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PTI-PAT sit-ins: Govt ploughed Rs450m into media blitz

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: The ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government spent an estimated Rs450 million from national exchequer on the advertisement in an effort to run its media campaign to counter months-long sit-ins staged by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) last year. The ‘popular idea’ was floated by the PML-N media managers […]

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Media polarisation creates confusion in society

Pakistan Press Foundation

Unprecedentedly high media polarisation in Pakistan has created confusion in society besides doubts about the media’s credibility, especially the electronic media. The level of this polarity is strong enough to evoke extreme media positions on the ongoing political stalemate in a vivid manner. Due to these consistent media positions, even general media consumers are in […]

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Mushahidullah asks: Which state organ didn’t err?

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ISLAMABAD: Senator Mushahiddulah of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), while speaking to the joint sitting of parliament on Thursday, said that no institution had committed any mistake but the country had been pushed to the verge of collapse. He said that the sit-ins of the PTI and PAT had inflicted huge losses on the country.He […]

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‘King’s party’ behind PTV attack: Qadri

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri on Thursday alleged Nawaz Sharif-led government for attacking the Pakistan Television (PTV) building a few days ago. “The government itself conspired to attack PTV,” Qadri said. He accused that PML-N lawmaker Marvi Memon and PTV managing director were involved in the entire trespassing and encroaching of […]

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Second attack on Geo News HQ as Pakistan rallies target media

Pakistan Press Foundation

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) condemn the attack at the Islamabad office of Pakistan’s leading TV channel Geo News on Sunday, September 7. It is the second time that the Geo News TV building has been attacked in a fortnight by demonstrators of the Pakistan […]

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Office of Geo television network stormed again in Islamabad

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Activists of two political parties once again attacked the offices of Geo television network on the night of September 7, 2014. Nobody was injured in the attack. According to press reports, protesters belonging to Pakistan Tehrek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) vandalised the premises of Geo TV, as well as Daily “The News” and […]

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Journalists protest attacks on community

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PESHAWAR: The journalist fraternity in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa staged a protest here Sunday against attacks on their colleagues by police and participants of the Azadi and Inqilab marches in Islamabad. They condemned manhandling of journalists covering the clash between police and the participants of the marches and attack on Geo News office. They demanded immediate action […]

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Conflict narratives and media complicity

Pakistan Press Foundation

The fiercest political confrontation in some years is playing out in Pakistan. Political ambitions, careers, mandates and jobs are at stake. And the pitched battles, which have spilled over from the realm of sound bites into physical violence, is underpinned by real-time sensationalist rhetoric and hysterical, rebellious narratives. Facilitators of this rhetoric and narrative are […]

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PPP condemns attack on PTV building

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LAHORE: The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has strongly condemned attack on Pakistan Television (PTV) building during protests of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) in Islamabad on Monday. PPP Punjab President Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo condemned the ransacking of the transmission room of the state television channel by protesters, calling the action condemnable, […]

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Revolution comes to PTV

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As if storming the PM House and assaulting journalists was not bad enough, the ‘leopards and tigers’ of the two dharnas attacked the headquarters of PTV on Monday. Armed with clubs they destroyed equipment, vandalised the building and left staffers traumatised. That they had the technical ability to take PTV off the air would hint […]

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Police brutality: Journalists rally to support colleagues

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MUZAFFARABAD: Journalists of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) on Monday staged a protest against the use of force by the government to bar media coverage of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and Pakistan Awani Tehreek protests in Islamabad. The protest was jointly organised by Central Press Club (CPC) and the journalists’ union. Protesters were holding black flags […]

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Occupiers knew exactly what they were doing at PTV

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ISLAMABAD: The mob that stormed the headquarters of Pakistan Television (PTV) was uncannily familiar with the inner workings of a TV station and made a bee-line for the station’s Master Control Room (MCR) – the nerve centre of the network’s broadcast uplink facility. They were also surprisingly familiar with the locations of key offices and […]

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Lawyers protest PTI, PAT attacks countrywide

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ISLAMABAD: Lawyers observed a countrywide strike on Monday to protest attacks on Parliament House, Prime Minister House and PTV building in Islamabad by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) protestors and the brutal police crackdown on women, children and journalists. Lawyers in Karachi boycotted courts against attack on state buildings by PTI and […]

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Riot zone mob storms PTV

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ISLAMABAD: A mob of protesters from the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek’s (PAT) sit-ins stormed the headquarters of Pakistan Television (PTV) and forced its staff to take two of the state broadcaster’s flagship channels — PTV News and PTV World — off the air, on Monday morning. According to eyewitnesses, nearly 400 PTI […]

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