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PSL media rights: LHC seeks more arguments

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court Tuesday sought more arguments on the maintainability of a writ petition challenging media rights of Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2016-18 given to two channels-PTV Sports and Ten Sports. Justice Ayesha A Malik heard the arguments and adjourned further hearing till January 4, 2016. A citizen had filed the petition through […]

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IFJ calls on Pakistan government, political parties to respect media rights

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The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today issued letters to Pakistan’s Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, and opposition leaders Imran Khan, of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT), condemning their roles in the recent violent attack on journalists and media houses; and urging for immediate action to stem violence being […]

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Taliban threaten attacks on media outlets

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KARACHI: The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility on Saturday for a deadly attack on a private television channel in Karachi and threatened further violence against media outlets. A spokesman said in a statement that militants had attacked a TV channel van on Friday night, killing three employees, because the station had acted as a “propagandist”. “We […]

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Surge in journalist abductions in 2013: RSF

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PARIS: Media rights watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said Wednesday 71 journalists were killed in 2013, a slight fall from the previous year, but there was a surge in kidnappings. “Syria, Somalia and Pakistan retained their position among the world´s five deadliest countries for the media,” the Paris-based watchdog said in its annual round-up of […]

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