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‘More journalists killed in Pakistan than any other democracy’

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ISLAMABAD: For a democratic country, Pakistan ranks worryingly high when it comes to the number of attacks on journalists. Even though it is much better off than countries such as Iraq, Syria or Somalia that are torn apart by civil war and internal strife, Pakistan’s numbers of violence against journalists are comparable to these countries, […]

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2014 worst year in history of Pakistani media

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PESHAWAR: The year 2014 was the worst ever in the history of Pakistan for the media with the highest number of casualties – 14 journalists, media assistants and a blogger got killed for their work and dozens injured, kidnapped and intimidated, reveals an annual media trends monitoring and analysis report issued by Freedom Network, Pakistan. […]

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PCOMS, CPDI to host conference

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Coalition on Media Safety (PCOMS) and the Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives (CPDI) are hosting a two-day international conference on January 27-28 to discuss the issue of impunity and growing insecurity of journalists in Pakistan. Pakistan is one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists and over a […]

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CPNE delegation meets DG Rangers Sindh

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KARACHI: A high-level delegation of the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) held a meeting with Director General Rangers Sindh Major General Bilal Akbar at Rangers Headquarters here on Thursday. Apart from overall law and order situation in Karachi city, the delegation also discussed the raid at the house of Resident Editor of Nawa-i-Waqt Saeed […]

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Blocking the internet

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If there is a single entity that has the capacity to frighten the living daylights out of virtually any government on the planet, it is the internet. Governments often seek to limit access to the World Wide Web, and have gone as far as developing their own versions of the internet that serves just their […]

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Freedom of expression shouldn’t be misused: Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is asking the Ummah to unite and sue the French magazine, Charlie Hebdo, which continues to offend the Muslims, by moving court against the publication and also seek an apology from it. Pakistan, while strongly condemning the publication of the blasphemous caricatures in the French magazine, according to the spokesperson at the Foreign […]

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CPNE criticises Rangers raid on Nawa-i-Waqt editor’s house

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KARACHI: The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors has condemned a raid by Rangers on the house of Saeed Khawar, Resident Editor of Nawa-i-Waqt. According to a statement issued by the CPNE on Monday, a meeting of the council expressed solidarity with Mr Khawar and called upon the director general of Pakistan Rangers, Sindh, to investigate […]

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The goldmine of free expression

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We come into this world crying, and by that we are marked as healthy. We leave it with our last words imparting whatever final wisdom they can to those who matter to us. In those moments, expression is free and fearless. All our lives, the desire to express what we feel even if — sometimes […]

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PFUJ seeks say in code of conduct for media

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) will stage a protest march from the Parliament House to the Prime Minister Office today (Saturday) against non-representation of the journalists associations in the committee constituted to prepare code of conduct for media. The protest march would start from the Parliament House at 2 pm and it would […]

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