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Rush for ‘Breaking News’ putting journalists at risk: Press Clubs’ reps

Pakistan Press Foundation

Press clubs’ representatives from across Pakistan agreed that the rush for breaking news combined with the unprofessional attitude of editors, newsroom personnel and media houses leave journalists working in the field vulnerable and at risk. This was the consensus at the ‘National Consultative Dialogue on the Safety of Journalists,’ organized by the Pakistan Press Foundation […]

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Attacks on journalists condemned

Pakistan Press Foundation

RAWALPINDI. In a joint meeting held here at Rawalpindi Press Club on Saturday, the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), Rawalpindi-Islamabad Union of Journalists(RIUJ), National Press Club (NPC), Court, Crime & City Reporters Association (CCCRA) showed grave concern over the ever-increasing attacks on journalists. The meeting was largely attended by members of journalist community including […]

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Journalists stage demo for security at workplaces

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: Various journalist bodies on Monday staged a demonstration here outside the National Press Club (NPC) urging the government to ensure foolproof security at their workplaces. The protest was held on the call of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) which was attended by the members of Rawalpindi-Islamabad Union of Journalists (RIUJ), NPC and other […]

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Political will needed to protect journalists

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: Politicians, mediapersons and civil society activists on Tuesday said there was a lack of political will to ensure security for mediapersons. They were speaking at a consultation arranged by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) to finalise a report on ‘Enhancing security for mediapersons’. The speakers said targeted killing of mediapersons cannot be […]

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Journalists stage protest sit-in outside Parliament House

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: The journalists staged a protest sit-in in front of the Parliament House on Tuesday against non-provision of security to the media houses with the government officials pledging the comprehensive arrangements would be made to ensure foolproof security of the journalists in their workplaces. The protest sit-in, staged on the call of Pakistan Federal Union […]

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Journalists to protest lack of security for media houses

Pakistan Press Foundation

Islamabad – As many as four committees have been set up to make effective contacts with political parties, civil society organisations, trade unions and journalist organisations to ensure all out participation in protest sit-ins of the journalists in front of national and all provincial assemblies on December 8 against non-provision of security to the media […]

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PFUJ denounces journalist Zaman’s killing

Pakistan Press Foundation

Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) on Wednesday condemned the killing of another journalist Zaman Mehsaud, who was shot dead in Tank District on Wednesday. Zaman, who hailed from South Waziristan, was coming to Tank city from his hometown Gomel on his motorcycle when unidentified people opened fire at him. He was shifted to District […]

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Govt has failed to protect journalists: PFUJ chief

Pakistan Press Foundation

BRUSSELS: The president of International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) Jim Boumelha said Tuesday that sacrifices rendered by journalists for the freedom of press and media in Pakistan will not be in vain. He was speaking to a delegation of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) at the IFJ head office in Brussels. Deputy secretary-general IFJ […]

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PFUJ asks govt to revise code of conduct

Pakistan Press Foundation

KARACHI: At a seminar held here on Wednesday, senior journalists, including office-bearers of the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) headed by Rana Azeem said that the latest code of conduct for media was unsatisfactory and some of its points amounted to gagging of freedom of expression. They urged the government to redraft the code […]

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Geo News Bureau Chief Faheem Siddiqui briefly kidnapped, tortured

Pakistan Press Foundation

KARACHI: Unidentified armed policemen in uniform and civvies kidnapped, tortured and robbed the Geo News Karachi Bureau Chief Faheem Ahmed Siddiqui in the Shahra-e-Noor Jahan police remit. According to Faheem Siddiqui, he was hailed by a police mobile near Sakhi Hassan Chowrangi as he was driving to work on Saturday afternoon. Expecting a normal security […]

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Pakistani media will stand by our Saudi brethren: journalists

Pakistan Press Foundation

LAHORE: Prominent media personalities in Pakistan have said that terrorist actions are deplorable wherever in the world they take place and that those who challenge the writ of the government are ‘the enemies of the country’. The remarks were made at a seminar titled ‘The Security of the Harmainush Sharifain and the Role of Media’ […]

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Web portal for journalists launched

Pakistan Press Foundation

Islamabad: A web portal was launched here Saturday containing complete database of the journalist community of Pakistan, highlighting the challenges confronting them and registration of complaints. The web portal www.pfuj.com.pk, also the official website of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has been developed under a project funded by the USAID. Pakistan Information, Communication and […]

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Pakistani journalists face criminal complaints for covering dissident political leader

Pakistan Press Foundation

Journalists in the town of Badin in Pakistan’s southern Sindh province have been protesting against the police for falsely involving ten journalists in criminal complaints. Three of the journalists have been charged under the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA). The journalists said that they are being victimized for covering the activities of Dr. Zulfiqar Mirza, a dissident […]

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Dunya Group announces support for PFUJ on journalists’ rights

Pakistan Press Foundation

LAHORE (Dunya News) – Dunya Media Group announced support for Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) on Monday against banning of channels. PFUJ contacted many media houses in order to get support on the issue of protecting channels and journalists from being blocked or banned. PFUJ demanded Pakistan Broadcast Association (PBA) to help the journalists […]

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