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TV channel’s van attacked in Karachi

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KARACHI: Men on a motorcycle opened fire at a digital satellite news-gathering (DSNG) van of Samaa TV in Liaquatabad area on Sunday. A cameraman, a technician and the driver of the vehicle escaped unhurt but its rear window was smashed by a bullet. According to Karachi-West Deputy Inspector General of Police Feroze Shah, the same […]

Shooting on DSNG van of a private news channel of Pakistan

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The Digital Satellite News Gathering (DSNG) van of Samaa television, a private news channel of Pakistan, was attacked by armed men in Karachi, the largest city and media center of Pakistan. The attackers on a motorcycle fired five to six straight shots when the DSNG van. Police and paramilitary Rangers arrived at the scene and […]

Tribal journalist shot injured in Peshawar

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PESHAWAR/LANDI KOTAL: A tribal journalist hailing from Khyber Agency sustained injuries when an unidentified person opened firing on him in the limits of Hayatabad police station here late on Tuesday, police said. The tribal journalist Abdul Azam Shinwari, a resident of Landi Kotal, works for the state news agency APP and Pakistan Television. A police […]

Latest attacks on media in Pakistan leave two dead, two wounded

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On 8 September 2015, the Geo News digital satellite news gathering (DSNG) van was attacked by unknown gunmen who killed satellite technical engineer Arshad Ali Jaffery and wounded the driver, Anis Chauhan. The incident occurred in Karachi, Pakistan. Jaffery received seven bullets to his chest, neck and upper body, while Chauhan was struck by a […]

Living like a fugitive

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Islamabad: The most famous television journalist in Pakistan lives like a fugitive. Hamid Mir tells no one where he is going, how he will get there or where he will spend the night. At Mir’s office, his curtains are always drawn. He uses at least two cellphones and, until recently, he rotated among three residences […]

Peace journalism

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The post-9/11 scenario saw more and more journalists being attracted towards ‘conflict reporting’. The terms suicide attack, VBIED, IED, suicide jacket, extortion, ransom, martyrs, death squad, mastermind, operations, explosive, assassination, assault, target killing, terrorism and counterterrorism are some of the terms that came into vogue during this period. The repetitive usage of such terms by […]

CPNE condemns attack on newspaper office

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KARACHI: Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) has condemned attack on Balochistan newspaper daily Tawar’s bureau office in Karachi. Office bearers of CPNE said in a statement issued on Saturday that some unknown persons attacked on newspaper’s office who not only took away costly office equipment but also set on fire its record. The CPNE […]

PPF protests violent attacks on journalist Normila Sari Wahyuni

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) is concerned over violent attack on journalist Normila Sari Wahyuni on Sunday, March 3. Quoting information from International Press Institution (IPI), Wahyuni, a reporter for Paser TV, a channel that airs locally in the Paser region, was attacked during reporting on a land dispute in the village of Rantau Panjang, in […]

Political activists ransack Nadra office in Defence

By: Zeeshan Azmat Karachi: A group of political activists took the law in their hands on Thursday when they ransacked the office of National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) near Nisar Shaheed Park, Phase-IV DHA. According to sources, people affiliated with the Awami National Party (ANP) first opened aerial fire outside the Nadra office. Then […]