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CPJ wants Wali Babar murder masterminds held

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KARACHI: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CJP) on Wednesday welcomed the conviction of Geo News reporter, Wali Khan Babar’s killers, Geo News reported. Wail Babar, 28, covered the seamy side of Karachi, a sweltering port mega city of 18 million people. He reported on drugs, crime, militancy and deadly turf struggles between the city’s main […]

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PAKISTAN: Six convicted for murder of Wali Khan Babar, Reporter Geo News

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KARACHI: Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on March 1, 2014 awarded the death sentences to two persons and life imprisonment to four in the murder case of Wali Khan Babar reporter of Geo television network. The two awarded death sentences are fugitives while four are in custody. Babar was killed in Karachi on January 13, 2011 by […]

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Wrong data regarding attacks on journalists by police: National Assembly

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National Assembly Standing Committee on Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage on Friday decided to move a privilege motion against Sindh and Punjab police for providing wrong data regarding attacks on journalists in their respective provinces. A sub-committee was also constituted to look into the issues pertaining to attacks on media persons, compensation to families of […]

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Pakistan among most dangerous countries for journalists: Report

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QUETTA: Pakistan remains one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists, media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said in its annual report released on Wednesday, with Balochistan a hotspot for violence. Seven reporters were killed in the line of duty in 2013, the report said, blaming the government’s “unwillingness to administer justice”. […]

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Hangu DPO’s statement puts journalist’s life in danger

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PESHAWAR: A statement of the Hangu’s district police officer (DPO) has apparently put the life of a journalist in danger.Saleh Din Orakzai, who has been working for the Geo News and The News International as district correspondent in Hangu ran a story of six children killed in an explosion of a toy-bomb placed in garbage […]

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Pakistan Press Foundation condemns assault on former reporter in Bosnia & Herzegovina

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), an independent non-governmental institution committed to promoting and defending freedom of expression is concerned over a reported physical assault on former war-crimes reporter, Sinan Alic in Bosnia & Herzegovina. According to information received from International Press Institute (IPI), PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in a letter to the President of […]

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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 Press Foundation condemns physical assault on Palestinian journalist

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), an independent non-governmental institution committed to promoting and defending freedom of expression is concerned over physical assault on Palestinian cameraman of Al-Mahid TV, Amer Hijazi by Canadian Prime Minister Stephan Harper’s security guard in Bethlehem, a Palestinian city located in the central West Bank. Quoting the information from Palestinian Centre for […]

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COMS calls federal & provincial govts to designate contact persons on violence against media

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KARACHI: The Coalition on Media Safety (COMS) has demanded that federal and provincial governments to designate contact persons on violence against media so that media professionals, civil society organizations and concerned citizens may be able to get information on progress regarding specific cases of violence against media personnel. The resolution was passed at the second […]

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Muzzling the press

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Threats to journalists from police officers and bureaucracy are common occurrences, aided by the Sindh government’s weak policies. Recently, a veteran journalist Shan Dahar was killed in Badah due to the police’s criminal negligence. The case has not been registered and no arrests have been made; while locals know very web who is behind Dahar’s […]

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Third team to probe journalist’s death

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KARACHI: The Sindh government has constituted a three-member committee to look into the complaint of a delayed and imperfect medical treatment leading to the death of a senior journalist, Zakir Ali aka Shan Dahar, when he was brought to the Chandka Medical College Hospital (CMCH), Larkana, in a critical condition with gunshot wounds on New […]

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Wali Babar case: Govt appoints defence lawyer

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KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has ordered appointment of a counsel, at state expense, for the accused persons in Geo TV reporter Wali Babar’s murder case. The defence lawyer of the accused Suleman Mujahid Baloch, MNA of Mutihida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has absented himself from the proceedings continuously. According to Anti Terrorism […]

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Demos held against journalist’s murder

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LARKANA: Protest demonstrations were held by journalists and others here and in several other cities of the province condemning the murder of journalist Shan Dahar and demanding of the government to arrest his murderers immediately. They warned the government that if the killers were not arrested then they would hold demonstrations across the country.Meanwhile, the […]

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11 journalists killed in 2013

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KARACHI: Eleven journalists fell victim to terrorist incidents during discharge of their responsibilities in the country in 2013, according to a report released by the Media Monitoring Cell of the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE). Five journalists died during the coverage of bomb blasts and six others in targeted killings. The CPNE called for […]

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