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  • Govt targeting Pakistan’s oldest newspaper, says RSF

    WASHINGTON: An International media advocacy group, Reporters Without Borders, urged Pakistani authorities on Tuesday not to impose sanctions against Dawn and two of its journalists...

    In a statement issued in Washington, the RSF said that it was “opposed to any sanctions by Pakistani authorities against the Dawn newspaper and two of its journalists, and is disturbed by government plans for a ‘code of conduct’ for the print media... ...

  • Eight injured in attack on newspaper agency office in Turbat

    GWADAR: Militants be­­lon­ging to different banned separatist groups threw a hand grenade at an office of a newspaper agency in Turbat on Thursday, leaving eight people, including an on-duty traffic police constable and a child, injured...

    Police officials said that the militants riding a motorbike hurled a grenade at Pak-News Agency in Turbat town, leaving eight people injured, including an on-duty traffic police constable, staff of...

  • Newspaper ad about culpability of terrorists’ relatives raises eyebrows

    ”Noor Alam Khan, advocate of the Supreme Court, said that no such provision was available in the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC), Anti Terrorism Act (ATA) and even in the Protection of Pakistan Act, which made a person liable to prosecution in case he failed to report disappearance of his missing relative suspected of planning to carry out any act of terrorism...

    “While the law does not have any such provision of punishing parents...

  • Banned Bahraini newspaper fires staff

    DUBAI: A independent Bahraini newspaper has sacked its staff three weeks after Sunni-dominated authorities banned it on accusations that it “sows division” in the Shia-majority Gulf kingdom...

    The newspaper was also suspended for two days in August 2015 on similar charges...

  • Turkey orders releases in opposition newspaper trial, keeps top journalists in jail

    ISTANBUL: A Turkish court on Friday ordered the release of seven people in the trial of staff from an opposition newspaper seen as a test for press freedom under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, but kept the most prominent journalists in jail...

    The hugely controversial trial in Istanbul of 17 writers, cartoonists and executives from the Cumhuriyet daily newspaper on “terror” charges — ridiculed as absurd by supporters — began earlier...

  • Teen girls with stones new threat in held Kashmir, says US newspaper

    These and other stories in the Western media followed a recent New York Times editorial – “Cruelty and Cowardice in Kashmir,” which starts with a reference to an incident earlier this month, which apparently moved the newspaper’s editorial board to comment on the current situation in the valley...

    “The move illuminated a government increasingly vexed by civilian protests, by a newly budding home-grown militancy in south Kashmir and by...

  • China forces used flamethrower to hunt Xinjiang "terrorists": army newspaper

    BEIJING: Chinese forces used a flamethrower to force more than 10 "terrorists" from a cave in the western Xinjiang region, the military's top newspaper said on Monday, in a graphic account of the hunt for what Beijing called foreign-led extremists...

    "After that, the newspaper said the attackers came out at the troops wielding knives and that they were then "completely annihilated...

  • Turkish authorities seize control of newspaper

    ISTANBUL: Turkish authorities seized control of a newspaper linked to cleric Fethullah Gulen on Friday, in a widening crackdown against supporters of the US-based foe of President Tayyip Erdogan...

    Administrators have been appointed to run the Zaman newspaper at the request of an Istanbul prosecutor, state-run Anadolu Agency repo­rted...

  • Turkish police fire bullets to disperse newspaper rally

    ISTANBUL: Turkish riot police fired on Saturday plastic bullets and tear gas to disperse protesters who gathered outside an opposition newspaper the day after it was seized by authorities in a violent raid...

    Before midnight on Friday, police also stepped in by using tear gas and water cannon to drive away a hundreds-strong crowd gathered outside the newspaper following a court order placing the media business under administration... ...

  • Delhi's street kids on the beat with hard-hitting newspaper

    "We have 70 reporters now," a beaming Kumari said of her colleagues at Balaknama newspaper, meaning voice of the children in Hindi...

    "The newspaper draws its stories from the mass of families and others living under flyovers and on footpaths, and delves into issues of child marriage, sex and drug abuse and police brutality...

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