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115 killings make Pakistan fourth deadliest country for journalists

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BRUSSELS: Pakistan is fourth on the list of the deadliest countries in the world for journalists, and comes behind Mexico, Philippines and Iraq according to an International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) report released on Wednesday. The report which chronicles journalist deaths since 1990, says that at least 2,297 journalists and media workers have been killed […]

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Murder of Pakistani journalist highlights impunity again

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Taliban claim responsibility for gunning down Zaman Mehsud VIENNA, Nov 5, 2015 – The murder of yet another journalist in Pakistan this week because of his journalistic work once again raises the issue of journalists’ safety and the importance of ending the impunity both in that country and worldwide. Senior journalist Zaman Mehsud of Tank […]

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Senators call for giving priority to students from terror-hit areas in award of scholarship

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ISLAMABAD: There is a need to give foreign scholarships to students from underdeveloped and terrorism-affected areas in the country, said Leader of the House in the Senate, Raja Zafarul Haq, on Friday. According to Senator Zafarul Haq, priority should be given to students from Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, Baloch­istan, Khyber Pakhtun­khwa and under­developed areas […]

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Centre told to submit report on climate change

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Monday directed the federal government to submit a report about the implementation of the National Climate Change Policy devised to meet challenges of climate change. Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah was hearing a public interest petition filed by an agriculturalist, Asghar Leghari. The petitioner stated that federal and provincial […]

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Police-media liaison vital for responsible reporting: Rashid

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Islamabad – Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage, Senator Pervaiz Rashid Friday said that close liaison and coordination among senior police officers and media can result in cohesive messaging that would have a positive impact, rather than creating panic among the people. He said this was particularly true about incidents of terrorism which require […]

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Govt to monitor media reports to ensure good governance

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PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has planned to monitor media reports to promptly address the highlighted deficiencies of its departments and thus, ensuring good governance. According to information secretary Abid Majeed, his department has begun work on the establishment of a modern media cell to publicise the government’s policies through media and provide necessary information […]

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Letter sent to UK over BBC report

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ISLAMABAD: The government on Friday formally asked the British authorities for access to information cited in a BBC report which alleged that Indian government funded MQM and trained militants linked to the party. The request was made through a letter authored by the Interior Ministry in consultation with the ministries of law and foreign affairs. […]

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Media Commission’s report: Supreme Court seeks report on government advertisements

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KHUDAYAR MOHLA Resuming hearing on Media Commission’s report on transparent distribution of government advertisements in the media on Tuesday, the Supreme Court sought a report from the federation on the issue. A two-member bench of Justices Jawwad S Khawaja and Justice Khilji Arif Hussain was hearing identical petitions filed against the federation on the release […]

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HRCP launching report tomorrow

Islamabad: Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) launching its annual report “state of Human Rights in 2012” here at local hotel on 4th April (Thursday). In the launching ceremony Zohra Yusuf, I.A. Rehman and Kamran Arif will address on the report. Source: Business Recorder

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Reporting Afghanistan Mapping Afghan conflict in Pakistani media: by Intermedia

November 2012 Reporting Afghanistan Mapping Afghan conflict in Pakistani media A media monitoring report analyzing news content from April to August 2012 Author: Sadaf Baig Editor: Aurangzaib Khan This report is part of an ongoing project to monitor various types of conflicts as covered by select samples of media in Pakistan, including newspapers and TV channels. In this […]

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Media watchdog says 141 journalists killed in 2012

GENEVA: Last year was one of the deadliest on record for journalists, with 141 killed in 29 different countries and Syria the most dangerous place on earth for reporters, a media watchdog said Thursday. The Swiss-based Press Emblem Campaign (PEC), which fights for the protection of journalists, said the figure was up by 31 per […]

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