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Four-day workshop on journalists’ safety concludes

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Pakistan Press Foundation’s (PPF) Secretary-General Owais Aslam Ali said on Sunday that over 50 journalists had become victim of targeted killings in recent years in Pakistan and there was always lack of proper investigation in our society when it came to investigating murder of a journalist. “Only two out of 50 murder cases of journalists […]

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Hamid Mir and those we do not speak of

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Hamid Mir has named Those We Do Not Speak Of, or speak of only in utmost reverence because they are the givers of life and the takers of it. We breathe our first and we breathe our last by their leave. We keep on the straight path of patriotism and are rewarded by being spared […]

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Pakistan Coalition on Media Safety Condemns Attack on Hamid Mir

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Pakistan Coalition on Media Safety (PCOMS) has condemned in strongest terms the attack on Hamid Mir, founding member of PCOMS and anchor of Geo News’s Capitol Talk, one of Pakistan’s most popular television talk show. Hamid Mir had arrived in Karachi from his home in Islamabad and was on way to Geo office when he […]

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Journalists’ safety

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THE enactment of the Journalists Welfare Endowment Fund Act 2014 by the KP Assembly is a positive measure to extend the state’s welfare umbrella. The fund has been established with an initial capital of Rs50 million. Rs1m shall be paid to the family of a journalist who is killed in an act of terrorism. Conflict […]

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Holbrooke’s wife meets PM for journalists’ safety

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ISLAMABAD: “He must be very happy that I am here in Pakistan, we had a plan to come to Islamabad together but that could not happen because … (a pause),” Kati Marton shared thoughts recalling her late husband, Richard Holbrooke, former US special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, not long ago a household name in […]

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Pakistan Press Foundation condemns arson attack on Nepalese newspaper office

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), an independent non-governmental institution committed to promoting and defending freedom of expression is concerned over arson attack on the office of Tikapur Daily published in Dhangadhi city in far-western Nepal over publishing of a news about a road accident on the first day of 2014. Quoting the information from Freedom Forum, […]

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Protests held against murder of journalist

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KARACHI: Two parallel protests were arranged at the Karachi Press Club on Thursday against the murder of a journalist based in Larkana. The first protest was organised by the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), followed by another held by the Karachi Union of Journalists. Shan Dahr, 45, bureau chief of Ab Tak television channel […]

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Senior journalist shot dead in Larkana

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LARKANA: Senior journalist Zakir Ali, the bureau chief of television news channel Abtak, was shot dead late on Tuesday night in Badah town. Mr Ali, also known as Shan Dahar, was attacked near the Rural Health Centre in Badah while he was coming to Larkana. He was seriously injured and taken to Chandka Medical College […]

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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 […]

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70 journalists killed in 2013

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NEW YORK: A new report by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said on Monday that some 70 journalists were killed on the job around the world in 2013—29 of them died covering the civil war in Syria and 10 slain in Iraq. The dead in Syria included a number of citizen journalists working to […]

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An attempt at terrorising media

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The freedom of media in Pakistan is a subject that garners much debate and even controversy; whether it is the contention on media’s stability as an institution or the safety of journalists and the press, one fact is obvious: It certainly is not an easy job. It becomes even more significant as an issue considering […]

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A safety net: Fund for journalists

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OFF and on, we are reminded of the fact that Pakistan remains a hard place for journalists to carry out their professional responsibilities. There have been a number of high-profile killings of media persons in this country. Conditions are especially difficult in Fata and parts of Balochistan, where journalists have paid with their lives, while […]

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Life is cheap in Pakistan — for journalists

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By Irfan Ashraf The writer is a doctoral fellow at Southern Illinois University in the US For the last three years in a row, Pakistan has been declared one of the most dangerous countries in the world for working journalists. Thirteen journalists were killed in different incidents in 2012. And 2013, not even two months […]

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