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‘Reporting based on biases resulting in irresponsible journalism’

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Reporters and magazines covering religious affairs need proper training and self-regulatory mechanisms to ensure responsible reportage because reporting based on inaccurate information and biases is resulting in irresponsible journalism. This was the conclusion reached by the speakers who attended a recent three-day training session organized by the Voice Media Network (VMN), a non-governmental media development […]


Journalists Protest Outside PEMRA Head Office

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Journalists have staged a protest outside the PEMRA headquarters due to repeatedly banning BOL News transmission in different areas of the country and changing its number on the cable. According to details, the journalist community of Rawalpindi, Islamabad staged a protest against Chairman PEMRA Saleem Baig outside PEMRA head office. The protest was attended by […]


Absence of Pakistani journalists from Ufa helped projection of Indian viewpoint

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif continues to avoid Pakistani media during his foreign visits, as seen also during his recent visit to Russia where he held an important meeting with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi. For some observers, it led to the success of Mr Modi, who kept the meeting, according to the communiqué issued […]


Published Photographs Lead to Death Threats in Pakistan

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With the rise of extremist movements around the world, journalists have become prime targets in a war of communication both in the field and back at home, once their images have been published, as photographer Alixandra Fazzina learned this week. After five years of working in Pakistan documenting the intimate daily lives of women and […]


Pakistani journalists paid high price for spreading peace: US diplomat

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PESHAWAR: The journalists in Pakistan, especially in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, paid a high price for promoting the cause of truth and spreading peace, said US Consul General Jon Danilowicz. He was adressing a musical concert titled ‘Harmony and huminty’ here on Saturday night. The concernt was organsied by Consulate General of the United Sattes of America […]


Award winner cites ‘unsung heroes’ in Pakistan press

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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 […]


Documentary ‘Outlawed in Pakistan’ brings Emmy home

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Outlawed in Pakistan, a short film made by Pakistani-Canadian journalist Habiba Nosheen and German journalist Hilke Schellmann, has won an Emmy Award for it’s heart-wrenching story of a rape survivor, Kainat Soomro. The story portrays the young Pakistani girl who was allegedly raped on her way back home from school by four men in a […]


Journalists under attack

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On the morning of July 2, unidentified men attacked the Express News Peshawar bureau chief’s home. This was the third attack on him. Jamshed Baghwan, as I know him for the past 15 years, is a brave and self-made journalist. He is among those who have balanced views and encourage unbiased reporting. He researches thoroughly, […]


Pakistan’s ISI accused of subverting media freedom

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Media freedom is under attack in Pakistan, declared Hamid Mir, one of Pakistan’s most prominent journalists. He had six bullets pumped into him by bike riders in Karachi on 19 April. TV anchor, Raza Rumi, was similarly attacked in Lahore in late March. In May 2011, investigative reporter Saleem Shahzad was murdered following his allegations […]


Any action against Geo to hit workers: Labour body

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LAHORE: The General Secretary of the People’s Labour Bureau (PLB), Punjab, Saleem Mughal, on Thursday said the country’s most popular TV network Geo was being subjected to illegal suspension as the fourth pillar of the state was under attack. Closing down Pakistan’s largest media conglomerate would lead to economic death of thousands of employees. The […]


Pakistan’s most popular Geo channels shut down

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s number one channel Geo News and other channels of the Geo family have been forcibly shut down across the country. This is the third time this has happened during three different governments. People are deeply upset as they are not able to watch their favourite and popular channels, Geo News, Geo Entertainment, Geo […]


Journalists vow to protect freedom of expression

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ISLAMABAD: The journalists’ community on Monday vowed to protect the freedom of expression at all costs and that no media organisation or channel will be allowed to be banned. The Karachi Union of Journalists held a meeting of senior journalists to discuss and find a solution to the prevailing precarious situation faced by journalists following […]


Pakistani journalists under threat

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Approaching the third anniversary of the murder of Saleem Shahzad, a Pakistani journalist killed as he investigated the murky relationship between the ISI and Al-Qaeda, little progress has been made with the investigation. In many ways, Shahzad’s case signifies the challenge in Pakistan: brave journalists who face threats from non-state and state actors, and a […]


MQM London holds protest rally against AI’s report

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LONDON: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has alleged that a report on threats to Pakistani journalists prepared by the Amnesty International is “biased, unfounded and malicious” aimed at damaging the democratic credentials of the party. In a recent report titled “A bullet has been chosen for you – attacks on journalists in Pakistan” the Amnesty said […]