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Egypt: Dissolution Ultimatum for Independent Groups

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London: Independent organizations in Egypt face a looming crackdown, 45 international and national human rights groups from across the globe said today in a joint statement. The Egyptian Social Solidarity Ministry placed an advertisement in leading state newspaper Al-Ahram on July 18, 2014, giving all Egyptian and international nongovernmental organizations until September 2 to register […]

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Two Journalists, a media worker shot dead in Quetta

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Two journalists and an accountant were shot dead, when unidentified assailants attacked the offices of “Online” news agency on August 28, 2014 in Quetta, the capital of Balochistan province. Those killed included Irshad Mustoi, Bureau Chief, Abdul Rasool Khajjak, reporter and Muhammad Younas, accountant. They were working in their office when armed men barged in […]

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Plea against live TV coverage of PTI sit-in dismissed with fine

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday fined the Shuhada Foundation for filing a ‘frivolous’ petition against the live coverage of the ongoing ‘sit-in’ by the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI). Before dismissing the petition after initial hearing, Justice Athar Minallah directed the petitioner to deposit the fine amount of Rs5,000 with the missing persons’ non-governmental […]

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Several journalists attacked while covering ‘Freedom March’ in Pakistan

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New York: The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on all sides to respect the role of journalists and media workers covering an anti-government demonstration in Pakistan. Journalists from various news outlets have been attacked while covering the “Freedom March”, according to news reports. “We note that the organizers of the ‘Freedom March’ have condemned these […]

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Geo CEO rejects charge, terms it part of anti-Jang Group campaign

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KARACHI: Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Geo Mir Ibrahim-ur-Rahman totally rejected an allegation levelled against him by former additional secretary Election Commission of Pakistan Muhammad Afzal Khan on Sunday. He said this allegation seems to be part of the ongoing campaign against Geo and the Jang Group. Following is the text of his statement: Afzal […]

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Broadcast journalist attacked by angry PML-N activists

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RAWALPINDI: Angry protesters of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) attacked and beat up a journalist associated with a private television channel, while he was covering their protest rally near Faizabad on Thursday. According to the victim – Babar Malik from ARY News – he was covering the PML-N rally brought out by its local leaders […]

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Geo woman reporter attacked by PTI activists

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ISLAMABAD: The activists of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) one again manhandled a woman reporter of Geo TV while she was performing her professional duties on Thursday. The PTI workers threw empty bottles and batons on Geo TV’s DSNG two times in which the woman reporter Farhat Javed and other media staff were sitting to cover the […]

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Govt depts violating Right to Information Act

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LAHORE: A segment of the Punjab bureaucracy, at the first stage of implementation of the Punjab Transparency and Right to Information Act (2013), thwarted the efforts of the government to provide information to citizenry to have transparency in the system. The departments interpreted the act on their own and denied information, a petitioner said. Tariq […]

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Legal experts seek opening of Geo channels

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KARACHI: Noted legal experts say curbs on all Geo channels that have been in force for the past four months are illegal and called for their immediate opening.They said Geo News was their favorite channel and its unavailability was felt seriously. It is a contempt of court not to open the Geo News despite court […]

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