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DISCONNECT BETWEEN MEDIA OWNERS, JOURNALISTS AFFECTING QUALITY OF JOURNALISM

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Islamabad: Disconnect between media owners, editors, bureau chiefs and the working journalists was not only affecting the quality of reporting but also the state of journalism in Pakistan. This was stated by Muhammad Ziauddin, a senior journalist on the first day of the 4th National Media Conference. He said that commercialization of the media was […]

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PCC demands protection of Christian journalists in Balochistan

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KARACHI: Dr. Nazir S. Bhatti, President of Pakistan Christian Congress (PCC) has expressed concerns over safety and security of Christian journalists in Balochistan after a threatening letter was sent to Quetta Press Club by an extremist organization, says a press release issued by Central Secretariat of Pakistan Christian Congress. The letter sent by an outfit […]

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Journalists heading media outlets killed since 1914

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LAHORE: While the autopsy report of Maria Golovnina, the Pakistan and Afghanistan Bureau chief for foreign news wire “Reuters,” strengthens the common belief that this terrorism-hit country has been a dangerous working place for foreign bureau chiefs, research shows that it has been equally unsafe for their local counterparts, a good number of whom have […]

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Quetta Press Club receives threatening letter

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ISLAMABAD: Quetta Press Club has received a threatening letter from little-known terror outfit Fidayan-e-Islam, demanding that entry of Christian members of the club should be banned. Khalil Ahmad, the club’s Secretary Finance, told JournalismPakistan.com that a First Information Report (FIR) has also been lodged with the police. “They (Fidayan-e-Islam) said the Christian members of the […]

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‘More journalists killed in Pakistan than any other democracy’

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ISLAMABAD: For a democratic country, Pakistan ranks worryingly high when it comes to the number of attacks on journalists. Even though it is much better off than countries such as Iraq, Syria or Somalia that are torn apart by civil war and internal strife, Pakistan’s numbers of violence against journalists are comparable to these countries, […]

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Unification of all PFUJ factions agreed

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ISLAMABAD: Representatives of all the three factions of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) have agreed to unite all the groups. The decision was taken at a meeting of the Reunification Committee held here on Wednesday, says a press release. The committee consists of senior journalists I A Rahman, Hussain Naqi, M Ziauddin, Nasir Zaidi, […]

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Pemra imposes fine on Geo Channel to challenge decision

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has imposed a fine of Rs200,000 on Geo TV channel for ‘intruding’ into privacy of individual and later telecasting the private footages on TV channel in violation of Pemra Code of Conduct. The fine has been imposed on recommendations of the Pemra Council of Complaints, Punjab, says a […]

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‘Slain journalists must be given status equal to martyred soldiers’

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LAHORE: Governor Punjab Chaudhry Mohammed Sarwar has said the local government system is the true base of democracy and it is really regrettable that our political parties are reluctant to set up this system. Talking to a delegation of journalists which called on Governor Punjab at Governor’s House on Thursday, Chaudhry Sarwar also stated that […]

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PPF Training Workshop For Journalists

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The world focus journalists safety in Pakistan. Islamabad, January 14, 2015; Since Pakistan has become the most dangerous country for journalists, the whole world is focusing it in regards of safety. There are more resources but the stakeholders are on backseat. Press clubs and unions should assess their responsibilities and present their demands to the […]

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Journalist decides not to write

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After hours of deliberating over a move that could cost him his reputation, job or life, a journalist in Pakistan decided not to write an article because of concerns that he might offend someone. “It wasn’t an easy decision,” a source privy to the development told this scribe. “But after several hours of heated conversations […]

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Journalists should develop culture, set precedence, meeting told

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QUETTA: A provincial meeting, titled “Education Governance”, was held at the Quetta Press Club on Monday which underscored the importance of government and Media Partnership to Enhance Accountability. The meeting aimed at bringing major education stakeholders on the same platform to discuss the current state of education governance in the province. The meeting was organised […]

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Media and Nation Building

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There is something very seriously wrong with our television media. Our private channels barring an odd one or two, appear to be oblivious of editorial sagacity in context of what to air and what not to say. This statement has nothing to do with freedom of journalism for I am a very ardent supporter of […]

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Pakistan most dangerous country for journalists: IFJ

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BRUSSELS- The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today said “Pakistan is the most dangerous country for journalists in the world.” In 2014 only, “14 journalists and media workers have been killed in Pakistan, many more threatened, intimidated and attacked.” The IFJ’s Asia Pacific acting director Jane Worthington in a statement said “the situation has undoubtedly […]

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Imran slams attack on Geo TV staffers

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ISLAMABAD: After remaining silent for many days about an attack on Jang Group and Geo News reporters by PTI workers, PTI Chief Imran Khan finally condemned the act of his supporters and asked them to refrain from attacking the Geo reporters.“It is heard that Geo reporter were beaten. This is very bad act and I […]

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