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Muhafiz - a digital solution for media safety

ISLAMABAD: Muhafiz, a digital solution for media safety, has been initiated by Media Matters for Democracy (MMFD) in collaboration with Code for Pakistan, Peshawar Press Club and National Press Club Islamabad. The initiative is supported by UNESCO.

Muhafiz is a digital safety net that seeks to streamline the documentation of threats to media workers, crowd source safety related information (safety advisories) and act as a connection gateway allo

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Muhafiz - a digital solution for media safety

Journalists honored for courageous reporting

NEW YORK: Journalists from Ethiopia, Malaysia, Paraguay, and Syria were honored Tuesday night at the Committee to Protect Journalists' 25th annual International Press Freedom Awards for courageous work amid risks such as physical attack, imprisonment, exile, and murder.
"These awardees go forward with their work in the face of threats from repressive governments, drug cartels, Islamic State, and other terrorists and thugs determin

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Orange the World: End Violence Against Women and Girls

Today, on International Day to End Violence Against Women and Girls, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) stands in solidarity with its Asia Pacific affiliates on the issue of violence against women working in the media. Specifically, this year the IFJ is calling on journalists and their unions to raise awareness and take action against gender violence, highlighting the damaging and rapidly increasing incidents of cyber-bullying and threats online.<

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Bahrain jails photojournalist for 10 years: RSF

DUBAI: A Bahraini court has jailed for 10 years a freelance photographer who covered demonstrations and revoked his citizenship after convicting him of "terrorism," Reporters Without Borders said Tuesday.

A criminal court convicted Sayed al-Mousawi Sunday of having given mobile phone SIM cards to "terrorist" demonstrators and taking photos of protests, RSF said in a statement. Bahrain frequently uses the term "terrorists

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Journalists in Pakistan under siege, says watchdog

NEW YORK: The Committee to Protect Journalists says journalists in Pakistan, especially in the northwest, are under siege after another journalist was killed this month.



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Six years on: Justice denied in the Philippines

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) have expressed sympathies to the victims and the families of those

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Man jailed for 13 years for Facebook 'hate speech'

LAHORE: An anti-terrorism court has jailed a Shiite Muslim for 13 years after he posted what it deemed sectarian hate speech on Facebook, officials said Monday, with rights activists condemning

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Journalist shot in Bangladesh after funeral for hanged oppos

DHAKA: Unknown assailants opened fire on a Bangladesh television channel's vehicle and wounded a journalist on Sunday, hours after two opposition leaders were hanged for war crimes committed

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Iran says Jason Rezaian sentenced to prison, gives no detail

NEW YORK: The Committee to Protect Journalists Sunday called on Iranian authorities to release Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian, who has been sentenced t

Gunmen kill Neo TV journalist in Kohat

PESHAWAR: Unidentified gunmen Sunday killed a Pakistani TV journalist, police said, the second such murder this month in the insurgency-hit northwest.

Journalists protest attack on Dunya News office

ISLAMABAD: Journalists in several cities Saturday held rallies to protest Friday's grenade attack on Dunya News Television bureau office in Faisalabad.

Grenade attack on Dunya News Faisalabad bureau, three injured

ISLAMABAD: Terrorists attacked Dunya News bureau office in Faisalabad Friday hurling a hand grenade that injured three employees.

According to the attackers claiming to be from ISIS Daulat Islamia Khurasan) left pamphlets at the scene that warned of more attack

Media told to black out coverage of 37 banned outfits

ISLAMABAD: The national media have been directed not to publish or air news about 37 banned outfits.The News reported Friday that the Ministry of Interior through PEMRA, has asked the media houses to black out their coverage.


The paper said the ministry has dispatc

Pakistani cameraman lands Rory Peck Award

Pakistani freelance cameraman Haider Ali was awarded the Rory Peck Award 2015 in a ceremony in London Wednesday.

According to, Ali won for Pakistan’s Hidden Shame which reveals how tens of thousands of vulnerable young boys across Pakistan hav


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In 1948, arrest warrants for Faiz Ahmed Faiz were issued for a news item published in Imroze, Lahore. He was set free honorably (The Press in Chains -Zamir Jafri).