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PCOMS, CPDI to host conference

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Coalition on Media Safety (PCOMS) and the Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives (CPDI) are hosting a two-day international conference on January 27-28 to discuss the issue of impunity and growing insecurity of journalists in Pakistan. Pakistan is one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists and over a […]

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Unification of all PFUJ factions agreed

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ISLAMABAD: Representatives of all the three factions of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) have agreed to unite all the groups. The decision was taken at a meeting of the Reunification Committee held here on Wednesday, says a press release. The committee consists of senior journalists I A Rahman, Hussain Naqi, M Ziauddin, Nasir Zaidi, […]

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PFUJ seeks say in code of conduct for media

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) will stage a protest march from the Parliament House to the Prime Minister Office today (Saturday) against non-representation of the journalists associations in the committee constituted to prepare code of conduct for media. The protest march would start from the Parliament House at 2 pm and it would […]

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Media in the crosshairs

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Media in the crosshairsThe media remained the target of attack through 2014, caught in the crosshairs of guns wielded by militants, political and criminal elements and even professional rivals throughout 2014. The country was declared the world’s most dangerous place for journalists by the International Federation of Journalists, ahead of war-torn Syria. Fourteen journalists were […]

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PFUJ terms 2014 worst for Pakistani media

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has termed the year 2014 as among the worst in a decade for Pakistani media, when 14 journalists and media workers were killed but not a single case of these incidents was prosecuted in a court of law, for one reason or the other. The year 2014 […]

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Personnel of television news channels harassed while covering protest demonstrations

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On December 15, 2014, in the city of Lahore, the capital of Punjab, Pakistan’s largest province, activists of the opposition political party, Pakistan Tehrik Insaf (PTI) attacked and harassed a media team of private television channel Geo News as it was covering their protest demonstration and preventing them from reporting. Earlier, PTI workers had harassed […]

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PTI’s ‘naya’ media

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An unfortunate trend in the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf’s (PTI’s) protests was repeated in the Lahore manifestation. Journalists of one media group in particular, and other media groups the party considers not toeing the PTI’s line, have been targeted time and again. Reporters, anchormen and even women anchorpersons have not been spared. In Lahore, that particular media […]

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Countrywide protests by PFUJ, press clubs today

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ISLAMABAD: The journalist community widely condemned the attack on the female anchor of Geo News Sana Mirza and other journalists by PTI workers in Lahore on Monday. The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) and the Council of Pakistan Press Clubs have given a call for a protest against the misbehaviour and manhandling of journalists […]

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PTI workers attack Geo female reporters

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KARACHI: Activists of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) once again targeted the employees of Jang and Geo Group, including a senior person and two female reporters of Geo News during the party’s protest coverage here on Friday. The staff of Geo News, including senior anchor and female reporters of the organisation, was busy in covering the […]

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Despite outcry, bid to tame SAMAA continues

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KARACHI: Several journalist organizations as well as religious and political parties voiced strong disapproval over the forced closure of SAMAA transmission in most areas of the metropolis. Expressing solidarity with the SAMAA, political parties and journalist organizations raised hue and cry in protest against the unknown people, who bludgeoned the closure of SAMAA telecast in […]

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Television news channel illegally off air in Karachi

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A private television news channel “Saama TV” was forced to go off the air in several areas of Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city, for the unknown reasons on Wednesday December 10, 2014. Earlier on October 25, 2014, several television news channels had gone off the air for about six hours in Karachi and other parts of […]

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Book sheds light on role of journalist unions in different eras

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KARACHI: A free press may be biased or unbiased but a press which is not free can never be unbiased, said Dr Riaz Shaikh, the dean of faculty of social sciences at the Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (Szabist). He was addressing the launch of Dr Tauseef Ahmed Khan’s thesis-turned-book at […]

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Efforts afoot to get journalists safety bill approved

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By: Noor Aftab ISLAMABAD: The representatives of mainstream political parties on Thursday vowed that draft of the bill would be prepared and get passed in the Parliament to provide complete security and protection to the journalists and their family members. Addressing the meeting of executive council of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) held at […]

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Television reporters arrested for exposing transport of illegal arms and ammunition via railways

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The investigative reporting team of a private television channel in Pakistan was arrested and criminally charged on December 3, for an expose on the transport of illegal arms and ammunition on state owned railways. ARY News said two of its investigative journalists, Asif Qureshi, and Zulqarnain Sheikh were not only arrested but also assaulted by […]

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