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#WEWANTCHANGE: Five issues, five voices

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VIENNA, Oct 30, 2014 – Criminal defamation laws, the imprisonment of journalists, violent attacks on journalists, endemic impunity for such crimes and a spate of emerging restrictions on digital journalism are the five greatest challenges to press freedom around the world, the International Press Institute (IPI) said today as it launched its new campaign #WEWANTCHANGE. […]

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Journalists killed with impunity as world watches, says CPJ report

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WASHINGTON: In the past 10 years, 370 journalists have been murdered around the world and governments have failed to take meaningful action to protect them, says a report by the US-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). Elisabeth Witchel, lead author of the report, warns that “the unchecked, unsolved murders of journalists who seek to inform […]

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Copies of Dawn torched in Sukkur

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SUKKUR: Activists of Jeay Sindh and some other nationalist parties torched copies of Dawn newspaper outside the press club here on Sunday in protest against a report on the newspaper’s website. Dawn.com usually carries reaction and comments of readers on reports about different events. Because of the torching of Dawn’s copies the newspaper could not […]

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PFUJ concerned over channels’ closure in Karachi

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ISLAMABAD: Denouncing closure of a channel in Karachi, Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) Sunday asked Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) to seek pardon for this illegal act within 24 hours.If it fails to say sorry, the press clubs and media organisations will organise protest demonstrations against it, PFUJ stated.PFUJ President Muhammad Afzal Butt and its […]

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Television news channels go off air in Karachi for 6 hours

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Transmission of several television news channels went off air for about six hours on afternoon of Saturday October 25, 2014 in Karachi and the other part of the Sindh province after threats were received by unidentified men on telephone to some cable operators. Without naming any political party, the Cable Operators Association President Khalid Arain […]

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Co-accused acquitted in Daniel Pearl case

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HYDERABAD: An anti-terrorist court (ATC) in Hyderabad on Thursday evening acquitted Qari Hashim, a co-accused in the Daniel Pearl kidnapping-cum-murder case, for lack of evidence during an inside jail trial. Hashim was arrested in August 2005 in conjunction with the kidnapping and was locked up in Hyderabad’s central prison. Defence counsel Sher Mohammad Leghari had […]

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ARY News back on air after SHC stay

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ISLAMABAD: The management of ARY News has obtained stay order from the Sindh High Court against the suspension of its licence by Pemra and the channel is back on air. After the court’s directives, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) issued a notification on Wednesday, withdrawing its earlier order that had suspended the channel […]

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Channel owner, anchor, producer appear in court

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LAHORE: A five-member Lahore High Court bench on Tuesday directed anchorperson Mubasher Lucman and ARY programme Khara Sach producer Rao Qaisar to appear in the court in person on October 24 and submit their written replies. A larger bench, headed by Justice Syed Mazahir Ali Akbar Naqvi, and comprising Justice Syed Iftikhar Hussain Shah, Justice […]

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Besides suspension ARY News fined Rs 10 mn

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has directed the cable operators to suspend the transmissions of ARY News, while it has also asked the channel to pay a fine of Rs 10 million, ARY News reported. According to details, PEMRA asked cable operators to suspend the transmissions of ARY News for a period of […]

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