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Civil society, labour unions support the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists demands

Karachi: Trade unions, federations, labour-supporting organisations and civil society organisations have supported the demands of the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) to arrest the culprit killers of the journalists and delaying tactics to set up the 8th Wage Board and non-payment of salaries to the media persons by various media organisations. In a joint statement on Sunday the labour

Safety of journalists

Moot urges steps to protect journalists

KARACHI: Terming Pakistan a most dangerous place in the world for journalists, speakers at a media workshop said on Sunday that 65 journalists had been killed in the country over the past five years. Speaking on the first day of a two-day consultative workshop on ‘combating impunity: defending Pakistani media and journalist against attacks’ organised by a non-governmental organisation, the

Press Council of Pakistan to ensure safety of journalists, says chairman

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Press Council of Pakistan (PCP) Raja Muhammad Shafqat Abbasi on Wednesday vowed to protect the journalists for their right of freedom to access information. Addressing a consultative meeting of journalists and lawyers organised by Intermedia for “Attacks against Journalists” here, he said the mandate of Council was to receive the complaints and to enforce ethical code of practice

The Frontier Post

Police beat up reporter while covering protest demo

JACOBABAD: Jacobabad police beat up a journalist who was covering a protest demo here on Monday. As per details, last night a camp in connection with 12th Raibul Awal arranged by Ittehad Ahle-Sunnat caught fire. Ittehad Ahle-Sunnat activists termed it an act of anti-social elements and staged a protest demo at the DCO Chowk. Police beat up a local reporter


Defamation: Supreme Court registrar files damages suit against journalist

Dr Faqir Hussain claims Rs 300 million in damages from Najam Sethi for publishing a ‘defamatory’ news story in a weekly magazine against him By: Hasnaat Malik ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court’s Register Dr Faqir Hussain has filed an Rs 300-million damages suit in the Islamabad District Court against senior journalist Najam Sethi for publishing a news story in his weekly magazine

Pakistan Bar Council, Press Council of Pakistan to provide media-persons legal aid

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) and Press Council of Pakistan (PCP) have agreed to work together as strategic partners to provide legal aid to media persons at all levels. PCP Chairman Raja M Shafqat Khan Abbasi and Vice Chairman, Pakistan Bar Council, Akhtar Hussain have signed a MoU in this regard here on Friday. Protecting rights of the media

Pakistan TV Channels

TV channels’ rating race puts lives in harm’s way

By: Syed Ali Shah QUETTA: The hollow-cheeked father of the slain television cameraman, Imran Sheikh, bursts into tears while narrating the ordeal of his family. Imran Sheikh was killed in the line of duty during the recent bombings in Alamdar road area of the provincial capital along with Saifur Rehman of Samaa TV and Iqbal Hussain, a photographer of the

Tehreek-e-Minhajul Quran workers ‘harass’ media persons

ISLAMABAD: Tehreek-e-Minhajul Quran (TMQ) chief’s indefinite sit-in against the current government entered the fourth day today with a large crowd still sitting at Jinnah Avenue, while some participants reportedly misbehaved with women media persons. Reportedly, the crowd count was around 20,000 when Dr Tahirul Qadri began his speech. The protest site wore a populated look. As Dr Qadri took the

Press Council of Pakistan, Women’s Empowerment Group sign accord promoting media ethics on portrayal of women

KARACHI: Press Council of Pakistan (PCP) and Women’s Empowerment Group (WEG) signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to become strategic partners to collaborate on interventions on social development and media ethics related to human rights, while emphasising women rights particularly. As per the signed MoU, scope of intervention of both parties includes creating public awareness, involving in research and media