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Demo against media lay-offs

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LAHORE: The Joint Action Committee of journalists and media workers on Monday staged demonstrations at Charing Cross and simultaneously on the stairs of the Punjab Assembly building against lay-offs and salary cuts. A large number of newsmen, cameramen, photojournalists and media workers as well as lawyers and civil society members participated in the protest and […]

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Deceased journalists paid glowing tributes

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LAHORE: A working journalist remains alive through is work even after his death. Fellow journalists should commemorate their departed fellows to celebrate their achievements, said speakers at a condolence reference in memory of departed journalists at Government College University (GCU) on Tuesday. Education Reporters Association (ERA) organized the reference in collaboration with GCU to pay […]

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Role of journalists vital for eliminating terrorism: CM

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LAHORE: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said the country is facing numerous challenges and elimination of terrorism is at the top of the list and that all segments of society will have to play a role in the war against terrorism. He said the role of the journalist community was of vital importance for promoting […]

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High turnout at Lahore Press Club elections

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LAHORE: Elections for the Lahore Press Club were held at the Alhamra Hall on Monday. The polling opened at 9am in the morning and continued till 7pm. The atmosphere was one of celebration, with candidates’ supporters frquenlty shouting slogans ostensibly to garner votes for their camps. The stairs to the hall, where the polling booth […]

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Protesters demand justice for burnt couple; end to persecution

LAHORE: Protests against the brutal killing of Christian couple in Kasur District the other day continued in city on the second consecutive day on Thursday as thousands held demonstrations outside the Lahore Press Club. The Pakistan Brick Kiln Workers Union has announced a three-day strike in mourning for the couple. A number of non-government organisations […]

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Media urged to play role for national solidarity

Pakistan Press Foundation

LAHORE: Renowned journalists at a seminar have called upon media to play role for promoting national solidarity and bring positive change in society. They were addressing a one-day seminar organized by Punjab University Academic Staff Association at Al Raazi Hall here on Wednesday. PU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran presided over the seminar while […]

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Saad terms October 12 ‘black day’ for democracy’

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Federal Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique has said that October 12, 1999, the day former army chief General Pervez Musharraf (Retd) had toppled the elected government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, was a black day for democracy in Pakistan. Addressing a press conference at the Lahore Press Club here on Sunday, Rafique said that […]

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Manhandling of media men by protesters, police widely condemned

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ISLAMABAD: Terming the mob attack on the Parliament House and the Prime Minister House a dark chapter in the history of democracy, journalists and the civil society organisations on Sunday maintained that the people have seen the real face of Imran Khan and Dr. Tahriul Qadri who are bent upon derailing the democratic process to […]

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Democracy can’t be ‘chopped up like vegetables’: Saad

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LAHORE: Senior journalists and political leaders here on Sunday condemned the attack on Jang Multan Resident Editor Zafar Aaheer by masked men and the burning of Jang vehicles across the country. Speaking at a seminar, organised at the Lahore Press Club on Sunday, they expressed solidarity with Geo/Jang Group and Hamid Mir and called upon […]

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Lawyers, civil society, labourers join protest against Geo closure

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LAHORE: The Protest against the ban/suspension of Geo TV is gaining strength with every passing day as more people from all walks of life, including members of civil society, lawyers, the journalist community, labourers and workers of the Geo/Jang Group, thronged outside the Jang, Geo offices to hold a protest demonstration here on Saturday. The […]

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Demonstrations against private TV

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LAHORE: Pasban staged a demonstration against Geo TV for airing blasphemous content in its morning show Utho Jago Pakistan here in front of Lahore Press Club. The protesters led by Pasban President Rao Tariq Kamalvi were holding placards and banners inscribed with demands of banning Geo TV. Tariq Kamlavi said that they support freedom of […]

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LPC Life Members Forum holds demo

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LAHORE: Showing solidarity with senior anchorperson Hamid Mir and Jang/Geo, journalists, politicians, religious leaders and members of civil society vowed on Thursday to resist any move to ban Jang/Geo at any pretext. They were speaking at a protest demonstration, held under the banner of Life Members Forum of Lahore Press Club at the LPC here. […]

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Lahore journalists express solidarity with Hamid Mir, Jang, Geo

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LAHORE: The journalist community staged a protest demonstration outside the Lahore Press Club (LPC) on Monday to express solidarity with senior anchorperson Hamid Mir and Jang/Geo and demanded the authorities concerned arrest the culprits at the earliest. The participants said that over two weeks have passed but Hamid Mir attackers have not been arrested yet. […]

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Sana smells a rat in media outlets’ campaign against Geo

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LAHORE: Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah has said that after both the government and the army had expressed their commitment to upholding and protecting media freedom, it is incomprehensible who certain media owners are trying to prove their loyalty to by running a smear campaign against the Jang Group. Speaking at a convention, held to […]

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