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Attacks on journalists continue with impunity

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Karachi: Killers are roaming the streets of Karachi. They murder with impunity. Each unpunished death makes them stronger. A case in point is the attack on Hamid Mir, senior anchorman and journalist at Geo News. His attack has left the journalist community shattered, for he was respected for his views and news. The media are […]

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Attacks on journalists: ‘Despots’unnerved by independent media, says Jabbar Khattak

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KARACHI: Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors Society (CPNE) Secretary General, Dr Jabbar Khattak on Wednesday said certain ‘despotic’ elements did not like the presence of an independent media in the country and were targeting media persons because they spread awareness among the masses. Addressing editors from Sindh at the CPNE Secretariat, he said the threat […]

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Brave journalists on the frontline

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JOURNALISTS have always faced extreme danger in war zones. It’s a risk that comes with the job. ‘Wrong time, wrong place’ is an unavoidable hazard for frontline journalists. But recent years have seen a frightening escalation in targeted attacks against journalists. Many more journalists die every year in trouble spots making one pause, even worry. […]

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US deplores increasing attacks on journalists

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ISLAMABAD: US Ambassador Richard Olson Tuesday met with a group of nine American journalists from the East-West Centre’s Pakistan-US Journalists Exchange programme. According to a statement of the US embassy, Olson discussed issues of press freedom and dangers to journalists in Pakistan. In his remarks to the group, Ambassador Olson said, “We are alarmed and […]

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Threat to the pen

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Attacks on journalists are becoming a growing reality in our country. Last year, according to the New York-based watchdog body, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), five were killed while going about their professional duties. Local groups put the number at 10, and the CPJ has already declared Pakistan to be one of the most […]

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Wrong data regarding attacks on journalists by police: National Assembly

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National Assembly Standing Committee on Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage on Friday decided to move a privilege motion against Sindh and Punjab police for providing wrong data regarding attacks on journalists in their respective provinces. A sub-committee was also constituted to look into the issues pertaining to attacks on media persons, compensation to families of […]

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Pakistan among most dangerous countries for journalists: Report

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QUETTA: Pakistan remains one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists, media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said in its annual report released on Wednesday, with Balochistan a hotspot for violence. Seven reporters were killed in the line of duty in 2013, the report said, blaming the government’s “unwillingness to administer justice”. […]

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CPJ slams killing of Geo TV reporter

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The Committee to Protect Journalists has deplored the killing of Geo TV reporter Wali Khan Babar, who was shot dead in Karachi on Thursday, shortly after covering gang violence in the city. Wali Khan Babars death is the latest in a string of targeted attacks on journalists in Pakistan . The government has not addressed […]

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Pakistan Press Foundation condemns attack on photojournalist in Nigeria

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), an independent non-governmental institution committed to promoting and defending freedom of expression is concerned over attack on a photojournalist of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Callistus Ewelike on January 13, 2014 in Nyanya area of Abuja. Ewelike was assigned to the presidency as President Goodluck Jonathan’s media photographer. Quoting the […]

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PFUJ demands effective, strict steps to end culture of impunity

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KARACHI: Pakistan is known as one of the most dangerous place for journalists and the culture of impunity is posing a major threat to them, which needs to be addressed at the earliest. This was stated by President Rana Azeem and Secretary General Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists, Amin Yousuf in a statement issued here […]

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Journalist escapes unhurt in SWA attack

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WANA: Attacks on journalists and their family members are yet to stop in the militancy-affected tribal areas as unidentified people tried to target another tribal journalist in South Waziristan Agency on Sunday night, but, luckily, he escaped unhurt. Unidentified people planted explosives to the main entrance of the house of tribal journalist Zafar Wazir in […]

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Journalists stage protest against attacks on press clubs in Sindh

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LARKANA: Members of the District Press Club, Larkana, staged a protest against attacks on the press clubs of Nasirabad, Dadu and Sarhand here on Monday. Journalists Badal Mallah, Yusuf Ganghiro, Ghulam Ali Soomro and others said the government claims of providing facilities to journalists but some elements were carrying out attacks on journalists and press […]

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UN plan for security of journalists launched

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ISLAMABAD: The United Nations Action Plan against Impunity has been launched in Pakistan seeking support efforts to promote security and safety of journalists in the country. Pakistan is one of the five pilot countries of the UN Action Plan against Impunity. The UN plan was launched in a two-day international conference that concluded in Islamabad […]

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