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Journalist Noorani files complaint of harassment with FIA

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ISLAMABAD: Ahmad Noorani, The News correspondent in Islamabad, has moved the Cyber Crimes Wing of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) after receiving threatening calls and repeated threatening messages. Noorani was sent abusive messages and threats by a retired brigadier of the Pakistan Army Tarik Niazi on Twitter and Facebook. The account used by Brigadier (retd) […]

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Journalist threatened to leave Karachi

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ISLAMABAD: Faced with threats from the law enforcement agencies, Karachi-based journalist Ali Chishti has been forced to move to the federal capital after being threatened by the Karachi police to leave the city. “Why am I so sure that they were police personnel? Because they had official weapons, official mobiles, and even the way they […]

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Who is taking on journalists?

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ISLAMABAD: With Karachi often described as a mafia city, it is increasingly becoming hostile towards journalists who are being forced into silence and compelled to flee the city. Infact, two journalists have had to leave their hometown within the last month. Although writing a report about parties harbouring militant wings is not possible for a […]

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Judicial inquiry into journalist’s abduction demanded

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PESHAWAR: The media watchdog organisation Freedom Network (FN) has demanded a judicial inquiry into reports that men in police uniforms kidnapped, tortured and detained investigative journalist Ali K Chishti. “What Chishti has described is shocking that the Karachi police could kidnap a journalist to deliver him to the Boss,” FN said. Ali Chishti, who writes […]

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Journalist picked up, thrashed by police

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KARACHI: A young journalist accused police on Friday of picking him up and thrashing him last week. Ali K. Chishti, a correspondent of Friday Times, said he was intercepted by some half a dozen policemen in the PECHS area minutes after he had left his office with driver on Aug 30. Mr Chishti, who felt […]

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Journalist receives life threats

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ISLAMABAD: A journalist is receiving life threats and obnoxious messages on his mobile phone from some unknown persons while police are doing nothing to protect him. Israr Ahmed, crime reporter of an English national daily, has been given life threats by some unknown persons on his cell number for many days. He has lodged a […]

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Journalists in Pakistan

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A damning report by Amnesty International has brought to light what people involved in the media industry in Pakistan have known all along — that journalists are just not safe in the country. The report points fingers at all those quarters that have, in the past, been accused of making life a living hell for […]

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The price of a misleading headline

By: Mazhar Abbas “Balach ko apni zameen bhi nahi mili” was the misleading headline ‘given’ to an article written by senior columnist Abdus Salam, alias Dr Chishti Mujahid, printed in the country’s leading Urdu weekly, Akhbar-e-Jehan, at the death of Baloch nationalist leader Mir Balach Marri. This headline eventually resulted in the murder of Dr […]

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Media watchdog says 141 journalists killed in 2012

GENEVA: Last year was one of the deadliest on record for journalists, with 141 killed in 29 different countries and Syria the most dangerous place on earth for reporters, a media watchdog said Thursday. The Swiss-based Press Emblem Campaign (PEC), which fights for the protection of journalists, said the figure was up by 31 per […]

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Journalists threatened for reporting rape case

HYDERABAD: Journalists in Umerkot, including Daily Sindh Express reporter Mushtaq Kunbhar, have received threatening calls for reporting the rape of a six-year-old girl in Meghwadh colony in Umerkot. Kunbhar was physically assaulted on Friday for reporting a particular name. The incident took place on December 2 in Meghwadh colony when the girl, V, went missing […]

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