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EU praises Pakistan’s progress, urges country to do more for human rights, justice

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ISLAMABAD: The European Union (EU) has said that Pakistan’s fight against terrorism has created new human rights challenges that need to be addressed urgently. In the first compliance report of the GSP Plus status for Pakistan, the EU has said that respecting, protecting and promoting human rights can be an effective tool amid efforts to […]

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Government rejects assertions of Reporters Without Borders

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ISLAMABAD: A spokesperson for the government has rebutted the assertions of Reporters Without Borders regarding inadequate government’s measures to provide security to journalists, media workers and houses. The spokesperson said the present government is committed to the security of media houses and working journalists in the country and is taking all necessary steps to create […]

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RSF decries government inaction in face of attacks on media

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Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the government’s failure to respond to a wave of attacks on media outlets throughout Pakistan in recent weeks and the absence of effective measures to protect news organizations and journalists. In the latest attack, two individuals on a motorcycle threw a homemade bomb at the bureau of the TV news […]

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New code of conduct lets Pakistani journalists … censor themselves

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Reporters Without Borders is concerned about the restrictive nature of a new code of conduct for radio and TV stations that was drafted by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA), an information ministry off shoot, and took effect on 20 August. Called the Electronic Media (Programmes and Advertisements) Code of Conduct 2015, it is […]

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Pakistan is ranked 159 on list of 180 countries on media freedom: RWB report

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WASHINGTON: Reporters Without Borders, which campaigns for media freedom around the world, issued a freedom index on Sunday to mark the World Press Freedom Day. According to this index, Finland tops the list of the countries with a free media, followed by two other Scandinavian countries – Norway and Denmark. Eritrea is at the bottom […]

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Unequal responses

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The aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo Paris attack reignited the debate around freedom of expression. Numerous conversations ensued on the horror of the attack, the condemnations it elicited, the debate on the motives of the attackers and the justifications offered and repulsed. However, while no degree of coverage provided to such atrocities can suffice when […]

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A message from the Pakistan Taliban

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CPJ received an email message from the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan– the Pakistan Taliban–this morning. Signed by the “Media commission, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan Mohmand agency,” the message was addressed to CPJ and our colleagues at Reporters Without Borders. The message is headlined, “The Global war of ideologies and the behavior of media: To the heads and members of […]

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Another Bomb Attack on Express News TV’s Peshawar Bureau Chief

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The latest in a nearly year-old string of attacks on Express News personnel and installations Reporters Without Borders condemns today’s bombing of the home of Jamshed Baghwan, Express News TV’s bureau chief in Peshawar. It was the third attempt to target Baghwan and his family with an explosive device since March and the latest in […]

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World media body warns of taking Geo issue to UN, EU

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PARIS: International organisation Reporters Without Borders has expressed grave concern over the illegal closure of Geo TV in different cities of Pakistan, warning that if the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) did not stop unilateral action against Jang and Geo, they would raise the issue at the United Nations (UN) and the European Union […]

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Members of Pakistani regulator try to close TV station illegally

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Reporters Without Borders is alarmed by the order issued yesterday by three members of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) closing three Geo Television channels – Geo News, Geo Tez and Geo Entertainment – and cancelling their licences. The order was rapidly disowned by PEMRA in a press release that said it was issued […]

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Pakistan most dangerous country for journalists: UN

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UNITED NATIONS: “An open and pluralistic media” must work in a safe environment without fear of reprisal, the United Nations said on Saturday in observance of the World Press Freedom Day. The world body said last year 71 journalists were killed, while another 826 were arrested. More than 2,000 journalists were threatened or physically attacked […]

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Taliban threaten attacks on media outlets

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KARACHI: The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility on Saturday for a deadly attack on a private television channel in Karachi and threatened further violence against media outlets. A spokesman said in a statement that militants had attacked a TV channel van on Friday night, killing three employees, because the station had acted as a “propagandist”. “We […]

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RSF: 71 journalists killed and dramatic increase in abductions in 2013

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The annual toll of journalists killed in connection with their work was again very high in 2013, although this year’s number, 71, was a slight fall (-20%) on last year’s, according to the latest round-up of freedom of information violations that Reporters Without Borders issues every year. There was also a big increase (+129%) in […]

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Surge in journalist abductions in 2013: RSF

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PARIS: Media rights watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said Wednesday 71 journalists were killed in 2013, a slight fall from the previous year, but there was a surge in kidnappings. “Syria, Somalia and Pakistan retained their position among the world´s five deadliest countries for the media,” the Paris-based watchdog said in its annual round-up of […]

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