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Move to document threats to journalists

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PESHAWAR: Media Matters for Democracy, an NGO, has planned to launch digital solution net ‘Muhafiz’ for media safety to avert possible life threats to journalists across the country. Sharing details with mediapersons at Peshawar Press Club (PPC) on Thursday, the NGO’s executive director Asad Baig said that about 111 mediapersons had been killed in parts […]

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Pakistan safer than 2013, says Pervaiz

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid had said that Pakistan today was much safer than in 2013 when the present democratic government came to power. Speaking in the Senate Standing Committee on Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage here, he said that the Zarb-e-Azb and Karachi operations were launched to root […]

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#WEWANTCHANGE: Five issues, five voices

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VIENNA, Oct 30, 2014 – Criminal defamation laws, the imprisonment of journalists, violent attacks on journalists, endemic impunity for such crimes and a spate of emerging restrictions on digital journalism are the five greatest challenges to press freedom around the world, the International Press Institute (IPI) said today as it launched its new campaign #WEWANTCHANGE. […]

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Press club in Khuzdar closed after threats to journalists

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QUETTA: The Khuzdar Press Club has been closed after unidentified people issued threats to local reporters. An official of the Khuzdar administration said on Monday that the club’s office-bearers had decided to close the facility after receiving threats over the past two weeks. He said journalists associated with different media groups had stopped working. He […]

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Pakistan’s complicated media freedom threats

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In March 2014, Pakistani columnist Raza Rumi was injured in a gun attack that killed his driver. Weeks later, Hamid Mir, star journalist of Geo TV, Pakistan’s biggest TV station, was shot six times. Luckily, both survived, and managed to avoid becoming part of a bleak statistic. Since 1992, 30 journalists have been murdered in […]

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Journalists under attack

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On the morning of July 2, unidentified men attacked the Express News Peshawar bureau chief’s home. This was the third attack on him. Jamshed Baghwan, as I know him for the past 15 years, is a brave and self-made journalist. He is among those who have balanced views and encourage unbiased reporting. He researches thoroughly, […]

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UK minister expresses solidarity with Hamid Mir & Geo

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LONDON: Britain’s Minister for Justice and Civil Liberties Simon Hughes MP has said that the assassination attempt on Geo anchor Hamid Mir’s life is “doubly unacceptable” because Hamid Mir has done his job as a critical journalist. Speaking to The News here, the Liberal Democrats leader said that any individual being attacked in unacceptable but […]

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Hamid Mir records statement third time

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ISLAMABAD: Senior journalist and Geo News anchor Hamid Mir Tuesday appeared before the Judicial Commission third time and recorded his statement. Upon arrival at the court, Hamid Mir was accorded a warm welcome by the journalists from different media outlets who were chanting slogans in his favour and were demanding justice.Hamid Mir came into court […]

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Pakistan Press Foundation protests assault on journalist in Bangladesh

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), an independent non-governmental institution committed to promoting and defending freedom of expression is concerned over an assault on health journalist, Shishir Morol at a hospital in the capital city of Dhaka. Quoting the information from National Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in a letter to […]

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The real issue

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The brazen attack on Geo News’ anchorperson Hamid Mir should have highlighted the perils of being a journalist in Pakistan and galvanised media persons, but it has undeniably divided them. The attack should have helped bring all stakeholders, including media houses, political parties, the government and the armed forces on the same page against the […]

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Let’s hear the unheard answers

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistani media went berserk last week. ‘Patriotic’ anchors heaped scorn on Geo TV for its remarks about those in an agency held responsible in the wake of an attack on senior anchorperson Hamid Mir. They were furious about the negative portrayal of those in the agency held responsible but oblivious to the growing […]

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‘Heirs of slain journalists to get plots’

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KARACHI: PPP’s central leader Owais Muzaffar has announced that plots will be given to the heirs of journalists who were killed in the line of duty in Sindh. He was speaking at a ceremony to distribute health insurance cards among members of the Karachi Union of Journalists (KUJ) at a hotel on Tuesday night. The […]

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Protecting journalists in Pakistan

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By: Mazhar Abbas It was a bloody start to 2014 for the journalists in Pakistan when a Larkana-based correspondent of Ab Tak TV, Shan Daher, was shot dead on the eve of New Year. Since January, six media workers had been killed in targeted attacks while over a dozen have already received ‘death threats’, including […]

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World Congress opens with calls for more press freedom

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CAPE TOWN (South Africa): International Press Institute (IPI), one of the world’s oldest global press freedom organisations, has expressed grave concern over recent threats to Pakistani media persons including senior journalists of The News and has urged the government to ensure protection of free speech in the country. “The recent threats to newsman will have […]

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