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The darkest day in media history

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PESHAWAR: Militancy has become a harsh reality for the citizens of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and the tribal areas, a reality habituated. Like first responders, journalists reach crime scenes and internalise all the gore and blood. And we tend to forget that journalists –like government officials, armed and security forces and members of the general public– are also […]

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Media enclave in Peshawar to be set up on 1,000 kanals: CM

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PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak and Information Minister Mushtaq Ghani here Monday paid glowing tributes to Peshawar Press Club (PPC) on its golden jubilee celebration. They have said that constructive and significant role played by this journalists body for promotion of democracy, education, peace, information and politics would serve as a golden chapter […]

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Law on right to information demanded in Pata too

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PESHAWAR: The Centre for Governance and Public Accountability, a civil society organisation, on Thursday urged the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government to extend the right to information law to the provincially administered tribal areas for the benefit of the people. CGPA executive director Mohammad Anwar told reporters at the Peshawar Press Club that the government should immediately […]

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Journalists covering terror incidents in KP to undergo psychotherapy

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PESHAWAR: Journalists and academia have agreed to jointly identify the traumatic conditions of media persons working in the war zones and work out the modalities to address these issues in the Competence and Trauma Centre for Journalists (CTCJ), to be inaugurated at the University of Peshawar shortly. The Peshawar Press Club (PPC) and Khyber Union […]

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Minorities protest govt failure to protect them

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PESHAWAR/LANDI KOTAL: Members of various organisations of minority communities on Sunday demonstrated outside the Peshawar Press Club here against increasing incidents of violence against members of minorities and demanded of the government to arrest the culprits involved in the heinous crimes. The All Minority Alliance, Peshawar chapter organised the protest, where the participants asked the […]

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Father-in-law of Peshawar Press Club president shot dead

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PESHAWAR: Moazzam Ahmed Khan, Father-in-Law of Nasir Hussain, President Peshawar Press Club, was shot dead by unknown assailants during captivity on Wednesday. The family sources said Moazzam Ahmed Khan was kidnapped by the abductors on third day of Eid ul Azha from his residence in Rampura Gate in interior city.The kidnappers were demanding rupees five […]

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Journalist Faizullah reaches Peshawar

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PESHAWAR: Faizullah Khan, a Karachi-based reporter of a private TV channel, arrived here on Monday after his release from a prison in Afghanistan. He was handed over by the Afghan authorities to officials of Pakistani consulate in Jalalabad. They took him to Torkham border crossing where he was received by members of his family, journalists […]

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Use of force against marchers & media persons condemned

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Condemning the brutality and atrocity of Punjab police on marchers and media persons in Islamabad, a dozen activists of Insaf Students Federation (ISF), a affiliated students of body of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf staged a protest demonstration here outside Peshawar Press Club on Monday. The protest was headed by ISF district president Bilal Afridi along with a […]

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Media workers set up camp against sackings

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PESHAWAR: Media workers held a demonstration here on Monday to protest against the sacking of journalists and delay in payment of salaries by various media houses and urged the government to help release their dues. They set up a protest camp at the press club and raised slogans against the media outlets that had failed […]

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Targeting journalists

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THANKS to political events, in recent months, the narrative about the media in Pakistan has come to resemble the one about politicians: corrupt, compromised and not worth championing. Too much is said about the media’s role in supporting vested interests or furthering various political agendas in exchange for bribes. Not enough is said about the […]

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Journalists show solidarity with colleagues

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PESHAWAR: On the call of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), journalists Sunday staged a protest demonstration against injuring and beating of media persons by policemen in Islamabad. Protesting journalists led by President of Khyber Union of Journalists (KhUJ) Nisar Mehmood, Vice President Mohammad Naeem and President Peshawar Press Club Nasir Hussain severely criticised use […]

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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, […]

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Protest against curbs on TV channels enters fourth day

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PESHAWAR: The protest by the journalists against the blacking out of the transmission of Geo Entertainment and a private TV channel continued for the fourth consecutive day on Tuesday. Senior journalists from print and electronic media were present in the protest camp set up by the Peshawar Press Club (PPC) and Khyber Union of Journalists […]

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Protest camp against Geo TV closure enters 6th day

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PESHAWAR: The journalists and media organisations employees continued the protest against the closure of Geo TV channel on the sixth consecutive day on Thursday by sitting in a camp outside the Peshawar Press Club. Several journalists from the print and electronic media, political workers, members of the civil society, artistes and trade union representatives visited […]

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