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Journalists Protection, Welfare Bill Committee proceedings postponed

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The Committee on Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage on Monday postponed the committee proceedings to consider the Bill titled “The Journalists Protection and Welfare Bill, 2011” due to absence of media house owners. The bill was introduced on October 31, 2011 by Professor Khurshid Ahmed and 21 other Senators. The bill was referred to the […]

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Seven media personnel seriously injured in baton charge by police and paramilitary Rangers

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Seven media personnel were seriously injured in baton charge by law-enforcement agencies on February 2, 2016 while covering the protest demonstration by state owned Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) against the planned privatization of the national airlines. Shots were fired during the protest demonstration in which two employees of PIA lost their lives. Eye witnesses said […]

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Media men face law enforcers’ wrath

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KARACHI: It is generally believed that a journalist can save his skin in times of crisis by showing his identity. But on Tuesday whoever was wearing a press card and trying to cover the Pakistan International Airline (PIA) employees’ protest, faced collective wrath of law enforcers. After the shots had been fired in a rally […]

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Senate panel to take up bill on journalists’ safety

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ISLAMABAD: A Senate committee will take up on Monday (tomorrow) a four-year-old bill, aimed at providing protection and relief to journalists, but also containing a controversial clause about disclosure of source of information. The Journalists Protection and Welfare Bill 2011, suggesting steps to be taken by the government to provide social benefits and protection to […]

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Pakistan condemns attack on journalists

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UNITED NATIONS: Pak­istan unequivocally condemned all attacks on and violence against journalists in the performance of their professional duties. Participating in a debate on Protection of Journalists in Conflict Situations’ in the UN Security Council, Pakistan’s Permanent Representative Maleeha Lodhi said that Pakistan shares the international outrage on the recent beheading and summary execution of […]

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PCOMS, CPDI to host conference

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Coalition on Media Safety (PCOMS) and the Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives (CPDI) are hosting a two-day international conference on January 27-28 to discuss the issue of impunity and growing insecurity of journalists in Pakistan. Pakistan is one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists and over a […]

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JI proposes bill for journalists protection

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ISLAMABAD: Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) members has submitted draft of ‘Protection of Journalists Bill 2014’ with the National Assembly Secretariat on Thursday. The draft of the bill bearing signatures of JI MNAs Sahibzada Tariqullah, Sahibzada Muhammad Yaqoob, Sher Akbar and Ayesha Syed is aimed at providing protection to lives of journalists in field, workplaces and at their […]

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Pakistan in pledge to protect journalists

Troops of Pakistan army patrol in troubled area after a fierce fight between Pakistani forces and militants in Miran Shah in Pakistan’s tribal area of North Waziristan Journalists have been targeted in fighting between troops and militants in the tribal areas Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, has pledged to do more to protect Pakistani journalists. Writer […]

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Sharjeel lauds journalists’ fight for democracy

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Karachi: Sindh Minister for Information, Archives and Local Government Sharjeel Inam Memon said on Wednesday the Karachi Press Club (KPC) and journalists were pro-democracy and had always fought for strengthening the country’s democratic system. They had actively participated in the struggle for the restoration of democracy and against dictatorships, he said while addressing a ceremony […]

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For journalists, tackling sources and safety are key

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KARACHI: A source should not set the agenda of a story, a journalist should. This was observed at a talk held on ‘The Realities of Reporting in Pakistan’ at The Second Floor on Saturday. The panelists comprised veteran print and broadcast journalists, including The News business reporter Hina Mahgul Rind, Dawn newspaper crime reporter Imtiaz […]

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Government approaches SHC for transfer of Wali Babar murder trial

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Karachi: The provincial government filed an application with the Sindh High Court on Monday seeking the transfer of Geo News reporter Wali Khan Babar’s murder trial from an anti-terrorism court of Karachi to Shikarpur over security concerns for witnesses, the prosecutors and investigators. The application was filed by the member inspection team of the high […]

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Altaf demands special measures to protect journalists

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Karachi: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain demanded on Friday that special measures should be taken to protect the life and property of journalists across the country. Addressing a crowded news conference by phone at Azizabad’s Lal Qila ground, he said the need of the hour was to protect the life and property of […]

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