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Many journalists have died in the line of duty the worldover

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LAHORE: The sudden death in Islamabad of Maria Golovnina, the Bureau Chief of Reuters in Pakistan and Afghanistan, on Monday, has sparked a lot of speculation and the internet is already littered with rumours regarding the cause of her untimely demise. Her death is certainly very disturbing for the London-based Reuters, functioning since October 1851, […]

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Hard country for media

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AS the year drew to a close, there was yet another reminder of the dangers that stalk those whose profession demands that the truth be told. On Wednesday, the International Federation of Journalists released its 24th annual list of journalists and other media persons who have died in work-related targeted or crossfire incidents, showing that […]

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Khairpur police arrest journalist’s killers

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SUKKUR: The Khaipur police claimed they arrested on Wednesday the culprits who had murdered a local journalist 20 days ago.A journalist of Khairpur Nasir Aftab along with ASP City Masood Bangash, addressed a press conference here. He said journalist Jeewan Arain was shot dead by motorcyclists 20 days earlier in the limits of Gambat town. […]

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NA body seeks proposals to help families of slain journalists

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ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly standing committee on information and broadcasting on Tuesday directed the ministry to prepare proposals for the allocation of funds to help the families of journalists who lost their lives in the line of duty. The meeting of the committee was presided over by Marvi Memon. Secretary Information Mohammad Azam informed the […]

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Journalists killed with impunity as world watches, says CPJ report

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WASHINGTON: In the past 10 years, 370 journalists have been murdered around the world and governments have failed to take meaningful action to protect them, says a report by the US-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). Elisabeth Witchel, lead author of the report, warns that “the unchecked, unsolved murders of journalists who seek to inform […]

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Press clubs remain closed in protest against journalists’ killing

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QUETTA: Press clubs across the country remained closed on Monday in protest against the recent killing of three media workers in Quetta and the failure of security agencies to arrest their killers. Journalist unions held demonstrations in various cities and towns and hoisted black flags on press club buildings. The call for protests was given […]

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Two Journalists, a media worker shot dead in Quetta

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Two journalists and an accountant were shot dead, when unidentified assailants attacked the offices of “Online” news agency on August 28, 2014 in Quetta, the capital of Balochistan province. Those killed included Irshad Mustoi, Bureau Chief, Abdul Rasool Khajjak, reporter and Muhammad Younas, accountant. They were working in their office when armed men barged in […]

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Bureau chief and two media staff shot dead in Balochistan

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The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) in strongly condemning the killing of journalist Irshad Mustoi and his two colleges in his office at MA Jinnah Road, Quetta, Balochistan on Thursday, August 28. Mustoi, 35-year-old Assignment Editor of ARY News in Quetta, Bureau Chief of Online News […]

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Three shot dead at Pakistan’s Online International News Network

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New York: The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the murder of two journalists and a network employee in Pakistan today, and calls on authorities to investigate the attack and bring the perpetrators to justice. Two unidentified gunmen stormed the offices of the independent news agency Online International News Network in Quetta, the capital of Baluchistan […]

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Daniel Pearl’s killers keep their fingers crossed

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ISLAMABAD: Twelve years after the gruesome murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl, his four convicted killers, who were found guilty of kidnapping and beheading him in Karachi in January 2002, are keeping their fingers crossed to get their sentences reversed when the Sindh High Court finally decides their appeals against convictions. The 38-year-old reporter of […]

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“No story or report is worth your life”

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Adnan Rehmat, who has been working for better safety of journalists for two decades, talks about reporting ethics, attack on media and safety Adnan Rehmat is director of media development at Civic Action Resources. With a background in journalism, he is a media development specialist focusing on advocacy, research and training. For the past decade […]

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Daniel Pearl’s murder: 12 years on, appellate court moves only an inch ahead

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KARACHI: As the 12th death anniversary of American journalist Daniel Pearl draws near, the anti-terrorism appellate court moved only an inch ahead with the four convicts’ appeals against death and life imprisonment and confirmation of the sentences by the high court. Ahmed Omer Saeed Sheikh, a British national of Pakistani decent, was awarded death sentence […]

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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 […]

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Surge in journalist abductions in 2013: RSF

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PARIS: Media rights watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said Wednesday 71 journalists were killed in 2013, a slight fall from the previous year, but there was a surge in kidnappings. “Syria, Somalia and Pakistan retained their position among the world´s five deadliest countries for the media,” the Paris-based watchdog said in its annual round-up of […]

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