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Security guard injured in an attack with homemade explosive device at a television office

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On December 7, a security guard of Express News television channel was injured when two unidentified men threw a homemade explosive device in their office in the city of Sargodha in the Punjab province. The attackers who had come on a motorcycle, knocked on the gate and when the security opened it, they hurled the […]

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Cracker attack on Express office leaves one injured

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SARGODHA: A small home-made explosive device (cracker) was hurled at the offices of Express Media Group on Monday evening with the resulting blast injuring a security guard and damaging a number of vehicles. At least two unidentified men riding on a motorcycle had approached the Express office on University Road at about at about 5:15pm […]

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Bad media, bad governance pushing country to destruction

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ISLAMABAD: In a strange twist of events taking place in the federal capital and the provincial capital of Punjab, a top officer of the Prime Minister’s Office was caught red-handed pressuring the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) and other authorities to stop action against a Rs20 million defaulter cable operator owned by a media […]

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Senior journalist Kamran Khan leaves Geo TV

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KARACHI: Senior journalist and anchorperson Kamran Khan on Thursday night announced that he is leaving Geo TV, where he used to host nightly show “Aaj Kamran Khan Ke Sath”. Sources belonging to journalist fraternity said that Khan has joined Bol Network – an upcoming private media group. He is one of the several senior staffers […]

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Another Bomb Attack on Express News TV’s Peshawar Bureau Chief

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The latest in a nearly year-old string of attacks on Express News personnel and installations Reporters Without Borders condemns today’s bombing of the home of Jamshed Baghwan, Express News TV’s bureau chief in Peshawar. It was the third attempt to target Baghwan and his family with an explosive device since March and the latest in […]

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Bomb explodes outside home of Express News’ Peshawar bureau chief

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Jamshed Baghwan and his wife were leaving their home in the Murshidabad neighborhood in Peshawar on July 2, 2014, when they saw unidentified assailants on motorcycles placing a bomb outside their house, The Express Tribune reported. Baghwan is the Peshawar bureau chief of Express News, a TV channel owned by Express Media Group. The assailants […]

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Aamir Liaquat all set to lead biggest Ramazan transmission

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KARACHI: Our beloved country Pakistan, which came into being on the 27th of Ramazan, is passing through a critical phase. Our armed forces are fighting the existential threat of terrorism. On the auspicious eve of Ramazan, Express Media Group is all set to air one of the biggest and unique live Ramazan transmissions – Pakistan […]

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Setting the record straight

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The Express Media Group is breaking with norms that state that the reply to a resignation from an employee or a person associated with the organisation should be sent privately or directly to the individual concerned. However, Mr. Imtiaz Alam, host of the television show Achha Lagey Bura Lagey, decided to have his resignation published […]

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A sad spectacle

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“… when Taliban gunmen killed nine people at the Serena Hotel, among them a member of the Kabul press corps, Sardar Ahmad, along with his wife and two of their young children… (the) attack shocked journalists here and they issued a collective statement saying they would boycott coverage of all Taliban statements and news releases […]

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Trials, not tribunals, needed in Pakistan

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Raza Rumi is alive. It appears Hamid Mir will survive. Shan Dahar is dead. For CPJ, most of this weekend was taken up learning about and responding to the assassination attempt on Geo TV’s most prominent anchor and commentator, Hamid Mir. CPJ quickly released a statement after the attack and fielded questions from international and […]

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Despite modest improvement, widespread impunity for killers of journalists in Pakistan: CPJ

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While Iraq topped the list of countries where killings of journalists go unscathed, Pakistan showed a modest improvement with the conviction of six men for the assassination of Wali Khan Babar. CPJ’s (Committee to Protect Journalists) 2014 Global Impunity Index, referring to Wali Khan Babr’s case, noted that Pakistan has shown improvement with regard to […]

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The Growing Media Presence of Pakistan’s Militants

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As the Pakistan government attempts to strike a peace deal with the Pakistani Taliban (Tehrik-i-Taliban, or TTP), significant developments threaten to unravel the social fabric of the state. By adopting a linear approach in pursuing negotiations, the government seems to be ignoring critical shifts, especially within the media, that if left unattended could spiral into […]

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Journalist receives life threats

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Imtiaz Alam, journalist and television anchor of “Express News” received death threats in the night of April 3, 2014 in Lahore, the capital of Punjab province. He is also the editor of quarterly South Asian Journal and secretary general of South Asian Free Media Association (SAFMA). No one has claimed the responsibility of threats. Alam […]

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Why Pakistan is so dangerous for journalists

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Journalism in Pakistan has always been marked with bloodshed and fraught with risks, but the recent round of violence against journalists appears to be part of a systematic campaign to stem dissent to militant groups. On March 28, prominent columnist and television host Raza Rumi narrowly escaped an assassination attempt in Lahore after he left […]

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