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PCC demands protection of Christian journalists in Balochistan

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KARACHI: Dr. Nazir S. Bhatti, President of Pakistan Christian Congress (PCC) has expressed concerns over safety and security of Christian journalists in Balochistan after a threatening letter was sent to Quetta Press Club by an extremist organization, says a press release issued by Central Secretariat of Pakistan Christian Congress. The letter sent by an outfit […]

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Gauging media freedom

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THE report released on Thursday by Reporters Sans Frontières reminds us that politics around the world today has inevitably taken a heavy toll on media freedoms, squeezing both the public’s right to know and journalists’ duty to inform. “Press freedom … is in retreat in all five continents,” said the RSF 2015 World Press Freedom […]

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Media houses, key buildings get ‘panic buttons’

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ISLAMABAD: Following the interior minister’s directives, the capital city’s police have begun equipping key installations and important buildings – including media houses – with a ‘panic button’, which can be activated in the case of any emergency to summon a quick response from rescue and law enforcement personnel. A total of 78 important installations in […]

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‘More journalists killed in Pakistan than any other democracy’

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ISLAMABAD: For a democratic country, Pakistan ranks worryingly high when it comes to the number of attacks on journalists. Even though it is much better off than countries such as Iraq, Syria or Somalia that are torn apart by civil war and internal strife, Pakistan’s numbers of violence against journalists are comparable to these countries, […]

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Terrorists trying to impose their ideology on people: Pervaiz Rasheed

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ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) – Information Minister Pervaiz Rasheed on Tuesday said that terrorists are trying to impose their views on the masses. Media cannot perform freely if journalists who are creating awareness are not protected, Dunya News reported. He made these remarks during an international conference on security of journalists in Islamabad. The Minister stated […]

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Agence France-Presse photographer shot by anti-Charlie Hebdo protesters: police


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KARACHI: A protest organised by Islami Jamiat Talaba’s Karachi chapter on Friday turned violent when a clash took place between protesters and police. Security forces resorted to aerial firing, tear gas and water cannons to push back the charged mob. Three party workers, who were affected by tear gas, have been transferred to the nearest […]

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‘Slain journalists must be given status equal to martyred soldiers’

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LAHORE: Governor Punjab Chaudhry Mohammed Sarwar has said the local government system is the true base of democracy and it is really regrettable that our political parties are reluctant to set up this system. Talking to a delegation of journalists which called on Governor Punjab at Governor’s House on Thursday, Chaudhry Sarwar also stated that […]

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PPF Training Workshop For Journalists

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The world focus journalists safety in Pakistan. Islamabad, January 14, 2015; Since Pakistan has become the most dangerous country for journalists, the whole world is focusing it in regards of safety. There are more resources but the stakeholders are on backseat. Press clubs and unions should assess their responsibilities and present their demands to the […]

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Journalist decides not to write

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After hours of deliberating over a move that could cost him his reputation, job or life, a journalist in Pakistan decided not to write an article because of concerns that he might offend someone. “It wasn’t an easy decision,” a source privy to the development told this scribe. “But after several hours of heated conversations […]

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Controversial media guidelines ‘uninformed’ and ‘unacceptable’

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ISLAMABAD: The controversial guidelines for the media to combat terrorism, prepared by the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting, may have been tabled before the house but legislators believe that there still is a long way to go before any such measure can be implemented. The report titled ‘Proposals to Strengthen Media’s Role […]

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Hard country for media

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AS the year drew to a close, there was yet another reminder of the dangers that stalk those whose profession demands that the truth be told. On Wednesday, the International Federation of Journalists released its 24th annual list of journalists and other media persons who have died in work-related targeted or crossfire incidents, showing that […]

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Pakistan ‘most dangerous country for media’ in 2014

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BRUSSELS: The International Federation of Journalists has termed Pakistan the most dangerous country for media, with 14 journalists killed in the country in 2014 alone. The overall number of journalists who died in targeted killings, bomb attacks or shootings around the world rose to 118 in 2014 from 105 the year before, IFJ said. Another […]

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PFUJ terms 2014 worst for Pakistani media

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has termed the year 2014 as among the worst in a decade for Pakistani media, when 14 journalists and media workers were killed but not a single case of these incidents was prosecuted in a court of law, for one reason or the other. The year 2014 […]

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Pakistan most dangerous country for journalists: IFJ

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BRUSSELS- The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today said “Pakistan is the most dangerous country for journalists in the world.” In 2014 only, “14 journalists and media workers have been killed in Pakistan, many more threatened, intimidated and attacked.” The IFJ’s Asia Pacific acting director Jane Worthington in a statement said “the situation has undoubtedly […]

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