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Pakistani Editors use Whatsapp group to keep journalists safe

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At least 71 media professionals were killed on the job last year, but their stories weren’t always reported. High-profile cases usually do get a lot of media attention, but the vast majority of killings involve local journalists. A group of Pakistani editors found a unique way to keep journalists safe by using media attention. Zaffar […]

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Firing at news channel office

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LAHORE: Two motorcyclists opened fire at the office of a private news channel on Jail Road on Sunday evening. No one was hurt in the incident and three empty shells were recovered from outside the office of City 42. The channel aired a report about the incident alleging that police officials sitting in a van […]

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Seven media personnel seriously injured in baton charge by police and paramilitary Rangers

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Seven media personnel were seriously injured in baton charge by law-enforcement agencies on February 2, 2016 while covering the protest demonstration by state owned Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) against the planned privatization of the national airlines. Shots were fired during the protest demonstration in which two employees of PIA lost their lives. Eye witnesses said […]

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A gay kiss in China led to this in Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — As in many Islamic countries, it’s common to see young men walking down the streets here in Pakistan holding hands or warmly greeting each other with a hug. But on Friday, the local publisher of the International New York Times decided a photograph of a man in China giving his boyfriend a […]

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50pc MPs do not attend Sindh Assembly session, moot told

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There is urgent need to implement rules of procedure and conduct of business in Sindh Assembly and establish such a mechanism that could increase citizens’ interests in their representatives’ activities. Addressing the session on citizens action for democratic governance in Pakistan, consultative session on model rules of business of Sindh Assembly with Legislatives Governance Support […]

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Pakistani journalists, activists faced increasing hostility in 2015: HRW

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Journalists and activists in Pakistan faced an increasingly hostile climate in 2015 due to harassment, threats and violence from both the state and militant groups, according to Human Rights Watch report released on Wednesday. In the 659-page World Report 2016, which has reviewed human rights practices in more than 90 countries, HRW says the government […]

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11 including journalist killed in Jamrud blast

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At least 11 people, including an official of local traditional (Khasadar) force and a journalist, were killed and over 30 others injured as a bomber rammed his explosive-laden bike into the vehicle of the patrolling tribal force in Wazir Dhand area of Jamrud, Khyber Agency on Tuesday. Out of the total 11 victims, two have […]

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One injured in a hand grenade attack by Islamic State on office of television channel

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Video editor of “ARY News” television channel was injured in attacked by militants of Islamic State (IS) on January 13, in Islamabad the capital of Pakistan. The attackers on a motorcycle hurled a hand grenade and fired shots at the office. The security guard tried to catch the attackers but not succeeded. Omar Hayat, a […]

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Rangers raid The Nation resident editor’s house

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Islamabad: Rangers officials raided the house of Salman Masood The Nation’s Resident Editor in Islamabad earlier this morning looking to search the premises. The officials arrived without any documents or warrant and said that a “terrorist search operation is underway”. A civilian man among the officials said he is from the “intelligence” without revealing his […]

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