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PFUJ terms 2014 worst for Pakistani media

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has termed the year 2014 as among the worst in a decade for Pakistani media, when 14 journalists and media workers were killed but not a single case of these incidents was prosecuted in a court of law, for one reason or the other. The year 2014 […]

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Putting Press Freedom at the Heart of Anti-Poverty Efforts

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Umar Cheema, a Pakistani journalist, wrote often about the military. Then one night masked men hauled him from his car and during six hours of torture, sexual humiliation, and threats, they made it clear that the reporting should stop. Cheema not only refused to stop writing, he went public with his ordeal. “I wanted to […]

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Challenges to media in 2013

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The incident of target killing against media people seen considerably reduced in the year 2013 in comparison to the year 2012. According to statistics compiled by media cell of the Council of Pakistan Newspapers Editors (CPNE) 11 journalists fell victim to terrorist incidents during discharging their professional responsibilities in 2013 out of which six lost […]

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Journalist’s murder: TTP contention

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The Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan has strongly refuted the allegation that it murdered journalist Malak Mumtaz. Not only that, it has condoled with the family of the murdered journalist and offered to help trace the murderers. Noted TV anchors have presented their above-mentioned statements as if the TTP fellows are quite humane and respect human life. Ironically, […]

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Life as a journalist in South Asia

By Seema Mustafa The writer is a consulting editor with The Statesman and writes widely for several newspapers in India South Asia is not kind to its journalists. A free media is scary for both state and non-state actors, who resort to all kinds of measures to keep it in check. From outright violence to […]

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Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists to stage sit-in on January 28 against government’s failure to arrest journalists’ killers

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Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has given a call of a sit-in outside the Parliament House in Islamabad on January 28, 2013 against the government’s failure to arrest the killers of journalists, delaying tactics to set up the 8th Wage Board and non-payment of salaries to media persons by various media organizations. This decision […]

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Committee to study Balochistan journalists’ problems

QUETTA: A fact-finding commission constituted by the Press Council of Pakistan (PCP) on the problems being faced by the journalists in Balochistan will submit in two months its report about mediapersons’ deaths in incidents of target killing, harassment and payment of compensation. “The commission on the problems faced by journalists of Balochistan will be headed […]

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