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Low powered explosives hurled at television channels’ vans, staff injured in Islamabad

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Unknown motorcycle riders hurled low powered explosive devices, commonly called crackers, at digital satellite news gathering (DSNG) vans of private TV channels Dawn News, Dunya News and Abb Tak News at Islamabad on Sunday, November 30 injuring five media professionals. The incident occurred after a political rally, organized by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) when two […]

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Protests in various cities against attacks on channel vehicles

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LAHORE: On the call of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) President Afzal Butt, various journalist bodies including Punjab Union of Journalists (PUJ), Council of Pakistan Press Clubs (CPPC) and Lahore Press Club (LPC) held a protest demonstration here on Monday against cracker attacks on digital satellite news gathering (DSNG) vehicles of private TV channels […]

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Media workers attacked

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IT is well known that for those in the media business, Pakistan is a country full of occupational hazards. Here journalists are ‘advised’, threatened or even killed by a variety of actors if they refuse to toe the line. The attack on media workers in Islamabad on Sunday appears to be part of this pattern […]

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Dasti condemns propoganda against Jang Group

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ALIPUR: MNA Jamshed Dasti has said he respects the services rendered by Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman in the field of journalism.Talking to journalists at the daily Jang office here on Sunday, he condemned the propaganda launched against the Jang/Geo Group. He said he valued daily Jang Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman’s services for the cause of journalism. He said […]

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5 media men hurt in cracker attack

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RAWALPINDI: Five media personnel, two of them from DawnNews, were injured and their digital satellite news gathering (DSNG) vans were damaged when two men on a motorcycle hurled crackers at them at the Faizabad interchange here on Sunday night. SSP Islamabad Asmatullah Junego said the target was the DSNG of DawnNews. No-one claimed responsibility for […]

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Ruling against Geo, Jang Group slated internationally

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TOKYO: The efforts for independence of media in Pakistan will be impeded as a result of the verdict of a court in the country against editor-in-chief of the Jang Group and the most viewed, popular TV channel Geo News. The International Union of Journalists at Japan International Press Club stated this in its announcement here […]

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GB court verdict threat to press freedom

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KARACHI: The president of the Council of Pakistan News­paper Editors (CPNE), Mujibur Rehman Shami, and the president of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS), Hameed Haroon, have, in a joint statement, expressed dismay at what they called unlawful conviction of Mir Shakeel ur Rehman, the Editor-in-Chief of the Jang-Geo media group and associated media persons, […]

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How serious are Imran’s allegations against journalists?

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KARACHI: The allegations of corruption against journalists are not new in this country. Political parties and successive governments have never been happy with this community. But such accusations, if they come from the national leaders like Imran Khan, they damage their credibility. So the accusations must be probed and Imran should come out with evidence, […]

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#WEWANTCHANGE: Five issues, five voices

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VIENNA, Oct 30, 2014 – Criminal defamation laws, the imprisonment of journalists, violent attacks on journalists, endemic impunity for such crimes and a spate of emerging restrictions on digital journalism are the five greatest challenges to press freedom around the world, the International Press Institute (IPI) said today as it launched its new campaign #WEWANTCHANGE. […]

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Journalists killed with impunity as world watches, says CPJ report

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WASHINGTON: In the past 10 years, 370 journalists have been murdered around the world and governments have failed to take meaningful action to protect them, says a report by the US-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). Elisabeth Witchel, lead author of the report, warns that “the unchecked, unsolved murders of journalists who seek to inform […]

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Journalists make human-chain to mourn killings of colleagues

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QUETTA: Journalists made a human-chain outside Balochistan High Court and Balochistan Assembly to mourn the killing of their colleagues on Monday evening. The media representatives were carrying placards and banners inscribed with slogans demanding the arrest of perpetrators of journalists’ killings in Balochistan, Pakistan’s southwestern province. Last month, armed men had barged into the Online […]

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Speakers ask govt to protect journalists, media houses

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KARACHI: The Jamhoor meeting held at the Karachi Press Club strongly condemned the recent attack on Geo TV in Islamabad and demanded of the government to protect journalists and media houses. Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists Secretary General Khursheed Abbasi, while presiding over the meeting, said all the political parties should ask their workers not […]

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Journalists protest attacks on community

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PESHAWAR: The journalist fraternity in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa staged a protest here Sunday against attacks on their colleagues by police and participants of the Azadi and Inqilab marches in Islamabad. They condemned manhandling of journalists covering the clash between police and the participants of the marches and attack on Geo News office. They demanded immediate action […]

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Police brutality: Journalists rally to support colleagues

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MUZAFFARABAD: Journalists of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) on Monday staged a protest against the use of force by the government to bar media coverage of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and Pakistan Awani Tehreek protests in Islamabad. The protest was jointly organised by Central Press Club (CPC) and the journalists’ union. Protesters were holding black flags […]

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