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Three Kashmiri journalists win Pulitzer for coverage of India’s lockdown

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NEW YORK: Three Kashmiri photojournalists working with the US-based Associated Press (AP) have been awarded the 2020 Pulitzer Prize in the feature photography for images made during India’s harsh military clampdown on Jammu and Kashmir. AP photographers Dar Yasin, Mukhtar Khan and Channi Anand snaked around roadblocks, sometimes took cover in strangers’ homes and hid […]

Why we are seeking justice for our son, Daniel Pearl

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Assalam-o-Alaikum and Ramazan Mubarak. Eighteen years ago, in 2002, we lost our son, Daniel Pearl, who was kidnapped and brutally murdered in Karachi, Pakistan. We still remember the day Daniel was born, in a hospital in Princeton, New Jersey. He was an unusually easy baby, always peaceful, self-assured and self-entertained, even in discomfort and stillness. […]

Jang-Geo Group workers continue protest for Mir Shakil-ur Rahman’s release

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RAWALPINDI: The workers of Geo, Jang and The News along with representatives of civil society, political workers continued their countrywide protest on the 54th day against the illegal arrest of Editor-in-Chief of Geo and Jang Group Shakil-Ur-Rahman and pledged to continue their struggle till his release. Carrying banners and placards inscribed with slogans in favour […]

250 journalists in jails worldwide: CPJ urges UN chief to take action to secure release

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ISLAMABAD: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and its 191 partner organisations, including Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)  in a letter to the UN Secretary-General António Guterres have urged him to take action to secure release of 250 jailed journalists worldwide. “On behalf of the #FreeThePress campaign, made up of 192 press freedom and human rights […]

FM 91.1 radio station set up in Bajaur

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KHAR: The first Khyber Pakhtunkhwa FM 91.1 radio station set up in Bajaur district on Tuesday started its test transmission programmes. Established by the Information and Public Relations Department in a short span of time despite the prevailing coronavirus pandemic at Khar, the district headquarters of Bajaur, the radio would now disseminate information on important […]

Mansehra newspaper hawkers get ration

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MANSEHRA: The Mansehra district administration gave away ration packages to newspaper hawkers here on Tuesday.Deputy Commissioner Aurangzeb Haider Khan handed over the packages to 28 newspaper hawkers at a function held at his office. Speaking on the occasion, the official said newspaper hawkers had been affected as were other segments of the society because of […]

Sindh govt to start payment of arrears to media owners

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KARACHI: Sindh Information and Local Government Minister Syed Nasir Hussain Shah has launched the Peoples’ Media Support Programme (PMSP) under which the payment of arrears to the media owners have already been started. According to the handout issued on Tuesday, the provincial Information Minister was quoted as saying that under the directives of Chairman Pakistan […]

Journalists demand arrest of criminals occupying colleague’s house

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SUKKUR: The journalists from Umerkot have demanded action against the alleged criminals, who had occupied a senior journalist’s house in Achro Thar. Reports said Hayat Aarisar along with six armed men had allegedly occupied a house of senior journalist from Umerkot Allah Bux Arisar in Achro Thar, who demanded the authorities to provide adequate security […]