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Journalist shot dead

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MUZAFFARGARH: A journalist was killed by unidentified suspects here on Tuesday night at Qasba Gujrat, some 20 kilometres away from the city. Malik Nizam Tani, a correspondent of an Urdu daily, was on his way home when some suspects fired on him. He was shifted to Gujrat Rural Health Centre where he succumbed to his […]


PFUJ launches Twitter account, Facebook page

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) on Tuesday launched its Facebook page and Twitter account. “We are pleased to announce the launching of our two social media tools,” a joint statement issued by PFUJ President Shahzada Zulfikar and Secretary General Nasir Zaidi said. “This was a much-awaited step which we have finally taken […]


CM Congratulates Newly Elected Body of Tank Press Club

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PESHAWAR, (APP – UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – 21st Dec, 2020 ) :Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan Monday congratulated the newly elected body of Tank Press Club and expressed good wishes for the cabinet members. In a felicitation message the Chief Minister expressed hope that the newly elected body and other members would […]


Chakdara Press Club Gets New Office-bearers

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DIR LOWER, (APP – UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – 20th Dec, 2020 ) :Senior journalist Shah Faisal Afghani and Javed Rehman have been elected unopposed as President and General Secretary of the Chakdara Press Club respectively in an election meeting held here on Sunday. According to details, Shah Faisal Afghani and Javed Rehman have […]


NON-FICTION: THE JOURNALISM WE LOST

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For those interested in Pakistani politics and journalism, Pakistan Mein Sahafat Ki Mutabadil Tareekh [An Alternative History of Pakistani Journalism] is not an ordinary book. It has been produced by the Society for Alternative Media and Research (SAMAR) led by Mazhar Arif, a renowned advocate for public interest media; and authored by Dr Tauseef Ahmed […]


‘Attack’ on journalist’s house flayed

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PARACHINAR: The members of the Parachinar Press Club on Friday flayed rocket attack on the house of a Kohat-based journalist Fazal Karim. A meeting of the journalists belonging to Kurram tribal district at Press Club Parachinar condemned the rocket attack on the house of Kohat-based journalist. Newspaper: The News


Protest staged against non-arrest of journalist’s killers

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DERA ISMAIL KHAN: The relatives and members of the Christian and journalists communities and civil society on Thursday staged a protest rally against the police and district administration for their failure to arrest the killers of journalist Qais Javed Masih. The protesters, including the sisters and a son of slain Qais Javed Masih, members of […]


PTI government official says new social media rules ‘have virtually no impact on e-commerce’

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ISLAMABAD/KARACHI: Pakistan faces an unprecedented onslaught of hybrid warfare due to various regional and extra-regional realignments, which is why it was necessary for the PTI-led regime to “defend itself” through the new social media rules, a senior government official said Tuesday. The government official told APP that the new social media rules — known officially […]


BBC exposes India’s fake media outlets that discredit Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD: A dead professor and numerous defunct organizations were resurrected and used alongside at least 750 fake media outlets in a vast 15-year global disinformation campaign to serve Indian interests, a new investigation has revealed. The man whose identity was stolen was regarded as one of the founding fathers of international human rights law, who […]


IPI’s S. Asian plan for journalists’ safety launched

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KARACHI: In the first such cross-border media collaboration in South Asia, five news organisations have partnered with The International Press Institute (IPI) — a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists — to investigate and document attacks on journalists in the region, create public awareness and influence policymakers to end impunity for crimes […]


Pakistani journalist bags international award

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LONDON: Freelance Pakistani reporter Shah Meer Baloch has won the Kurt Schork Freelance Award for his work documenting slave mining, child labour, the Kalahsas and systematic negligence in the national polio vaccination programme. Thomson Reuters Foundation announced three winners honoring brave, yet often unrecognized journalists for their reporting on conflict, corruption and injustice. The prize […]


PFUJ rejects new rules to block online content

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has rejected the ‘Removal and Blocking of Unlawful Online Content (Protection, Oversight and Safeguards) Rules 2020’ which have been notified secretly and implemented through extraordinary gazette notification, terming these as ‘black regulations’, says a press release. Criticizing the new regulations, PFUJ President Shahzada Zulfiqar and Secretary General Nasir […]


PFUJ protest held against forced resignations, pay cuts

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ISLAMABAD: Journalists, media workers, representatives of trade unions and political activists staged a demonstration outside Dawn’s office here on Thursday to protest against allegedly seeking forced resignation from workers by the newspaper management and pay cuts of employees. The demonstration was organized by the Rawalpindi-Islamabad Union of Journalists (RIUJ) on the call of Pakistan Federal […]


Bukhari hints at ‘blackout’ of opposition on PTV

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ISLAMABAD: Newly appointed chairman of Pakistan Television Naeem Bukhari has hinted at ‘blackout’ of the opposition on PTV. When a reporter asked the new chairman outside the Supreme Court building if the opposition would be given equal airtime on PTV, Mr Bukhari replied: “Not at all.” He said PTV was the state-run organization and it […]