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Martyred journalists laid to rest


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The Namaz-e-Janaza of three journalists, who were martyred in a powerful bomb blast during coverage of an earlier bomb blast incident last day, have been offered on Friday and they were laid to rest in graveyards of their native areas. The three journalists who sacrificed their lives during performing their duty included, Saifur Rehman, Reporter, […]

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Journalists protest against Quetta blasts


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SUKKUR: Many journalists have lost their lives while doing their jobs. Dozens of journalists belonging to the print and electronic media held a demonstration at the Clock Tower roundabout on Friday, to protest against the bomb blasts in Quetta that killed over 100 people on Thursday. The deceased include Samaa TV’s reporter Saifur Rehman Baloch […]

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Three media professionals killed, three injured in bomb blasts in Quetta

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Three media professionals were killed and three others injured in bomb blast in Quetta, the capital of the restive Balochistan province of Pakistan. The journalists were reporting on an explosion that had occurred about a few minutes earlier, when the second bomb exploded, killing and injuring many, including the journalists. Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, a militant group has […]

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At least 93 lives lost in Quetta explosions

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By: Saleem Shahid QUETTA: As many as 81 people were killed and 121 injured in suicide and car bomb blasts in Quetta’s Alamdar Road area on Thursday night. Earlier in the afternoon, 12 people lost their lives when a bomb went off near a vehicle of the Frontier Corps at Bacha Khan Chowk. A cameraman […]

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A perilous place


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The South Asia Media Monitor Report, 2012 makes sad reading. In the course of the last year, 25 media personnel were killed in the eight countries of the South Asian region, with Pakistan once again leading with 13 journalists losing their lives – slightly more than one a month, to say nothing of the hundreds […]

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Media watchdog says 141 journalists killed in 2012


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GENEVA: Last year was one of the deadliest on record for journalists, with 141 killed in 29 different countries and Syria the most dangerous place on earth for reporters, a media watchdog said Thursday. The Swiss-based Press Emblem Campaign (PEC), which fights for the protection of journalists, said the figure was up by 31 per […]

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