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TV channel’s van attacked in Karachi

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KARACHI: Men on a motorcycle opened fire at a digital satellite news-gathering (DSNG) van of Samaa TV in Liaquatabad area on Sunday. A cameraman, a technician and the driver of the vehicle escaped unhurt but its rear window was smashed by a bullet. According to Karachi-West Deputy Inspector General of Police Feroze Shah, the same […]

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Peace journalism

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The post-9/11 scenario saw more and more journalists being attracted towards ‘conflict reporting’. The terms suicide attack, VBIED, IED, suicide jacket, extortion, ransom, martyrs, death squad, mastermind, operations, explosive, assassination, assault, target killing, terrorism and counterterrorism are some of the terms that came into vogue during this period. The repetitive usage of such terms by […]

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43 killed, 63 injured in one week: Fafen

Forty-three people were killed and 63 injured in 17 incidents of political violence from March 9 to 15, 2013 across the country, showing a sharp decrease as compared with preceding week’s casualties – 106 killed and 156 injured in 27 incidents, says the Free and Fair Election Netwrok (Fafen). Civilians constituted majority of the 106 […]

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Terrorists slay journalist in Kalat

Saleem Shahid QUETTA, March 1: Terrorists shot dead Mehmood Afridi, a senior journalist and President of the Kalat Press Club, on Friday evening. Mr Afridi was sitting in a private Public Call Office in Kalat Bazaar when gunmen on a motorcycle came there and opened fire. “Mr Afridi suffered multiple bullet wounds and died on […]

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Five more killed in Karachi

At least five people were killed in different incidents in the city on Thursday, police and rescue sources said. In the first incident, a man was gunned down in Lines Area in the limits of Brigade police station. The deceased was identified as Ashiq Abbas, 45, son of Fazal Abbas. Police said that unidentified armed […]

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