Attack on Zafar Aheer | Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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When Pakistan’s largest news channel becomes the news

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Today, Pakistan’s most watched news channel, Geo News, was ordered off the air and fined by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA). Earlier this week, CPJ documented an attack on Zafar Aheer, an editor of the Urdu-language Daily Jang, by six masked men–the latest in a series of attacks, threats, and acts of intimidation […]

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Leader of cable operators speaks of threats to close Geo

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LAHORE: Hearing a petition application filed by private cable operators seeking directions for their security against serious threats by police and other officials, the Lahore High Court on Wednesday again sought replies from the Ministry of Information, Pemra and the IG Punjab. Khalid Araen, president of Cable Association, filed a petition and said the police […]

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SCBA to protect judiciary’s dignity

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ISLAMABAD: President Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) Kamran Murtaza on Monday condemned the attack on Jang Multan Resident Editor Zafar Aheer and the burning of vans carrying copies of Jang and The News and demanded that the government should probe the incidents. Talking to reporters at the Supreme Court, Kamran pledged to uphold the dignity […]

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Who holds the media key?

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The “media story,” refuses to die, it seems. Geo is off air in most parts of the country; it is getting difficult day by day to send the copies of Jang and The News to their destinations, but now those working for these publications are finding it difficult to leave or reach their homes after […]

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