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More threats against Pakistan’s Hamid Mir

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The well-known and controversial Pakistani television talk show host Hamid Mir survived a murder attempt on April 19, even though he was hit with six bullets–two of which are still in his body. “I can move, I can walk and I can talk, but I am still undergoing physiotherapy and taking medication,” he emailed to […]

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Press freedom prize awarded to Malik Mumtaz posthumously

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AHMEDPUR EAST: The Rural Media Network Pakistan (RMNP) presented its 2014 Sadiq Press Freedom Award, supported by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), to the son of slain journalist Malik Mumtaz Khan at a ceremony held at Punjab College in Ahmedpur East. “The recognition of Mr Khan is a symbol of the […]

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Speakers ask govt to protect journalists, media houses

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KARACHI: The Jamhoor meeting held at the Karachi Press Club strongly condemned the recent attack on Geo TV in Islamabad and demanded of the government to protect journalists and media houses. Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists Secretary General Khursheed Abbasi, while presiding over the meeting, said all the political parties should ask their workers not […]

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KUJ condemns Israeli aggression in Gaza

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KARACHI: The Karachi Union of Journalists has expressed regrets over the killing of journalists during the Israeli offensive in Gaza. At its executive council meeting on Thursday, KUJ President G. M. Jamali, General Secretary Wajid Raza Isfahani and Vice President Zaheer Ahmed Khan expressed solidarity with the Palestinians and offered prayers for the civilian casualties […]

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Press club in Khuzdar closed after threats to journalists

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QUETTA: The Khuzdar Press Club has been closed after unidentified people issued threats to local reporters. An official of the Khuzdar administration said on Monday that the club’s office-bearers had decided to close the facility after receiving threats over the past two weeks. He said journalists associated with different media groups had stopped working. He […]

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Seniors worried about insecure environment for budding journalists

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KARACHI: Senior journalists are worried about the future of the media in Pakistan and admit that they are leaving behind a far more insecure environment for budding professionals. Several professionals agreed that different media houses should work together to tackle this problem before it worsens. They were speaking at a consultative meeting with journalists and […]

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Asma supports free media, opposes any ban


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LAHORE: Former president of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) Asma Jehangir has supported an independent and free media and said she is opposed to a ban on any TV channel or newspaper. Addressing a dinner for the members of the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists and participants of the Women Journalists Convention on Sunday, […]

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Journalists under siege from threats, violence and killings

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Journalists in Pakistan live under the constant threat of killings, harassment and other violence from all sides, including intelligence services, political parties and armed groups like the Taliban, Amnesty International said in a new report today. ‘A bullet has been chosen for you’: Attacks on journalists in Pakistan, describes how the Pakistani authorities have almost […]

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Media will win this battle too

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“We will not surrender. We will win this battle too. We are ready to hear your verdict. Do what your masters must have told you to do,” said one of the four journalists before a Military Court officer sentenced them to nine months imprisonment and 10 lashes each on May 13, 1978. These brave journalists […]

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Officials’ statements recorded in Mir case

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KARACHI: Top police and intelligence officials on Monday recorded their statements before a three-member judicial commission constituted to probe the attack on senior TV anchor Hamid Mir. The commission comprising Justices Anwar Zaheer Jamali, Iqbal Hameedur Rahman and Ejaz Afzal conducted the in-camera proceedings at the Karachi Registry of the Supreme Court. Those who attended […]

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SHC seeks comments on plea for Pearl case transfer

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KARACHI: The Sindh High Court issued on Monday a notice to the provincial prosecutor general to file comments on an application seeking transfer of the murder case of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl from an anti-terrorism court in Hyderabad to Karachi. Chief Justice Maqbool Baqar, who headed a single-judge bench, was hearing the application […]

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Taking on the ISI

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When a bomb was found under Hamid Mir’s car a few weeks ago, I thought it was a message that would never become a reality. Unfortunately, I was wrong and Hamid Mir was right. He lies in a bed today, weak and injured, struggling to survive the assassination attempt. After the attack, there is no […]

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Hamid Mir received e-mail threats like slain reporter

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ISLAMABAD: The veiled threat received by Geo News anchor Hamid Mir from an intelligence agency’s officials has striking similarities with the e-mail warning received by the slainjournalist Saleem Shahzad prior to his kidnapping and ultimate death. In his first formal statement from the hospital bed on Thursday, Hamid Mir said a few days ago, officials […]

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Rights bodies warn of protest if media attacked

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KARACHI: A coalition of various non-governmental organisations championing for the rights of the marginalised communities on Thursday condemned the attack on journalist Hamid Mir and committed itself to standing by his family “in this hour of pain and sorrow”. “We believe that the attack on Mr Mir is an attack on the freedom of expression,” […]

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