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108 journalists killed in 2013 to test UN Day to End Impunity

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On 31 December 2013, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) issued a desperate appeal for governments across the world to end impunity for violence against journalists and media staff after posting 108 killings for 2013. Fifteen more lost their lives in accidents while on assignments. According to the list released today by the IFJ, at […]

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2013 second deadliest year for journalists

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With at least 117 journalists killed, 2013 was the second deadliest year on the International Press Institute (IPI)’s Death Watch, which started systematically counting work-related journalist deaths in 1997. The worst year was 2012, with 132 killed, 39 alone while covering the Syrian conflict. As IPI noted in November 2013, impunity for attacks on journalists […]

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In Pakistan, another journalist breaks his silence

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CPJ’s report, Roots of Impunity, published earlier this year, provides a glimpse of the grim realities that journalists in Pakistan face when they cross red lines. Many journalists are threatened, harassed, and intimidated by a host of actors, including members of Pakistan’s security and intelligence apparatus. Some of these cases get reported, but in many […]

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Attacking freedom of expression

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Pakistan is considered one of the most dangerous countries for journalists. The lives of journalists are not safe from the unwanted attentions of terrorists or other criminals involved in different activities, especially extortion and kidnapping for ransom. The apathy of the state and media owners is conspicuous for their inability to provide adequate safety to […]

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Senate body presents cyber security report for journalists

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ISLAMABAD: Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Defence and Defence Production, Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed Wednesday presented a report of the Committee titled Cyber Security Manual for Journalists, 2013.The 40-page manual provides journalists with basic know-how regarding security protocols for dealing with the threats that are becoming complex with the passage of time. It […]

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CPNE slams attack on Express offices

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KARACHI: The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) strongly condemned the attack on the Express Media Group building and voiced solidarity with the group. An emergency meeting of the body, presided over by senior vice-president Ilyas Shakir, reassured the group of its support. The meeting decided that a media convention for the protection of editors, […]

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Journalists call for developing standardized list of terminology for words threatening their safety

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KARACHI: Journalists at a consultative dialogue said that media organizations such as Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) and Council of Pakistan Newspapers Editors (CPNE) should develop a standardized list of terminology for sensitive words that threaten the safety of journalists. A national consultative dialogue on “Conflict Sensitive Reporting in Print Media” was held on […]

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UN resolution establishes 2 November as International Day to End Impunity

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Just days following the culmination of this year’s International Day to End Impunity campaign, IFEX welcomes the news that the Third Committee of the United Nations General Assembly has passed by consensus a resolution on the safety of journalists and the issue of impunity. The resolution includes a call to make the International Day to […]

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Journalists vow not to give in to threats

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LAHORE: Journalist bodies, trade unions and civil society organisations on Monday took out a procession against “threats to the press club and some individual journalists” by outlawed Lashker-i-Jhangvi. Carrying placards, they condemned life threats to senior photographer Azhar Jafri and his family as well as to the Lahore Press Club (LPC). The pointed that alleged […]

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Journalism in Pakistani tribal areas: a shadow of death

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By: Adil Shahzeb The brutal killing of the senior tribal journalist and president of the Miranshah Press Club, Malik Mumtaz, has once again highlighted the conditions that the brave tribal journalists have been working under at the cost of their lives. On February 27, unidentified men in a car in Miranshah, North Waziristan, intercepted Malik […]

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Threat to TV anchor

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ISLAMABAD, March 3: Columnist and anchorperson of a news channel, Javed Chaudhry, has contacted Kohsar police, after being threatened by an unidentified person. According to police officials, Mr Chaudhry filed an application in which he alleged that a person had been threatening him through two different phone numbers. A police officer said that First Information […]

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Human Rights Watch launches campaign against media

By: Ahmad Noorani ISLAMABAD: Human Rights Watch (HRW), the leading human rights organisation of the world, has launched an offensive against the media instead of responding to journalistic criticism by ‘The News’ on its World Report-2013. HRW director in Pakistan Ali Dayan Hasan, in different media interactions, instead of elaborating the points of HRW World […]

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Safety first

THAT Pakistan is considered amongst the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists is hardly surprising. Journalists have faced threats, they have been harassed and attacked by elements ranging from criminals and terrorists to state institutions and governments. Meanwhile, as the country has been sucked into a vortex of violence, too many journalists have […]

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