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Kidnapped Jang executive Abid Abdullah freed     IFJ welcomes UN's commitment to journalists' safety and calls for action     Indian content: PEMRA renews warning to TV channels, distribution networks     Court orders immediate restoration of BOL TV license     Somali journalist killed in Mogadishu     Monument in remembrance of slain journalist Siraj-ud-Din inaugurated     Geo correspondent Azaz Syed wins RTI award     Oman court jails three journalists, orders daily shut     Abb Takk program host Sana Faisal reportedly poisoned     Pakistan-born actor sacked from 'Coronation Street' for Twitter rant against Indians    

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Kidnapped Jang executive Abid Abdullah freed

ISLAMABAD – Abid Abdullah, a Jang Group executive, kidnapped Wednesday in Peshawar has been freed by his kidnappers, a journalist who spoke to him told JournalismPakistan.com Thursday.

 

“He arrived safely at the Geo office in Islamabad and is fine,” he said. Several unidentified armed men abducted him after intercepting his car. Abid was visiting Peshawar in connec

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Kidnapped Jang executive Abid Abdullah freed

IFJ welcomes UN's commitment to journalists' safety and calls for action

BRUSSELS - The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has welcomed a call by the United Nations to tackle impunity for crimes against media workers, as part of a wide-ranging motion promoting the safety of journalists, adopted by the Human Rights Council (HCR) in Geneva.

The five-page motion “condemns all attacks and violence against journalists” and recognizes media freedom as a cornerstone of democratic societies. It also ex

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IFJ welcomes UN's commitment to journalists' safety and calls for action

Indian content: PEMRA renews warning to TV channels, distribution networks

ISLAMABAD –Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Thursday issued a fresh warning to all satellite television channels and distribution networks to restrict airing Indian content.

 

The authority said: “Considering the rising number of complaints against excessive Indian content on TV channels and airing if Indian channels through illegal DTH, it is appropriate that all the satellite TV channels and distribu

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Indian content: PEMRA renews warning to TV channels, distribution networks

Court orders immediate restoration of BOL TV license

KARACHI – The Sindh High Court Wednesday ordered restoration of BOL Television license and declared PEMRA’s decision in this regard as illegal.

 

A single bench under Justice Zulfiqar Ahmed ruled that BOL TV be allowed to start operations immediately. The Council of Complaints of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) had recommended in its meeting in August 2015 that the license be suspended. PEMRA did exac

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Somali journalist killed in Mogadishu

NAIROBI - Somali authorities should thoroughly and credibly investigate the fatal shooting of radio journalist Abdiaziz Ali and swiftly bring his killers to justice, the Committee to P


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Monument in remembrance of slain journalist Siraj-ud-Din ina

MINGORA - Brigade Commander Mingora, Brig. Zafar Iqbal inaugurated a monument of slain staffer of The Nation, Siraj-ud-din Tuesday.

 

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Geo correspondent Azaz Syed wins RTI award

ISLAMABAD: Azaz Syed, a correspondent with Geo Television, was Monday honored for his extensive use of the Right to Information law.

 

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Oman court jails three journalists, orders daily shut

MUSCAT - An Omani court Monday upheld a government order to permanently close a national newspaper and jailed three of its journalists for undermining the state, judicial sources said.


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Abb Takk program host Sana Faisal reportedly poisoned

KARACHI: Sana Faisal, host of program Khufia on Abb Takk Television, was reportedly poisoned Sunday by an unidentified teenager.

 

Abb Takk reported that the boy pretending to be a fan approached her and requested for a selfie and then offered her to have ice cream w


Pakistan-born actor sacked from 'Coronation Street' for rant against Indians

LONDON: Pakistan-born 'Coronation Street' actor Marc Anwar has been fired from the soap for a racist rant against Indians on social media.

His comments come days after an attack on an Indian army base in Kashmir killed 18 soldiers. India claimed Pakistan was behind the


Journalist's exile shows concern over Nepal's press freedom

KATHMANDU - A prominent local journalist who helped organize a gathering in Nepal of investigative reporters from throughout Asia was notably absent from the event, exiled to avoid possible arrest.

Journalist and publisher Kunda Dixit, who founded the Nepal Center for Investig


CPJ condemns killing of Jordanian commentator

WASHINGTON - The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) condemned Sunday's assassination of controversial Jordanian writer Nahed Hattar outside an Amman court, where he was facing charges of "insulting religion" in connection with a cartoon he shared on Facebook, according to new


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ISLAMABAD: “Karachi se Eid kay leeay… do teen kass kay thappar!!”

 

That’s not the way it goes you say, but isn’t it true? Sure Karachi Railway Police went a step too far when one of their personnel took it upon himself to land a c Read more...

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It is one of those pleasant evenings and you are sitting with your parents and you are teetering on the downslope of the shelf life of single bliss (girls plus 21 and boys plus 28) and your mother will say, beta…
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A.T. Chaudhri was the first editor of The Muslim, Islamabad’s first English language newspaper. He edited the paper from 1979 to 1985.