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Media and the resilient truth

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THE current predicament of two TV personalities in the US underscores how the media as well as perceptions of it are changing among many viewers — even among the media’s own practitioners. Prime time TV anchor Brian Williams is currently serving out a six-month suspension from NBC for wrongly claiming he was in a helicopter […]

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Trained war correspondents

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Pakistan has been at war now for almost 35 years at a stretch. It all began with the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan around 1979-80. A call went around the so-called Islamic world for recruits for jihad against the infidel Soviets. Our religio-political parties, led by the Jamaat-e-Islami and the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam, not only answered this […]

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Terrorists trying to impose their ideology on people: Pervaiz Rasheed

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ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) – Information Minister Pervaiz Rasheed on Tuesday said that terrorists are trying to impose their views on the masses. Media cannot perform freely if journalists who are creating awareness are not protected, Dunya News reported. He made these remarks during an international conference on security of journalists in Islamabad. The Minister stated […]

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Journalists colony to be set up in Faisalabad

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FAISALABAD: The journalists colony will be set up in addition to the Endowment Fund so that the journalists should discharge their duties in a congenial and improvised atmosphere, said Punjab former law minister Rana Sanaullah on Monday. The News

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‘Duty of a journalist not to release news without investigation’

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KARACHI: Journalism is a very pious profession as it provides knowledge and awareness to the general public through true evidence. All journalists needed to be honest and provide true information. This was stated by speakers at a daylong workshop titled ‘Media ethics and code of conduct’, conducted by the Pakistan Council of Media Women (PCMW). […]

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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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Journalists accreditation to cost Rs500

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Karachi: The Sindh government on Monday introduced Rs500 fee for the issuance of accreditation cards by its information department for journalists in the province. According to a handout issued, Rs500 will be charged as annual fees for issuing the accreditation cards and the challan for it will have to be submitted to the National Bank […]

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Journalist Sheikh Saleemullah passes away

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PESHAWAR: A senior journalist and former president of Khyber Union of Journalists (KhUJ) and former general secretary of Peshawar Press Club (PPC), Sheikh Saleemullah, passed away in Lahore on Tuesday. The late Sheikh Sahib was the News Editor of then lone English language newspaper ‘The Khyber Mail’ and the son of the founder of English […]

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Pakistani journalists paid high price for spreading peace: US diplomat

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PESHAWAR: The journalists in Pakistan, especially in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, paid a high price for promoting the cause of truth and spreading peace, said US Consul General Jon Danilowicz. He was adressing a musical concert titled ‘Harmony and huminty’ here on Saturday night. The concernt was organsied by Consulate General of the United Sattes of America […]

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Journalist detained for reporting on political corruption in Pakistan

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The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) express concerns over the detention of a senior journalist and blogger in tribal area of Waziristan, Pakistan on Monday October 28, 2014. According to reports, Shehryar Mehsud, a columnist at the Urdu daily Akhbar-e-Khyber, was arrested on the orders […]

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Why the media is pathetic

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If there is one thing that has been made abundantly clear through this entire Imran Khan saga, it is this: the media in Pakistan has enormous agenda-setting power, but is largely filled with blithering idiots who have absolutely no idea how to use it for the public good. I am not suggesting, of course, that […]

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Shots fired at home of senior leader of Pakistani journalists’ union

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The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) reiterates its serious concerns towards safety of journalists in Pakistan after the senior leader of the IFJ affiliate, the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), had shots fired at his home this week. Unidentified people fired shots at the home of Rana Mohammad Azeem, the Lahore-based president of the […]

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Journalists in Pakistan critical to state policy issues prone to threats: study

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The media threat matrix in Pakistan is broad and diverse and multiple factors contribute to it but the most important aspect is related to professionalism, including the way of reporting, professional attitudes and mainly the threat perceptions of the media persons. This was stated in recently released research study ‘Media Safety in Pakistan’. The study […]

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Police and protestors attack media in Pakistan

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The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) strongly condemn a series of brutal attacks and manhandling of journalists by state security forces and protesters during the ongoing political protests in Islamabad, Pakistan, today and on Saturday. The IFJ and the PFUJ also express concern over the escalating […]

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