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Office of cable television operator office set ablaze in Karachi

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Four unidentified armed men set fire to the office of Worldcall, a cable television operator in Karachi, on Saturday evening, 19 July 2014 possibly for transmitting Geo News television channels. According to media reports four armed men stormed the office located the posh Clifton locality of the city in the evening, forced employees to vacate […]

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Gunmen torch cable TV operator that carried Geo News

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Intimidation is being used to deter operators from resuming transmission of embattled TV news channel Reporters Without Borders condemns the use of intimidation and violence as a new way to silence the embattled TV news station Geo News after unidentified gunmen torched cable TV operator WorldCall’s premises in the southern city of Karachi on 19 […]

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Sixty-one journalists, support staff killed in first half of 2014

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Ukraine was the most dangerous country for journalists in the first six months of 2014 with seven members of the news media killed, according to the International News Safety Institute’s biannual survey of news media casualties, Killing the Messenger. This was Ukraine’s first time in the top five since INSI began keeping casualty records over […]

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Kabul asked to release Pakistani journalist

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ISLAMABAD: Mediapersons and politicians on Wednesday expressed their resolve to use all influence with the Afghan authorities to ensure the release of Pakistani journalists Faizullah Khan. Last week, the Karachi based reporter was convicted by a Jalalabad court to serve a four year jail on charges of spying as he entered the country without legal […]

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Govt making all-out efforts to get Faizullah released, SHC told

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KARACHI: The federal government was taking all best efforts for release of Pakistani journalist Faizullah Khan, who is detained in Afghanistan, standing counsel told Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday. The court was hearing the petition of Sania Faizullah, a spouse of Karachi based journalist Faizullah Khan who is missing since April 22 from tribal […]

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Senate body approves amendment in Right to Information Bill 2013

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ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting and National Heritage on Tuesday approved the Right to Information Bill 2013 with proposed amendments. Senator Farhatullah Babar told the committee that the Upper House has already passed Right to Information Bill 2013 but the government has proposed amendments. After finalisation of discussion of amendments the […]

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IHC suspends acting Pemra chief

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ISLAMABAD: The Islam­abad High Court ordered the suspension of Pervez Ra­tho­re, acting chairman of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra), and Kamaluddin Tipu, a member of the watchdog, on Tuesday . The court issued the orders during the hearing of petitions seeking reinstatement of Chaudhry Abdul Rashid as Pemra chairman, suspension of private members, […]

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Afghan court jails Pakistani journalist

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ISLAMABAD: A court in Afghanistan has sentenced a Pakistani TV journalist to four years in prison on charges of travelling to the neighbouring country without documents, Pakistani diplomatic sources said on Sunday. Faizullah Khan, a reporter for Karachi-based ARY News, was detained by Afghan authorities in eastern Nangarhar province in April this year. Some reports […]

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Move to unify PFUJ factions denied

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The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists headed by Rana Azeem has refuted a news item published in a section of the press about a move to unify various factions of the PFUJ and termed it ‘baseless and concocted’. In a statement, Rana Azeem and Secretary General Amin Yusuf said the factions could unify on the […]

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