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15 killed as suicide bombers hit two churches in Lahore

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LAHORE: Fifteen people, a woman and a policeman among them, were killed and 85 others suffered injuries after two bombers blew themselves up outside two churches here on Sunday. A large number of Christians, including women and children, were offering Sunday prayers inside the Catholic and Christ churches situated about 100 metres away from each […]

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Taliban declare war on media

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WASHINGTON: The Taliban have warned the Pakistani media that if they did not stop criticising the Mujahedeen, they will be attacked and “no crying and sobbing” will prevent the holy warriors from punishing journalists. In a message sent to media advocacy groups across the world, Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan also warned that the journalists would not get […]

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Social media activists oppose Taliban move

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PESHAWAR: The banned outfit Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has created its own website for the purpose of streaming videos and publishing articles, interviews, statements etc. According to media reports, a statement released by the information and publication wing of the TTP said that ‘Umar Media’ has sponsored the website. In August 2008, the TTP was declared […]

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Media now in TTP crosshairs

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KUNAR: After killing thousands of members of various state organs, as well as others, the violent Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has decided to extend its war by declaring the country’s media as “party” to the conflict. For the first time since its inception in 2005, the banned militant outfit has not only issued a fatwa against […]

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Pakistan: Three media workers shot dead in Karachi

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Three staffers of “Express News” TV channel were killed on January 17, 2014, when unknown armed men riding on motorcycles opened fire at the stationary Digital Satellite News Gathering (DSNG) van of the channel in Karachi, the capital city of Pakistan’s southern Sindh province. Those killed included Waqas Aziz Khan, technician; Muhammad Khalid, van driver; […]

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Media under attack: Journalists to stage protests across country

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KARACHI: The journalists’ community denounced the killing of Express News staffers and called for countrywide protests against the deadly attack. The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) said in a statement that journalists stood united throughout the country and would not be ‘bogged down by such cowardly acts’. PFUJ President Rana Azeem announced that protest […]

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3 staffers killed in attack on Express

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KARACHI: Gunmen riding on motorcycles shot dead three Express News workers on Friday after ambushing a stationary DSNG van in a busy neighbourhood of Karachi. This was the third and most lethal strike on Express Media Group and its staff in the space of five months. In two previous attacks, the main offices of Express […]

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Digital jihad

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AS militant groups increasingly use social networking platforms to reach out to bigger audiences and shape media coverage of their actions, their drive to create sympathisers remains as relevant to them as their traditional objective to kill or destroy the enemy. Hardly media shy, the late Pakistan Taliban leader Hakeemullah Mehsud had met journalists in […]

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