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Under Threat: Journalism has never been more dangerous according to major new INSI report on media safety

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April 29 – Journalism has never been more dangerous and journalists have never felt more unsafe, according to the findings of a major report published today by the International News Safety Institute. Under Threat: The Changing State of Media Safety provides an in-depth, multi-media look at the main changes in the journalistic safety landscape over […]

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Despite outcry, bid to tame SAMAA continues

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KARACHI: Several journalist organizations as well as religious and political parties voiced strong disapproval over the forced closure of SAMAA transmission in most areas of the metropolis. Expressing solidarity with the SAMAA, political parties and journalist organizations raised hue and cry in protest against the unknown people, who bludgeoned the closure of SAMAA telecast in […]

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Taliban declare war on media

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WASHINGTON: The Taliban have warned the Pakistani media that if they did not stop criticising the Mujahedeen, they will be attacked and “no crying and sobbing” will prevent the holy warriors from punishing journalists. In a message sent to media advocacy groups across the world, Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan also warned that the journalists would not get […]

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Media persons facing multitude of threats, moot told

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KARACHI: Speakers at a seminar titled ‘Challenges to Freedom of Expression’ at the Karachi Press Club on Tuesday evening expressed deep concern over threats being hurled at journalists, precipitated by the attack on journalist Hamid Mir and the ensuing media war. The media wasn’t facing threats only from one side (the establishment) but it was […]

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Negative drive against Geo threatens media freedom, says HRCP

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ISLAMABAD: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has voiced concern over a malicious campaign seeking to close down Geo, saying that such a negative movement is a threat to media freedom. In a strong statement issued on Monday, the commission said: “HRCP can no longer stay silent on the malicious campaign unleashed against Geo […]

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The largest media group under threat

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Jang/Geo, Pakistan’s largest media group has in a letter written to the top civil and military leaders, including the army chief and interior and information ministers, alleged that incidents of intimidation of its staff had increased to an alarming level since the April 19 attack on the group’s television anchor Hamid Mir. The media house […]

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Time to rein in horrors crippling free speech: CJA

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ISLAMABAD: The attempted assassination of one of Pakistan’s best-known journalists demands purposeful action at all levels of government, law, police and community – and revived Commonwealth and international action, said Commonwealth Journalists Association (CJA) in a statement released Thursday. It said: “It’s time for all authority to say “Stop. We’re sick of this. And we […]

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Trials, not tribunals, needed in Pakistan

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Raza Rumi is alive. It appears Hamid Mir will survive. Shan Dahar is dead. For CPJ, most of this weekend was taken up learning about and responding to the assassination attempt on Geo TV’s most prominent anchor and commentator, Hamid Mir. CPJ quickly released a statement after the attack and fielded questions from international and […]

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Ansar Abbasi gets more threats, another columnist warned

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ISLAMABAD: Amid government’s complete silence and FIA’s failure to track the faceless Internet thug “Khaki Power”, editor investigations of The News, Ansar Abbasi, has received a fresh email warning him “not to cross the red lines”. The “Khaki Power” using the same e-mail address –khaki@safe-mail.net — has also threatened another senior columnist, whom he told […]

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Ansar Abbasi receives e-mail threat

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ISLAMABAD: Editor Investigations of The News Ansar Abbasi on Saturday received a threatening e-mail message from someone identifying himself as “Khaki Power” and threatening the senior journalist to “Behave” and “weigh the pros and cons” of his words. Received from “Khaki Power” via the email address “khaki@safe-mail.net”, the message clearly said: “This is not a […]

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The Growing Media Presence of Pakistan’s Militants

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As the Pakistan government attempts to strike a peace deal with the Pakistani Taliban (Tehrik-i-Taliban, or TTP), significant developments threaten to unravel the social fabric of the state. By adopting a linear approach in pursuing negotiations, the government seems to be ignoring critical shifts, especially within the media, that if left unattended could spiral into […]

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US deplores increasing attacks on journalists

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ISLAMABAD: US Ambassador Richard Olson Tuesday met with a group of nine American journalists from the East-West Centre’s Pakistan-US Journalists Exchange programme. According to a statement of the US embassy, Olson discussed issues of press freedom and dangers to journalists in Pakistan. In his remarks to the group, Ambassador Olson said, “We are alarmed and […]

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Journalists vow never to be cowed down

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LAHORE: “The kinds of threats journalists face today cannot be fought by individuals…we have to fight them together. And yet, when there is an attack on one media house, other media houses remain silent. It is not only the government’s responsibility to provide security to journalists, the media must unite on this front as well,” […]

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Media bodies condemn death threats to journalist

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Journalists and representatives of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS), the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE), South Asian Free Media Association (SAFMA), South Asia Media Commission (SAMC) and South Asian Women in Media (SAWM), Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), Balochistan Union of Journalists (BUJ), Punjab Union of Journalists (PUJ), Rawalpindi-Islamabad Union of Journalists […]

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