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PFUJ deplores raid on journalist’s house in Karachi

Pakistan Press Foundation

KARACHI: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has condemned the Sindh government for conducting a raid on the house of journalist Shabbar Aazmi. “The police raid on the house of bedridden Shabbar Aazmi, who suffered a paralysis attack a few months ago and is wheelchair-bound, is not only highly condemnable but also a shameless […]

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PFUJ vows to protect freedom of press

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (Afzal Butt group) on Saturday described Nov 3, 2007 as the darkest day in the country’s history and said on that day former military ruler retired Gen Pervez Musharraf had imposed a state of emergency in violation of the Constitution. In a statement, PFUJ president Afzal Butt and […]

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Bilawal assures protesting journalists of his party’s support

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari said on Tuesday that his party would stand by journalists and continue to struggle against the injustices being committed by the government. “Whatever your economic policy, it is the responsibility of the government to provide financial security to the public by ensuring jobs for them,” he said […]

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Journalists, media workers hold rallies against downsizing, curbs

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: Journalists and media workers held rallies across the country on Tuesday in protest against downsizing, stopping of advertisements and measures aimed at curbing newspapers circulation and TV channels’ transmission in certain areas. The protest rallies were held on the call of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ-Afzal Butt group). In Islamabad, journalists and media […]

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Rush for ‘Breaking News’ putting journalists at risk: Press Clubs’ reps

Pakistan Press Foundation

Press clubs’ representatives from across Pakistan agreed that the rush for breaking news combined with the unprofessional attitude of editors, newsroom personnel and media houses leave journalists working in the field vulnerable and at risk. This was the consensus at the ‘National Consultative Dialogue on the Safety of Journalists,’ organized by the Pakistan Press Foundation […]

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Attacks on journalists condemned

Pakistan Press Foundation

RAWALPINDI. In a joint meeting held here at Rawalpindi Press Club on Saturday, the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), Rawalpindi-Islamabad Union of Journalists(RIUJ), National Press Club (NPC), Court, Crime & City Reporters Association (CCCRA) showed grave concern over the ever-increasing attacks on journalists. The meeting was largely attended by members of journalist community including […]

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Journalists stage demo for security at workplaces

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: Various journalist bodies on Monday staged a demonstration here outside the National Press Club (NPC) urging the government to ensure foolproof security at their workplaces. The protest was held on the call of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) which was attended by the members of Rawalpindi-Islamabad Union of Journalists (RIUJ), NPC and other […]

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Political will needed to protect journalists

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: Politicians, mediapersons and civil society activists on Tuesday said there was a lack of political will to ensure security for mediapersons. They were speaking at a consultation arranged by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) to finalise a report on ‘Enhancing security for mediapersons’. The speakers said targeted killing of mediapersons cannot be […]

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Journalists stage protest sit-in outside Parliament House

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: The journalists staged a protest sit-in in front of the Parliament House on Tuesday against non-provision of security to the media houses with the government officials pledging the comprehensive arrangements would be made to ensure foolproof security of the journalists in their workplaces. The protest sit-in, staged on the call of Pakistan Federal Union […]

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Journalists to protest lack of security for media houses

Pakistan Press Foundation

Islamabad – As many as four committees have been set up to make effective contacts with political parties, civil society organisations, trade unions and journalist organisations to ensure all out participation in protest sit-ins of the journalists in front of national and all provincial assemblies on December 8 against non-provision of security to the media […]

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PFUJ denounces journalist Zaman’s killing

Pakistan Press Foundation

Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) on Wednesday condemned the killing of another journalist Zaman Mehsaud, who was shot dead in Tank District on Wednesday. Zaman, who hailed from South Waziristan, was coming to Tank city from his hometown Gomel on his motorcycle when unidentified people opened fire at him. He was shifted to District […]

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Govt has failed to protect journalists: PFUJ chief

Pakistan Press Foundation

BRUSSELS: The president of International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) Jim Boumelha said Tuesday that sacrifices rendered by journalists for the freedom of press and media in Pakistan will not be in vain. He was speaking to a delegation of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) at the IFJ head office in Brussels. Deputy secretary-general IFJ […]

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PFUJ asks govt to revise code of conduct

Pakistan Press Foundation

KARACHI: At a seminar held here on Wednesday, senior journalists, including office-bearers of the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) headed by Rana Azeem said that the latest code of conduct for media was unsatisfactory and some of its points amounted to gagging of freedom of expression. They urged the government to redraft the code […]

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Geo News Bureau Chief Faheem Siddiqui briefly kidnapped, tortured

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KARACHI: Unidentified armed policemen in uniform and civvies kidnapped, tortured and robbed the Geo News Karachi Bureau Chief Faheem Ahmed Siddiqui in the Shahra-e-Noor Jahan police remit. According to Faheem Siddiqui, he was hailed by a police mobile near Sakhi Hassan Chowrangi as he was driving to work on Saturday afternoon. Expecting a normal security […]

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