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Defaming, blaming Jang-Geo Group Imran’s tactics

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ISLAMABAD: After the media faced the worst attacks at the hands of PTI workers on Monday, the party chief Imran Khan, instead of apologising, in an unfortunate move indirectly instigated his workers to continue attacking Geo and Jang Group journalists and also provided them with the incorrect excuse that Geo’s reporting was biased. As it […]

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More threats against Pakistan’s Hamid Mir

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The well-known and controversial Pakistani television talk show host Hamid Mir survived a murder attempt on April 19, even though he was hit with six bullets–two of which are still in his body. “I can move, I can walk and I can talk, but I am still undergoing physiotherapy and taking medication,” he emailed to […]

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If TV cameras are removed from red zone, there will be no revolution

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KARACHI: There has been a shift from one dominant institution to multiple institutions in Pakistan which has transformed into an urban country where provision of goods is now a privatised process. These thoughts were articulated on Wednesday by political economist Dr Akbar Zaidi invited by the Karachi University faculty of arts to deliver a lecture […]

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Q&A: Pakistan’s Hamid Mir speaks about climate for press freedom following attack

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In April, Geo News senior anchor Hamid Mir was shot multiple times shortly after a CPJ delegation met with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who pledged to take several steps to improve journalist security. The investigation into the attack has yielded no accountability. And since the attack, two arrest warrants have been issued by courts in […]

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UK group says Geo ban disproportionate and unfair

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LONDON: The chair of the UK Parliament’s cross-party group on Pakistan says the 15-day suspension of Geo license by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) and the illegal shutdown of all Go family channels is “disproportionate and unfair to the original offence”. Andrew Stephenson MP expressed deep reservations about the illegal shutdown of Geo […]

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Pemra must show proof of Geo’s anti-state activity: Mazhar Abbas

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KARACHI: Senior journalist Mazhar Abbas has asked the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to present the evidence and records of anti-state activities of Geo News. On the 16th day of the gathering to show solidarity with the Geo and Jang Group in Azadi Gali, senior journalists, representatives of the journalists’ organisations and members of […]

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Protest continues against banning Geo; singers Shaukat Ali and Jawwad

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LAHORE: Protesters on Thursday said if Geo was a traitor for promoting peace between India and Pakistan, then Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif should be given the same title for advocating peace between the two nuclear states of South Asia. During a protest against the attack on Hamid Mir and illegal suspension of Geo by Pemra, […]

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Politicians, journalists condemn attacks on media

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ISLAMABAD: A meeting of leaders of various political parties, media and civil society organisations was held in Islamabad and the participants expressed serious concern over growing threats to freedom of expression, safety of journalists and press freedom. According to a press release, most participants apprehended that the threat to press freedom may culminate into a […]

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Illegal closure of Geo unacceptable, says senator

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PESHAWAR: Senator Abdul Nabi Bangash, Senate Standing Committee on Professional and Technical Training Chairman, has said Jang Group is a big and responsible media organisation with a history of services to the nation. He said illegal closure of Geo TV will not be accepted. He said no institution is outside the ambit of law. He […]

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Geo and Jang Group a torch-bearer, national pride

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In 1950s the UK government appointed a commission to survey British newspapers. The commission wrote in its report that the daily ‘London Times’, because of its lofty ideals and principles, is not only a trustworthy newspaper but also a symbol of national pride. No doubt, in today’s Pakistan the Geo/Jang Group commands the same position. […]

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Every sacrifice to be rendered for journalists’ rights: Afzal Butt

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MIRPUR: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) President Muhammad Afzal Butt has said that they would not hesitate to render any sacrifice for the rights of the journalist community.He said that the rights of the journalists of Pakistan and Azad Kashmir would be protected fully as they were not tools in the hands of the […]

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Media and the right to dialogue in democracy

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A pragmatic approach and rationality are very important factors in policy-making by parliamentary representatives to formulate bills and pass them. Our youth has so much potential and a pioneering approach but they remain unheard because of joblessness and a lack of platforms to express their views. In order to assess the social scenario of Pakistan, […]

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Media persons facing multitude of threats, moot told

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KARACHI: Speakers at a seminar titled ‘Challenges to Freedom of Expression’ at the Karachi Press Club on Tuesday evening expressed deep concern over threats being hurled at journalists, precipitated by the attack on journalist Hamid Mir and the ensuing media war. The media wasn’t facing threats only from one side (the establishment) but it was […]

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Geo/Jang Group gains sympathy among Baloch leaders, people

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QUETTA: Sympathy for the Geo/Jang Group has increased in Balochistan in the wake of the campaign launched against it throughout the country. Despite all efforts of powerful elements, journalists here are united and demonstrations are also being held for the freedom of the press. The BNP of former Chief Minister Balochistan Akhtar Mengal held demonstrations […]

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