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Police officials thrash 24 News cameraman

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ISLAMABAD — Freedom Network has called for action against police officials involved in violence against a 24 News Television cameraperson in Sukkur. In a video clip shared on Twitter, several police officers are seen hurling punches at Amin Buksh Ali, pushing and slapping him repeatedly. The network did not mention what prompted the violence against […]


Cyril Almeida parts ways with Dawn

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ISLAMABAD —  Abbas Nasir, a former editor of Dawn, revealed in his column on Sunday that Cyril Almeida had parted ways with the paper. “I feel burdened with sadness but wish him the best as he explores new, exciting frontiers,” he wrote. In September Almeida had made a comeback to the editorial pages of Dawn, after almost […]


Asma Jahangir Conference: Journalists vow to report facts, resist attacks on press freedom

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LAHORE: A session on ‘Electronic and Print Media (Freedom of Expression) in Pakistan’ on the first day of the Asma Jahangir Conference on Saturday started with a minute’s silence for the denial of entry to Pakistan to Committee to Protect Journalists Asia Programme Coordinator Steve Butler. Mr Butler, however joined the session he was supposed […]


Pakistan denies entry to CPJ program coordinator Steven Butler

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Media and human rights groups including IFEX members condemn Pakistan’s decision to prevent the entry of Steven Butler, who was scheduled to speak at a human rights conference On 17 October the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) Asia Program Coordinator Steven Butler was refused entry into Pakistan, despite having a valid visa. Butler was told […]


Vetran journalist shot dead in Haripur

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HARIPUR: A veteran journalist Tanvir Khan was killed on Tuesday. He left behind two daughters, a son and a widow. His funeral was conducted at PC Ground in which journalists, lawyers and members of civil society participated in large numbers. Police have registered a case against four suspects and started an investigation. Tanvir was shot […]


Fight for media freedoms

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Leaders of the media industry have come together to resist a blatant government attempt at media control. All print and electronic media organisations, owner of media groups, and all factions of journalists’ unions met in Islamabad the other day where they unanimously rejected the government move to set up special media tribunals aimed at giving […]


‘Media situation was not as bad in military regimes as it is today’

KARACHI: Renowned journalist and human rights activist I.A. Rehman said on Friday that the situation for Pakistani media was much worse compared to what it was during the days of military dictatorships. “Today, there is no space for journalists,” he said while speaking at the launch of Prof Dr Tauseef Ahmed Khan’s book Pakistan mein […]


Homage paid to journalist

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The 16th death anniversary of Shaheed Ameer Bakhsh Brohi, a journalist of Shikarpur who was gunned down by unknown armed assailants, was marked on Thursday. The local journalists paid tribute to Brohi and asked the government of Sindh to provide financial assistants to bereaved family of Shaheed Brohi. They have also demanded the higher authorities […]


Kashmiri journalists protest India’s media gag

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NEW DELHI-Dozens of journalists in Indian Occupied Kashmir held a sit-in protest Thursday against an ongoing communication blackout in the region, describing the blockade of the internet and mobile phones as a government-imposed gag. The journalists, holding placards and wearing black bands, said the Indian government was muzzling the press in the region and demanded […]


Muslim journalists to strengthen bonds to counter fake news

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On the concluding day of the two-day Fifth International Forum of Muslim Journalist and Bloggers, a draft Declaration was adopted that outlines the future prospects of such a useful interaction. Besides the Declaration outlined ways and means to further strengthen these bonds among the participants and those who would participate in future events. The organizers […]


IPI calls for release of journalist

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KARACHI: The Inter­national Press Institute (IPI) has again urged Egypt to free Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein, who has now spent 1,000 days behind bars. The IPI is a global network of editors, media executives and journalists. In 2018, the IPI in collaboration with partner organisations, launched the #PressEgypt campaign to put pressure on the […]


Aleem faces arrest for attacks on parliament house, PTV building

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ISLAMABAD: A leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and member of the Punjab Assembly, Abdul Aleem Khan, is facing arrest after an anti-terrorism court (ATC) issued non-bailable warrants for his alleged involvement in the 2014 attacks on the Parliament House and PTV building. ATC Judge Raja Jawad Abbas Hassan issued the warrants a few days […]


Radio Pakistan’s website remains hacked for an hour

ISLAMABAD: The website of state-run broadcaster was hacked for an hour on Sunday evening, sources in the Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) told Dawn. “The Radio Pakistan website was hacked between 3pm and 4pm. Some hackers claimed responsibility. However, the site has been restored,” said a senior PBC official. According to the official, those accessing the […]


Taliban kidnap six journalists

Taliban kidnapped six Afghan journalists working for private and government media organisations in eastern Paktia province, government officials and Taliban said on Saturday. The reporters, working for radio and TV news companies that broadcast news in the Pashto and Dari languages, were abducted while travelling together from neighbouring Paktika province to Paktia to attend a […]