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Defaming, blaming Jang-Geo Group Imran’s tactics

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ISLAMABAD: After the media faced the worst attacks at the hands of PTI workers on Monday, the party chief Imran Khan, instead of apologising, in an unfortunate move indirectly instigated his workers to continue attacking Geo and Jang Group journalists and also provided them with the incorrect excuse that Geo’s reporting was biased. As it […]

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Mushahidullah asks: Which state organ didn’t err?

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ISLAMABAD: Senator Mushahiddulah of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), while speaking to the joint sitting of parliament on Thursday, said that no institution had committed any mistake but the country had been pushed to the verge of collapse. He said that the sit-ins of the PTI and PAT had inflicted huge losses on the country.He […]

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Media men to stage rally in Sukkur

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KARACHI: Journalists and electronic media men will stage a rally in Sukkur on Saturday to express solidarity with Geo TV and demand the government to provide protection to journalists. This was stated by PFUJ Secretary General while speaking at the Jamhoor Camp on Thursday.He warned the Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan if any further attacks […]

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Jang Group/Geo workers’ protest before parliament today

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ISLAMABAD: In view of Geo’s closure for the last four months and the impending economic murder of over 5,000 employees of the Jang Group/Geo, journalists and workers associated with the Group will hold a protest demonstration in front of the Parliament House at 3:00 pm on Tuesday. Leaders of the workers’ unions of the Jang […]

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Beware of Watchdog: Transparency International — I

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The amazement started around the fall of 2010. The venue was Bangkok. The event was the International Anti-Corruption Conference, the annual Woodstock of whistleblowers and due diligence die-hards. I was there because I had been nominated as a Young Journalist Fellow for Transparency International, the IACC’s host and the world’s most respected and powerful transparency […]

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Geo must not lose courage after licence suspension: Javed Jabbar

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ISLAMABAD: On the decision of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to suspend Geo News licence for 15 days, former information minister and Member of Supreme Court Media Commission, Javed Jabbar has said that Geo Group should not lose courage after the one-sided decision taken by Pemra. In a special talk with The News, Geo, […]

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Media mess — III

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While the media mess is now squarely in the courts, the government support to Geo and the reservations of the ministry of defence are backed by the public. The shortcomings of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) are being exposed. It is important that we put our heads together and try to find a […]

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Protest against Hamid Mir attack, Geo suspension enters 46th day

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LAHORE: Protests against attack on senior anchorperson Hamid Mir and the illegal suspension, displacement, distortion and closure of Geo TV Network across Pakistan continued for the 46th day on Tuesday in which a large number of journalists, members of civil society, representatives of labourers, workers of political and religious parties participated. Carrying banners and placards, […]

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Pemra issues letter to save its skin in SC

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ISLAMABAD: Pemra was silent for 33 days after the April 19 attack on senior journalist Hamid Mir and subsequent closure of Geo, but on Thursday it wrote a ‘clear’ letter to the cable operators to restore Geo channels to their original positions. However, this letter was written to show only a fake performance to the […]

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No reason to close channel if it apologises: Pervaiz

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Pervaiz Rashid said on Thursday that there was no justification for shutting down a channel and if it had made a mistake, realised it and tendered an apology, it should be accepted. He said that it was advisable to follow the policy of live and let others live […]

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Geo shut in 90 pc areas

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ISLAMABAD: For a few weeks, Geo TV channel has been put far behind its original number on cable networks. In many parts of the country and many older TVs, these distant frequencies don’t even work which means large segments of the population have been unable to watch the channel. During the past three days, Geo […]

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Geo, The News, Jang blockade condemned

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ISLAMABAD: The era of the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s has gone — when the media could be curbed according to the wishes of powerful forces —and the blocking of Geo TV, Jang and The News in cantonments is highly condemnable, senior politicians said. They also came down hard on Imran Khan for becoming a part […]

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