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Pakistan: Court seeks to impose restrictions on live TV coverage, Journalists oppose curbs on media

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The Supreme Court of Pakistan on August 23, 2013 directed The government to submit a comprehensive report of making the procedure of controlling the live transmissions of television channels. Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry had taken suo moto notice of the case regarding Islamabad firing incident of August 15 where a person opened […]

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PFUJ, KUJ oppose curbs on media

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KARACHI, Aug 25: The Karachi Union of Journalists will resist attempts by the government, the Pemra or from any other quarter to impose any restraint on electronic media. A resolution adopted at the annual general council of the KUJ on Saturday said the journalist community would thwart attempts by any quarter to suspend transmission of […]

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Media offices attacked in Karachi

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Unidentified gunmen fired at the entrance of the offices of ‘Express’ media group in Karachi, the capital city of Sindh province on August 16, 2013, injuring the security guard and a female marketing staff member. The Express group personnel said they were not sure about the reason for the attack as they had not received […]

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Raashed’s death condoled

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KARACHI: The Pakistan Herald Workers Union (PHWU), the CBA Union for Dawn, in a meeting on Friday offered condolences to family of senior journalist and former PFUJ president I.H. Raashed, who passed away in Lahore last week. Paying tribute to the late Raashed Sahab for his struggle for justice and for the rights of newspapers […]

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Journalists awarded for encouraging women and minorities

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LAHORE: Women and religious minorities hardly participate in Pakistani politics. This is why their participation in the electoral process was desperately desired, to accord more legitimacy to the elections. This was observed by speakers at an award ceremony here on Monday. Awards for the best performance were distributed at a ceremony “Journalists for Human Rights […]

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A growing media


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Today everyone in Pakistan is conscious of the drone strikes, TTP’s offer of talks to the government and many other issues of Pakistan. It is all due to the flourishing media in the country. When people know exactly what is happening around, they can become active citizens and play their role in the affairs of […]

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Pervaiz Shaukat elected adviser to IFJ

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ISLAMABAD: President of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) Pervaiz Shaukat has been elected advisor to International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) by getting overwhelming majority of votes, says a press release on Tuesday. Pervaiz Shaukat secured 3rd position in European world while grabbed first position in Asia Pacific by achieving 243 votes in the elections […]

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‘Restricted movement of foreign journalists’: Ministry implementing directives to discourage propaganda against Pakistan

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Ministry of Interior is implementing its directives on restricted movement of foreign journalists to ensure that propaganda against Pakistan in international media is discouraged which is hampering investment in the country, an official of Interior Ministry said while requesting anonymity. Declan Walsh, a New York Times journalist based in Pakistan for nine years, was handed […]

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Journalist’s murder condemned

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PESHAWAR/SWABI: Journalists in Peshawar held a protest demonstration against the murder of Qalat Press Club president Mehmood Afridi and demanded of the government to arrest the accused involved in the case. While speaking on the occasion office-bearers of Khyber Union of Journalists (KhUJ), Peshawar Press Club (PPC) and Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) condemned […]

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Safma and SAMC condemn killing of journalists

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KARACHI: South Asian Free Media Association, South Asia Media Commission and Media Commission-Pakistan have jointly condemned the killings of two journalists in a week. The joint statement was released by Safma Secretary General Imtiaz Alam, SAMC Secretary General M Ziauddin, and Media Commission-Pakistan’s president Arif Nizami and General Secretary Babar Ayaz. The joint statement said […]

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Workshop on ‘Reporting Gender and Labour Issues’ held

KARACHI: A three-day training workshop on ‘Reporting Gender and Labour Issues’ was organised by Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) in collaboration with the International Labour Organisation (ILO). The workshop was aimed at creating awareness regarding gender and labour issues, and soliciting media’s feed back on how to promote gender sensitive reporting. The event was […]

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