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Journalists show solidarity with Hussain Naqi

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: National Press Club (NPC) was live with sentiments of love and respect for pride of journalism in Pakistan, Hussain Naqi. Senior and junior mediapersons clapped, embraced and adored him with shower of rose petals on his arrival. Naqi was the chief guest at the NPC in the reception organised by the Club as well […]

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No killer of journalists punished in last five years: report

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: As many as 26 journalists have been murdered in the country during the last five years and none of the killers have been punished, said a report launched on Friday. The report, formulated by ‘Freedomnetwork’, was set to be launched on November 2 — the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists […]

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In remembrance: Rich tributes paid to Abbas Athar

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: Speakers at a remembrance reference demanded that the government establish an academy which should be named after former group editor of Daily Express Syed Abbas Athar, commonly referred to as Shah ji. The reference, organised by National Press Club (NPC) on Friday brought together politicians and journalists together who insisted his columns held lessons […]

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Cyber crime bill: ‘Proposed law can be used for victimisation’

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: Speakers have said that the proposed cyber crime bill has many lacunas which could be used against people indiscriminately. They were speaking on Wednesday at a panel discussion titled “Cyber Crime Bill 2015 — its implication on freedom of expression”, organised by the Pakistan Peoples Party Human Rights Cell at the National Press Club. […]

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PFUJ seeks say in code of conduct for media

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) will stage a protest march from the Parliament House to the Prime Minister Office today (Saturday) against non-representation of the journalists associations in the committee constituted to prepare code of conduct for media. The protest march would start from the Parliament House at 2 pm and it would […]

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Of ajrak and sufis: Sindh comes to life in the capital

Pakistan Press Foundation

The lawns of the National Press Club (NPC) were illuminated with colourful lights to celebrate Sindhi culture in particular and the diversity of Pakistani culture in general on Saturday night. The event, organised by NPC and Indus Consortium Performers of Pakistan National Council of the Arts and students of the federal Urdu university, exhibited customs, […]

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Efforts afoot to get journalists safety bill approved

Pakistan Press Foundation

By: Noor Aftab ISLAMABAD: The representatives of mainstream political parties on Thursday vowed that draft of the bill would be prepared and get passed in the Parliament to provide complete security and protection to the journalists and their family members. Addressing the meeting of executive council of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) held at […]

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Govt tried to buy journalists but they refused: Imran

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tahreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has said journalists are not for sale and media workers have played an important role in restoration of democracy and sustainability in the country. Talking to a delegation of Pakistan Federation of Union of Journalists (PFUJ) at his residence in Bani Gala, he said the government tried to […]

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Special fund for families of martyred journalists sought

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: Participants of a seminar on Wednesday demanded of the federal and provincial governments to arrest culprits involved in killing of 112 journalists across the country and establish special fund to provide financial assistance to the families of all of them who sacrificed their lives in pursuance of their professional duties. The seminar was held […]

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Award winner cites ‘unsung heroes’ in Pakistan press

Pakistan Press Foundation

Washington: The Pakistani journalist honored for courageous reporting on Thursday spoke out against “brutality” against reporters in her country as she expressed hope for greater freedom for the news media. Asma Shirazi, Pakistan’s first female war correspondent and host of popular TV talk shows, made the comments as she accepted the 2014 Peter Mackler Award […]

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Asma Shirazi Pakistan’s First Female War Correspondent

Pakistan Press Foundation

WASHINGTON: The following release is being issued by the Global Media Forum Training Group: Pakistan’s Asma Shirazi will receive the 2014 Peter Mackler Award for Courageous and Ethical Journalism on October 23rd, at 6 pm, at the National Press Club in Washington DC. Asma Shirazi, 38, is Pakistan’s first female war correspondent and has reported […]

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Eight Jang Group workers unions issue rejoinder to Imran Khan

Pakistan Press Foundation

RAWALPINDI: After Imran Khan’s undemocratic and unlawful act of inciting his workers to boycott and attack the Geo/Jang Group through provocative and inflammatory speeches, the workers’ unions of the Jang Group of Newspapers have rejected the latest statement of the PTI chief against the attacks on the Geo offices. They said: “How can this statement […]

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PFUJ delegation meets Imran

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan on Thursday condemned the attacks on the Geo News offices and assured that if any of his workers was found involved in this criminal act, he would expel him from the party. “I ask my party workers to show regard for all media workers, including those of Geo News, […]

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Civil society, journalists urge marchers not to wait for third umpire

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: Journalists and civil society organisations on Sunday stated that the marchers should not keep on waiting for the third umpire to intervene and instead initiate relief work for victims of flash floods and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) who look towards their fellow countrymen for help in this critical phase of their lives. Speaking at […]

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