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Press Freedom Day 2019

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In Pakistan, the state of press freedom can be gauged from Hamid Mir’s question to the ISPR director-general that media should be allowed to interview the PTM and seek answers from them about the allegations levelled against them by the milt-establishment. Hamid Mir was not allowed to interview PTM leaders. It can also be ascertained […]


Sahafi Summit commemorates World Press Freedom

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The first-ever two-day Sahafi Summit was held in Karachi to discuss at length fast emerging challenges to journalism in Pakistan, including threats to independent news media from digital disinformation and financial cuts. Co-organised by Digital Journalists of Pakistan and Institute of Business Administration (IBA) Centre for Excellence in Journalism’s (CEJ) Media Matters for Democracy in […]


Women journalists hailed for reporting on gender-based violence

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KARACHI: The Centre for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL) on Friday commemorated the World Press Freedom Day by applauding the work of women journalists around the world in reporting on gender-based violence. According to a press release, director of New Jersey-based CWGL Krishanti Dharmaraj said: “Women journalists have made a significant contribution to defending human rights […]


Journalists under attack from both state, non-state actors: Bilawal

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KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari said on Friday that the country was under an undeclared censorship of the freedom of expression where journalists were under attack from both state and non-state actors. He vowed to resist any move from the government to set up a “super regulatory body” for overall media in […]


World Press Freedom Day: Female journalists in Pakistan continue to fight for their rights

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ISLAMABAD: “I remember, they were six or seven people and all were intimidating me. Despite being well-trained in managing media affairs, I was surprised by the way they treated me. Their attitude was not different from a group of furious and ignorant people,” Saba Jabeer, an Islamabad-based health reporter, recalls her encounter with agency officials at […]


Pakistan struggles at 142nd rank on World Press Freedom Index

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The journalists in Pakistan continue to face multiple challenges as the world observes the Freedom of Press Day. Pakistan has been ranked 142nd in position at the 2019 World Press Freedom Index, according to Reporters Without Borders. The WPF index demonstrates a dangerous situation in Pakistan, where 48 journalists have been killed in targeted attacks […]


Senate reiterates commitment to freedom of press

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ISLAMABAD  –    On the World Press Freedom Day, the Senate Friday passed a unanimous resolution reiterating that access to transparent and reliable information is the cornerstone for building fair and impartial institutions, holding leaders accountable and speaking truth to power. The house through resolution jointly drafted by treasury and opposition benches recognised the fundamental human […]


48 journalists murdered since 2002: report

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ISLAMABAD: As people across the globe observe World Press Freedom Day, an investigative report by Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) has revealed that 48 journalists were deliberately targeted and murdered for their reports from 2002 to till date. According to the report, the PPF has investigated over 200 cases of murdered media workers and it determined that […]


Citing Lack of training among Journalist

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Being responsible is the backbone of journalism, but the Pakistani media lack this aspect, in Balochistan majority of the journalist have martyred and killed. While doing their duty, most significant reason of that is lack of training and the race of “Breaking news”. These heroes have left their loved one behind themselves who are still […]


ہراسمنٹ کیخلاف صحافیوں کے مقدمات کب سنے جائیں گے

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کسی بھی معاشرے کی تعلیم و تربیت، سیاست، تفریخ اور رویوں کا دار و مدار وہاں چھپنے والے کتابوں اور اخباروں پر ہوتا ہے لیکن جس معاشرے میں صحافیوں کے حقوق پامال ہوں، پسندیدہ پارٹی کی کرپشن، بے ضابطگیاں اور چوریاں بے نقاب کرنے پر صحافیوں کوبرا بھلا کہا جائے، طاقتور کے غلط کام کی […]


Injured journalist afraid of filing an FIR

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RAWALPINDI: Owing to various factors, journalists who had fallen victim to Tahreek-e-Labaik Pakistan (TLP) workers’ violence and sustained injuries during the 2017 protest sit-in at Faizabad, opted not to file the First Information Report (FIR) against the TLP workers. Yaseen Hashmi, the then Bureau Chief of a private TV Channel had suffered serious head injury […]


Press Freedom Day: Trauma, exile refuse to go away from journalist’s life even after five years of attack

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As the World Press Freedom Day is upon us this year, Raza Rumi, who paid a heavy price for his commentaries, activism for a censor-free press for Pakistan, when he looks back, he feels he has come a long way since the day he survived an assassination attack on his life on March 28, 2014, […]


صحافت کا عالمی دن اور پاکستان میں صحافت

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اکتوبر 2010 میں وکلا ایوان عدل میں اپنے ساتھی وکلا کی گرفتاری کو بنیاد بنا کر سراپا احتجاج تھے۔ اسی اثنا میں میڈیا ٹیمیں بھی وہاں پہنچیں اور رپورٹنگ کا آغاز کیا۔ دوران رپورٹنگ جیو نیوز کے سینئیر رپورٹر احمد فراز وکلا کی جانب سے زد و کوب ہوئے۔ ان پر الزام عائد کیا گیا […]


World Press Freedom Day observed

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Peshawar: “We could not even see the dead body of our beloved father as it had been charred beyond recognition. Despite having our ancestral cemetery in the border area of the Khyber tribal area, we had to bury our father’s body in Peshawar due to the fear of the desecration of his grave.” These were […]