchingly liberal tone, whether reporting on religious extremism or gay rights. This has earned it many critics. Last December, the staff were terrified by a grenade attack and brief shootout. In Karachi in January this year, three of them were shot dead in cold blood by a Taliban group unhappy with the paper’s editorial line.