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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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Reply sought from Pemra over ban on helicam

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LAHORE: Lahore High Court on Monday issued notice to Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority to submit reply on a petition challenging ban on the use of helicam for media coverage. As the proceedings commenced, Advocate Azhar Siddique argued that the ban on helicam by Pemra authorities is against the Article 19 and 19-A of the […]

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Several journalists attacked while covering ‘Freedom March’ in Pakistan

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New York: The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on all sides to respect the role of journalists and media workers covering an anti-government demonstration in Pakistan. Journalists from various news outlets have been attacked while covering the “Freedom March”, according to news reports. “We note that the organizers of the ‘Freedom March’ have condemned these […]

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IFJ, PFUJ concerned with political violence targeting journalists

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The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) are concerned at incidences of violence being directed at media workers, particularly those from Geo News in Pakistan. The IFJ has called on all political leaders to respect the role of the media in their reporting duties and to condemn violence […]

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The challenges of a female reporter in Pakistan

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The horrible morning of Sunday, November 22, 2013, the Christian community of Peshawar was targeted by two consecutive suicide blasts at the All Saints Church Kohati, Peshawar. I arrived there within 10 minutes of the incident. The scene in the church was very horrible. The walls and floor were coloured with human blood. Body pieces […]

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Journalist residence CM takes notice of third consecutive attack

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PESHAWAR: Chief Security Officer (CSO) KP CM, Zaibullah Khan has said that the Chief Minister has taken stern notice of the third consecutive attack and explosion at the residence of the bureau chief of a private news channel, Jamshid Baghwan. The chief minister has expressed concern over the situation and has issued standing orders to […]

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Journalist’s home bombed in Pakistan

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The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) in strongly condemning the bomb attack on the home of a journalist in Peshawar, Pakistan on July 2, 2014 – the third attack on the journalist’s home this year. This week’s incident saw unidentified attackers placed a bomb in […]

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Pakistani TV journalist suffers third bomb attack in four months

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A Pakistani journalist escaped unhurt when a bomb exploded outside their home in Peshawar on Wednesday (2 July). It was the third attack on Jamshed Baghwan, the bureau chief of Express News, in four months. He saw men who arrived on a motorcycle planting the bomb, enabling him and his wife enough time to take […]

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