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Posts tagged "World Press Freedom Day"

Pakistan struggles at 142nd rank on World Press Freedom Index

Its ranking has dropped three places since last year

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May 4, 2019


‘Nobody can be a social justice warrior on an empty stomach’

The Digital Rights Foundation marks World Free Press Day

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May 3, 2019


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


Twitter trends of the week

#WorldPressFreedomDay Real Journalism “The day you write to please everyone you no longer are in journalism. You are in show business”. #WorldPressFreedomDay — Muhammad Asif Nawaz (@asifnawazjbd996) May 3, 2017 My dad was a journalist. It is absolutely essential for democracy that a free press is encouraged not demonized. #WorldPressFreedomDay — Ron Wyden (@RonWyden) May…

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May 5, 2017


World Press Freedom Day being observed today

KARACHI: World Press Freedom Day is being observed across the globe including Pakistan today (Wednesday) to pay tribute to journalists who lost their lives in the exercise of their profession. The day was first announced in 1993 by the United Nations General Assembly following a recommendation adopted at the 26th Session of United Nations Educational,…

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May 3, 2017


How free is the press in Pakistan?

  According to International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), at least 115 journalists have been killed in Pakistan since 2000. Pakistan is ranked the fourth deadliest country for journalists, but they have not given up the fight. Today, on World Press Freedom Day, their spirits were at an all-time high. To learn more, watch this report…

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May 3, 2016


Israel detains Palestinian journalist without trial

RAMALLAH: An Israeli military court ordered a Palestinian journalist to be detained for four months without trial or any charges Monday, on the eve of World Press Freedom Day. Omar Nazzal was arrested on April 23 at the border between the Israeli-occupied West Bank and Jordan, where he had been due to fly to a…

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May 2, 2016


World Press Freedom Day observed in Lahore

The organizations of journalists declared the freedom of press indispensable for growth. Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah said if negotiations can be held with arm-brandishing saboteurs, then the oppressed should also be approached with talks. Naeem Ashraf Butt reports from Lahore.

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May 4, 2014

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