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KUJ condemns Israeli aggression in Gaza

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KARACHI: The Karachi Union of Journalists has expressed regrets over the killing of journalists during the Israeli offensive in Gaza. At its executive council meeting on Thursday, KUJ President G. M. Jamali, General Secretary Wajid Raza Isfahani and Vice President Zaheer Ahmed Khan expressed solidarity with the Palestinians and offered prayers for the civilian casualties […]

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SHC questions delays in Daniel Pearl trial

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KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) has granted time to the assistant prosecutor-general till May 26 to file comments regarding alleged delays in the murder trial of US journalist Daniel Pearl against a suspect, who is detained since 2010. This is the second such case to have emerged in recent days. Last month, another suspect, […]

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Pledge to defend media freedom

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LAHORE: The final day of the three-day-long All Pakistan Women Journalists Convention (APWJC) drew to a close on Sunday with a declaration, authored by the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), on the rights of female and male journalists in the country. Addressing a gathering of woman journalists and anchors here at the Lahore Press […]

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Journalists vow to protect workers` rights, press freedom

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ISLAMABAD, May 3 A large number of journalists representing organisations across the country gathered here on Monday to take part in a car rally organised by the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) to mark the Universal Press Freedom Day. They expressed firm resolve to protect workers’ rights, ensure a conducive atmosphere for journalists in […]

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Amnesty International appalled over attack on Hamid Mir

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LONDON: Amnesty International has revealed that Hamid Mir had on two occasions told the human rights organisation that he believed his life was under threat from different actors, including from the spooks and the Pakistani Taliban. Amnesty International’s Maya Pastakia told The News: “Both of these groups (the Taliban and agents of spy agencies) have […]

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Despite modest improvement, widespread impunity for killers of journalists in Pakistan: CPJ

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While Iraq topped the list of countries where killings of journalists go unscathed, Pakistan showed a modest improvement with the conviction of six men for the assassination of Wali Khan Babar. CPJ’s (Committee to Protect Journalists) 2014 Global Impunity Index, referring to Wali Khan Babr’s case, noted that Pakistan has shown improvement with regard to […]

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Media safety protocols

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No story is worth your life. Still, as Kati Marton of the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) who visited Pakistan last week said in her latest blog “CPJ finds hope for press freedom in Pakistan” “… at least 46 journalists have been killed, 24 of them murdered for the ‘crime’ of covering intelligence services, the […]

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Journalists’ safety

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THE enactment of the Journalists Welfare Endowment Fund Act 2014 by the KP Assembly is a positive measure to extend the state’s welfare umbrella. The fund has been established with an initial capital of Rs50 million. Rs1m shall be paid to the family of a journalist who is killed in an act of terrorism. Conflict […]

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Govt accepts journalists’ demands on Wage Board, security

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ISLAMABAD: The federal government on Thursday accepted the demands put up by the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) for the formation of the 8th Wage Board Award and security of media houses and press clubs. Speaking to journalists gathered at a sit-in before the Parliament House, Federal Information and Broadcasting Secretary Dr Nazir Saeed […]

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Govt to provide safe, secure working environment to journalists: Pervaiz

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Pervaiz Rashid said on Wednesday the government was committed to the freedom of expression and was taking steps to ensure that the media persons could perform duty in a safe and secure environment. Addressing a meeting of Steering Committee of Pakistan Coalition on Media Safety (PCOMS) here […]

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2 men linked to journalist, driver’s murder held

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DERA MURAD JAMALI: Police arrested on Tuesday two men allegedly involved in the killing of local Journalist Khawaja Muhammad Afzal and his driver. Usta Muhammad-based journalist Khawaja Afzal working for a daily published from Quetta, was killed along with his driver on Feb 1 by unidentified armed men while returning to Usta Muhammad from Jacobabad […]

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Pakistan Press Foundation condemns killing of two journalists in Iraq

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), an independent non-governmental institution committed to promoting and defending freedom of expression is concerned over killing of two journalists on 9 March, 2014 in Babel province of Iraq. Quoting the information from International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in a letter to the Prime Minister of […]

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Wali Babar’s murder trial

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Following the delaying tactics of the organised criminal gang behind the murder of journalist Wali Khan Babar and the killing of six eye witnesses, one prosecutor and, the case has finally concluded, setting an example of being a case where the killers have been prosecuted and brought to justice. Two main killers, still at large, […]

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Judgment in Wali Babar case

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AT last, some accountability. Some days ago, a little over three years after Wali Khan Babar was shot dead while on his way home from work at a local television channel in Karachi, six people were convicted of the young reporter’s murder. Two of them, who have never been apprehended, were sentenced to death in […]

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