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Hamid Mir nominated for world award on his fight for media, civil freedoms

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LONDON: World renowned journalist and author Hamid Mir has been shortlisted for the 2016 Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Awards for his commendable fight for media freedoms and civil liberties of Pakistani citizens from all persuasions. Index on Censorship, a UK-based non-profit organisation that campaigns against censorship worldwide and promotes work of censored writers, […]

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Political will needed to protect journalists

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ISLAMABAD: Politicians, mediapersons and civil society activists on Tuesday said there was a lack of political will to ensure security for mediapersons. They were speaking at a consultation arranged by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) to finalise a report on ‘Enhancing security for mediapersons’. The speakers said targeted killing of mediapersons cannot be […]

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CPJ concerned over violence against journalists in Pakistan

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KARACHI: Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has said that in Pakistan last year’s conviction of six suspects for the assassination of Geo Television reporter Wali Khan Babar would herald a new dawn for journalists have dwindled in the face of fresh violence and the leadership’s failure to implement a series of commitments to CPJ to […]

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Geo News exposes Indian drama

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ISLAMABAD: India’s claim of arresting a ‘Pakistani suspect’, who their sensationalist film-style news media termed ‘Kasab 2’, has turned out to be false as reports have shown that the accused in custody belongs to the Indian-held Kashmir (IHK) district of Kulgam and is mentally incapacitated, Geo News reported. The young man arrested from Udhampur for […]

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Living like a fugitive

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Islamabad: The most famous television journalist in Pakistan lives like a fugitive. Hamid Mir tells no one where he is going, how he will get there or where he will spend the night. At Mir’s office, his curtains are always drawn. He uses at least two cellphones and, until recently, he rotated among three residences […]

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Media used for trial of politicians: Ahsan Iqbal

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal has said that state institutions have used media for 35 years for the trial of politicians in a systematic way.He said that good news was no news and 90 percent talk shows were driven from past anger. He said four out of five headlines were of […]

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GEO TV, TARGET OF PAKISTAN SPY AGENCY

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Reporters Without Borders is sounding the alarm over a resurgence of violent attacks on media belonging to the Jang-Geo group – attacks reflecting a slander and harassment campaign stage-managed by the ISI and run by its political allies. Attacks on press freedom by a party in power and by political factions have been on the […]

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Efforts afoot to get journalists safety bill approved

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By: Noor Aftab ISLAMABAD: The representatives of mainstream political parties on Thursday vowed that draft of the bill would be prepared and get passed in the Parliament to provide complete security and protection to the journalists and their family members. Addressing the meeting of executive council of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) held at […]

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More threats against Pakistan’s Hamid Mir

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The well-known and controversial Pakistani television talk show host Hamid Mir survived a murder attempt on April 19, even though he was hit with six bullets–two of which are still in his body. “I can move, I can walk and I can talk, but I am still undergoing physiotherapy and taking medication,” he emailed to […]

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LG system, free media vital for democracy

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ISLAMABAD: Academics, media practitioners and rights activists at a conference have said that democracy was essential for safeguarding peoples’ rights and stability of the country. They also said that independent media, decentralisation of power and local governments were imperative to cater to the needs of a diverse group of people. They were speaking at the […]

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Imran’s allegations against journalists: Facts or fiction?

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I wish Imran Khan would have gone through the petition 105/2012 filed in the Supreme Court (SC) by two senior journalists, Hamid Mir and Absar Alam, before accusing journalists, anchors and columnists for corruption. But the biggest dilemma of the leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has been that he heavily depends on ‘ill- informed’ media […]

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IHC issues notices in Geo case

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ISLAMABAD: Justice Noorul Haq N Qureshi of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) here Monday issued notices to the Station House Officer (SHO) Kohsar Police Station, seeking his reply to an appeal against the dismissal of two petitions by a justice of peace for registration of FIRs against Geo television for alleging ISI involvement in the […]

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Top 10 journalists serve defamation notice on ARY CEO, others

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ISLAMABAD: Senior journalists and anchorpersons have served a defamation notice to the tune of Rs1.1 billion upon Salman Iqbal, chief executive officer ARY, infamous anchor Mubasher Lucman and Sabir Shakir for hurling malicious, frivolous and baseless allegations upon them. Babar Sattar, senior advocate who himself has been baselessly accused of obtaining monetary favours from the […]

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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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