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AFP launches 2019 Kate Webb Prize for Asian journalists

It aims to recognize journalists doing difficult and dangerous work

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September 26, 2019


#ArrestAntiPakjournalists tops Twitter trends in Pakistan

“Hang them all,” said one tweet

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July 4, 2019


PTI suspends membership of Karachi leader for assaulting a journalist

Says he damaged the party’s image

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June 26, 2019


Pakistan says it will grant visas to Indian journalists for Kartarpur meeting

The Foreign Office spokesperson announced this on Friday

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March 29, 2019


Hatred stirred by leaders blamed for rise in journalist murders: watchdog

Eighty journalists have been killed worldwide so far this year

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December 18, 2018


Nawaz assures journalists that his guards would never attack them again

His guards beat up SAMAA TV’s cameraman on Monday

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December 18, 2018


SAMAA TV cameraman Wajid Ali in stable condition after being attacked by Nawaz’s guards

Two security guards have been taken into custody

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December 18, 2018


Wife of ‘missing’ journalist asks court to ensure his safe return

He was picked up from his house early Saturday morning

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November 12, 2018


#MeToo: Journalists accused Indian minister of sexual harassment

Akbar is a junior minister in PM Modi’s govt

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October 9, 2018


Pay your workers before Eid, CJ tells media houses

Media houses must pay their workers before Eid otherwise the court will hear the salaries case on Chand Raat and Eid as well, said Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar. The Supreme Court was hearing the case regarding media workers’ salaries at its Lahore registry on Sunday. The CJ summoned the CEOs and owners of media…

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June 10, 2018


Slain Afghan journalists remembered on World Press Freedom Day

Afghanistan’s slain journalists were remembered on World Press Freedom Day Thursday, days after the deadliest attack on the country’s media since the fall of the Taliban in 2001. Ten journalists, including Agence France-Presse chief photographer Shah Marai, were killed in assaults on Monday, underscoring the dangers faced by the media as the war-torn country slips…

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May 3, 2018


Pakistan condemns Kabul suicide bombings

Pakistan has strongly condemned the twin suicide attacks in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul city. “We are distressed and grieved at the loss of precious human lives,” the Foreign Office said in a statement on Tuesday. “We express our deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of those who have lost their lives and…

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May 1, 2018


Turkey hands jail sentences to journalists

A Turkish court on Wednesday convicted journalists from the opposition Cumhuriyet daily for helping outlawed “terrorist” organisations but editors remained defiant vowing their “honourable” journalism would not stop. Cumhuriyet — which means simply “Republic” — was set up in 1924 after the Turkish republic was founded in 1923. The daily has been fiercely critical of…

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April 26, 2018


Armed men ‘raid’ HRCP editor’s house after annual report published

LAHORE: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan has condemned the “burglary-style” raid on the house of the editor of its recently released annual State of Human Rights report. In a press statement released on April 20, Friday, the HRCP said two armed men broke into the house of its editor Maryam Hasan on April 19 and…

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April 20, 2018


Pakistan for Afghan-led peace process: Aizaz Chaudhry

WASHINGTON: Aizaz Chaudhry, the ambassador to the US, said peace in South Asia is contingent upon stability in Afghanistan, adding Pakistan is opposed to every kind of terrorism and evil designs. He said this while talking to eight-member delegation of the US journalists in Washington. Sparring with the US journalists on different issues, he said…

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March 10, 2018


Journalists from South Waziristan visit ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Journalists from South Waziristan Agency visited ISPR and interacted with DG ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor. According to ISPR, journalists shared their feedback on security situation in Waziristan and development work under taken by Pakistan Army. DG ISPR briefed them about on ground situation followed by an interactive session. The journalists thanked Pak Army…

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February 4, 2018


Myanmar court denies bail to Reuters journalists held under secrecy law

Yangon :A Myanmar court on Thursday denied bail to two Reuters journalists charged under a secrecy act that could see them face up to 14 years in jail, in a case that has sparked outcry over shrinking media freedom. Myanmar nationals Wa Lone, 31, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 27, are accused of possessing classified documents…

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February 2, 2018


How journalists reacted to Shahid Masood’s bank account claim

KARACHI: Prominent journalist Dr. Shahid Masood has come under fire from Punjab government and even from the journalist community over his claims about bank accounts of Zainab’s suspected killer, a day after the TV personality presented evidence to the Supreme Court. Shahid Masood, in his TV talk-show, had alleged that Zainab’s suspected rapist and murderer…

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January 26, 2018


Police arrest man who threatened to kill CNN employees

MICHIGAN: Local police arrested a Michigan man after he allegedly threatened to shoot and kill CNN employees, according to local media reports. The intelligence agency interrogated the man who was revealed in a CBS report to have reportedly called up CNN 22 times about a week ago. Talking to CNN operator over phone, the man…

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January 23, 2018


Thai PM uses cardboard cutout of himself to avoid journalists’ questions

NEWS DESK: Thailand’s prime minister has found a novel way to avoid journalists’ questions: producing a life-sized cardboard cutout of himself and telling the reporters to quiz it instead of him, reported The Guardian. At a press conference in Bangkok, Prayuth Chan-ocha appeared ready to take questions but then supervised an aide as the cutout…

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January 9, 2018


Myanmar frees journalists working for Turkish broadcaster

FILE PHOTO: Cameraman Lau Hon Meng from Singapore (L) and reporter Mok Choy Lin from Malaysia arrive for their first appearance in the court after they were detained for attempting to fly a drone near parliament in the capital, Naypyitaw, Myanmar November 10, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer NEWS DESK: Myanmar on Friday freed two journalists for Turkey’s…

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December 29, 2017

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