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Journalists covering terror incidents in KP to undergo psychotherapy

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PESHAWAR: Journalists and academia have agreed to jointly identify the traumatic conditions of media persons working in the war zones and work out the modalities to address these issues in the Competence and Trauma Centre for Journalists (CTCJ), to be inaugurated at the University of Peshawar shortly. The Peshawar Press Club (PPC) and Khyber Union […]

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Journalists protest attacks on community

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PESHAWAR: The journalist fraternity in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa staged a protest here Sunday against attacks on their colleagues by police and participants of the Azadi and Inqilab marches in Islamabad. They condemned manhandling of journalists covering the clash between police and the participants of the marches and attack on Geo News office. They demanded immediate action […]

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Targeting journalists

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THANKS to political events, in recent months, the narrative about the media in Pakistan has come to resemble the one about politicians: corrupt, compromised and not worth championing. Too much is said about the media’s role in supporting vested interests or furthering various political agendas in exchange for bribes. Not enough is said about the […]

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Journalists show solidarity with colleagues

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PESHAWAR: On the call of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), journalists Sunday staged a protest demonstration against injuring and beating of media persons by policemen in Islamabad. Protesting journalists led by President of Khyber Union of Journalists (KhUJ) Nisar Mehmood, Vice President Mohammad Naeem and President Peshawar Press Club Nasir Hussain severely criticised use […]

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House of journalist attacked with explosive device for third time

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The house of Jamshed Bhagwan, Bureau Chief of Express News television channel was attacked with an explosive for third on July 2 in Peshawar, the capital of province Khyber-Pakhtukhuwa. A remote-controlled explosive material was placed by the unidentified men, outside the residence of Bhagwan, and it exploded while the journalist was at home. The Express […]

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Protest against curbs on TV channels enters fourth day

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PESHAWAR: The protest by the journalists against the blacking out of the transmission of Geo Entertainment and a private TV channel continued for the fourth consecutive day on Tuesday. Senior journalists from print and electronic media were present in the protest camp set up by the Peshawar Press Club (PPC) and Khyber Union of Journalists […]

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Targeting Geo a plot to weaken media: PFUJ president

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has kicked off countrywide campaign against illegal closure of Geo News and hurdles in the way of supply of newspapers’ copies of Jang and The News on Saturday. On the call of President of PFUJ Afzal Butt, Secretary Khurshid Abassi and Chairman All Pakistan Council of Press Clubs […]

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Countrywide protests against ban on ARY

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PESHAWAR/KARACHI/LAHORE/ISLAMABAD: Thousands of people across the country took to the streets on Saturday to protest against the suspension of ARY News’s licence by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra). The media watchdog, on Friday, suspended the channel’s licence for 15 days and imposed on it a fine of Rs10 million. In Islamabad, hundreds of […]

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Protest against closure of Geo TV continues

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PESHAWAR: The protest camp set up against the closure of the Geo TV channel continued on the 12th consecutive day Wednesday. Journalists and people from other walks of life visited the camp to express solidarity with the Jang Media Group. The participants chanted slogans in favour of Geo and the Jang Group and condemned the […]

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Protest camp against Geo closure enters 11th day

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PESHAWAR: The protest camp set up against the suspension of Geo Television entered 11th consecutive day on Tuesday which was attended by political leaders and civil society members apart from journalists in large number. The participants of the camp urged the government to lift the ban on the favourite channel and curbs on the largest […]

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Hamid Mir to address PPC by phone

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PESHAWAR: Senior journalist and Geo TV anchorperson Hamid Mir will speak by phone to members of the civil society, traders and journalists at the Peshawar Press Club on Monday. Hamid Mir, who was shot and injured by unidentified gunmen in Karachi and is now convalescing at his home in Islamabad, will address the Peshawar Press […]

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Working group on media safety constituted

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PESHAWAR: Senior journalists, civil society members and lawyers have formed a provincial working group on media safety and security with the aim to make collective efforts to combat the impunity of crimes against journalists. The working group will include representatives of Khyber Union of Journalists (KHUJ), Peshawar Press Club, Tribal Union of Journalists (TUJ), lawyers, […]

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Protest staged to condemn attack on journalist’s house

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PESHAWAR: Local journalists on Monday staged protest on the Sher Shah Suri Road to condemn the grenade attack on the residence of a senior journalist, Jamshed Baghwan. The protestors, who came out from the Peshawar Press Club in a procession, were led by Khyber Union of Journalists (KhUJ) President Nisar Mahmood and Peshawar Press Club […]

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Another attack on journalist’s house

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The house of Jamshed Baghwan, Bureau Chief of “Express News” attacked once again in the early morning of April 6, 2014 at around 6:25am in Peshawar, the capital of Khyber-Pakhtunkhuwa province of Pakistan. On March 19, an improvised explosive device (IED) with two kilograms of explosives was found in front of his house which was […]

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