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Govt believes in freedom of expression: Fawad

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ISLAMABAD – Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain Monday said the present democratic government fully believed in the fundamental right of freedom of expression. The minister was talking to a delegation of journalists belonging to Gilgit-Baltistan, Azad Kashmir and Hazara. He said freedom of media and democracy were intertwined and were indispensable for each […]

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PM lauds media role against terrorism

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ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday appreciated the role of media against terrorism and sectarianism. Talking to Special Assistant of Prime Minister and Head of Committee on Media Code of Conduct Irfan Siddiqui, the prime minister said the role of media with reference to national interest and development of the country was of […]

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Terrorism and the role of media

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LAHORE: Freedom of media is always subject to responsibility and to abide by media ethics in the form of self-imposed restrictions and self-regulation, keeping in view religious values, norms and traditions of a society. In the case of Pakistan, the electronic media is enjoying unprecedented freedom since the year 2001, when the electronic media underwent […]

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Personnel of television news channels harassed while covering protest demonstrations

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On December 15, 2014, in the city of Lahore, the capital of Punjab, Pakistan’s largest province, activists of the opposition political party, Pakistan Tehrik Insaf (PTI) attacked and harassed a media team of private television channel Geo News as it was covering their protest demonstration and preventing them from reporting. Earlier, PTI workers had harassed […]

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PTI’s ‘naya’ media

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An unfortunate trend in the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf’s (PTI’s) protests was repeated in the Lahore manifestation. Journalists of one media group in particular, and other media groups the party considers not toeing the PTI’s line, have been targeted time and again. Reporters, anchormen and even women anchorpersons have not been spared. In Lahore, that particular media […]

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Imran, Sh Rasheed, Ijaz Chaudhry, Mehmoodur Rasheed, others booked

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LAHORE: Civil Lines Police have registered a case against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan, Awami Muslim League President Sheikh Rashid Ahmad, PTI Punjab President Ijaz Chaudhry, Mian Mehmoodur Rasheed and dozens of other party activists for abusing, hurling threats and attacking Geo News senior reporter Amin Hafeez, anchorperson Sana Mirza, and other workers of the […]

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PTI attacks on journalists a result of what Imran says on stage

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ISLAMABAD: What Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf workers shamelessly did to Geo TV’s journalists including a female anchor Sana Mirza in Lahore on Monday is in fact the same that is preached to them by Imran Khan from the stage. Every time Imran bashes the owners of the Jang Group, he says at the same time that the […]

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PTI defames Pakistan by attacking women journalists

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LAHORE: While Imran Khan and his loyalists did not let traders in Lahore’s 161 notable markets do any business on Monday by blocking over 40 key roads and hence the movement of prospective customers, the agitating 18-year old political entity also brought ignominy for Pakistan as a country unsafe for female working journalists. A few […]

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PTI activists attack Geo team, including female anchor

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LAHORE: During the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s Monday protest, the Geo team, including female anchor Sana Mirza, senior reporters Amin Hafeez and Ahmad Faraz, were manhandled by PTI activists. The violent protesters attacked the Geo News team with water bottles and rocks thrown by slings. They also pushed and shoved reporters and anchorpersons of Geo and forced […]

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Countrywide protests by PFUJ, press clubs today

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ISLAMABAD: The journalist community widely condemned the attack on the female anchor of Geo News Sana Mirza and other journalists by PTI workers in Lahore on Monday. The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) and the Council of Pakistan Press Clubs have given a call for a protest against the misbehaviour and manhandling of journalists […]

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Attack on journalists condemned

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LAHORE: Ignoring instructions of their leadership, activists of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf misbehaved with the team of a media house during coverage of PTI’s shutter-down call for the provincial metropolis. They tossed bottles and gravel on known anchorperson Sana Mirza, Sohail Warraich and reporters Jawad Malik, Ameen Hafeez and Ahmed Fraz of GeoNews besides using slingshots […]

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Altaf slams manhandling of Geo News staff

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Karachi: Altaf Hussain condemned the manhandling of Geo TV channel staff by PTI activists at the party’s sit-in on Friday. In his statement on Saturday, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement chief pointed out that the PTI workers had misbehaved with journalists of other media organisations several other times, which is against the freedom of expression. He […]

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PTI workers attack Geo female reporters

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KARACHI: Activists of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) once again targeted the employees of Jang and Geo Group, including a senior person and two female reporters of Geo News during the party’s protest coverage here on Friday. The staff of Geo News, including senior anchor and female reporters of the organisation, was busy in covering the […]

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Asma Shirazi of DawnNews honoured

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KARACHI: Asma Shirazi, host of DawnNews’ primetime show “Faisla Awam Ka”, has been awarded the Peter Mackler Award for Courageous and Ethical Journalism. A statement by DawnNews said she is the first ever Pakistani to be given this honour. Ms Shirazi is a respected and renowned journalist with over 14 years of experience as an […]

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