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Special fund for families of martyred journalists sought

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ISLAMABAD: Participants of a seminar on Wednesday demanded of the federal and provincial governments to arrest culprits involved in killing of 112 journalists across the country and establish special fund to provide financial assistance to the families of all of them who sacrificed their lives in pursuance of their professional duties. The seminar was held […]

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Call for legislation to protect journalists

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QUETTA: No law in the country explicitly deals with safety of journalists whereas such laws exist in countries like Mexico where special prosecutors are appointed to pursue the cases of slain journalists and provide legal assistance to media workers facing threats, according to experts. At a seminar organised by the Pakistan Coalition on Media Safety […]

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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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World condemns impunity while another Pakistan assassination takes toll to 14

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The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) deplore the brutal assassination of a journalist in Sindh province yesterday and demand the immediate arrest and persecution of the murderers. The IFJ said Pakistan leads its global death toll as the most dangerous country for journalists and media […]

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Breaking the Cycle of Impunity in the Killing of Journalists

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The lack of justice in hundreds of murders of journalists around the world is one of the greatest threats to press freedom today. While international attention to the issue has grown over the past decade, there has been little progress in bringing down rates of impunity. States will have to demonstrate far more political will […]

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Co-accused acquitted in Daniel Pearl case

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HYDERABAD: An anti-terrorist court (ATC) in Hyderabad on Thursday evening acquitted Qari Hashim, a co-accused in the Daniel Pearl kidnapping-cum-murder case, for lack of evidence during an inside jail trial. Hashim was arrested in August 2005 in conjunction with the kidnapping and was locked up in Hyderabad’s central prison. Defence counsel Sher Mohammad Leghari had […]

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The worst form of censorship is killing journalists

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LAHORE: Censorship in Pakistan appears in many forms, but of them is the worst is: intimidating, threatening, torturing and even killing journalists. Media analyst Adnan Rehmat said this at a seminar on ‘Media Ethics in the Time of Threat’ on Thursday. The seminar was held by Rozan’s Secretariat of Pakistan Coalition for Ethical Journalism with […]

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Journalists make human-chain to mourn killings of colleagues

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QUETTA: Journalists made a human-chain outside Balochistan High Court and Balochistan Assembly to mourn the killing of their colleagues on Monday evening. The media representatives were carrying placards and banners inscribed with slogans demanding the arrest of perpetrators of journalists’ killings in Balochistan, Pakistan’s southwestern province. Last month, armed men had barged into the Online […]

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Balochistan march threatened if killers of journalists not held

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QUETTA: Journalists will march towards Balochistan if the killers of martyred journalists of Quetta were not traced, threatened President Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) Afzal Butt while lighting candles in the memory of martyred journalists Irshad mastoid, Abdur Rasool and Muhammad Yunus in front of the Press Club Sunday evening. President Balochistan Union of […]

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Journalists stage hunger strike camp outside Balochistan PA

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QUETTA: Balochistan Union of Journalist (BUJ) on Thursday held a hunger strike camp outside the Balochistan Assembly to protest against the killing of journalists, attack on media houses and other issues. President BUJ Irfan Saeed, President Quetta Press Club Raza-ur-Rehman, Central leaders of Federal Union of Journalists including Saleem Shahid and Shehzada Zulfiqar remained in […]

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BNP-M protests against killing of journalists

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QUETTA: Balochistan National Party (Mengal) staged a protest demonstration outside Quetta Press Club on Wednesday against the targeted killing of journalists and an alleged operation in Gomazi area of Turbat. The protestors were holding banners and placards in their hands inscribed with various slogans. Addressing the protestors, Agha Hassain Baloch, Akhter Hussein Langove, Ghulam Nabi […]

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Bemoaning cops’ brutality on media

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CHAKWAL: A rally was taken out on Monday by journalist to condemn the brutal assault of police on media persons in Islamabad and killing of three journalists in Quetta. The rally was started from Press Club Chakwal. The journalists wore black armbands and chanted slogans against the government. They demanded protection for journalists. Earlier, President […]

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Mengal condemns journalists’ killing

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QUETTA: President Balochistan National Party Sardar Akhtar Mengal has said that the killing of Irshad Mastoi and his colleagues is to suppress voice of down trodden segments. On one hand it is big loss of journalistic field while it is also a big incident for political forces. Talking to President Quetta Press Cub Razaur Rehman […]

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Lawyers protest PTI, PAT attacks countrywide

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ISLAMABAD: Lawyers observed a countrywide strike on Monday to protest attacks on Parliament House, Prime Minister House and PTV building in Islamabad by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) protestors and the brutal police crackdown on women, children and journalists. Lawyers in Karachi boycotted courts against attack on state buildings by PTI and […]

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