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Declining media freedom

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In a special report, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) describes how journalists in this country are pulled back by an undertow of violence and pressures from multiple sources. Since 2000, as many as 57 media persons have been killed in retaliation for their work. Although following the counter-terrorism operations, overall violence and murder of […]

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PTI attacks on journalists a result of what Imran says on stage

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ISLAMABAD: What Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf workers shamelessly did to Geo TV’s journalists including a female anchor Sana Mirza in Lahore on Monday is in fact the same that is preached to them by Imran Khan from the stage. Every time Imran bashes the owners of the Jang Group, he says at the same time that the […]

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PTI defames Pakistan by attacking women journalists

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LAHORE: While Imran Khan and his loyalists did not let traders in Lahore’s 161 notable markets do any business on Monday by blocking over 40 key roads and hence the movement of prospective customers, the agitating 18-year old political entity also brought ignominy for Pakistan as a country unsafe for female working journalists. A few […]

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PTI activists attack Geo team, including female anchor

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LAHORE: During the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s Monday protest, the Geo team, including female anchor Sana Mirza, senior reporters Amin Hafeez and Ahmad Faraz, were manhandled by PTI activists. The violent protesters attacked the Geo News team with water bottles and rocks thrown by slings. They also pushed and shoved reporters and anchorpersons of Geo and forced […]

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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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PTI workers attack Geo News van, reporters, abuse anchorperson

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FAISALABAD: A Geo News digital satellite news gathering (DSNG) van was severely damaged in an attack by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) workers with stones and sticks at Chowk Ghanta Ghar and Samandari Road, Faisalabad, on Monday. The PTI activists also abused Geo News anchorperson Maria Memon, reporters Irfanullah and Hammad Ahmad and threw sticks at them […]

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Call for legislation to protect journalists

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QUETTA: No law in the country explicitly deals with safety of journalists whereas such laws exist in countries like Mexico where special prosecutors are appointed to pursue the cases of slain journalists and provide legal assistance to media workers facing threats, according to experts. At a seminar organised by the Pakistan Coalition on Media Safety […]

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Quetta journalists resume protest

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QUETTA: Journalists on Tuesday resumed their protests for the sixth consecutive day against the targeted killings of senior journalist Irshad Mastoi and two other media personnel here. The law enforcement agencies have failed to find any evidence regarding the incident. Protesters raised slogans against the government for failing to protect the lives and assets of […]

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Dangerous times

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Four months after the US-led attack on Afghanistan, Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl was abducted in Karachi and beheaded. That was only the first of a large number of murders of journalists we were to see in the coming years. Till a few years ago, no one in the Pakistani media could believe that […]

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The media challenge

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By: HUMA YUSUF INFORMATION Minister Pervaiz Rashid recently emphasised the PML-N government’s support for free media, acknowledging that it’s vital for promoting democracy. Ironically, that was one of the first things General Pervez Musharraf said after seizing power, in part to distinguish himself from his predecessor Nawaz Sharif, only to be ousted a decade later […]

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