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Killing fields: Journalists under fire

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FOR years now, Pakistan has been considered amongst the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists. The impunity factor is used to demonstrate the depth of the problem: the state’s lack of interest in pursuing cases of journalists being murdered or harassed. This is apparent through just the bald facts: more than 20 journalists […]

Journalists in Pakistan

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A damning report by Amnesty International has brought to light what people involved in the media industry in Pakistan have known all along — that journalists are just not safe in the country. The report points fingers at all those quarters that have, in the past, been accused of making life a living hell for […]

‘Right to report news under threat’

Karachi: The Commonwealth Journalists Association expressed solidarity with the journalists around the globe in connection with the World Press Freedom Day. In a statement issued here, it said: “The CJA stands united with our colleagues around the globe who work around the clock to bring us the news, despite threats of imprisonment, violence and even […]

Peshawar loses second journalist in two weeks

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Javed Aziz Khan PESHAWAR: The provincial capital lost the second journalist in bomb blasts in less than two weeks, though both were not the targets of the bombings. Hailing from Peshawar, Arif Shafi, who had been working at a news agency in Kabul for the last couple of years, was caught in the University Road […]

Protests staged across KP, Fata to condemn Malik Mumtaz’s killing

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PESHAWAR: Journalists in the provincial metropolis and elsewhere in the province and tribal areas Thursday staged protest to condemn the killing of Malik Mumtaz Khan, correspondent for The News in North Waziristan and demanded the government to ensure safety of mediapersons. In the provincial metropolis, the main protest rally was held under the aegis of […]

‘MQM will continue to raise voice for journalists’ right’

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement Co-ordination Committee Deputy Convener Dr Farooq Sattar has said that the MQM would continue to raise its voice for the rights of the journalists’ community as they also belonged to the poor and middle class segments of the society. He expressed these views at a reception given in honour of office-bearers […]

Reopening of Khuzdar Press Club lauded

ISLAMABAD: The Press Council of Pakistan has welcomed the reopening of Khuzdar Press Club after two-and-a-half months of closure due to security of working journalists. In the face of worsening law and order situation, the PCP has already taken serious note of the safety and security for journalists of Balochistan and has constituted a three-member […]