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Protecting the media

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Media freedom is at its lowest point when journalists are forced to operate in an increasingly hostile environment. While in Pakistan, there are no official curbs at the moment, as they were in the days of Gen Ziaul Haq, there is increasing pressure on media houses to conform to the narrative spun by various state […]

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Journalists plan protest on Oct 9 against curbs on press freedom

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ABBOTTABAD: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (Afzal Butt group) has given a nationwide call for protest on Oct 9 against mass-scale retrenchments in the media, non-payment of salaries, unannounced censorship by state institutions, intimidation of journalists by state actors and registration of treason cases against journalists. The PFUJ, an umbrella organisation of various media […]

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PPF condemns the arson attack on Ukrainian journalist’s car

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 Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Volodymyr Groysman, Prime Minister of Ukraine, expressed concern over the arson attack on a journalist Sergei Guz’s car by unknown perpetrators in the morning of February 12, 2017 in Kamianske (Dneprodzerzhinsk). PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter urged the government of Ukraine to take […]

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PPF urges Uzbek president to release journalist imprisoned for 17 years

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Shavkat Mirziyoyev, President of Uzbekistan, urged for the release from prison of Muhammad Bekjanov, one of the world’s longest imprisoned journalists. The 62-year old Bekjanov, in prison for the last 17 years, was recently moved to solitary confinement, according to Human Rights Watch. He is already suffering […]

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Threatening posters panic journalists

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Multan: A threatening poster pasted on the boundary wall of Multan Press Club (MPC) hurled the warning of serious consequences to the media, stirring serious concerns among the journalism fraternity here on Friday. The MPC administration suspected that some unidentified miscreants pasted the threatening poster on the boundary wall in wee hours of Friday at […]

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115 killings make Pakistan fourth deadliest country for journalists

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BRUSSELS: Pakistan is fourth on the list of the deadliest countries in the world for journalists, and comes behind Mexico, Philippines and Iraq according to an International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) report released on Wednesday. The report which chronicles journalist deaths since 1990, says that at least 2,297 journalists and media workers have been killed […]

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SOPs for media coverage at teaching hospitals approved

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PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa health department has approved standard operating procedure (SOPs) for media coverage at the four teaching hospitals to improve healthcare delivery for critically-injured and ill people. The SOPs, approved in a combined meeting of the health minister and members and chairmen of Board of Governors of the hospitals last week, will be […]

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Alliance demands compensation for deceased journalists

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ISLAMABAD: The participants of a consultative conference on safety of journalists has resolved to support UNESCO’s Research Agenda for academia on safety of journalists and agreed on the need for collaboration among academia, media development and UN missions in Pakistan on media safety issues. The unanimous resolution was passed in the one-day consultative conference on […]

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Terrorists cannot silence voice of journalists: minister

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcating Pervaiz Rasheed on Monday said that terrorists cannot silence the voice of the journalists and stop the government from rooting out the menace of terrorism from the country. He stated this while addressing the participants of a protest march organised here by Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), National […]

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Alliance demands compensation for deceased journalists

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ISLAMABAD: The participants of a consultative conference on safety of journalists has resolved to support UNESCO’s Research Agenda for academia on safety of journalists and agreed on the need for collaboration among academia, media development and UN missions in Pakistan on media safety issues. The unanimous resolution was passed in the one-day consultative conference on […]

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Past in Perspective

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”Journalists are bigger terrorists than terrorists themselves.” –Asif Ali Zardari’s frustration on Pakistani media during an address to businessmen from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Islamabad 2009. Asif Ali Zardari was addressing members of the delegation of the Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI), during which he commented on the role of journalists in Pakistan. The president […]

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US consulate says has programmes to support journalists

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KARACHI/UMERKOT: US Consul General Brian Heath has said that US Consulate General Karachi has many programmes to support Pakistani journalists and cited US State Department funding and support for the Center for Excellence in Journalism (CEJ) at the Institute of Business Administration in Karachi. This he expressed while talking to journalists during his visit to […]

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Murder of Pakistani journalist highlights impunity again

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Taliban claim responsibility for gunning down Zaman Mehsud VIENNA, Nov 5, 2015 – The murder of yet another journalist in Pakistan this week because of his journalistic work once again raises the issue of journalists’ safety and the importance of ending the impunity both in that country and worldwide. Senior journalist Zaman Mehsud of Tank […]

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‘Journalists yet to appear before KU body probing protest coverage fracas’

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Karachi: An inquiry committee formed to probe the manhandling of three media personnel while covering a protest at the University of Karachi (KU) against the high-handedness of Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba (IJT) last week, failed to submit its report due on Friday, November 6, because journalists did not cooperate with it, The News learnt. Since the committee […]

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