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Second attack on Geo News HQ as Pakistan rallies target media

Pakistan Press Foundation

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) condemn the attack at the Islamabad office of Pakistan’s leading TV channel Geo News on Sunday, September 7. It is the second time that the Geo News TV building has been attacked in a fortnight by demonstrators of the Pakistan […]

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Civil society, journalists urge marchers not to wait for third umpire

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: Journalists and civil society organisations on Sunday stated that the marchers should not keep on waiting for the third umpire to intervene and instead initiate relief work for victims of flash floods and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) who look towards their fellow countrymen for help in this critical phase of their lives. Speaking at […]

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Office of Geo television network stormed again in Islamabad

Pakistan Press Foundation

Activists of two political parties once again attacked the offices of Geo television network on the night of September 7, 2014. Nobody was injured in the attack. According to press reports, protesters belonging to Pakistan Tehrek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) vandalised the premises of Geo TV, as well as Daily “The News” and […]

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35 punctures, Jang, Geo don’t figure in PTI’s official demand

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: The PTI’s proposed ToRs for the have no mention of much-discussed “35 punctures” or the alleged involvement of ex-CJ Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice (retd) Khalilur Rehman Ramday, the Geo-Jang Group and Nawaz Sharif, writes Ansar Abbasi. The PTI proposals, as provided to the government, also do not talk of the “systematic institutionalised rigging” to […]

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Civil society protests storming of PTV building

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: Members of the civil society on Tuesday gathered in front of the National Press Club (NPC) to record their protest against the storming of Pakistan Television (PTV) building by the workers of the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) on Monday. The protesters not only damaged furniture and television equipment but forced […]

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Stories on Sita White, narcotics use,alleged affair with 21-year-old, other comments and programmes caused Imran’s annoyance: Jang, Geo Group

Pakistan Press Foundation

KARACHI: The spokes person of the Jang/Geo Group has rejected the allegations levelled by Mr. Imran Khan against the Group and has stated that these unfounded and baseless allegations have been repeated many times and the answers to his mindless tirades are available on the Group’s website. Mr. Imran Khan seems to have taken a […]

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Journalists threaten to file case against Imran, Qadri, Nisar

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: Journalists on Tuesday demanded an apology from Imran Khan, Dr Tahirul Qadri and Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan for attacks on the offices of Geo News and Pakistan Television (PTV) and torture of journalists in the Red Zone area or they would register cases against them on these criminal acts. The demand was […]

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Use of force against marchers & media persons condemned

Pakistan Press Foundation

Condemning the brutality and atrocity of Punjab police on marchers and media persons in Islamabad, a dozen activists of Insaf Students Federation (ISF), a affiliated students of body of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf staged a protest demonstration here outside Peshawar Press Club on Monday. The protest was headed by ISF district president Bilal Afridi along with a […]

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Conflict narratives and media complicity

Pakistan Press Foundation

The fiercest political confrontation in some years is playing out in Pakistan. Political ambitions, careers, mandates and jobs are at stake. And the pitched battles, which have spilled over from the realm of sound bites into physical violence, is underpinned by real-time sensationalist rhetoric and hysterical, rebellious narratives. Facilitators of this rhetoric and narrative are […]

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PPP condemns attack on PTV building

Pakistan Press Foundation

LAHORE: The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has strongly condemned attack on Pakistan Television (PTV) building during protests of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) in Islamabad on Monday. PPP Punjab President Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo condemned the ransacking of the transmission room of the state television channel by protesters, calling the action condemnable, […]

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Revolution comes to PTV

Pakistan Press Foundation

As if storming the PM House and assaulting journalists was not bad enough, the ‘leopards and tigers’ of the two dharnas attacked the headquarters of PTV on Monday. Armed with clubs they destroyed equipment, vandalised the building and left staffers traumatised. That they had the technical ability to take PTV off the air would hint […]

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PTI not involved in PTV attack: Qureshi

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek—Insaf (PTI) senior leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi said Monday that no party worker was involved in attack on PTV. Talking with media here Qureshi said that ‘Gullu Butts’ were attacking the TV channel disguised in the police uniform. “Imran Khan had administered oath from all party workers and after that all workers have […]

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Police and protestors attack media in Pakistan

Pakistan Press Foundation

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) strongly condemn a series of brutal attacks and manhandling of journalists by state security forces and protesters during the ongoing political protests in Islamabad, Pakistan, today and on Saturday. The IFJ and the PFUJ also express concern over the escalating […]

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Occupiers knew exactly what they were doing at PTV

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: The mob that stormed the headquarters of Pakistan Television (PTV) was uncannily familiar with the inner workings of a TV station and made a bee-line for the station’s Master Control Room (MCR) – the nerve centre of the network’s broadcast uplink facility. They were also surprisingly familiar with the locations of key offices and […]

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