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‘Protection of journalists’ rights a distant dream’

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Karachi: “Considered one of the frontline defenders of human rights, protection of media personnel’s rights was, however, still a distant dream in Pakistan,” observed Solidarity Centre country programme manager Immad Ashraf on Wednesday. He was speaking at a day-long paralegal workshop titled ‘Communicating rights at work’, organised by IRADA – a not for profit organisation […]

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Dunya Group announces support for PFUJ on journalists’ rights

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LAHORE (Dunya News) – Dunya Media Group announced support for Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) on Monday against banning of channels. PFUJ contacted many media houses in order to get support on the issue of protecting channels and journalists from being blocked or banned. PFUJ demanded Pakistan Broadcast Association (PBA) to help the journalists […]

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Free media indispensible to good governance

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ISLAMABAD: “There is a serious need to bring changes in law to protect the rights of journalists as many media houses do not even pay salaries to staff on time,” said veteran journalist M. Ziauddin on Tuesday. He was addressing a seminar organised by the Potohar Organisation for Development Advocacy (PODA) to mark World Press […]

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Press freedom day: Rights of journalists in FATA emphasised

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JAMRUD: The press ordinance should be extended to the tribal belt, said participants at a ceremony held on Sunday at Jamrud Press Club to commemorate World Press Freedom Day. Speaking on the occasion, participants said journalists from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas have been performing their professional duties with unflinching resolve and under dangerous conditions. […]

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Every sacrifice to be rendered for journalists’ rights: Afzal Butt

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MIRPUR: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) President Muhammad Afzal Butt has said that they would not hesitate to render any sacrifice for the rights of the journalist community.He said that the rights of the journalists of Pakistan and Azad Kashmir would be protected fully as they were not tools in the hands of the […]

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Rally for solidarity with Hamid Mir today

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ISLAMABAD: A rally will be held from National Press Club, Islamabad to Geo office for showing solidarity with Hamid Mir today (Friday) at 3:00pm. The rally will be organised under Rawalpindi-Islamabad Union of Journalists (RIUJ).Prior to the rally, Hamid Mir will make telephonic address in a function to be organised by RIUJ at the National […]

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Pledge to defend media freedom

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LAHORE: The final day of the three-day-long All Pakistan Women Journalists Convention (APWJC) drew to a close on Sunday with a declaration, authored by the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), on the rights of female and male journalists in the country. Addressing a gathering of woman journalists and anchors here at the Lahore Press […]

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Recover fast, PPP stands by Jang Group, Bilawal to Mir

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KARACHI: PPP Patron-in-Chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari Tuesday visited Geo News senior anchor Hamid Mir at the Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) and assured him of his support for the Jang/Geo Group and the freedom of press. Bilawal prayed for an early recovery of the injured journalist and said the PPP believed in the freedom of […]

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Journalists should struggle for broader social change, says Minto

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ISLAMABAD: With the example of one of the country’s most respected journalists, veteran progressive politician and constitutional expert Abid Hassan Minto advised media persons to strengthen their trade unions and take on broader responsibilities of social change rather than just demanding rights and freedom for themselves. He was speaking at a gathering to mark the […]

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Services of journalist eulogised

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QUETTA: The services rendered by senior journalist Rehman Shah were eulogised at a condolence reference held at the Quetta Press Club on Saturday. Mr Shah died a few days ago in Dubai. Speakers at the reference said Mr Shah never compromised on his principles during his long career as a journalist. They said the late […]

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Journalistic freedoms in Pakistan

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By: Hassan Naqvi When someone joins the press, they somehow automatically inherit a sense of freedom. They gain access to exclusive parties and private functions. Journalists can get anywhere. Thus, the freedom often leads to a little or a lot of information flow. The freedom of a journalist is the freedom of information. Information is […]

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