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2 men linked to journalist, driver’s murder held

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DERA MURAD JAMALI: Police arrested on Tuesday two men allegedly involved in the killing of local Journalist Khawaja Muhammad Afzal and his driver. Usta Muhammad-based journalist Khawaja Afzal working for a daily published from Quetta, was killed along with his driver on Feb 1 by unidentified armed men while returning to Usta Muhammad from Jacobabad […]

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Threat to the pen

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Attacks on journalists are becoming a growing reality in our country. Last year, according to the New York-based watchdog body, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), five were killed while going about their professional duties. Local groups put the number at 10, and the CPJ has already declared Pakistan to be one of the most […]

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Pakistan most dangerous place for journalists: PFUJ

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QUETTA: The president of PFUJ (Pakistan federal Union of Journalists), Hafiz Afzal has declared Pakistan as the most dangerous place for journalists, with 103 of them being the victims. Addressing the 2nd 3-day meeting of central executive committee (CEC) of PFUJ here in Balochistan’s Provincial capital, he expressed his strong concerns that unfortunately none of […]

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Becoming Bad News

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Karachi: Asharq Al-Awsat—Fears are growing among Pakistan’s journalists following a recent spate of killings and death threats against media workers in the country that have been linked to the Pakistani Taliban. In response, some journalists have hired bodyguards to accompany them at work, while others have asked their families to leave the country. Perceptions of […]

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Pakistan and Mexico worst places for journalists: Columbia Dean

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NEW YORK: Dean of Columbia University’s Journalism School, famous American author and journalist Steve Coll, while lauding the bravery of the Pakistani journalists working in the worst violence-hit part of the world, has said that Pakistan and Mexico are the worst places in the world for journalists. “Journalists in Pakistan are another emerging professional core […]

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PFUJ condemns killing of journalist Afzal Khawaja in Usta Mohammad

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Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has strongly condemned the killing of Journalist and Member PFUJ Afzal Khawaja in Police firing at Usta Mohammad, Baluchistan. In a statement, PFUJ President Rana Azeem said the ongoing violence in Balochistan was a matter of concern. The journalists were particularly at risk in the province and a number […]

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Targeted killings, warnings from Taliban lead to mounting concerns for Pakistan’s media

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Pakistan’s journalists are feeling the after-effects of a brutal attack on Express Media, the third and most lethal attack on the media group and its staff in the last six months. The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack, and has issued a fatwa (decree) warning of further attacks against media outlets that they say […]

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Journalists demand arrest of men behind Express workers’ killings

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SUKKUR: Journalist fraternity across upper Sindh staged protest demonstrations on Thursday against the killings of journalists and the failure of the government to arrest the culprits. The strike was in response to a call by the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists. In Sukkur, scores of journalists, led by the Sukkur Union of Journalists (SUJ) president, […]

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Journalists widely protest killings of colleagues

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KARACHI: Protests were staged on Monday in different parts of the country, including Quetta, Lahore, Islamabad and Karachi, against the increasing attacks on journalists by Taliban. Balochistan Union of Journalists (BUJ) has announced three-day mourning against the killing of a private TV workers and attack on the bureau chief of another private TV channel in […]

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Journalists raise voice against attack on Express Media Group

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CHARSADDA/SWAT: Members of Charsadda Union of Journalists and Muhammadzai Union of Journalists on Sunday held separate protests against the attack on Express Media Group’s employees, which killed three staffers on Friday. Protesters said it was a sorrowful incident, terming it a failure of the state. They urged the government to ensure security for all journalists […]

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Govt to ensure security of journalists: minister

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ISLAMABAD: State Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Sheikh Aftab Ahmad, while condemning the attack on a media team in Karachi, said the government believes in the independence of media and would ensure security to journalists. Speaking to news reporters on Sunday, Sheikh Aftab said Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has constituted a committee, comprising ministers for […]

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Media should keep a distance from political parties

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ISLAMABAD: Media houses and journalists should not get close to political parties because it will not only affect their efficiency but also their credibility. The trend of investigative journalism is reducing because the media has been concentrating on daily issues. These views were expressed by Sherry Rehman, former minister of information and ex-ambassador to the […]

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