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SC resents non-appearance of channel’s CEO

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ISLAMABAD: While expressing annoyance on the absence of CEO of private TV channel (ARY TV) Salman Iqbal in the contempt of court case despite court order the Supreme Court remarked that it seemed that he (CEO) was not taking the court seriously. The three-member bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Justice Ejaz Ahmad Chaudhry, […]

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An Insider Account of Pakistani Censorship

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Imran Khan, Tahir ul Qadri, and the ISI [Inter-Services Intelligence] are our best friends,” our weekly editorial meeting at Pakistan’s Express Tribune was (jokingly) told on Aug. 13, 2014, a day before the two political leaders began their separate long marches from Lahore to Islamabad, and plunged the country into crisis. “We know it’s not […]

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Published Photographs Lead to Death Threats in Pakistan

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With the rise of extremist movements around the world, journalists have become prime targets in a war of communication both in the field and back at home, once their images have been published, as photographer Alixandra Fazzina learned this week. After five years of working in Pakistan documenting the intimate daily lives of women and […]

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Media can’t be given ‘licence to insult’, says SC judge

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By: Nasir Iqbal ISLAMABAD: A Supreme Court judge said on Thursday that institutions might be destroyed if the media was given a licence to insult, abuse or demean any judge at any time in whatever manner it liked. “Media has the right to criticise judgments of courts because when delivered they become public property, but […]

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Special fund for families of martyred journalists sought

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ISLAMABAD: Participants of a seminar on Wednesday demanded of the federal and provincial governments to arrest culprits involved in killing of 112 journalists across the country and establish special fund to provide financial assistance to the families of all of them who sacrificed their lives in pursuance of their professional duties. The seminar was held […]

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NA body seeks proposals to help families of slain journalists

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ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly standing committee on information and broadcasting on Tuesday directed the ministry to prepare proposals for the allocation of funds to help the families of journalists who lost their lives in the line of duty. The meeting of the committee was presided over by Marvi Memon. Secretary Information Mohammad Azam informed the […]

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Right to Information Bill 2014 will be presented to cabinet soon, says minister

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Pervez Rashid on Monday assured a Senate standing committee that the ‘Right to Information Bill 2014’ would be presented before the cabinet in its next meeting for approval. During the meeting of the Senate standing committee on information and broadcasting presided over by Senator Kamil Ali Agha, the members […]

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Journalist goes missing

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QUETTA: A journalist working for Pakistan Television and based in Dera Bugti went missing from Quetta last week. Imam Bukhsh, who works for a news agency, told reporters that his nephew Manzoor Ahmed Bugti reached Quetta from Dera Bugti on Nov 6 and went missing the following day. “Manzoor went somewhere in the car of […]

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Journalists covering terror incidents in KP to undergo psychotherapy

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PESHAWAR: Journalists and academia have agreed to jointly identify the traumatic conditions of media persons working in the war zones and work out the modalities to address these issues in the Competence and Trauma Centre for Journalists (CTCJ), to be inaugurated at the University of Peshawar shortly. The Peshawar Press Club (PPC) and Khyber Union […]

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