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Wali Babar case prosecutor’s brother killed

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JHELUM/KARACHI: Special Public Prosecutor in Wali Babar murder case Abdul Maroof Advocate’s brother was killed in Jhelum on Saturday. According to police, Abdul Saboor, brother of the public prosecutor, was murdered by unknown armed persons. Abdul Maroof said his brother had no enemy. He said the motive behind the murder could not be ascertained so […]

NA body asks for arrest of journalists’ killers

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ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly sub-committee of the Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting and National Heritage has recommended the government arrest the nominated accused of journalists’ killing across the country. The committee expressed serious reservations over non-arrest of the killers of journalists, which creates further uncertainty among the journalists’ community. Police officials from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa […]

2013 second deadliest year for journalists

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With at least 117 journalists killed, 2013 was the second deadliest year on the International Press Institute (IPI)’s Death Watch, which started systematically counting work-related journalist deaths in 1997. The worst year was 2012, with 132 killed, 39 alone while covering the Syrian conflict. As IPI noted in November 2013, impunity for attacks on journalists […]

RSF: 71 journalists killed and dramatic increase in abductions in 2013

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The annual toll of journalists killed in connection with their work was again very high in 2013, although this year’s number, 71, was a slight fall (-20%) on last year’s, according to the latest round-up of freedom of information violations that Reporters Without Borders issues every year. There was also a big increase (+129%) in […]

Mutilated body of missing journalist found

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The body of a missing journalist, Haji Abdul Razzak Baloch, a copy editor for the Balochi-language newspaper “Daily Tawaar” was found on August 21, 2013 from Karachi, the capital of Sindh province. Baloch was missing from Karachi since March 24, 2013. No one has yet claimed the responsibility and the reson for his abduction and […]

Killing fields: Journalists under fire

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FOR years now, Pakistan has been considered amongst the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists. The impunity factor is used to demonstrate the depth of the problem: the state’s lack of interest in pursuing cases of journalists being murdered or harassed. This is apparent through just the bald facts: more than 20 journalists […]

Journalists in Pakistan

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A damning report by Amnesty International has brought to light what people involved in the media industry in Pakistan have known all along — that journalists are just not safe in the country. The report points fingers at all those quarters that have, in the past, been accused of making life a living hell for […]

Pak journalists under ‘serious threat’: Amnesty

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LONDON: Journalists in Pakistan are under “serious threat” from state security forces, some political parties and religious militant groups, Amnesty International has said. At the launch of its 2013 annual report at its London headquarters here, the human rights organisation’s Secretary General Shalil Shetty gave example of senior GEO TV and Jang Group journalist Hamid […]

‘Right to report news under threat’

Karachi: The Commonwealth Journalists Association expressed solidarity with the journalists around the globe in connection with the World Press Freedom Day. In a statement issued here, it said: “The CJA stands united with our colleagues around the globe who work around the clock to bring us the news, despite threats of imprisonment, violence and even […]

2012 one of ‘bloodiest years’ for journalists

BRUSSELS: A heavy death toll in war zones such as Syria and Somalia made 2012 one of the bloodiest years for journalists, with 121 killed, an international journalists’ group said on Monday. The Brussels-based International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) said the figure was up from 107 journalists and other media workers killed in targeted attacks, […]

Pakistan most unsafe place for newsmen in South Asia

LAHORE: South Asia, the most volatile region, mourned the murder of 25 media persons, with Pakistan again remaining on the top with its 13 journalists losing their lives during 2012. This has been stated in the South Asia Media Commission’s (SAMC) Media Monitor 2012 report which was made public by the body’s Secretary General M […]

Code of ethics for journalists in the offing

ISLAMABAD: A report regarding performance of media and its drawbacks “Asian Media Barometer” was launched by a non government organisation, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES), on Thursday. The report claimed that some positive changes have occurred because of media activism, during the last three years in Pakistan. There is more awareness amongst citizens against biased, unethical […]