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How to cope with journalism-related stress discussed

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KARACHI: While chasing stories or even working on the desk in newsrooms, journalists might be facing all kinds of stress. Sooner or later it may have an effect on their work and productivity. Therefore, ‘Learning to cope with the long-term effects of covering recurrent trauma as a journalist in Pakistan’ was a very important topic […]

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Women rights activists share their stories

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LAHORE: Hard facts and personal experiences detailing patriarchy, oppression, and subjugation that perpetuate violence against women and communities with different identities were presented at the international conference of Women’s Empowerment and Leadership Development for Democratisation (WELDD) programme here on Monday. It was organised by Shirkat Gah – Women’s Resource Centre where the rights activists shared […]

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Women empowerment requires self-reliance, says Shahbaz

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LAHORE: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Monday stressed the need for empowering women. Sharif was speaking to a delegation from Shirkatgah, an NGO working for the protection of women’s rights. Farida Shaheed, the Shirkatgah executive director, led the delegation. The chief minister said that in 2012 the provincial government had announced a comprehensive policy for […]

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Human rights: Killings and violence decreased by 26%, says HRCP

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KARACHI: Killings and violence in Karachi decreased by 26 per cent in September 2015 as compared to August, says a report by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP). In September, 126 people died or were killed due to violence in the city while in August, the figure stood at 171. Last year the statistics […]

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Powerful bodies suggested to protect minorities rights

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KARACHI: Hate crime, violence and discrimination against religious minorities have increased manifold in recent years and there is a dire need to set up autonomous commissions with judicial powers at the federal and provincial levels to protect their rights, said participants in a meeting held at a local hotel on Thursday. The meeting organised by […]

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Loopholes: Women protection bill needs major changes, says activists

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LAHORE: The draft Punjab Protection of Women Against Violence Bill has many shortcomings, rights activists said at a discussion on Wednesday. The event was organised by Shirkat Gah, the Women’s Resource Centre. The speakers expressed reservations over the bill, recently tabled in the Punjab Assembly, it has been referred to a standing committee. Lawyer Hina […]

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TV channel served notice for rules breach

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ISLAMABAD – PEMRA has issued a show cause notice to a private TV channel “News One” for airing a controversial interview of a politician in its live talk show aired on Wednesday last. PEMRA noticed that serious defamatory, abusive and derogatory remarks were aired against persons or institutions and this programme was also found in […]

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Facebook clarifies guidelines on acceptable posts

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WASHINGTON: Facebook on Monday updated its “community standards” guidelines, giving users more clarity on acceptable posts relating to nudity, violence, hate speech and other contentious topics. The world’s biggest social network said it does not allow a presence from groups advocating “terrorist activity, organised criminal activity or promoting hate.” The new guidelines say Facebook will […]

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Rape, acid attacks, kidnap: Girls face rising violence in fight for education, says UN

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By Reuters Attacks on schoolgirls and girls’ education are on the rise, according to a new report from the United Nations office of human rights. The report cited a handful of high-profile attacks in recent years. In Pakistan, in the deadliest attack of this kind in years, the Pakistani Taliban slaughtered over 140 people, including […]

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Rights activists commemorating Taseer’s death attacked

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LAHORE: A group of 10 baton-wielding men attacked a gathering of civil society members who were commemorating Salmaan Taseer’s death anniversary at the Liberty Roundabout on Sunday evening. They snatched and tore up pictures of Taseer and placards the activists were carrying. The men also beat up participants of the vigil. News of the attack […]

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ASH doctor among 5 succumb to karachi violence

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KARACHI: At least five people including a doctor of Abbasi Shaheed Hospital were gunned down in different areas of the city on Sunday. According to police, two brothers were shot dead by unidentified gunmen near a sweets shop in Khokhrapar area of Malir. Two others were also injured in the incident. The brothers were identified […]

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NewsOne journalist survives attack by gunmen, wife critically injured

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ISLAMABAD: Zeeshan Shamsi, a reporter with NewsOne Television and son of senior journalist and former PFUF Secretary General C R Shamsi, along with his family was attacked Sunday by unidentified assailants in Sialkot. He miraculously remained unhurt but his wife, Saima Zeeshan, received two bullets in her chest during the indiscriminate firing. She was rushed […]

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Growing rights violations: Restoration of human rights ministry proposed

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ISLAMABAD: A Senate subcommittee has recommended the restoration of a full-fledged, independent human rights ministry to effectively handle human rights-related issues. The subcommittee of the Senate’s Standing Committee on Human Rights made the recommendations at a meeting chaired by Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed on Tuesday. Senator Mushahid also recommended a journalist defence fund to help […]

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‘Violence has influenced art tremendously in recent times’

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By: SYED HASSAN ALI KARACHI: As artists are greatly affected by their surroundings, not only the death and destruction caused by bomb blasts, gun attacks and arson activities but also the subsequent changes in lifestyle of people and their emotions associated with growing violence are bound to reflect in their work, say artists and art […]

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