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Nawaz Sharif #whatareyoudoing? – IFJ/SAMSN call on leader for action

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The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) expresses solidarity with its affiliate the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) in their call to end the impunity and defend press freedom and has begun a month long campaign to push Pakistan’s leaders into action against impunity for crimes against journalists. A delegation led by PFUJ former president […]

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Police, security forces use torture with impunity in Pakistan, says AI

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KARACHI: The word ‘torture’ does not appear in the Pakistan Penal Code, even though Section 348 alludes to it as it points to “wrongful confinement to extort confession”. But what if the confinement is not wrongful and what about the (torturous) means used? Regarding that, the law is silent. Pakistan was one of the many […]

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11 journalists killed in 2013

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KARACHI: Eleven journalists fell victim to terrorist incidents during discharge of their responsibilities in the country in 2013, according to a report released by the Media Monitoring Cell of the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE). Five journalists died during the coverage of bomb blasts and six others in targeted killings. The CPNE called for […]

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108 journalists killed in 2013 to test UN Day to End Impunity

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On 31 December 2013, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) issued a desperate appeal for governments across the world to end impunity for violence against journalists and media staff after posting 108 killings for 2013. Fifteen more lost their lives in accidents while on assignments. According to the list released today by the IFJ, at […]

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Journalists call for developing standardized list of terminology for words threatening their safety

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KARACHI: Journalists at a consultative dialogue said that media organizations such as Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) and Council of Pakistan Newspapers Editors (CPNE) should develop a standardized list of terminology for sensitive words that threaten the safety of journalists. A national consultative dialogue on “Conflict Sensitive Reporting in Print Media” was held on […]

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UN resolution establishes 2 November as International Day to End Impunity

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Just days following the culmination of this year’s International Day to End Impunity campaign, IFEX welcomes the news that the Third Committee of the United Nations General Assembly has passed by consensus a resolution on the safety of journalists and the issue of impunity. The resolution includes a call to make the International Day to […]

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PFUJ demands effective, strict steps to end culture of impunity

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KARACHI: Pakistan is known as one of the most dangerous place for journalists and the culture of impunity is posing a major threat to them, which needs to be addressed at the earliest. This was stated by President Rana Azeem and Secretary General Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists, Amin Yousuf in a statement issued here […]

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Waiting for Justice: Unique Case of Impunity in Pakistan

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Mazhar Abbas, former Secretary General, Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists writes about a unique case of impunity in Pakistan. Carrying poster of slain Pakistani cameraman Munir Sangi lying in pool of blood, his widow Reshma then burnt some 150 pages case file before dozens of cameramen outside the Supreme Court of Pakistan in Karachi last […]

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Impunity poses a major threat to freedom of press in Pakistan

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KARACHI: Chairman of Pakistan Press International and Secretary General of the Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), Owais Aslam Ali said that the perpetrators of violence against journalists and media workers enjoy almost absolute impunity in Pakistan, which is seriously hampering press freedom in the country. This he said while answering to various questions asked by Ifex […]

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