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Journalists stage sit-in over KPC intrusion

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KARACHI: Journalist community on Friday staged the sit-in outside Governor’s House to protest against the intrusion of security men in plain clothes in the Karachi Press Club (KPC) and demanded of the authorities to bring the culprits to book. It is pertinent to mention here that number of gunmen in plainclothes reached the KPC in […]

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Media coverage

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THE Pakistani media’s tragic flaw is that rather than cover the story, it is too often part of the story. So it is again with regards to media coverage of last week’s TLP protests. All stakeholders — the government, the protesters, the public — had strong opinions on how the media should cover the mayhem. […]

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Journalists continue protest against sackings

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ISLAMABAD: Journalists of Rawalpindi and Islamabad continued their protest for a second day on Wednesday by setting up a pakora stall in front of the Parliament House to protest termination of services of journalists and workers by different media organisations. Nuzhat Pathan, a Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf MNA from Sindh, visited the camp and held out an […]

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Bilawal assures protesting journalists of his party’s support

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari said on Tuesday that his party would stand by journalists and continue to struggle against the injustices being committed by the government. “Whatever your economic policy, it is the responsibility of the government to provide financial security to the public by ensuring jobs for them,” he said […]

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Media workers’ protest continues

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LAHORE: The Joint Action Committee of journalists and media workers on Wednesday staged a sit-in outside the press club here.They were protesting against lay-offs and salary cuts. Besides office-bearers of journalists and media workers’ bodies, newsmen, cameramen, photojournalists and media workers joined the sit-in and chanted slogans against the owners of media houses. They announced […]

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Demo against media lay-offs

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LAHORE: The Joint Action Committee of journalists and media workers on Monday staged demonstrations at Charing Cross and simultaneously on the stairs of the Punjab Assembly building against lay-offs and salary cuts. A large number of newsmen, cameramen, photojournalists and media workers as well as lawyers and civil society members participated in the protest and […]

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PFUJ to protest against reporter’s murder today

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ISLAMABAD: Condemning the murder of Sohail Khan, a journalist from Haripur in Hazara of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists’ (PFUJ) Afzal Butt group has announced to observe protest today (Thursday) across the country. “We strongly condemn the killing of Sohail Khan and call upon the KP government to immediately arrest the culprits,” […]

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Radio Pakistan employees protest against govt decision to lease out PBC HQs’

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Employees of Radio Pakistan on Monday held a peaceful demonstration in Islamabad and other Units of the organization across the country in protest against the decision of the government to lease out Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation Headquarters building. Employees of all the wings of the national broadcaster participated in the demonstrations and demanded the government to […]

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Private TV broadcasts to be suspended in Punjab if tax not revoked: Cable operators

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LAHORE: Pakistan Cable Operator Association has announced to suspend three-hour transmission of all private channels from Thursday (tomorrow) till a week to protest against tax imposed by Punjab Revenue Authority. Addressing a press conference at the Lahore Press Club Tuesday, the head of all Pakistan Cable Operator Association, Captain Jabbar (retd) said the transmission of […]

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Attack on Express office: Media, civil society hold countrywide protests

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ISLAMABAD / LAHORE / KARACHI: Journalist organisations and civil society held on Tuesday protest demonstrations across Pakistan against Monday’s cracker attack on Express News’ Sargodha office. The attack had left a security guard injured and many vehicles damaged. Addressing the demonstration in Islamabad, the Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid said the ink of the pen had […]

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Journalists protest colleague’s murder

KHAR: Media persons in Bajaur on Wednesday organised a protest demonstration against the murder of their colleague, Mohammad Zaman Mehsud, in Tank district, and demand arrest of his killers. The protest was staged outside the press club here where members of civil society and workers of political parties were also present. The journalists expressed concern […]

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Journalist briefly detained for interrogation

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QUETTA: A local journalist and Vice President of the Balochistan Union of Journalists (BUJ), Muhammad Afzal Mughal, was picked up by a law enforcement agency late on Monday night. However, he was released on Tuesday afternoon. A group of armed men knocked at the gate of the journalist’s house at around 2:30am and took him […]

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Journalists protest colleague’s murder

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KHAR: Media persons in Bajaur on Wednesday organised a protest demonstration against the murder of their colleague, Mohammad Zaman Mehsud, in Tank district, and demand arrest of his killers. The protest was staged outside the press club here where members of civil society and workers of political parties were also present. The journalists expressed concern […]

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Journalists demand arrest of colleagues’ killers

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QUETTA: Families of 26 journalists killed in targeted attacks in different parts of Balochistan over the past decade are still awaiting arrest of the killers. They as well as the families of 19 other journalists who lost their lives in bomb explosions and other incidents of terrorism during the same period, have not yet been […]

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