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Social media gives voice to Parachinar protesters

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PESHAWAR: After blackout by mainstream electronic media, the social media became voice for the protesters, who were mourning as well as asking the government some serious questions about their security following Friday’s massacre that killed 72 and injured more than 300 in Parachinar, Kurram Agency. “The protesters, who staged sit-in after the twin blasts, decried […]


Senior journalist murdered in Karachi

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KARACHI: A senior journalist, who had been living alone after retirement from Nawa-i-Waqt newspaper, was murdered during Eid holidays in the city, officials said on Wednesday. Zeba Burney, wife of late journalist Naeem Qamar, was found dead inside her flat in Khudadad Colony on Monday morning, Jamshed SP Dr Rizwan Ahmed said. Her body was […]


Pakistan: Journalist picked up by paramilitary forces without warrant for critical posts on Facebook

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On June 25, Zafar Achakzai, a journalist working for Daily “Qudrat”, was abducted by men in plain clothes from his home in Quetta the capital of Pakistan’s restive province of Balochistan.  Achakzai’s whereabouts remain unknown though local journalists believe he was  picked up by the paramilitary Frontier Corps. According to local journalists Achakzai was picked up for the comments he […]


Channel asked to apologise for airing remarks against Sarfraz

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ISLAMABAD: The Pak­is­­tan Electronic Media Reg­ulatory Authority (Pemra) has directed the management of Samaa TV to tender an apology to Sarfraz Ahmed, the Pakistan cricket captain, and viewers over the airing of remarks by former cricketer Aamer Sohail against him during a programme, Mission Oval, before the final of the Champions Trophy. “The management is […]


Case against 39 UAF employees for torture of journalists

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FAISALABAD: The Civil Lines police on Thursday night registered a case against 39 University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) officials including director student affairs, security head, principal officer public relations, security officer and guards for torturing journalists a few days ago. The name of UAF Vice-Chancellor Dr Iqrar Ahmed is not part of the FIR as […]


Pemra directs private TV, host to apologise to viewers

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has directed the management of TV One and host of the programme “Ishq Ramzan” Sahir Lodhi to tender apology to viewers for airing controversial remarks about the Founder of Pakistan, Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. The management of the TV channel has been directed to specifically mention compliance […]


Journalists demand action against security guards

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FAISALABAD: Journalists Wednesday took out a protest rally against the excesses of University of Agriculture Faisalabad’s security guards who beat TV channel cameramen and reporters a day before. The journalists from electronic and print media on Thursday were taking photographs of a protest launched by six rusticated students in front of the University of Agriculture. […]


Violence against journalists

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In a society where a culture of violence and machismo seems to have become entrenched, journalists whose job it is to report on events and developments both positive and otherwise can often find themselves in a difficult situation. This was again illustrated by a couple of incidents that transpired earlier this week. At the University of […]


Twitter and Pakistani politicians

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There are approximately three to four million Twitter users in Pakistan and a significant percentage of them actively use the platform to air their political views. While Twitter has become a part and parcel of Pakistani politics, it might be interesting and insightful to compare which politician is making the best use of this highly […]


PFUJ rejects govt’s proposed draft of Journalists Protection Bill 2017

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) out rightly rejected the proposed final draft of the journalists Protection and Welfare Bill, 2017 as neither it provided protection framework for journalists nor any punishment for those involved in killing of journalists. “This is a sham bill aimed at befooling the journalist community as well as […]


No case in attack on journalists

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FAISALABAD: An application has been submitted with the Civil Lines police for registration of a case against the vice chancellor, security head, principle officer public relations and the security guards of the University of Agriculture Faisalabad in the case of attack on journalists. Yousaf Cheema, a reporter for Saama TV, submitted the application on Tuesday […]


PPF concern over the attack on Nepali Journalist

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Pushpa Kamal Dahal, Prime Minister of Nepal, expressed serious concern over the attack by a gang on Anup Tiwari, reporter with Radio Birgunj and Mountain TV while he was having dinner with his friends at a hotel in Birgunj, a city in the southern plain of Nepal […]


PPF condemned the assault on Nigerian journalist

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Muhammadu Buhari, President of Nigeria expressed concern over the Charles Otu, a correspondent of the Guardian newspaper, who was badly, assaulted by the armed men allegedly, political thugs at Vanco Junction in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital on June 3. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali condemned […]


Pakistan: Media personnel beaten to prevent coverage of student protest

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Seventeen media workers were assaulted and their equipment seized by the private guards of Agriculture University Faisalabad, while they tried to cover the incident of expelled students, who were not being allowed to enter the varsity premises. The incident took place on June 20 in Faisalabad city in the Punjab province Pakistan. Those who were […]