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Hamid Mir shot, injured in Karachi

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KARACHI: Geo News senior anchorperson Hamid Mir was injured in a firing incident in Karachi on Saturday, Geo News reported. According to reports, unknown armed men ambushed Mir’s vehicle at Natha Khan bridge. He received bullet injuries and was shifted to a private hospital. Geo News reporter Afzal Nadeem Dogar said Hamid Mir was traveling […]

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Media content monitoring of three television networks Call for Proposals (Deadline extended to April 25 2014)

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF),one of the leading organizations in Pakistan, working on developing the standards of Pakistani media invites proposals from organizations with at least three years’ experience in content monitoring and analysis for conducting an ethical media content’ audit of three renowned television networks. PPF is a founding member of the Global Ethical Journalism […]

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In Pakistan, no taxation without investigation

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In Pakistan, reporting on the military intelligence services or insurgent groups or machinations within political parties is the normal grist for the media mill. A lot of the coverage relies on reporters with inside sources. The sources use the media as a battleground for their infighting, relying on sympathetic reporters to put forward their positions. […]

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Pemra chief ‘sacked’

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ISLAMABAD: The government on Thursday removed Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Chairman Chaudhry Abdul Rashid after a four-month confrontation with him. According to an order, President Mamnoon Hussain dismissed Chaudhry Rashid and the government claimed that it had followed the modus operandi ‘prescribed’ by the court to remove him. However, Chaudhry Rashid has decided […]

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Despite modest improvement, widespread impunity for killers of journalists in Pakistan: CPJ

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While Iraq topped the list of countries where killings of journalists go unscathed, Pakistan showed a modest improvement with the conviction of six men for the assassination of Wali Khan Babar. CPJ’s (Committee to Protect Journalists) 2014 Global Impunity Index, referring to Wali Khan Babr’s case, noted that Pakistan has shown improvement with regard to […]

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Ansar Abbasi gets more threats, another columnist warned

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ISLAMABAD: Amid government’s complete silence and FIA’s failure to track the faceless Internet thug “Khaki Power”, editor investigations of The News, Ansar Abbasi, has received a fresh email warning him “not to cross the red lines”. The “Khaki Power” using the same e-mail address –khaki@safe-mail.net — has also threatened another senior columnist, whom he told […]

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Bids for 3G, 4G licences surpass expectations: PTA

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ISLAMABAD: Following receipt of initial bids for 3G and 4G licences from mobile phone companies, the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) said on Tuesday it had received offers that surpassed its expectations. According to a PTA official, the regulator received four initial bids. The licences would go under the hammer next week. “It is refreshing to […]

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World Congress opens with calls for more press freedom

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CAPE TOWN (South Africa): International Press Institute (IPI), one of the world’s oldest global press freedom organisations, has expressed grave concern over recent threats to Pakistani media persons including senior journalists of The News and has urged the government to ensure protection of free speech in the country. “The recent threats to newsman will have […]

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Ansar Abbasi receives e-mail threat

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ISLAMABAD: Editor Investigations of The News Ansar Abbasi on Saturday received a threatening e-mail message from someone identifying himself as “Khaki Power” and threatening the senior journalist to “Behave” and “weigh the pros and cons” of his words. Received from “Khaki Power” via the email address “khaki@safe-mail.net”, the message clearly said: “This is not a […]

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