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Pakistan is ranked 159 on list of 180 countries on media freedom: RWB report

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WASHINGTON: Reporters Without Borders, which campaigns for media freedom around the world, issued a freedom index on Sunday to mark the World Press Freedom Day. According to this index, Finland tops the list of the countries with a free media, followed by two other Scandinavian countries – Norway and Denmark. Eritrea is at the bottom […]

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Journalists stage countrywide protest against Cyber Crime Bill

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ISLAMABAD: The journalists on the World Press Freedom Day on Sunday marched on the roads and vowed if the government tried to mute the voice of the media through Cyber Crime Bill, they would strongly resist this move and stage large scale demonstrations in favour of freedom of speech and expression in the country. The […]

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Press freedom day: Rights of journalists in FATA emphasised

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JAMRUD: The press ordinance should be extended to the tribal belt, said participants at a ceremony held on Sunday at Jamrud Press Club to commemorate World Press Freedom Day. Speaking on the occasion, participants said journalists from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas have been performing their professional duties with unflinching resolve and under dangerous conditions. […]

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Challenges for press freedom

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In December 1993, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly declared May 3 World Press Freedom day, to remind governments of their duty to respect the right to freedom of expression enshrined in Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The date was not chosen arbitrarily; May 3 is the anniversary of the Windhoek […]

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Dangerous Journalism

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Last year, the United Nations declared Pakistan was “the most dangerous place in the world for journalists;” a record it continues to hold this year. On World Press Freedom day observed on Saturday, the world body proceeded to say that an open and pluralistic media must work without fear of reprisal. Well, of course. The […]

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Sana smells a rat in media outlets’ campaign against Geo

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LAHORE: Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah has said that after both the government and the army had expressed their commitment to upholding and protecting media freedom, it is incomprehensible who certain media owners are trying to prove their loyalty to by running a smear campaign against the Jang Group. Speaking at a convention, held to […]

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Govt urged to arrest journalists’ killers

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QUETTA: Journalists here on Saturday observed the World Press Freedom Day to pay homage to those members of the community who had sacrificed their lives for press freedom. The media personnel under the auspices of the Balochistan Union of Journalists took out a procession and held a demonstration in front of the press club. Leaders […]

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Nizami for responsible journalism

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LAHORE: Journalism is the fourth pillar of state, the Nation Editor-in-chief reiterated on World Press Freedom Day Saturday. The veteran journalist laid stress on responsible journalism. “Like Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Army Chief General Raheel Sharif reposed his faith in freedom of the press, acknowledging the significance of journalism. However, the code of conduct is […]

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Altaf lauds journalists’ sacrifices for Pakistan

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Karachi: Altaf Hussain has said the importance of journalists and media in today’s world cannot be denied, and praised the role of the journalist community in the development of the country. In his message on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day on Saturday, the founder of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) said journalists had […]

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Pakistan most dangerous country for journalists: UN

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UNITED NATIONS: “An open and pluralistic media” must work in a safe environment without fear of reprisal, the United Nations said on Saturday in observance of the World Press Freedom Day. The world body said last year 71 journalists were killed, while another 826 were arrested. More than 2,000 journalists were threatened or physically attacked […]

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World Press Freedom Day: Government urged to defend media freedom

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LAHORE: The Centre for Human Rights Education-Pakistan, on the Eve of World Press Freedom Day 2014, has expressed deep concerns over the trends of suppression of media and attacks on journalists in Pakistan. In his message on the occasion, CHRE Director Samson Salamat urged the government to defend media freedom and ensure the safety and […]

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Media and its maladies

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A tangled web it is. We have this uneasy feeling of being in a deep crisis that we cannot easily decipher. One would expect the media to untangle it for the benefit of the nation. But the media itself has become the national enigma. At the same time, other major institutions are faltering and seem […]

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Press under siege

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AT a time when journalistic freedom is under attack in many parts of the world, Pakistan Press Freedom Day, that was observed yesterday, should be taken as a moment for sending out a call to arms. In many ways, the juncture at which this country’s media outlets find themselves today is unprecedented, and it would […]

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Govt accused of violating right to information law

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ISLAMABAD: Speakers at a conference on Saturday accused the government of violating right to information law. The international conference was held at a local hotel to mark World Press Freedom Day. “Mediapersons are not allowed to get information especially from the military establishment,” they maintained. Federal Minister for Petroleum and Natural Heritage Shahid Khaqan Abbasi […]

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