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Media freedom

IF on the face of it the news appears positive, the underlying implications are undoubtedly stark. In its special report launched last week, the Committee to Protect Journalists — an independent organisation that works to promote press freedom worldwide — said that over the year past, it “did not identify...

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Protection against libel and slander

BALANCING freedom of speech, especially the freedom of the media to report and comment on public figures and issues of public importance, against the right of individuals to be protected against libel and slander is a delicate art. In all cases, the public interest should be given precedence over unreasonable...

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A daring profession

By Ayaz Ahmed Journalism is one of the riskiest professions to choose in this anarchic and increasingly insecure world. Since journalists consider themselves responsible for keeping people alive to political, religious and security-related affairs, they are bound to face the wrath of certain powerful state and non-state quarters. Sometimes, if...

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News leak: LHC asks govt to file report by 19th

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) ordered the federal government on Sunday to submit the inquiry report on news leaks to the committee formed under Justice (retired) Amir Raza by December 19. LHC Chief Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah issued the order on a petition filed by a member of the...