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Pakistani media will stand by our Saudi brethren: journalists

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LAHORE: Prominent media personalities in Pakistan have said that terrorist actions are deplorable wherever in the world they take place and that those who challenge the writ of the government are ‘the enemies of the country’. The remarks were made at a seminar titled ‘The Security of the Harmainush Sharifain and the Role of Media’ […]

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Web portal for journalists launched

Pakistan Press Foundation

Islamabad: A web portal was launched here Saturday containing complete database of the journalist community of Pakistan, highlighting the challenges confronting them and registration of complaints. The web portal, also the official website of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has been developed under a project funded by the USAID. Pakistan Information, Communication and […]

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Pakistani journalists face criminal complaints for covering dissident political leader

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Journalists in the town of Badin in Pakistan’s southern Sindh province have been protesting against the police for falsely involving ten journalists in criminal complaints. Three of the journalists have been charged under the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA). The journalists said that they are being victimized for covering the activities of Dr. Zulfiqar Mirza, a dissident […]

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Dunya Group announces support for PFUJ on journalists’ rights

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LAHORE (Dunya News) – Dunya Media Group announced support for Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) on Monday against banning of channels. PFUJ contacted many media houses in order to get support on the issue of protecting channels and journalists from being blocked or banned. PFUJ demanded Pakistan Broadcast Association (PBA) to help the journalists […]

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Support for Bol journalists pledged

Pakistan Press Foundation

LAHORE: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists headed by Rana Azeem has decided to hold protest rallies and sit-ins from Monday to demand withdrawal of restrictions on Bol TV channel. It also demanded withdrawal of a letter issued by Information Minister Senator Pervaiz Rashid to the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority for the cancellation of […]

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PFUJ warns media against hiring Azhar Abbas, Kamran Khan

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The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) will not tolerate any curbs on freedom of expression and democratic institutions, says a resolution passed in an emergency meeting of PFUJ’s Executive Council, which was convened on Saturday to review the challenges facing the media industry. The meeting also discussed the recent crisis of Bol Network and […]

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Demo against beating of journalists

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Karachi: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists on Monday held a protest demonstration outside the press club against police action on journalists in front of Sindh High Court on May 23. Members of the Sindh Writers and Thinkers Forum and the civil society also joined in the protest. Addressing the protesters, the speakers strongly condemned […]

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Police beat up journalists

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KARACHI: Special Security Unit (SSU) of the police beat up journalists, reporters, photographers and cameramen when they were performing their professional duty outside the Sindh High Court (SHC) here on Saturday. The media personnel were covering appearance of former home minister Sindh Dr Zulfiqar Mirza at SHC for his bail application when they were subjected […]

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‘Glorious journalists’ movement’ remembered by author

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KARACHI: A detailed account of what author and journalist Ahfazur Rahman sees as the ‘glorious journalists’ movement’ of 1977-1978 was recently published. The book, titled ‘Azadi-e-Sahafat: Sub se Bari Jang’, is based on Rahman’s personal insights and experiences and reveals many aspects that were previously undisclosed. Rahman is also the magazine editor of Roznama Express. […]

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Journalists convention held in Hyderabad

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HYDERABAD: President Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (Butt group) Afzal Butt has said that the PFUJ planned to launch a decisive struggle, adding that about 80 per cent journalists in Karachi and other parts of Sindh were unable to work independently. He was addressing an All Pakistan Journalists Convention organised by the Hyderabad Union of […]

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Governor Ebad lauds efforts of journalists

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KARACHI: Governor Sindh Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan lauded efforts of journalists, photographers and cameramen and media workers on meeting with a delegation of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalist (PFUJ) and Karachi Union of Journalists (KUJ) on Saturday. Dr Ishrat said government was looking their work with respect and always tried to resolve their problems on […]

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IFJ launches ‘gender and media in Pakistan’ report

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The International Federation of Journalists has issued its “Asia-Pacific media through a gender lens” report on the International Women’s Day on Sunday which focuses on working conditions of women journalists living in Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Vanuatu, Malaysia, Nepal and Cambodia. The report about Pakistan was unveiled at the Karachi Union of Journalists (KUJ) office […]

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Journalists protest suspension of TV transmission

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LAHORE – To the utter surprise of the whole journalistic community, the transmission of a local television channel was suspended secretly for all the day on Tuesday and could be restored in the evening when senior politicians of the ruling party intervened. The transmission of City 42 which covers and airs the city events and […]

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‘More journalists killed in Pakistan than any other democracy’

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ISLAMABAD: For a democratic country, Pakistan ranks worryingly high when it comes to the number of attacks on journalists. Even though it is much better off than countries such as Iraq, Syria or Somalia that are torn apart by civil war and internal strife, Pakistan’s numbers of violence against journalists are comparable to these countries, […]

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