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“19 April 2014”

By Iqbal Khattak National Press Club in Islamabad was witnessing hectic activity on 6 April. A senior journalist, who himself survived a life attempt, was…

Why Do You Need a Free Media?

Hamid Mir Do you know that only 13 percent of the world population enjoys a free press? According to Freedom House report “Press Freedom in…

Demand For RTI Extension To FATA

Hanif Ullah Anwar Ullah Khan from Bajaur agency is an old hand at journalism. He has the experience of working for both national and international…

My Bloody Fight For Right To Know

Exclusive blog for Freedom Network by journalist HAMID MIR marking the first anniversary of the murderous attack on him for his journalism work Hamid Mir…

Forgetting Safety Basics, Again?

Story of an AFP photojournalist By Mazhar Abbas A bullet was found in an envelope in his car parked outside the Karachi Press Club in 2007….

No Military Victories Without Media Support

The Pakistani state has launched its most serious attempt yet to retake North Waziristan Agency (NWA) of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and clear…

Afghan Media And Election Coverage

Few in Afghanistan will question the positive role local media played in bringing seven million voters to the polling stations in the April 5, 2014…

Pakistani Media Vs Martial Law

Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), though facing some organizational problems these days, has an unprecedented history of struggle from 1950 to date. However, the…