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‘Protection of journalists’ rights a distant dream’

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Karachi: “Considered one of the frontline defenders of human rights, protection of media personnel’s rights was, however, still a distant dream in Pakistan,” observed Solidarity Centre country programme manager Immad Ashraf on Wednesday. He was speaking at a day-long paralegal workshop titled ‘Communicating rights at work’, organised by IRADA – a not for profit organisation […]

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Personnel of television news channels harassed while covering protest demonstrations

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On December 15, 2014, in the city of Lahore, the capital of Punjab, Pakistan’s largest province, activists of the opposition political party, Pakistan Tehrik Insaf (PTI) attacked and harassed a media team of private television channel Geo News as it was covering their protest demonstration and preventing them from reporting. Earlier, PTI workers had harassed […]

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PTI’s ‘naya’ media

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An unfortunate trend in the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf’s (PTI’s) protests was repeated in the Lahore manifestation. Journalists of one media group in particular, and other media groups the party considers not toeing the PTI’s line, have been targeted time and again. Reporters, anchormen and even women anchorpersons have not been spared. In Lahore, that particular media […]

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Attack on journalists condemned

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LAHORE: Ignoring instructions of their leadership, activists of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf misbehaved with the team of a media house during coverage of PTI’s shutter-down call for the provincial metropolis. They tossed bottles and gravel on known anchorperson Sana Mirza, Sohail Warraich and reporters Jawad Malik, Ameen Hafeez and Ahmed Fraz of GeoNews besides using slingshots […]

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Despite outcry, bid to tame SAMAA continues

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KARACHI: Several journalist organizations as well as religious and political parties voiced strong disapproval over the forced closure of SAMAA transmission in most areas of the metropolis. Expressing solidarity with the SAMAA, political parties and journalist organizations raised hue and cry in protest against the unknown people, who bludgeoned the closure of SAMAA telecast in […]

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Television news channel illegally off air in Karachi

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A private television news channel “Saama TV” was forced to go off the air in several areas of Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city, for the unknown reasons on Wednesday December 10, 2014. Earlier on October 25, 2014, several television news channels had gone off the air for about six hours in Karachi and other parts of […]

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Condemnations pour in over PEMRA’s move to subdue voice of truth

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KARACHI/ISLAMABAD: Journalist fraternity and members of different political parties have strongly condemned PEMRA’s decision of suspending the license of ARY News upon government’s consent, ARY News reported. Members of the journalist fraternity and different political parties strongly condemned the decision of subduing the voice of truth. They were of the view that PEMRA cannot suspend […]

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Geo closure not acceptable: Journalists

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KARACHI: Thousands of journalists from the Jang/Geo group and several other media organisations, during a protest demonstration outside the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) office, said that the closure of Geo TV was unacceptable for them and the journalist community would not hesitate to render any sacrifice for the cause of freedom of expression. […]

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Civil society, journalists vow to thwart designs against Geo

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KARACHI: Journalist bodies and civil society organisations on Wednesday expressed solidarity with Geo TV and vowed to resist any move to shut down the TV channel. They also expressed concerns at the divisions among the media houses that have weakened the movement for the freedom of the Press and the freedom of expression.The Joint Action […]

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Journalists vow to protect freedom of expression

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ISLAMABAD: The journalists’ community on Monday vowed to protect the freedom of expression at all costs and that no media organisation or channel will be allowed to be banned. The Karachi Union of Journalists held a meeting of senior journalists to discuss and find a solution to the prevailing precarious situation faced by journalists following […]

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Govt urged to provide security to all journalists

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Karachi: Journalists across the country continued protesting against the attack on Geo News anchorman Hamid Mir on the third consecutive day on Monday. Karachi-based journalists gathered outside the press club to demand an independent judicial inquiry into the attack. The demonstration was organised by the Karachi Union of Journalists (KUJ) on the call of the […]

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‘Heirs of slain journalists to get plots’

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KARACHI: PPP’s central leader Owais Muzaffar has announced that plots will be given to the heirs of journalists who were killed in the line of duty in Sindh. He was speaking at a ceremony to distribute health insurance cards among members of the Karachi Union of Journalists (KUJ) at a hotel on Tuesday night. The […]

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IFJ and PFUJ workshop for journalists

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KARACHI: A training workshop for journalists organised jointly by International Federation for Journalists (IFJ) and Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) started on Sunday. The IFJ acting director Jain Warthintun and Ujal Achar will conduct the 4-day workshop. There will be special sessions on media monitoring, advocacy and women on the first day of the […]

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Two injured in attacks on three media houses

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Two employees of a media house were injured on February 17, 2014 when two unknown men riding on a bike hurled hand-grenades at the main gates of two media houses in Karachi namely, Business Recorder Group and Nawa-i-Waqt. No one has claimed the responsibility of attacks. Another bomb was discovered on February 18 in the […]

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