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A culture of impunity plagues crimes against journalists as cases see little progress beyond condemnations and formation of commissions

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The culture of impunity in crimes against journalists has plagued Pakistan as the media continue to come under attack in both now traditional forms of violence including physical assault and threats as well as via more sophisticated ways online. The record for press freedom and the safety of journalists presents a grim picture where the […]

Attacks against journalists must be condemned, stopped by all means

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The dramatic killing of Pakistani journalist Arshad Sharif has sent a chill down the spines of media stakeholders and concerned observers. According to police accounts, the journalist was shot after his car failed to stop at a roadblock in Kajiado County on October 23. While speculation will only deepen the mystery, we hope investigations will […]

Profession of Journalism under attack in Pakistan

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According to the Kenyan newspaper, The Nation, Arshad Sharif was killed by a local law-enforcement agency southwest of Nairobi near a conservation area dedicated to the endangered Rüppell’s vultures. Late Arshad Sharif was famous for his work as a political commentator and an investigative journalist on white-collar crime and corruption. He was associated with different […]

Government empowers Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to act against social media posts against state institutions

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The federal government has approved an amendment to the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Act empowering it with a section of the Pakistan Penal Code to act against anyone who intends to spread “rumours and false information against state institutions” on social media, it emerged on Tuesday. On Thursday, cabinet members approved a summary on circulation […]

Day to end impunity for crimes against journalists dedicated to Arshad Sharif

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ISLAMABAD—Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has dedicated the “International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists” to Pakistani journalist Arshad Sharif, who was murdered in Kenya under mysterious circumstances. The UN International Day to end impunity for Crimes against Journalists is observed every year on November 2 worldwide to mark the murder of […]

Musk announces $8 monthly charge for verified Twitter accounts

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SAN FRANCISCO: New Twitter head Elon Musk said Tuesday the site will charge $8 per month to verify users´ accounts, arguing the plan would solve the platform´s issues with bots and trolls while creating a new revenue stream for the company. The announcement comes only days after the world´s wealthiest man took sole control of […]

Arshad Sharif’s mother rejects government inquiry commission

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ISLAMABAD—the mother of slain journalist Arshad Sharif has rejected the inquiry commission formed by the government to probe the death of her son. In a statement in Urdu, shared by journalist Khawar Ghumman on Twitter, she asked Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif to avoid politics on the killing of Arshad. The government on Monday appointed a […]

Punjab forms fact-finding body to probe death of journalist Sadaf

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The Punjab government Tuesday formed a fact-finding inquiry committee for investigation into the death of Sadaf Naeem—a female reporter who died after being run over by the container of Imran Khan’s long march a few days ago. The Services and General Administration Department (S&GAD) issued a notification in this regard. According to the notification, Secretary […]