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Pakistan Press Foundation confers 2014 PPF Press Freedom Award on slain journalist Shan Dahar

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KARACHI: To mark the World Press Freedom Day, Pakistan Press Foundation today conferred the 2014 PPF Press Freedom Award on Shan Dahar. Shan Dahar, reporter of “Abb Takk” TV channel was shot on the night of December 31 in Badh, in Larkana district of Sindh province of Pakistan. He was shot in his back and […]

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Deadlines, headlines & red lines

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ABRAR Tanoli. Ayub Khattak. Shan Dahar. Bakhtaj Ali. Razik Baloch. Almost no-one knows who these persons are, not even a very big chunk of Pakistan’s 18,000-strong community of working journalists. They were all working journalists who were killed in targeted attacks in the last 12 months. Three other media workers — Waqas Aziz, Khalid Khan […]

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Trials, not tribunals, needed in Pakistan

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Raza Rumi is alive. It appears Hamid Mir will survive. Shan Dahar is dead. For CPJ, most of this weekend was taken up learning about and responding to the assassination attempt on Geo TV’s most prominent anchor and commentator, Hamid Mir. CPJ quickly released a statement after the attack and fielded questions from international and […]

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Journalist’s killer yet to be named by police

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LARKANA: Investigators have failed to nominate the suspected killer of Shan Dahar, one month after the murder of the journalist. Dahar, who worked for a TV channel, was shot dead in Badah town on Jan 1. ASP City Sajid Khokhar told newsmen on Monday that police had arrested six suspects — Nasrullah Tunio, Kamran Bhatti, […]

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Pakistani journalist campaigner receives death threats

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On January 24, 2014, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) expressed its ongoing concern for the safety of journalists in Pakistan with reports that a senior leader of IFJ affiliate, the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), has received death threats in direct response to his activism and campaigning. The IFJ is calling on the […]

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IFJ denounces media murders and calls on Pakistani government for action

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The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today issued a letter to Pakistani Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, calling for “serious and overdue action” to protect Pakistani journalists and bring attackers to justice following the shooting assassination of three media workers from Express News. The IFJ’s Pakistan affiliate, the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) is conducting […]

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Bilawal asks govt to bring journalist’s killers to justice

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Karachi: Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, patron-in-chief of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), on Thursday condemned the killing of senior journalist Shaan Dahar in Larkana and asked the Sindh government to bring the culprits to book. “I was shocked to hear that another senior journalist has fallen to bullets that too on the very first day of […]

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Muzzling the press

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Threats to journalists from police officers and bureaucracy are common occurrences, aided by the Sindh government’s weak policies. Recently, a veteran journalist Shan Dahar was killed in Badah due to the police’s criminal negligence. The case has not been registered and no arrests have been made; while locals know very web who is behind Dahar’s […]

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Journalists threaten self-immolation

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SUKKUR: Journalists in Badah have threatened self-immolation if the murderers of senior journalist Shan Dahar are not arrested soon. The journalists protested outside Badah Press Club on Monday and were led by its general secretary Iqbal Channa. The protesters strongly condemned the murder and termed it as an attempt to suppress the media. The Karachi […]

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Third team to probe journalist’s death

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KARACHI: The Sindh government has constituted a three-member committee to look into the complaint of a delayed and imperfect medical treatment leading to the death of a senior journalist, Zakir Ali aka Shan Dahar, when he was brought to the Chandka Medical College Hospital (CMCH), Larkana, in a critical condition with gunshot wounds on New […]

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Police, hospital to separately probe journalist’s death

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SUKKUR: Larkana Police DIG and the Chandka Medical College Hospital’s (CMCH) medical superintendent have constituted separate committees to investigate the murder of journalist Shan Dahar. Dahar was shot dead near Badah Press Club on New Year’s Eve. He had been standing at a medical store near the press club when the incident occurred. He was […]

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Protests held against murder of journalist

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KARACHI: Two parallel protests were arranged at the Karachi Press Club on Thursday against the murder of a journalist based in Larkana. The first protest was organised by the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), followed by another held by the Karachi Union of Journalists. Shan Dahr, 45, bureau chief of Ab Tak television channel […]

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Demos held against journalist’s murder

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LARKANA: Protest demonstrations were held by journalists and others here and in several other cities of the province condemning the murder of journalist Shan Dahar and demanding of the government to arrest his murderers immediately. They warned the government that if the killers were not arrested then they would hold demonstrations across the country.Meanwhile, the […]

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