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RSF decries government inaction in face of attacks on media

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Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the government’s failure to respond to a wave of attacks on media outlets throughout Pakistan in recent weeks and the absence of effective measures to protect news organizations and journalists. In the latest attack, two individuals on a motorcycle threw a homemade bomb at the bureau of the TV news […]

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Credible data confirms Express News as market leader

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KARACHI: Quantifiable and globally credible data has confirmed Express News as a market leader within the broadcast industry in Pakistan. A recent study by Nielsen, the data company best known across the world for its TV ratings, has confirmed that increases in social media volume correlate to increases in TV ratings. By analysing Twitter and […]

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Another violence filled year for journalists in Pakistan

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Initial reports had suggested that it was a possible case of new year celebrations gone horribly wrong — that the bullet wound in journalist Shan Dahar’s back was from a stray bullet fired in revelry. But soon, it became clear that the Larkana based reporter had become the first journalist to be targeted in 2014. […]

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Blasphemy: owners of five channels declared absconders

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NANKANA SAHIB: In an alleged blasphemy case, a court declared the owners of five private TV channels as proclaimed offenders, here on Saturday. On an application, filed by Rana Abdul Sattar Khan Advocate, a sessions court had ordered registration of a case under blasphemy charges against ARY Chief Executive Muhammad Suleman, anchorperson Mubasher Lucman, Dunya […]

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Two journalists gunned down two days apart in Punjab

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Two more journalists have been killed in Pakistan, bringing the number murdered since 28 August to four. The latest victims were gunned down two days apart in Hafizabad, in the southern province of Punjab. Nadeem Haider, a reporter for the Urdu-language Daily Dunya, was gunned down in the Kaliki Mandi area of Hafizabad on 3 […]

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Two journalists assassinated in separate incidents in Punjab, Pakistan

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The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) in strongly deploring the murders of two journalists in two separate incidents in Hafizabad, Punjab province, in recent days. With the tally of journalists killed in Pakistan now reaching 13 this year, the IFJ has demanded that the Pakistan […]

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Second journalist gunned down in Hafizabad within a week

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HAFIZABAD: In the second incident of its kind within a week, unknown gunmen killed a journalist, who was also an office bearer of the district press club, in Punjab’s Hafizbabad area on Sunday. Yaqoob Shehzad, a father of four, was sitting in the office of a local journalist on Gujranwala road in Hafizabad district of […]

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Media under Taliban pressure

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Away from the cameras and newsprint, a wave of fear and foreboding has swept through the media in recent weeks and months. Last week, in the killing of three Express News employees by the Taliban in Karachi, many of the industry’s fears coalesced bloodily – and few expect the threat to recede. In a series […]

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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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BBC Urdu programme on private TV channel soon

KARACHI: BBC World Service is launching the first ever BBC Urdu TV programme, Sairbeen, which will be broadcast by a private TV channel in Pakistan. From Monday, 11 February, the BBC’s new TV programme in Urdu will air three times a week, on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, at 11 pm PST. Sairbeen draws on the […]

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BBC Urdu, Express News collaborate to air Sairbeen

By: Farhan Zaheer KARACHI: For the first time ever BBC World Service is making a mark on Pakistan’s national television with its flagship programme, Sairbeen. The live show is going to start from February 11 on Express News with live input from the BBC World Service Studio, London. Sairbeen, an Urdu word, does not need […]

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