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Pakistan Press Foundation welcomes new Afghan Presidential decree that should facilitate media activity

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to President of Afghanistan Muhammad Ashraf Ghani welcomed new Afghan Presidential decree that should facilitate media activity and the fight against impunity for crimes of violence against journalists in the country. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter urged Afghan government to ensure that cases of […]


‘Government urged to take safety measures for protection of journalists’

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Pakistan is a signatory to the UN plan of action on the safety of journalists therefore government needs to ensure security and protection of media persons, said participants of national media conference. Pakistan is the world’s most dangerous country for journalists as number of journalists lost their lives during the last few years therefore government […]


Irshad Mastoi: Journalist’s murder probe complete

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QUETTA: The Balochistan government has yet to decide whether or not it should make public a judicial commission’s report on the targeted killing of a senior journalist in Quetta. Irshad Mastoi, bureau chief of Online news distribution agency, as well as a reporter Abdul Rasul and an accountant Mohammed Younus were killed on August 28, […]


Pakistani university helps traumatized journalists

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Mental health carries a stigma in Pakistan, but one team is fighting the taboo to help journalists traumatized by their work covering the front line of the country’s battle with terrorists. Mental health carries a stigma in Pakistan, but one team is fighting the taboo to help journalists traumatized by their work covering the front […]


Gauging media freedom

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THE report released on Thursday by Reporters Sans Frontières reminds us that politics around the world today has inevitably taken a heavy toll on media freedoms, squeezing both the public’s right to know and journalists’ duty to inform. “Press freedom … is in retreat in all five continents,” said the RSF 2015 World Press Freedom […]


PCOMS, CPDI to host conference

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Coalition on Media Safety (PCOMS) and the Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives (CPDI) are hosting a two-day international conference on January 27-28 to discuss the issue of impunity and growing insecurity of journalists in Pakistan. Pakistan is one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists and over a […]


Pakistan most dangerous place for journalists: Experts

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PESHAWAR: Pakistan is the most dangerous place for practicing journalism in the world. Journalists working in conflict areas are often targeted by the militant organisations for not complying with their demands or not presenting their point of view. A similar allegation is also sometimes levelled against the security forces. These views were expressed by experts […]


TV journalist found dead

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LAHORE: A reporter of a private TV channel was found dead under mysterious circumstances in a park here in the Model Town police limits on Tuesday. Police have removed the body to morgue. The victim was identified as Yousaf Khokhar, 35, a resident of Model Town. He worked as a reporter for a private TV […]


Media workers attacked

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IT is well known that for those in the media business, Pakistan is a country full of occupational hazards. Here journalists are ‘advised’, threatened or even killed by a variety of actors if they refuse to toe the line. The attack on media workers in Islamabad on Sunday appears to be part of this pattern […]


Khairpur police arrest journalist’s killers

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SUKKUR: The Khaipur police claimed they arrested on Wednesday the culprits who had murdered a local journalist 20 days ago.A journalist of Khairpur Nasir Aftab along with ASP City Masood Bangash, addressed a press conference here. He said journalist Jeewan Arain was shot dead by motorcyclists 20 days earlier in the limits of Gambat town. […]


NA body seeks proposals to help families of slain journalists

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ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly standing committee on information and broadcasting on Tuesday directed the ministry to prepare proposals for the allocation of funds to help the families of journalists who lost their lives in the line of duty. The meeting of the committee was presided over by Marvi Memon. Secretary Information Mohammad Azam informed the […]


More threats against Pakistan’s Hamid Mir

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The well-known and controversial Pakistani television talk show host Hamid Mir survived a murder attempt on April 19, even though he was hit with six bullets–two of which are still in his body. “I can move, I can walk and I can talk, but I am still undergoing physiotherapy and taking medication,” he emailed to […]


Pakistani journalists paid high price for spreading peace: US diplomat

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PESHAWAR: The journalists in Pakistan, especially in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, paid a high price for promoting the cause of truth and spreading peace, said US Consul General Jon Danilowicz. He was adressing a musical concert titled ‘Harmony and huminty’ here on Saturday night. The concernt was organsied by Consulate General of the United Sattes of America […]


Murdered journalist laid to rest

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SUKKUR: Journalist Jeewan Arain, who had been killed the other day, was laid to rest in Khairpur. His funeral was attended by hundreds of protesting journalists while rallies condemning his murder were taken out across the province. The President of Federal Union of Journalists, Afzal Butt, and Secretary of the PFUJ, Khurshid Abbasi, condemned the […]