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Amnesty, RSF express concern over warrants for journalist’s arrest

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KARACHI: The Amnesty International and Reporters Sans Frontieres (RSF) have expressed concern over the issuance of arrest warrants for journalist Cyril Almeida. In a press release issued on Thursday, the Amnesty called upon the authorities in Pakistan to ensure that the criminal justice system is not used to harass or intimidate journalists. Mr Almeida, an […]

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LHC issues warrants for Almeida, orders govt to put him on ECL

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court issued non-bailable arrest warrants for Dawn Assistant Editor Cyril Almeida on Monday and ordered the authorities concerned to put his name on the Exit Control List (ECL) for not attending the proceedings in a petition seeking action against PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif and former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on […]

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Reporter of leading daily newspaper prohibited for leaving country for his story

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Karachi (Oct 11):  Cyril Almeida, reporter and columnist of “Dawn”, Pakistan’s leading English daily newspaper, was placed on “Exit Control List (ECL)” to prevent him from leaving the country, after publication of his story of a meeting between the top civil and military leadership of the country on international pressures on Pakistan to curb militant […]

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Veteran journalist Raja Asghar passes away

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ISLAMABAD: Veteran journalist Raja Mohammad Asghar died here on Saturday morning after a brief illness. He was 78. It was only six weeks ago that doctors had diagnosed him with an advanced stage of pancreatic cancer. Having over 50 years of experience of working with leading national and foreign news agencies and newspapers, Raja Asghar […]

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Rest in peace: Former journalist Naushaba Burney dies at 83

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KARACHI: Former journalist and social activist, Naushaba Burney, passed away on Thursday. She was 83. According to her sister, Oxford University Press managing director Ameena Saiyid, Burney was hospitalised on Wednesday after suffering from a pneumonia infection. An asthma attack on Thursday ended her life at South City Hospital. Before she fell sick, Burney was […]

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Journalist dies in road accident

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KARACHI: Anwar Sami, a cartoonist who remained associated with several newspapers, including Dawn, Jang and Morning News, died in a road accident in Gulshan-i-Maymar area on Thursday. He was 77. According to family sources, he is survived by his wife and four sons. He was on a routine evening walk near his residence when he […]

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Discussion held on Khan Sahib’s autobiography

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KARACHI: Book lovers at a gathering organised by the Readers Club enjoyed discussion on In Search of Sense — My Years as a Journalist, the autobiography of Dawn’s longest-serving former editor Ahmad Ali Khan at the Defence Central Library here on Thursday. Khan Sahib, as he was known among his colleagues at Dawn, had been […]

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With a handful of subbers, two newspapers barely keeping Gujarati alive in Karachi

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Karachi: Mahmood Hussain, in his late 60s and a trader at Karachi’s Paper Market, is a regular reader of the city’s remaining two Gujarati newspapers – Vatan and Millat. “My wife and I have been reading these newspapers since we were young. These newspapers are part of our Gujarati culture and have kept our language […]

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Masood Hamid to be laid to rest today

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KARACHI: Mr Masood Hamid, Director Marketing, Pakistan Herald Publications Private Limited (PHPL), who was found shot dead on Friday night, will be laid to rest on Sunday, the Dawn Media Group said in a statement. His funeral prayers will be held after Zuhar at Bait-us-Salam Mosque in Phase IV, DHA. Mr Hamid received a single […]

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Dawn Marketing Director killed in Karachi

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KARACHI: Mr Masood Hamid, Director Marketing, Pakistan Herald Publications Private Limited (PHPL), was found murdered in his car in Defence Housing Authority’s phase-8 on Friday night, The Dawn Media Group said in a statement. Mr. Hamid was killed by a single shot, and apparently died on the spot. The unknown gunmen also left the weapon […]

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Bilawal condemns attacks on media persons

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Pakistan People Party patron-in-chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has strongly condemned attacks on reporters of different news channels by the protesters and police during Islamabad riots since last night. In a press statement, the PPP patron-in-chief said that brutal manhandling and torture of reporters from Dawn, Samaa, ARY, Dunya, Din, and other news channels at the […]

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The Media in Pakistan

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Having been affiliated with the Pakistani media industry for over a decade, Puruesh Chaudhary has become as an integral part of the country’s crop of young and ambitious players in the media sector. From initially working with two leading, local television channels – DAWN and SAMAA TV – Chaudhary has been invited to deliver lectures […]

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Media coverage favoured top political parties, say election observers

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ISLAMABAD: Broadcast news channels devoted “very little” prime time space to voter education in the campaign period before the 2013 general elections. But TV stations appeared to cash every chance to make money from political ads in the run-up to election day, suggests a report by the European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) Pakistan […]

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Raashed’s death condoled

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KARACHI: The Pakistan Herald Workers Union (PHWU), the CBA Union for Dawn, in a meeting on Friday offered condolences to family of senior journalist and former PFUJ president I.H. Raashed, who passed away in Lahore last week. Paying tribute to the late Raashed Sahab for his struggle for justice and for the rights of newspapers […]

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