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Demo against beating of journalists

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Karachi: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists on Monday held a protest demonstration outside the press club against police action on journalists in front of Sindh High Court on May 23. Members of the Sindh Writers and Thinkers Forum and the civil society also joined in the protest. Addressing the protesters, the speakers strongly condemned […]

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CM orders inquiry into manhandling of journalists

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KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah on Sunday appointed DIG Traffic Dr Ameer Shaikh to investigate the incident in which journalists had been manhandled by police outside the Sindh High Court building on Saturday and submit a report to him in a week. The decision was taken during a meeting the chief minister […]

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Police beat up journalists

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KARACHI: Special Security Unit (SSU) of the police beat up journalists, reporters, photographers and cameramen when they were performing their professional duty outside the Sindh High Court (SHC) here on Saturday. The media personnel were covering appearance of former home minister Sindh Dr Zulfiqar Mirza at SHC for his bail application when they were subjected […]

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Journalists’ security top priority: Pervaiz

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Islamabad – Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage, Senator Pervaiz Rashid here on Friday said safety and security of journalists is top priority of the government. The minister was chairing the 3rd meeting of the ministerial committee constituted by the Prime Minister to address security related issues of the media houses. He said the […]

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GEO TV journalist forced to leave Peshawar after latest detainment

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The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) express deep concern at a series of incident leading to the forced displacement of a Peshawar-based journalist Rasool Dawar. Dawar, a special correspondent for Geo TV hailing from North Waziristan, left Peshawar in the last week stating that he […]

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PAKISTAN : Surviving a violent year

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The period under review has been bad for media in Pakistan. Between May 2014 and April 2015, the media in the country continued to face pressures from a variety of sources in line with the patterns from the preceding two years: from both State and non-State sources. However, media houses and media practitioners reported escalating […]

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Still missing: 20 days on, Ghotki police fail to recover kidnapped journalist

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SUKKUR: Ghotki Police have failed to recover the Mirpur Mathelo- based reporter, Hakim Abro, who was kidnapped from the limits of Sarhad police station on April 22. The Ghotki SSP had promised the protesting journalists that the abductee will be recovered shortly but there has been no success despite the lapse of 20 days. On […]

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CPJ troubled by report US spied on Al-Jazeera journalist in Pakistan

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New York, May 8, 2015–The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply troubled by a report that the U.S. National Security Agency carried out intensive surveillance of Al Jazeera’s Islamabad bureau chief, Ahmad Muaffaq Zaidan, based on suspicion that he was a member of Al-Qaeda. The Intercept reported today that the NSA’s information supporting its claim […]

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Reuters bureau chief ‘died of suffocation’

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ISLAMABAD: Forensic tests have revealed that former Reuters bureau chief in Pakistan, Maria Golovnina, died due to suffocation and found no indication of foul play. According to the Punjab Forensic Science Agency report seen by Dawn, no traces of poison were found in the samples sent for forensic tests. Ms Golovnina, 34, died on February […]

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