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Media persons’ safety

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TUESDAY’S showdown at Karachi airport was a prime example of how the authorities should not handle large-scale protests. The killing of two protesting PIA employees came as a major shock; an unbiased investigation is needed to look at how exactly the men were killed and who fired the shots. What was clear, though, was that […]

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‘Government urged to take safety measures for protection of journalists’

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Pakistan is a signatory to the UN plan of action on the safety of journalists therefore government needs to ensure security and protection of media persons, said participants of national media conference. Pakistan is the world’s most dangerous country for journalists as number of journalists lost their lives during the last few years therefore government […]

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Speakers urge in-house training, safety of journalists

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ISLAMABAD: Speakers on Wednesday stressed for developing in-house training facilities for media persons and a mechanism for safety of journalists to enable them to provide accurate information to general public. It was the prime responsibility of media houses as well as the government to develop a mechanism for training media persons, their safety and pay […]

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Those who murder, injure and assault journalists are almost never punished in Pakistan

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A report on safety of Pakistani media professionals presents a bleak picture of level of insecurity faced by Pakistani journalists and calls of serious efforts by governments and media to change the present situation where those that kill, injure, abduct and threaten journalists are almost never punished. The Report on Safety of Media Workers released […]

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صحافیوں کو قتل، زخمی اور تشدد کا نشانہ بنا نےوالوں کو پاکستان میں کبھی سزا نہیں دی گئی

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پاکستان میں ذرائع ابلاغ سے وابستہ کارکنان کی حفاظت کے حوالے سے جاری ہونے والے ایک رپورٹ پاکستان میں صحافیوں کو درپیش عدم تحفظ کی بھیانک تصویر پیش کرتی ہے اور حکومت اور ذرائع ابلاغ سے موجودہ صورت حال کو تبدیل کرنے کے لیے سنجیدہ کوششوں کا مطالبہ کرتی ہے کہ جہاں صحافیوں کو قتل، […]

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‘Pakistani law does not guarantee journalists’ safety’

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ISLAMABAD: A gathering of media practitioners and legal experts was told on Thursday that there was no law in Pakistan that guaranteed the safety of journalists, and that the state – rather than protecting journalists – actually creates an enabling environment where media personnel can be targeted for doing their jobs. An official from the […]

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Minimising risk: Freedom Network, UNESCO give journalists safety training

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PESHAWAR: Journalists from Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Federally Administered Tribal Areas received a training session on how to remain safe while reporting for their respective national and international news organisations in the region. The two-day training—one day each for journalists of K-P and Fata—that culminated on Sunday, was held in the city by Pakistani media development organisation […]

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CPJ concerned over violence against journalists in Pakistan

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KARACHI: Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has said that in Pakistan last year’s conviction of six suspects for the assassination of Geo Television reporter Wali Khan Babar would herald a new dawn for journalists have dwindled in the face of fresh violence and the leadership’s failure to implement a series of commitments to CPJ to […]

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Call for legislation to protect journalists

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QUETTA: No law in the country explicitly deals with safety of journalists whereas such laws exist in countries like Mexico where special prosecutors are appointed to pursue the cases of slain journalists and provide legal assistance to media workers facing threats, according to experts. At a seminar organised by the Pakistan Coalition on Media Safety […]

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