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Reporter robbed at gunpoint

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KARACHI: Robbers looted Express News reporter Nasir Butt at gunpoint near the Karachi City Court on Monday. According to Butt, the robbers snatched his mobile phone and his wallet, which contained cash, his CNIC and other documents. Due to the arrest of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s Capt (retd) Safdar on the day, there was a large […]


Pakistan wins UN Human Rights Council elections

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ISLAMABAD – Pakistan has been re-elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) with an overwhelming majority securing 169 votes in the 193-member UN General Assembly. Elections were held in New York on early Tuesday. Among the five candidates from the Asia-Pacific region vying for four seats, Pakistan secured the highest number of votes. […]


Changing media challenges – social media: the newest kid around the block

The walk towards a freer media, a more multidimensional media has not been free of thorns. With the barriers of communication down globally, news travels like lightening. The responsibility of media has increased manifold. There are times media has succeeded in being responsible. There are times it has been horribly irresponsible. Television broke the shackles […]


TV anchor murder case

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KARACHI: A sessions’ court on Saturday reissued warrant for arrest of a suspect absconding in a case pertaining to murder of television anchorperson Mureed Abbas and another person over alleged shady investments worth billions of rupees. Atif Zaman and his brother Adil have been booked for murdering his business partners Mureed Abbas and Khizar Hayat […]


Journalist’s vehicles set on fire

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(MENAFN – Tribal News Network) HANGU/SWABI: Three vehicles owned by a senior journalist were set on fire, while a transgender person was shot injured in two separate incidents in Hangu and Swabi on Monday. In Hangu, unknown miscreants set on fire three vehicles of senior journalist Zahid Misri Khan which were parked outside his home. […]


Photojournalists are a very important pillar of journalism: Governor Sindh

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KARACHI: Sindh Governor Imran Ismail said that photojournalists are an important pillar of journalism as often a picture is more effective than a thousand words. He expressed these views in Dawat e Haleem at the Karachi Press Club organized by the Pakistan Association of Press Photographers (PAP), here on Thursday. Governor Sindh also met officials […]


Arif Alvi seeks media, health experts’ role in creating awareness about breast cancer

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ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi Thursday called for concerted efforts by the intelligentsia, media, and health experts to prevent the prevalence of breast cancer in the country through creating massive awareness and breaking the taboos. Addressing an event held to create awareness for self-examination of breast cancer, the president said the disease could easily be […]


PFUJ reiterates resolve to fight for rights of journalists

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) during the three-day meeting of its Federal Executive Council (FEC) in Quetta from 25th to 27th of September 2020 chaired by President Shehzada Zulfiqar, adopted resolutions on teething issues confronted by Journalists and media workers, like non-implementation of Wage Board Award, continued retrenchments and layoffs in media industry, […]


Dawn has an External Ombudsman

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KARACHI: In keeping with the internationally recognised practice of ethical journalism, veteran journalist Muhammad Ali Siddiqi has been appointed as Dawn’s External Ombudsman (DEO). The idea is to attend to our readers’ complaints, and to respond to them professionally. The DEO will be the investigating authority to whom all complaints can be referred, and it is he […]


Rich tribute paid to journalist Ahfaz-ur-Rahman

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KARACHI: Senior journalists, writers, intellectuals and poets paid rich tribute to veteran journalist Ahfaz-ur-Rahman at a memorial reference at the Arts Council here on Tuesday. Organized by the Arts Council of Pakistan, Karachi, in collaboration with the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), the Council of Newspaper Editors, the All Pakistan Newspaper Employees Confederation and […]


Int’l Federation of Journalists Calls for Impartial Probe After Pakistani Reporter Killed

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MOSCOW: The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has called for an independent inquiry after Pakistani reporter Abid Hussain Abidi was shot dead by unidentified gunmen. Abidi, a reporter for the Jurm-o-Saza newspaper, was gunned down on Friday in Malakwal district, the IFJ said. The slain journalist’s brother has said that the attack was in retaliation […]


Press, backbone of democracy, not free: Justice Isa

ISLAMABAD: A free and robust press is the backbone of democracy, while a democracy without a free press quickly descends into an empty world, with its principles reduced to hollow ideas, said Supreme Court Judge, Justice Qazi Faez Isa. He was addressing the oath-taking ceremony of the Press Association of Supreme Court (PAS) as the […]


Journalist shot dead in Mandi Bahauddin

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A journalist, identified as Abid Hussain, has been shot dead in Mandi Bahauddin’s Malakwal. The police said he was going home from the Malakwal police station when a group of men attacked him near a railway crossing. He has reportedly been killed for writing a news story. An FIR has been registered against unidentified men. […]


Kashmiri photojournalist wins Mackler prize

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NEW YORK: Kashmiri photojournalist Masrat Zahra on Thursday received the Peter Mackler prize for courageous and ethical journalism, for her coverage of women impacted by decades of unrest in Indian-occupied Kashmir. “To work in this industry is to bring the truth,” the 26-year-old journalist said during a virtual ceremony. Zahra’s work shines a light on […]