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Unification of all PFUJ factions agreed

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ISLAMABAD: Representatives of all the three factions of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) have agreed to unite all the groups. The decision was taken at a meeting of the Reunification Committee held here on Wednesday, says a press release. The committee consists of senior journalists I A Rahman, Hussain Naqi, M Ziauddin, Nasir Zaidi, […]

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GEO TV, TARGET OF PAKISTAN SPY AGENCY

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Reporters Without Borders is sounding the alarm over a resurgence of violent attacks on media belonging to the Jang-Geo group – attacks reflecting a slander and harassment campaign stage-managed by the ISI and run by its political allies. Attacks on press freedom by a party in power and by political factions have been on the […]

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PTI workers attack Geo female reporters

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KARACHI: Activists of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) once again targeted the employees of Jang and Geo Group, including a senior person and two female reporters of Geo News during the party’s protest coverage here on Friday. The staff of Geo News, including senior anchor and female reporters of the organisation, was busy in covering the […]

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Imran’s allegations against journalists: Facts or fiction?

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I wish Imran Khan would have gone through the petition 105/2012 filed in the Supreme Court (SC) by two senior journalists, Hamid Mir and Absar Alam, before accusing journalists, anchors and columnists for corruption. But the biggest dilemma of the leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has been that he heavily depends on ‘ill- informed’ media […]

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Why PFUJ reunification is need of the hour?

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It was important to involve some of the senior journalists and those who remained part of the struggle in most difficult times, when you are taking a decision for reunification of all the three factions of the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), which has a history of 65 years, half of which fought from […]

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Reviving ethical journalism

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Perhaps never before was such an urgency of a “New Media Order” (NMO), not merely because of public criticism but because a strong section within the media now strongly feels that ‘ethical journalism’ has become a major casualty, particularly after the rise of the electronic media. But the question is what kind of NMO is […]

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PFUJ factions move for unification

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ISLAMABAD: The leaderships of all three factions of the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) have agreed to unite on one platform. The PFUJ broke up following the imposition of martial law by Gen Zia in 1977 after one group of right wing journalists parted ways with the mainstream and went on to form a […]

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Pemra must show proof of Geo’s anti-state activity: Mazhar Abbas

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KARACHI: Senior journalist Mazhar Abbas has asked the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to present the evidence and records of anti-state activities of Geo News. On the 16th day of the gathering to show solidarity with the Geo and Jang Group in Azadi Gali, senior journalists, representatives of the journalists’ organisations and members of […]

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Imran, senior journalists visit Hamid Mir

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Thursday paid a surprise visit to the residence of senior Geo anchor Hamid Mir here and inquired after his health. Imran was happy to see Mir recovering from the deadly attack on his life on April 19 in Karachi.Talking to media persons, PTI chief said Allah Almighty […]

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Media will win this battle too

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“We will not surrender. We will win this battle too. We are ready to hear your verdict. Do what your masters must have told you to do,” said one of the four journalists before a Military Court officer sentenced them to nine months imprisonment and 10 lashes each on May 13, 1978. These brave journalists […]

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Media divided over security threats: FN

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Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) President Afzal Butt strongly condemned the attack on senior journalist and anchorperson Hamid Mir and said that “Hamid Mir and his family have the legal and constitutional right to include names of those they suspect in the First Information Report (FIR).” However, he maintained that PFUJ will not be […]

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Protecting journalists in Pakistan

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By: Mazhar Abbas It was a bloody start to 2014 for the journalists in Pakistan when a Larkana-based correspondent of Ab Tak TV, Shan Daher, was shot dead on the eve of New Year. Since January, six media workers had been killed in targeted attacks while over a dozen have already received ‘death threats’, including […]

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Media needs to train journalists on sensitive issues: moot told

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KARACHI: All media organizations should train both newsroom and field journalists for covering sensitive issues like minority and religious ones so as to avoid any harm. Media needs to give full training to reporters and cameramen on live courage of religious and other grave issues. It is must to be careful while using language in […]

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A journalist’s workshop

By: Aiman Adnan “The media and the journalists are not the mahatmas of ethics in public life. However, if they are able to inject a note of skepticism in their analyses I think it will have done its job,” said veteran journalist Ayaz Amir, addressing a body of noted as well as aspiring journalists, reporters, […]

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