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Journalist bodies ask Afghan govt to release Pakistani journalist

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ISLAMABAD: Journalist bodies have demanded the Afghan government to immediately release Pakistani journalist Faizullah Khan, who had mistakenly crossed the Afghan border and was sentenced to four years prison sentence by the Afghan authorities. “It is amazing that Pakistan is accommodating 3.5 million illegal Afghan immigrants; however, a journalist who mistakenly crossed the border was […]

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Attacks on media may harm democracy, Safma moot told

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KARACHI: Politicians, journalists and activists affiliated with various groups of the civil society on Tuesday expressed concern over unremitting attacks on the freedom of expression – freedom of the press in particular – which, they warned, if continued could break the very framework of the hard-won democracy. “Our infant democracy which we have won with […]

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SC admits treason plea against journalists, SAFMA

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday admitted a petition filed by political analyst Zaid Hamid seeking a treason trial against well-known journalists and the South Asia Free Media Association (SAFMA) for allegedly undermining the Two Nation Theory and glory of Islam. The petition has also nominated director general of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), minister for […]

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Setting the record straight

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The Express Media Group is breaking with norms that state that the reply to a resignation from an employee or a person associated with the organisation should be sent privately or directly to the individual concerned. However, Mr. Imtiaz Alam, host of the television show Achha Lagey Bura Lagey, decided to have his resignation published […]

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Pemra may be used to victimise media

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LAHORE: The media community, civil society and democratic forces will not accept any measures to curb the press freedom, said representatives of various organisations on Wednesday. The promise came as representatives of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society, Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors, Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, Lahore Press Club and South Asian Free Media […]

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Journalist organisations condemn attack on Hamid Mir

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KARACHI: The South Asia Free Media Association (Safma) and the South Asian Women Media (Sawm) have strongly condemned life attempt on senior anchorperson Hamid Mir terming it an attack on “all the journalists”. A special meeting joint meeting was held here at Arts Council on Tuesday with its General-Secretary Amir Mehmood and president Sawm Khursheed […]

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Journalists protest murder of colleague

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QUETTA: The Balochistan Union of Journalists (BUJ) on Tuesday staged a protest demonstration outside the Press Club against the murder of their colleague, Mumtaz Alam, who was killed in Besima and life threats to senior journalist Imtiaz Alam. The protesting journalists, who were carrying placards and banners, chanted slogans in support of their demands. They […]

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Bilawal condemns threats to journalist Imtiaz Alam

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KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Patron-In-Chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has condemned death threats to renowned journalist and South Asian Free Media Association (SAFMA) Secretary General Imtiaz Alam and has asked the federal government to arrange adequate security arrangements for him. In a statement issued on Sunday, Bilawal said that death threats to a patriotic and […]

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Journalists vow never to be cowed down

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LAHORE: “The kinds of threats journalists face today cannot be fought by individuals…we have to fight them together. And yet, when there is an attack on one media house, other media houses remain silent. It is not only the government’s responsibility to provide security to journalists, the media must unite on this front as well,” […]

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Media bodies condemn death threats to journalist

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Journalists and representatives of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS), the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE), South Asian Free Media Association (SAFMA), South Asia Media Commission (SAMC) and South Asian Women in Media (SAWM), Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), Balochistan Union of Journalists (BUJ), Punjab Union of Journalists (PUJ), Rawalpindi-Islamabad Union of Journalists […]

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Journalist receives life threats

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Imtiaz Alam, journalist and television anchor of “Express News” received death threats in the night of April 3, 2014 in Lahore, the capital of Punjab province. He is also the editor of quarterly South Asian Journal and secretary general of South Asian Free Media Association (SAFMA). No one has claimed the responsibility of threats. Alam […]

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‘Attack on Raza Rumi outrageous’

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LAHORE: The South Asian Free Media Association (SAFMA) and the South Asia Media Commission (SAMC) have slammed as outrageous an attack on anchor and columnist Raza Rumi in which his driver was killed and his guard injured. “We note with indignation that this is the fifth attack on the media group. The impunity perpetrators for […]

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Post-leak: Abbottabad Commission’s report should be case study for future policies

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A seminar at SAFMA discussed the effects of the leaked report of the commission. ISLAMABAD: The leaked Abbottabad Commission report provides an opportunity for Pakistan’s leaders to introspect and review the country’s intelligence apparatus. This was the view of panelists at a discussion on the Abbottabad Commission report organised by the South Asian Free Media […]

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Proposal to make state media independent hailed

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By: Shabbir Sarwar LAHORE: In a seminar organised by the South Asian Free Media Association (SAFMA) on the Media Commission report, Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors former president Arif Nizami, SAFMA Secretary General Imtiaz Alam and Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) Associate Professor Dr Osama Siddique addressed the audience, while participants from various media […]

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