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#NoAirTimeforTaliban: Outrage on social media

ISLAMABAD: In recent times, social media has become a vibrant platform for many to express outrage and opinion on taboo subjects and different socio-political issues.

Members from civil society and media persons turned to Twitter and Facebook to express their anger against Taliban and other extremist groups after 132 children were massacred Tuesday in an army-run school in Peshawar. The social media activists are also pressuring electronic me

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#NoAirTimeforTaliban: Outrage on social media

Iraq PM drops lawsuits against journalists

BAGHDAD: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Thursday ordered the withdrawal of all government lawsuits against journalists and media outlets, marking a departure from his predecessor Nouri al-Maliki, who was widely accused of using state institutions to target his political enemies.

The move reflects al-Abadi's "keenness to ensure freedom of expression...and his desire that the media have a big role in building the country," a

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Iraq PM drops lawsuits against journalists

IFJ condemns deaths of five Syrian journalists

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has declared December a deadly month for Syrian journalists as five more colleagues died in the first half of the month, says a Press Release.

“The safety of Syrian journalists is critical. The deaths of foreign correspondents in recent months has had a profound impact on the world’s journalists community, but the sacrifices of Syrian journalists are just as great and their deaths

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IFJ condemns deaths of five Syrian journalists

220 journalists in jail around the world

ISLAMABAD: As many as 220 journalists are imprisoned around the world for their work for the third consecutive year, a clear indication to a global surge in authoritarianism.

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) revealed Wednesday in its annual prison census that number of imprisoned journalists increased from 211 in 2013 to 220 in 2014.

The census highlights a resurgence of authoritarian governments in countries lik

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News 92 signs up Ammar Masood

ISLAMABAD: Ammar Masood, renowned TV compere, humorist and short story writer, has joined News 92 Television channel which is yet to go on air.

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Jang Group to file lawsuit against Imran

KARACHI: Jang Group has decided to file civil and criminal lawsuits against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan over his allegations which the group termed offensive and baseless.

Addressing his supporters in Lahore Monday, Khan lambasted Geo/Jang Group owner Mir Shakil-ur-Rehman for

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Geo team attacked again

LAHORE: Harassed by Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf supporters, Geo Television's popular newscaster and reporter Sana Mirza (pictured) broke down in tears while speaking live on the party's protest in Lahore Monday.

Geo News reported empty bottles were tossed at her. Other staffers also came

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128 journalists killed in 2014: Press Emblem Campaign

GENEVA: At least 128 journalists have been killed so far in 2014, according to the annual report of  the Press Emblem Campaign. The 2013 tally was 129.


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PFUJ to protest attacks on journalists

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) will hold a protest demonstration Tuesday against Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf for attacks on journalists in Kar

IHC restricts government's website-censoring committee

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court Monday restricted an Inter-Ministerial Committee for Evaluation of Websites (IMCEW) from issuing orders to take down content from web

Lahore Press Club awards life-time membership to Ali Zafar

ISLAMABAD: Lahore Press Club has awarded honorary life-time membership to singer-turned-actor Ali Zafar at a ceremony held at the club.


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Swat journalist honored posthumously

ISLAMABAD:  Journalists Foundation Pakistan posthumously awarded a gold medal to journalist Siraj-ud-Din for his services in the field.


Siraj was associated with The Nation as a reporter and his career in the field spanned over two decades. During rise of the Taliban in


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Zamir Qureshi, news manager PPI (then PPA), Lahore, was shot dead by unknown assailants in January 1965.