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Family loses sole breadwinner in TV van attack

By Faraz Khan KARACHI: Young cameraman, Taimur, who died in the attack on a Samaa TV van on Sunday was the sole breadwinner for his family of five. Since his father became paralysed, the 22-year-old took care of the family income by juggling two jobs – one in a buckle factory...

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Mall mauled

At least 13 people, including a DIG Traffic and an SSP Operations, were killed and 84 others injured when a ‘suicide bomber’ exploded himself near a protest demonstration of Chemists Association at Faisal Chowk near Punjab Assembly building here on Monday evening. The incident occurred around 6:10pm when a suicide...

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A question of media ethics

By  Malik Muhammad Ashraf Freedom of expression and the media’s freedom are usually considered interchangeable. They are often misconstrued to mean that no curbs can be imposed on the fourth pillar of the state. This is notwithstanding the fact that almost all ethical and professional codes drawn up by international media...

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Media worker killed in the line of duty

KARACHI: A media worker of Samaa TV channel was shot dead in an attack on a DSNG van of the channel near KDA Chow­rangi in North Nazimabad on Sunday. The victim, identified as Taimur, was with a team of the TV channel covering a cracker attack on a police mobile...

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Media freedom and hate speech

It is a freedom that ought to be guarded jealously and ferociously at all times. The freedom of the media in Pakistan has been hard-fought and hard-won over the decades and, arguably, the challenges the industry faces today from the state and certain elements of society are comparable to some...