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Taliban threaten media of dire consequences

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ISLAMABAD: Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan has threatened the national media of dire consequences for refusing coverage to them. In a statement issued Monday, spokesman for the proscribed outfit Muhammad Khurasani said that 120 militants of his organization were murdered in the past two days. He accused media and intellectuals of insensitively ignoring the killings of the TTP […]

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A media gone berserk

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Everybody knows the media’s job is to inform, educate and entertain people but what if it starts endangering and traumatizing lives of the citizens. Yes, it happens in Pakistan quite often where media especially electronic is still immature and irresponsible to the core. The country’s electronic media virtually went berserk shortly after the massacre of […]

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Minister says media should blacklist terrorists

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has called on media houses Wednesday to blacklist terrorists by devising a media code of conduct. Addressing a meeting of parliamentary leaders held at the Prime Minister House, he said that misuse of media by the terrorist outfits should end and this can be easily done if […]

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Terrorism and the role of media

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LAHORE: Freedom of media is always subject to responsibility and to abide by media ethics in the form of self-imposed restrictions and self-regulation, keeping in view religious values, norms and traditions of a society. In the case of Pakistan, the electronic media is enjoying unprecedented freedom since the year 2001, when the electronic media underwent […]

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Non-Muslims’ call to do away with term ‘minority’ to ensure equality

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HYDERABAD: Speakers at a seminar stressed the need for elimination of term ‘minority’ so that about 10 million people in the country belonging to the Hindu, Christian, Sikh and Ahmedi communities could get equal rights. Their rights were usurped when they were included in minorities, adding that they were Pakistanis and must be treated as […]

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British journalist wants govt, Taliban to follow Ireland formula

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KARACHI: Dubbing the ongoing peace process between the government and the Taliban as tough terrain to ride, a senior British journalist, Yvonne Ridley has asked the two sides to follow the Northern Ireland peace formula that had ended decades long insurgency in the region. Ms Ridley, who is currently visiting Pakistan, fears that foreign forces […]

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Freedom of expression – the voices that need to be heard are ignored and even silenced

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With the successive governments the reality of freedom of expression grows thinner and thinner as the right guaranteed by the Constitution of Pakistan is further constricted. Apart from blatant interference by the government, freedom of expression is also being squeezed by non-state actors without any hindrance from the authorities. While the Constitution of Pakistan permits […]

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Growing rights violations: Restoration of human rights ministry proposed

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ISLAMABAD: A Senate subcommittee has recommended the restoration of a full-fledged, independent human rights ministry to effectively handle human rights-related issues. The subcommittee of the Senate’s Standing Committee on Human Rights made the recommendations at a meeting chaired by Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed on Tuesday. Senator Mushahid also recommended a journalist defence fund to help […]

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Terrorism: is media a watchdog or lapdog?

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Dr Mohammad Taqi The ostensibly liberal publication gave space quite liberally to Ludhianvi to bash the Shia without a single challenging question being asked Pakistan finally saw democratically elected national and provincial assemblies plod past the five-year finish line — a first in the country’s history. Despite many flaws the outgoing parliamentarians added several constitutional […]

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