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Q&A: Pakistan’s Hamid Mir speaks about climate for press freedom following attack

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In April, Geo News senior anchor Hamid Mir was shot multiple times shortly after a CPJ delegation met with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who pledged to take several steps to improve journalist security. The investigation into the attack has yielded no accountability. And since the attack, two arrest warrants have been issued by courts in […]

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Pakistan’s complicated media freedom threats

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In March 2014, Pakistani columnist Raza Rumi was injured in a gun attack that killed his driver. Weeks later, Hamid Mir, star journalist of Geo TV, Pakistan’s biggest TV station, was shot six times. Luckily, both survived, and managed to avoid becoming part of a bleak statistic. Since 1992, 30 journalists have been murdered in […]

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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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IHC suspends acting Pemra chief

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ISLAMABAD: The Islam­abad High Court ordered the suspension of Pervez Ra­tho­re, acting chairman of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra), and Kamaluddin Tipu, a member of the watchdog, on Tuesday . The court issued the orders during the hearing of petitions seeking reinstatement of Chaudhry Abdul Rashid as Pemra chairman, suspension of private members, […]

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Journalists under attack

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On the morning of July 2, unidentified men attacked the Express News Peshawar bureau chief’s home. This was the third attack on him. Jamshed Baghwan, as I know him for the past 15 years, is a brave and self-made journalist. He is among those who have balanced views and encourage unbiased reporting. He researches thoroughly, […]

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Pemra issues 15-day notice to cable operators: minister

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Pervaiz Rashid on Monday said that the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) had issued notices to cable operators to ensure smooth and unchanged transmission of TV channels within 15 days in line with the Supreme Court’s order. If the cable operators did not follow the rules, […]

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Altaf calls for restoration of TV channels

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KARACHI: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief, Altaf Hussain, called upon the cable operators to restore Geo TV and other channels on their original numbers forthwith across the country and told them they should not accept the pressure being exerted from any quarter. He said that the cable operators should restore the Geo News and […]

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CPJ calls on Pakistan to act on pledged commitments to press freedom

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Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Office of the Prime Minister Islamabad, Pakistan Via facsimile: +92-51-2852663 Your Excellency: We are writing to express our deep concern about the deteriorating climate for press freedom in Pakistan, which undermines recent commitments made by your government during CPJ’s mission to the country. In our meeting with you on March 19, […]

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Defence ministry favours heftier fine against Geo TV

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ISLAMABAD: The defence ministry has recommended the introduction of a harsher and stiffer penalty against Geo Television by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) in an application to the country’s attorney general. The attorney general is likely to forward the application to the Islamabad High Court (IHC) today. Talking to the Daily Express, Defence […]

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Petition to book Geo TV officials rejected

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ISLAMABAD: District and Sessions Judge, Justice of Peace, Zeba Chaudhry, on Thursday dismissed petitions against airing of statement of senior anchor Hamid Mir’s brother Amir Mir about the ISI and refused to pass orders to book the Geo TV officials in this regard. The petitions had sought action against Geo TV for airing this statement. […]

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Model Town incident could have been pre-empted if Geo

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LAHORE: Protest against attack on senior anchorperson Hamid Mir and illegal suspension of Geo News by Pemra is continued in Lahore in which hundreds of people from all walks of life participated. Demanding of the government to restore Geo immediately, the protesters said had Geo been there, it would have been standing with the Pak […]

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Pakistan’s ISI accused of subverting media freedom

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Media freedom is under attack in Pakistan, declared Hamid Mir, one of Pakistan’s most prominent journalists. He had six bullets pumped into him by bike riders in Karachi on 19 April. TV anchor, Raza Rumi, was similarly attacked in Lahore in late March. In May 2011, investigative reporter Saleem Shahzad was murdered following his allegations […]

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Protesters demand immediate restoration of Geo

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LAHORE: Civil society members, lawyers, artistes, politicians, journalists and general public held a protest demonstration here on Monday against the attack on senior journalist Hamid Mir and the illegal suspension of Geo by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra). They demanded immediate restoration of the most favourite channel of the country and also supported […]

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Protest against Geo closure continues on 10th day

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PESHAWAR: The protest camp set up against closure of the Geo TV channel continued for the 10th consecutive day on Monday. A large number of journalists from print and electronic media, members of the civil society, representatives visited the camp that was arranged by the Khyber Union of Journalists. The participants of the camp chanted […]

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