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PPF expressed concern over harassment of reporter Marina Dias

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Michel Temer, President of Brazil has expressed concern over the unjustified incidents of harassing and defaming Encontro reporter Marina Dias on social networking sites. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter, denounced this act and urged the Brazilian government to investigate all such incidents of harassment […]

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Attacks on journalists condemned

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RAWALPINDI. In a joint meeting held here at Rawalpindi Press Club on Saturday, the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), Rawalpindi-Islamabad Union of Journalists(RIUJ), National Press Club (NPC), Court, Crime & City Reporters Association (CCCRA) showed grave concern over the ever-increasing attacks on journalists. The meeting was largely attended by members of journalist community including […]

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KU holds moot on challenges for media in coming years

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KARACHI: Good old days for Pakistani media have gone and the coming years for journalists are highly unpredictable in this country, said a moot organised by the students of Karachi University Mass Communication Department. Various challenges to media were discussed on at the seminar held at the Karachi Press Club. Pakistan Press Foundation Secretary General […]

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Published Photographs Lead to Death Threats in Pakistan

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With the rise of extremist movements around the world, journalists have become prime targets in a war of communication both in the field and back at home, once their images have been published, as photographer Alixandra Fazzina learned this week. After five years of working in Pakistan documenting the intimate daily lives of women and […]

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Nawaz Sharif #whatareyoudoing? – IFJ/SAMSN call on leader for action

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The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) expresses solidarity with its affiliate the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) in their call to end the impunity and defend press freedom and has begun a month long campaign to push Pakistan’s leaders into action against impunity for crimes against journalists. A delegation led by PFUJ former president […]

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#WEWANTCHANGE: Five issues, five voices

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VIENNA, Oct 30, 2014 – Criminal defamation laws, the imprisonment of journalists, violent attacks on journalists, endemic impunity for such crimes and a spate of emerging restrictions on digital journalism are the five greatest challenges to press freedom around the world, the International Press Institute (IPI) said today as it launched its new campaign #WEWANTCHANGE. […]

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Shots fired at home of senior leader of Pakistani journalists’ union

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The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) reiterates its serious concerns towards safety of journalists in Pakistan after the senior leader of the IFJ affiliate, the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), had shots fired at his home this week. Unidentified people fired shots at the home of Rana Mohammad Azeem, the Lahore-based president of the […]

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Journalists covering Islamabad sit-ins brave manhandling

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KARACHI: At least one dozen journalists and their supporting staffers belonging to different news channels have braved harassment and manhandling at the hands of angry cadres of a ruling party and two opposition parties, while covering their protest rallies and sit-ins on the Constitution Avenue of the capital of Pakistan, Islamabad. These claimants of democracy […]

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Journalists urge marchers to save democracy

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ISLAMABAD: The journalists associations and civil society organisations on Monday urged the marchers to shun agitation-based politics and work to promote democracy otherwise the situation would lead to that extent where some ‘elements’ can derail the democratic process in the country. Speaking at the ‘Pro-democracy’ camp set up in front of National Press Club (NPC) […]

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Several journalists attacked while covering ‘Freedom March’ in Pakistan

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New York: The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on all sides to respect the role of journalists and media workers covering an anti-government demonstration in Pakistan. Journalists from various news outlets have been attacked while covering the “Freedom March”, according to news reports. “We note that the organizers of the ‘Freedom March’ have condemned these […]

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IFJ, PFUJ concerned with political violence targeting journalists

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The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) are concerned at incidences of violence being directed at media workers, particularly those from Geo News in Pakistan. The IFJ has called on all political leaders to respect the role of the media in their reporting duties and to condemn violence […]

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Focus should be on prime responsibilities not Geo

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LAHORE: The protest against attacks on senior anchorperson Hamid Mir and Zafar Aheer – resident editor of daily Jang Multan – and the illegal suspension Geo TV Network across the country entered its 48th day on Thursday. A large number of journalists, civil society members, representatives of labourer unions, workers of political and religious parties […]

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Pakistan Press Foundation confers 2014 PPF Press Freedom Award on slain journalist Shan Dahar

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KARACHI: To mark the World Press Freedom Day, Pakistan Press Foundation today conferred the 2014 PPF Press Freedom Award on Shan Dahar. Shan Dahar, reporter of “Abb Takk” TV channel was shot on the night of December 31 in Badh, in Larkana district of Sindh province of Pakistan. He was shot in his back and […]

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Journalists under siege from threats, violence and killings

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Journalists in Pakistan live under the constant threat of killings, harassment and other violence from all sides, including intelligence services, political parties and armed groups like the Taliban, Amnesty International said in a new report today. ‘A bullet has been chosen for you’: Attacks on journalists in Pakistan, describes how the Pakistani authorities have almost […]

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