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Media in the crosshairs

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Media in the crosshairsThe media remained the target of attack through 2014, caught in the crosshairs of guns wielded by militants, political and criminal elements and even professional rivals throughout 2014. The country was declared the world’s most dangerous place for journalists by the International Federation of Journalists, ahead of war-torn Syria. Fourteen journalists were […]

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Journalist’s family remembers him at first death anniversary

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KARACHI: As the world celebrates the advent of the new year, the family members of journalist Shan Dahar are still trying to come to terms with his death at the hands of alleged gangsters on the same night, last year. For Dahar’s children, New Year festivities have been permanently marred for the rest of their […]

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Pakistani Police Detain Militant in VOA Journalist’s Killing

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Police in northwestern Pakistan say they have detained a key militant commander who is accused in the 2012 killing of a reporter for Voice of America’s Deewa Radio. Deputy Inspector General of the Mardan region, Mohammad Saeed Wazir, told VOA Deewa Radio that police arrested Pakistani Taliban commander Irfan Khurasani and two of his associates […]

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Daughters of slain journalist strive for a better future

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PESHAWAR: Fourth-grader Saira Hayat was only four years old when unidentified people killed her father Hayatullah, a prominent journalist, on June 16, 2006 in North Waziristan Agency. A year later, Saira’s mother died in a bomb blast which targeted their house, leaving her, her two sisters and two brothers orphaned. The tragedy that befell the […]

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What can media do in present conflict?


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The case study of Sri Lankan media during one of the bloodiest conflicts in their history is interesting in the context of challenges which the vibrant and vocal Pakistani media is facing today. They have been warned by the government and threatened by the militants. What should be the role of the media in the […]

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Politically incorrect behavior!

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These days attacks on women journalists are on the rise. You! takes a look… Media has always been under attack by undemocratic forces in Pakistan because of various reasons. But journalists have never been targeted for their gender. In the last six months we have seen an alarming increase in attacks (at least ten attacks) […]

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NewsOne journalist survives attack by gunmen, wife critically injured

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ISLAMABAD: Zeeshan Shamsi, a reporter with NewsOne Television and son of senior journalist and former PFUF Secretary General C R Shamsi, along with his family was attacked Sunday by unidentified assailants in Sialkot. He miraculously remained unhurt but his wife, Saima Zeeshan, received two bullets in her chest during the indiscriminate firing. She was rushed […]

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FIR against TV channel – Opp walks out from Senate against Balochistan govt’s move

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By: Ijaz Kakakhel ISLAMABAD: PPP-led opposition parties in the Senate on Tuesday protested over the registration of an FIR against a private TV channel and staged a walk out from the House. At the beginning of Upper House’s proceedings, Opposition Leader in the Senate Aitzaz Ahsan said that although opposition has reservations on the conduct […]

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UNESCO chief slams murder of Pakistani journalist

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UNITED NATIONS: The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom Monday condemned the murder of Pakistani journalist Haji Abdul Razzak as well as the deaths of there journalists in Egypt and one in Guatemala, calling for a thorough investigation into these incidents. Mr Razzak, 35, was a reporter for the Urdu-language […]

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Condemnation: Punjab, Sindh assemblies slam attack on Express Media offices

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KARACHI/LAHORE: The Punjab Assembly unanimously passed a resolution on Monday condemning the attack on the Express Media office in Karachi and demanded that the Sindh government arrest the culprits in no time. Two staff members were injured in the firing by four unknown armed men on August 16. One of the injured is still in […]

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Media offices attacked in Karachi

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Unidentified gunmen fired at the entrance of the offices of ‘Express’ media group in Karachi, the capital city of Sindh province on August 16, 2013, injuring the security guard and a female marketing staff member. The Express group personnel said they were not sure about the reason for the attack as they had not received […]

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Act of intimidation: Express offices targeted

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PAKISTAN remains among the most dangerous places in the world for members of the media who have been targeted by a variety of disgruntled elements. The latter have ranged from religious extremists to political militants as well as forces from within the security establishment. Media offices have been attacked and newspaper bundles burnt ‘in protest’ […]

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When journalists become ‘Unknown People’

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My biggest high as a journalist is my byline. Having been a journalist for a fairly long time, the excitement has not lessened. The day I know a story of mine will be published there is a wave of anticipation from the night before. With half-open eyes, I snap off the rubber band holding the […]

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