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Journalist goes missing

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QUETTA: A journalist working for Pakistan Television and based in Dera Bugti went missing from Quetta last week. Imam Bukhsh, who works for a news agency, told reporters that his nephew Manzoor Ahmed Bugti reached Quetta from Dera Bugti on Nov 6 and went missing the following day. “Manzoor went somewhere in the car of […]

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Nawaz Sharif #whatareyoudoing? – IFJ/SAMSN call on leader for action

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The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) expresses solidarity with its affiliate the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) in their call to end the impunity and defend press freedom and has begun a month long campaign to push Pakistan’s leaders into action against impunity for crimes against journalists. A delegation led by PFUJ former president […]

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Journalist detained for reporting on political corruption in Pakistan

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The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) express concerns over the detention of a senior journalist and blogger in tribal area of Waziristan, Pakistan on Monday October 28, 2014. According to reports, Shehryar Mehsud, a columnist at the Urdu daily Akhbar-e-Khyber, was arrested on the orders […]

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Breaking the Cycle of Impunity in the Killing of Journalists

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The lack of justice in hundreds of murders of journalists around the world is one of the greatest threats to press freedom today. While international attention to the issue has grown over the past decade, there has been little progress in bringing down rates of impunity. States will have to demonstrate far more political will […]

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Journalists killed with impunity as world watches, says CPJ report

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WASHINGTON: In the past 10 years, 370 journalists have been murdered around the world and governments have failed to take meaningful action to protect them, says a report by the US-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). Elisabeth Witchel, lead author of the report, warns that “the unchecked, unsolved murders of journalists who seek to inform […]

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Copies of Dawn torched in Sukkur

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SUKKUR: Activists of Jeay Sindh and some other nationalist parties torched copies of Dawn newspaper outside the press club here on Sunday in protest against a report on the newspaper’s website. Dawn.com usually carries reaction and comments of readers on reports about different events. Because of the torching of Dawn’s copies the newspaper could not […]

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PFUJ concerned over channels’ closure in Karachi

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ISLAMABAD: Denouncing closure of a channel in Karachi, Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) Sunday asked Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) to seek pardon for this illegal act within 24 hours.If it fails to say sorry, the press clubs and media organisations will organise protest demonstrations against it, PFUJ stated.PFUJ President Muhammad Afzal Butt and its […]

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Television news channels go off air in Karachi for 6 hours

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Transmission of several television news channels went off air for about six hours on afternoon of Saturday October 25, 2014 in Karachi and the other part of the Sindh province after threats were received by unidentified men on telephone to some cable operators. Without naming any political party, the Cable Operators Association President Khalid Arain […]

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Co-accused acquitted in Daniel Pearl case

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HYDERABAD: An anti-terrorist court (ATC) in Hyderabad on Thursday evening acquitted Qari Hashim, a co-accused in the Daniel Pearl kidnapping-cum-murder case, for lack of evidence during an inside jail trial. Hashim was arrested in August 2005 in conjunction with the kidnapping and was locked up in Hyderabad’s central prison. Defence counsel Sher Mohammad Leghari had […]

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Journalists stage walkout against proposed law

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ISLAMABAD: Journalists covering Senate proceedings on Wednesday walked out of its press gallery against a proposed law described as a move to curb freedom of speech while reporting the proceedings of parliament. The bill titled Members of the Parliament (Power, Immunities and Privileges) Bill, 2014, was tabled in the Senate by PPP’s Senator Farhatullah Babar […]

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ARY News back on air after SHC stay

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ISLAMABAD: The management of ARY News has obtained stay order from the Sindh High Court against the suspension of its licence by Pemra and the channel is back on air. After the court’s directives, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) issued a notification on Wednesday, withdrawing its earlier order that had suspended the channel […]

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Channel owner, anchor, producer appear in court

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LAHORE: A five-member Lahore High Court bench on Tuesday directed anchorperson Mubasher Lucman and ARY programme Khara Sach producer Rao Qaisar to appear in the court in person on October 24 and submit their written replies. A larger bench, headed by Justice Syed Mazahir Ali Akbar Naqvi, and comprising Justice Syed Iftikhar Hussain Shah, Justice […]

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CPJ calls on Pakistani government to restore ARY News

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Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Office of the Prime Minister Islamabad, Pakistan Via facsimile: +92-51-2852663 Your Excellency, The Committee to Protect Journalists is writing to express its deep concern over the recent decision by Pakistan’s broadcast regulator to suspend the privately owned ARY News, which is watched by millions in the country. We urge your government […]

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Licence suspension

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A MERE four months after Geo News was fined and its broadcast licence temporarily suspended by Pemra, on Monday it was ARY News that was similarly cautioned with a 15-day licence suspension and a Rs10m fine. The institutions these channels are deemed to have harmed are different — it is the ISI in the former […]

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