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Mob vandalizes office of country’s largest media house and man handles staff.

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) condemns the violent attack on the central office of the Geo and Jang media group in the metropolitan city of Karachi.  We are concerned that a group of protestors was able to vandalize property and manhandle staff of Pakistan’s largest media house without any action from the police  It also further […]


SHC rejects bail application of journalist’s murderers

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LARKANA: Sindh High Court Circuit Court, Larkana, rejected bail application of two accused nominated in the murder of a journalist of Dodapur Zulfiqar Ali Mandrani here on Monday. The accused were directed to contact the trial court and also ordered daily hearings. According to a report, drug peddlers last year on 26th May had murdered […]


Journalists, HR organisation slam police for harassing journalist, family

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SUKKUR: The Sindh Journalists Council, Journalists Alliance, Human Rights activists and lawyers took out protest rallies in Sukkur, Khairpur, Sanghar and other cities against the raid by the Shikarpur Police on the house of senior journalist Sahil Jogi. Addressing the rallies, Shafiq Shar and Aftab Nizamani among others alleged that Sukkur and Shikarpur Police were […]


Attack on media

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THE attack on the head offices of the Jang Group by charged protesters exhibits the kind of pressure that journalists in the country must work under. On Sunday, scores of people ransacked the reception areas of the Geo office in Karachi, and also beat up a cameraman and other staffers. The mob was said to […]


Rich tributes paid to slain journalist Javedullah

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MINGORA: The members of the civil society and newsmen on Monday paid rich tributes to journalist Javedullah Khan on his 1st death anniversary. President of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists Workers Pervez Shaukat was the chief guest on the occasion, while a number of journalists from various parts of Malakand division, Peshawar and Islamabad attended […]


Attacking the media

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Peaceful protest in a democratic society is a fundamental right, but if it turns into vandalism it undermines the very fundamental rights that a society must protect at all costs. The mob attack on the Jang/Geo Karachi office on Sunday, with staff threatened and attacked, is yet another sign of increasing intolerance in Pakistan. Though […]


FIA gears up to act against fake IDs on social media

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RAWALPINDI: The Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) Cyber Crime Wing has finalised preparations for conducting a major operation against those elements who have made fake identities on social media websites, like Facebook, and are fleecing citizens of their hard-earned money. Sources in the FIA told The Express Tribune that fake IDs of citizens are being made […]


Jang-Geo Media Group attack: Case registered, 13 arrested

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KARACHI: The administrative judge of the anti-terrorism courts on Monday remanded 13 suspects to jail for their alleged involvement in the attack on Geo News and Jang Media Group’s central offices in Karachi. The offices were attacked on Sunday by a violent mob, enraged over a video snippet from a television programme that had reportedly […]


How to telecast violence and terror?

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Our collective perception is a function of electronic and social media. Our viewpoints are formed on the basis of coverage of violent incidents, their projection and presentation on a daily basis. The influence of such telecasts on the viewers vary over a wide spectrum depending on their education level, nature of understanding, duration of violence […]


PTI lawmaker pledges to help resolve issues of journalists

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MINGORA: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Member National Assembly (MNA) Haider Ali Khan on Sunday said that the media was the fourth pillar of the state. Addressing a gathering of journalists at the Swat Press Club, he said unfortunately the social and digital media platforms were being mostly used for spreading fake news. “Through the social media, […]


Token response

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THE government’s conduct regarding its efforts to regulate ‘unlawful’ online content remains opaque and smacks of tokenism, notwithstanding attempts to appear otherwise at the prodding of the Islamabad High Court. On Jan 25, it promised the court it would consult with relevant stakeholders to revise the social media rules it had notified in January 2020 […]


Attack on Jang-Geo offices in Karachi, reception ransacked, workers besieged

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KARACHI: The central office of the Geo and Jang Media Group was attacked on Sunday by protesters in Karachi. A mob broke a walkthrough gate installed at the entrance of the building as well as the main entrance door to the building. The staff inside the building were also attacked and violently pushed around. According […]


Labour of love

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From Layoffs to Lashes, a compilation of 58 articles (36 in Urdu and 22 in English), vividly chronicles the fights waged by the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) over the last 70 years to protect and promote press freedom and the economic wellbeing of working journalists; and in between trying to prosecute cases of […]


AG agrees to formation of complaints council for online content

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ISLAMABAD: The Attorney General for Pakistan has agreed to the proposal of the formation of a council to review ‘unwanted’ social media content, as currently there is no proper forum to examine social media feeds, the stakeholders claimed on Friday. AG Khalid Jawed Khan gave his consent while presiding over a meeting with the stakeholders […]