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Attack on Jang-Geo offices in Karachi, reception ransacked, workers besieged

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KARACHI: The central office of the Geo and Jang Media Group was attacked on Sunday by protesters in Karachi. A mob broke a walkthrough gate installed at the entrance of the building as well as the main entrance door to the building. The staff inside the building were also attacked and violently pushed around. According […]


Minister opens Swat media housing society

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Special Assistant to Chief Minister (SACM) Kamran Bangash says the welfare of the journalist is one of the top priority of the Pakistan Tehrek-e-Insaaf (PTI), and for this purpose, all the necessary steps are being taken. He said this at the inauguration of the media housing society at Dangram, an area of Mingora, in Swat […]


Journalist seeks judicial probe into his torture, humiliation

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CHARSADDA: A journalist here on Friday demanded a judicial probe into the alleged torture and humiliation he faced at the hands of some local leaders of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). Speaking at a press conference, the journalist Saifullah Jan, who is a member of the governing body of the Charsadda Press Club, also accused the […]


Journalist kidnapped, tortured in Charsadda

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CHARSADDA: A group of armed men on Thursday allegedly kidnapped a journalist from a busy bazaar in a broad daylight subjected him to torture, dragged him to the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) office, humiliated him there and video filmed the criminal act. The accused, identified as Abdullah, Iftikhar, Faheem, sons of Zaidullah, Saadat and Sher […]


Death anniversary of Musa Khankhel today

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MINGORA: The 12th death anniversary of Musa Khankhel, correspondent for Geo News and The News, is being observed today. A function has been arranged at the Swat Press Club in Mingora, where journalists, writers and local elders are going to pay tributes to the slain journalist. It may be recalled that unidentified persons had shot […]


Peshawar: Swat Media Colony foundation to be laid on 18th

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MINGORA: Provincial Minister for Housing Dr Amjad Ali while lauding the services of journalists of Swat district and Malakand division for the restoration of peace in the region has said that, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government was committed to resolving the issues of the mediapersons. Talking to a delegation of Swat Press Club here at Shamozai […]


‘Reporting based on biases resulting in irresponsible journalism’

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Reporters and magazines covering religious affairs need proper training and self-regulatory mechanisms to ensure responsible reportage because reporting based on inaccurate information and biases is resulting in irresponsible journalism. This was the conclusion reached by the speakers who attended a recent three-day training session organized by the Voice Media Network (VMN), a non-governmental media development […]


Journalists Protest Outside PEMRA Head Office

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Journalists have staged a protest outside the PEMRA headquarters due to repeatedly banning BOL News transmission in different areas of the country and changing its number on the cable. According to details, the journalist community of Rawalpindi, Islamabad staged a protest against Chairman PEMRA Saleem Baig outside PEMRA head office. The protest was attended by […]


Media’s role in discussing marginalised communities highlighted

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Highlighting the media’s role in strengthening the conversation about marginalised communities, the Legal Rights Forum (LRF) held a discussion with journalists at a hotel on Monday evening. Expressing concern over the situation at media outlets with regards to censorship, Tahir Hasnain of the LRF said that despite being a democracy, it seems that the country […]


2018: A year of media suppression and rights abuses in Pakistan

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“Sneaky”, “sinister” and “Orwellian” are just some of the words Pakistani journalists and human rights defenders used to describe the censorship and growing clampdown on dissent, mainstream and social media in their country over the past year. Although previous Pakistani governments also put pressure on civil society and the media, this year, many Pakistanis working in these […]


Daily News memories

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THOSE involved like me in its launching in 1962 must feel sad over the closure of Daily News, Karachi’s last English language evening paper. The battery of journalists working for the paper at its launch ranged from seasoned newsmen to juniors and apprentice, but at least one of them would rise to become an icon […]


Outstanding dues of newspapers: Journalists’ participation in protest rally hailed

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KARACHI: The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) hosted a reception for the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), Karachi Press Club and Karachi Union of Journalists to express its gratitude and hail their enthusiastic participation in its recent protest rally in front of the Sindh Assembly building in Karachi against payment of outstanding dues […]


251 journalists imprisoned for 3rd consecutive year: CPJ

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ISLAMABAD: For the third consecutive year at least 251 journalists are behind bars for their work, as authoritarian regimes increasingly use imprisonment to silence dissent, the Committee to Protect Journalists found. As of December 1, 2018, CPJ found 251 journalists are in jail for their work. China, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia imprisoned more journalists than […]


Journalists in tribal districts continue to face threats

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PESHAWAR: The hall echoed with applause of anxious parents while distinguished students were getting photographed on the stage with the chief guest giving away prizes. Students with distinguished positions would wave their hands to the parents from the stage and get appreciation in thundering applause. Then a girl’s name is announced, a woman at back row […]