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Call for Secretary Kerry to support journalist safety measures

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Secretary of State John Kerry Department of State Washington, D.C. Sent via email Dear Secretary Kerry: A year ago you convened a critically important conference on the safety of freelance and local journalists that brought together the media industry, journalists, NGOs and members of your staff. We are writing to update you on the efforts […]

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PCOMS, CPDI to host conference

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Coalition on Media Safety (PCOMS) and the Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives (CPDI) are hosting a two-day international conference on January 27-28 to discuss the issue of impunity and growing insecurity of journalists in Pakistan. Pakistan is one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists and over a […]

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Rangers arrest LeJ leader involved in Daniel Pearl murder

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KARACHI: Rangers arrested the former president of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi’s (LeJ) Sindh chapter during a raid in Karachi on Sunday, reported Express News. Qari Abdul Hayee, alias Asadullah, was allegedly involved in the murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl. He was arrested in 2003 from Multan over his suspected involvement in planning and carrying out the kidnapping […]

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Follow the legal course on journalists’ killings

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The number of killings and harassment of media people in Pakistan is the highest in the world, even greater than what it is in war zones By Aoun Sahi Pakistan remained one of the deadliest nations in the world for the journalist with 90 journalists killed in the country since 2000. The situation appears unlikely […]

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Police torture on photographer: Journalists stage sit-in at Sindh PA

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KARACHI: Journalists covering Sindh Assembly’s proceedings on Thursday staged a sit-in protest at the entrance of the provincial assembly’s building against police torture of their colleague. A police man in plain clothes kicked at senior photographer. Zahid Redman fracturing his right hand finger just outside the assembly’s building. The incident drew journalists’ anger, who were […]

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Three journalists survive attack in Swat

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MINGORA: Three journalists survived attempt on their lives as they were fired at outside the Swat Press Club here on Tuesday. Senior journalists Fayyaz Zafar, Shahzad Alam and Murad Ali said that they were on way to the press club after dinner when armed men traveling in a white car opened fire on them. The […]

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