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In the crosshairs: Pakistan’s journalists

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It’s been a year and three months since the last attack on Pakistani journalist Jamshed Baghwan’s house in Peshawar, the capital of Pakistan’s province Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. The July 2, 2014 incident was the third on his house in four months. Baghwan, the bureau chief for Express News in Peshawar, recalls how difficult that time was. His […]

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Journalists In Danger

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According to research by Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), since 2001, 71 journalists and media workers have lost their lives doing their duties. Of these, 47 have been deliberately targeted and murdered for practicing their profession, while others were killed while covering dangerous assignments. The report pinpoints eight sources of threat to the journalists: militants, political […]

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Journalists under threat

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KARACHI: A month and a half back, the press club in Khuzdar opened unannounced after being shut for over a year. The press club was shut down in August last year after its president received threats from ‘unidentified men’ shortly after a press conference was held by members from the Hindu community revealing names of […]

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Journalists under threat

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KARACHI: A month and a half back, the press club in Khuzdar opened unannounced after being shut for over a year. The press club was shut down in August last year after its president received threats from ‘unidentified men’ shortly after a press conference was held by members from the Hindu community revealing names of […]

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Those who murder, injure and assault journalists are almost never punished in Pakistan

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A report on safety of Pakistani media professionals presents a bleak picture of level of insecurity faced by Pakistani journalists and calls of serious efforts by governments and media to change the present situation where those that kill, injure, abduct and threaten journalists are almost never punished. The Report on Safety of Media Workers released […]

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صحافیوں کو قتل، زخمی اور تشدد کا نشانہ بنا نےوالوں کو پاکستان میں کبھی سزا نہیں دی گئی

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پاکستان میں ذرائع ابلاغ سے وابستہ کارکنان کی حفاظت کے حوالے سے جاری ہونے والے ایک رپورٹ پاکستان میں صحافیوں کو درپیش عدم تحفظ کی بھیانک تصویر پیش کرتی ہے اور حکومت اور ذرائع ابلاغ سے موجودہ صورت حال کو تبدیل کرنے کے لیے سنجیدہ کوششوں کا مطالبہ کرتی ہے کہ جہاں صحافیوں کو قتل، […]

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) Report on Safety of Media Workers

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Over the last decade media in Pakistan have experienced a remarkable growth and transformation in its role. Though there have been serious reversals in recent years, Pakistan continues to enjoy vibrant, independent and fairly free media. The advent of private TV channels since 2002 revolutionized Pakistan’s media environment. Almost one hundred private television channels are […]

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Media workers safety

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The Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), a Pakistani NGO, has published a thought provoking report on Safety of media workers. The report is informative. It presents facts and figures to underline the gravity of the issue. The report also tries to pinpoint the major sources of threat to the media persons and the futility of the […]

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2 cable operators shot dead in Gujranwala

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GUJRANWALA: Armed men gunned down two cable operators upon refusal to pay extortion money here in the wee hours of Wednesday. SHO Aamir Shaheen said that armed men of extortionist gang stormed office of cable operators located in Noorakot locality of Gakhar Mandi, district Gujranwala after they refused to pay extortion money. The culprits ransacked […]

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Human rights: Killings and violence decreased by 26%, says HRCP

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KARACHI: Killings and violence in Karachi decreased by 26 per cent in September 2015 as compared to August, says a report by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP). In September, 126 people died or were killed due to violence in the city while in August, the figure stood at 171. Last year the statistics […]

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ATC extends remand of journalist Aftab Alam’s murder suspect

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Karachi: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Tuesday extended the remand of TV journalist Aftab Alam’s alleged killer, by 14 days. Accused Zeeshan Haider, alleged to be a member of the outlawed Sipah-e-Mohammad Pakistan (SMP) was arrested on September 21 by the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD). According to CTD Garden police headquarters SSP, Amir Farooqi, the […]

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‘SMP militant’ held for killing TV journalist Aftab Alam

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KARACHI: Police on Monday claimed to have arrested a suspected militant of the outlawed Sipah-i-Mohammad Pakistan allegedly involved in the recent killing of a television journalist. Speaking at a press conference at the Garden Police Headquarters, Counter-Terrorism Department SSP Amir Farooqi identified the suspect as Zeeshan Haider and said that a 9mm pistol was also […]

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Killing shows govt failure to implement witness protection law

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KARACHI: The killing of a key witness to the murder of Sabeen Mahmud late last week has again highlighted the failure of the provincial government to implement the law on witness protection that has been demanded by groups and individuals working for human rights and legal issues. The Sindh government’s ambitious plan to make ‘hefty […]

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UNESCO slates killing of media workers in Karachi

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UNITED NATIONS: The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom on Monday denounced the recent killing of two media workers in Pakistan and called for an investigation into both cases. “Violence and fear must not be allowed to prevent journalists and media workers from doing their work,” Irina Bokova, Director-General of […]

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