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Radio Mashaal's reporting is constantly cited by leading international media. Its video coverage of an attack on a school in Peshawar on December 16, 2014 was carried by CNN, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Yahoo News, Fox-Video, and other outlets.
Updated: 26 March 2015
179.2 million (World Bank estimate, 2012)
Most Common Languages:
Punjabi, Sindhi, Siraiki, Pashto, Urdu
Press Freedom Index (Freedom House):
Not Free, ranked 141 out of 197 (2014)
Press Freedom Index (RSF):
159 out of 180 (2015)
Corruption Index (Transparency Int.):
126 out of 175 (2014)
Global Peace Index (IES):
154 out of 162 (2014)
Human Rights Watch:
Report on Pakistan (2013)
Pakistan Report (2013)
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