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Media under pressure

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THE nature of the peril may have undergone a change, even if temporary, but journalists around the world continue to work in hostile environments. A number of organisations that fight for the rights of journalists to report without fear of violence or repression have documented a steep drop in fatalities compared to previous years. According […]


‘Attack on journalists is an attack on the state’

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ISLAMABAD: Former Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) chairman I. A. Rehman on Tuesday said journalists are the guardian of public interest so whenever a journalist is attacked it should be considered as an attack on society, democracy and the state. He was speaking at a national conference on media safety at a local hotel […]


Media owners, journalists must stay connected: I.A. Rehman

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LAHORE: Renowned rights activist and writer I.A. Rehman looked back at his life at the Lahore Press Club on Saturday evening, reminding the journalists and media owners of the need to connect to each other and to society to protect the freedom for which his generation had struggled a lot. Journalists could fight for the […]


Govt asked to protect journalists, arrest attackers

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A seminar at the Karachi Press Club on Thursday condemned the continuing tendency in the country to murder journalists, and urged the government to ensure protection for media persons. The event was organized jointly by the Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) and the Karachi Press Club (KPC) to mark International Day to End Impunity for Crimes […]


Noorani faces another attack: this time on character

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ISLAMABAD: Ahmad Noorani has been targeted again within five days. While he was physically attacked late Friday that left him with serious head injuries, the latest attempt made on Tuesday was aimed at his character to damage his reputation. Although, attackers of the first incident still remain unknown, the ones who maligned him through defamatory […]


RIUJ condemns social media campaign against journalist Talat Hussain

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ISLAMABAD: Rawalpindi-Islamabad Union of Journalists (RIUJ) has expressed strong reaction to a campaign on the social media to malign a senior journalist and anchorperson Syed Talat Hussain, says a press release on Monday. An important meeting of elected members of the RIUJ was held to condemn this drive. The meeting was presided over by RIUJ […]


Internet censorship

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DISTURBING though it may be, it is hardly surprising that internet access in Pakistan is being selectively filtered — ‘censored’ is perhaps the more accurate word here. A research report released last week regarding random tests that involved 22 internet service providers in the country bore witness to the fact that at least 210 URLs […]


CPNE, APNS urged to help protect journalists

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QUETTA: The Balochistan Union of Journalists (BUJ) has urged the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) and the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) to play their role in protecting journalists threatened by militant groups. Speaking to protesting journalists on Saturday, BUJ president Khalil Ahmed and Quetta Press Club president Raza-ur-Rehman condemned the killing in Swabi […]


‘Journalists should promote peace, harmony’

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SUKKUR: Steven L. Youngblood, who is an internationally acclaimed journalist and Director of Center for Global Peace Journalism at Park University, spoke at a seminar here on Friday. Addressing journalists at the Sukkur Institute of Business Administration (IBA), he said: “We must differentiate between negative peace and positive peace, because it is extremely important for […]


Journalists’ safety bill will soon be discussed by cabinet body: minister

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ISLAMABAD: Briefing the Senate committee on Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage on different issues related to media, the Minister of State Marriyum Aurangzeb said the first draft of the Bill for safety, security and protection of journalists, prepared in consultation with all the stakeholders including All Pakistan Newspaper Society (APNS), Council of Newspapers Editors (CPNE), […]


Media role critical in opinion building: PM

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Islamabad – A briefing on Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) was held on Wednesday at Prime Minister’s office with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in the chair. Minister of State for Information Maryam Aurangzeb, SAPM on Media Affairs Dr Mussadiq Malik, Chairman PEMRA Absar Alam and senior officials of Information Ministry and PEMRA were present during the […]


Is fake news part of press freedom?

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ISLAMABAD: The government is under attack and from within. A group of treasury lawmakers has gone haywire. It is fuming with resentment. Awkward questions and unnecessary explanations are source of its frustration. One of them has suffered a heart attack. Others are suffering from acute anxiety. Leakage of a fake letter is at the heart […]


Faking news to win

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Disinformation and propaganda for achieving one’s ends by foul means is not a new phenomenon. Around 320 BC Kautilya’s Arthashastra enunciated this as a state policy, in recent times, the Pakistan Army and the ISI have borne the brunt of those lies. Perpetrators of fake news have financial, ideological or political motives. Posing a greater […]


Pakistani media’s misplaced priorities

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The Pakistani media follows a certain template. Pick any newspaper in the morning or tune in to any news channel in the evening, stories related to politics always make it to the front pages and primetime news bulletins. Read articles in any newspaper or watch any talk show on TV, only one issue dominates — politics. It […]