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‘Editors for Safety’ expresses concern over attacks on media by supporters of some religious organisations

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‘Editors for Safety’, an organisation of newspaper editors and heads of television channels working for safety and security of journalists, has expressed it’s serious concern on a series of attacks on journalists and television crews in different cities by supporters of some religious organisations during today’s protest rallies. Reports from Lahore, Karachi, Hyderabad and some […]

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Foolproof security for media houses, schools ordered

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ISLAMABAD: Interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has expressed displeasure over the performance of the government functionaries who, according to him, are not delivering to the optimum level. “Government functionaries are not ready to work and apparently everyone seems to be failing in the country,” the minister remarked while addressing a meeting of the city […]

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Pakistani trauma centre to give psychotherapy to journalists

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PESHAWAR: Reporting on violence and conflict in the restive Mohmand Agency left a lasting impact on Mureeb Khan. “Continuous witnessing of the mutilated bodies of bombing victims, the destruction caused by catastrophic explosions, armed clashes between local peace committee members and the Taliban and death threats from militants to newsmen working in the region severely […]

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Coverage of terrorism acts can give journalists mental stress

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PESHAWAR: The journalists, who cover acts of terrorism, can suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, say experts. Addressing the launching ceremony of Competence and Trauma Centre for Journalists here on Monday, Irum Irshad, the chairperson of psychology department, University of Peshawar, said that it was revealed during a recent orientation session that journalists of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa […]

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Two journalists gunned down two days apart in Punjab

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Two more journalists have been killed in Pakistan, bringing the number murdered since 28 August to four. The latest victims were gunned down two days apart in Hafizabad, in the southern province of Punjab. Nadeem Haider, a reporter for the Urdu-language Daily Dunya, was gunned down in the Kaliki Mandi area of Hafizabad on 3 […]

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Two journalists assassinated in separate incidents in Punjab, Pakistan

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The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) in strongly deploring the murders of two journalists in two separate incidents in Hafizabad, Punjab province, in recent days. With the tally of journalists killed in Pakistan now reaching 13 this year, the IFJ has demanded that the Pakistan […]

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Second journalist gunned down in Hafizabad within a week

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HAFIZABAD: In the second incident of its kind within a week, unknown gunmen killed a journalist, who was also an office bearer of the district press club, in Punjab’s Hafizbabad area on Sunday. Yaqoob Shehzad, a father of four, was sitting in the office of a local journalist on Gujranwala road in Hafizabad district of […]

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Had Mir blamed a politician, particular group would have sought his resignation

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ISLAMABAD: Geo TV anchor Hamid Mir was not attacked once but thrice on Saturday. An attempt was made on his life in Karachi followed by attacks by a particular section on the social media and the sympathisers of agencies on a TV channel who were spitting fire on Hamid Mir as he blamed the ISI […]

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Journalists vow never to be cowed down

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LAHORE: “The kinds of threats journalists face today cannot be fought by individuals…we have to fight them together. And yet, when there is an attack on one media house, other media houses remain silent. It is not only the government’s responsibility to provide security to journalists, the media must unite on this front as well,” […]

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Media bodies condemn death threats to journalist

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Journalists and representatives of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS), the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE), South Asian Free Media Association (SAFMA), South Asia Media Commission (SAMC) and South Asian Women in Media (SAWM), Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), Balochistan Union of Journalists (BUJ), Punjab Union of Journalists (PUJ), Rawalpindi-Islamabad Union of Journalists […]

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HUJ condemns attack on Aaj TV

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The working journalists under the banner of Hyderabad Union of Journalists on Monday staged a protest demonstration here in front of Hyderabad Press Club on Monday night against the bomb attack on the office of Aaj TV. The demonstrators led by President HUJ Junaid Khanzada strongly criticised the attacks on television news channel. Among others, […]

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Attacks on media groups condemned

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KARACHI: Jameel Soomro, media adviser to PPP Patron-in-chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, has condemned “cowardly attacks” that targeted buildings of two media groups in the city on Monday. He said that so-called religious fanatics were spreading anarchy and terrorism in the country. He added that unity is the need of hour to combat this menace and […]

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Media and national security

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Pakistan has been grappling with national security issues for more than a decade with internal security being the major cause of concern. Terrorist attacks have destabilised the country to a large extent. Subsequent governments have attempted evolving a comprehensive national security policy to eradicate the scourge of terrorism as well as tackling the related challenges […]

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