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Pakistani journalists, activists faced increasing hostility in 2015: HRW

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Journalists and activists in Pakistan faced an increasingly hostile climate in 2015 due to harassment, threats and violence from both the state and militant groups, according to Human Rights Watch report released on Wednesday. In the 659-page World Report 2016, which has reviewed human rights practices in more than 90 countries, HRW says the government […]

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‘Editors for Safety’ to be formed to counter violence against media

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KARACHI: Editors and directors news of a large number of newspapers and television channels met here on Friday and decided to formally establish Editors for Safety, an organization focused exclusively on issues related to violence and threats of violence against the media. Editors for Safety will focus on the alarming level of insecurity for media […]

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Editors for Safety formed to unite media against attacks

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Karachi, Dec 10: Editors and directors news of a large number of newspapers and television channels met here on Friday and decided to formally establish Editors for Safety, an organization focused exclusively on issues related to violence and threats of violence against the media. Editors for Safety will focus on the alarming level of insecurity […]

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Geo News Bureau Chief Faheem Siddiqui briefly kidnapped, tortured

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KARACHI: Unidentified armed policemen in uniform and civvies kidnapped, tortured and robbed the Geo News Karachi Bureau Chief Faheem Ahmed Siddiqui in the Shahra-e-Noor Jahan police remit. According to Faheem Siddiqui, he was hailed by a police mobile near Sakhi Hassan Chowrangi as he was driving to work on Saturday afternoon. Expecting a normal security […]

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Personnel of television news channels harassed while covering protest demonstrations

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On December 15, 2014, in the city of Lahore, the capital of Punjab, Pakistan’s largest province, activists of the opposition political party, Pakistan Tehrik Insaf (PTI) attacked and harassed a media team of private television channel Geo News as it was covering their protest demonstration and preventing them from reporting. Earlier, PTI workers had harassed […]

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PTI’s ‘naya’ media

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An unfortunate trend in the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf’s (PTI’s) protests was repeated in the Lahore manifestation. Journalists of one media group in particular, and other media groups the party considers not toeing the PTI’s line, have been targeted time and again. Reporters, anchormen and even women anchorpersons have not been spared. In Lahore, that particular media […]

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Imran, Sh Rasheed, Ijaz Chaudhry, Mehmoodur Rasheed, others booked

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LAHORE: Civil Lines Police have registered a case against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan, Awami Muslim League President Sheikh Rashid Ahmad, PTI Punjab President Ijaz Chaudhry, Mian Mehmoodur Rasheed and dozens of other party activists for abusing, hurling threats and attacking Geo News senior reporter Amin Hafeez, anchorperson Sana Mirza, and other workers of the […]

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PTI attacks on journalists a result of what Imran says on stage

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ISLAMABAD: What Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf workers shamelessly did to Geo TV’s journalists including a female anchor Sana Mirza in Lahore on Monday is in fact the same that is preached to them by Imran Khan from the stage. Every time Imran bashes the owners of the Jang Group, he says at the same time that the […]

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PTI activists attack Geo team, including female anchor

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LAHORE: During the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s Monday protest, the Geo team, including female anchor Sana Mirza, senior reporters Amin Hafeez and Ahmad Faraz, were manhandled by PTI activists. The violent protesters attacked the Geo News team with water bottles and rocks thrown by slings. They also pushed and shoved reporters and anchorpersons of Geo and forced […]

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Countrywide protests by PFUJ, press clubs today

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ISLAMABAD: The journalist community widely condemned the attack on the female anchor of Geo News Sana Mirza and other journalists by PTI workers in Lahore on Monday. The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) and the Council of Pakistan Press Clubs have given a call for a protest against the misbehaviour and manhandling of journalists […]

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Attack on journalists condemned

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LAHORE: Ignoring instructions of their leadership, activists of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf misbehaved with the team of a media house during coverage of PTI’s shutter-down call for the provincial metropolis. They tossed bottles and gravel on known anchorperson Sana Mirza, Sohail Warraich and reporters Jawad Malik, Ameen Hafeez and Ahmed Fraz of GeoNews besides using slingshots […]

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PTI likes those who praise, detests critics: Sethi

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LAHORE: Talking about the PTI’s tactics of targeting media, especially Geo News, senior analyst Najam Sethi said Geo News policy was very balanced and impartial, while some other channels were airing one-sided stories. He said Imran had been damaging media, particularly Geo and its anchors, for quite some time now. Referring to the language used […]

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Altaf slams manhandling of Geo News staff

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Karachi: Altaf Hussain condemned the manhandling of Geo TV channel staff by PTI activists at the party’s sit-in on Friday. In his statement on Saturday, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement chief pointed out that the PTI workers had misbehaved with journalists of other media organisations several other times, which is against the freedom of expression. He […]

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PTI workers attack Geo female reporters

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KARACHI: Activists of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) once again targeted the employees of Jang and Geo Group, including a senior person and two female reporters of Geo News during the party’s protest coverage here on Friday. The staff of Geo News, including senior anchor and female reporters of the organisation, was busy in covering the […]

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