Tribal Union of Journalists FATA NEWS

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Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor, Engineer Shaukat Ullah Administering Oath to the newly elected Office bearers of TUJ at Governor's house,peshawar on 22nd february 2013, President Nasir Khan mohmand and general Secretary mehboob shah Afridi thanked and appreciate the positive step towards TUJ FATA.

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TUJ FATA is condemn the killing of our senior journalist Malik Mumtaz Shaheed by the unknown militants. General Secretary Mehboob shah Afridi

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The journalists especially FATA is facing troubles in their duty line. The Govt should took the positive steps towards the safety and settlement of tribal journalists issues. President Nasir Khan Mohmand.

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TUJ is the only media organization in FATA that has struggled for the protection of the journalist’s rights in an area where press laws do not exist. ( Nasir Mohmand TUJ President )

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"TUJ Election 2013 Result "

Nasir Mohmand was Elected new President of TUJ, Mehboob Shah Afridi General Secretory, Senior Vice president Wali Khan Shinwari, Vice President Haji Naeem Ullah Khan, Joint Secretory Hussain Ahmad, Finance Secretory Mushtaram Khan and Press Secretory Muhammad Saleem.

This year 2012 the Human Rights Award of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung pays tribute to the particular merits of the Pakistani journalists’ trust the »Tribal Union of Journalists FATA« (TUJ). Located in the Tribal Areas. the TUJ has worked for 20 years to consolidate media freedom and freedom of opinion in the region. It represents around 300 journalists in the FATA, working for local, national and international print and electronic media. It was founded in 1987 by a group of local journalists. The Human Rights Award has been bestowed on the TUJ in recognition of its support for persecuted journalists and media suppression in the Tribal Areas. The TUJ exemplifies the courage of local journalists who, at the risk of their lives, provide the outside world with crucial background information from the »black box« of the Afghan-Pakistani border region.Dr. Peter Stuck announcing the award.

ٹی یوجے کو ہیومن را ئٹس ایوارڈ دینے کا مقصد پاکستان کے قبا ئلی علاقوں میں کام کرنے والے صحافیوں کی انسانی حقوق کے لئےخدمات کا اعتراف ہے

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TUJ's president, told DW he was thankful the TUJ had been chosen for the prestigious award. The international community has realized how dangerous it is to work in Pakistan's northwestern tribal areas with almost no support from the government. Dawar added that a number of his fellow journalists had been killed by militants in the line of duty. Safdar Hayat Dawar will accept the FES award for the TUJ Dawar lamented that the Pakistani government was not doing much to recognize the efforts of the tribal journalists. On the one hand, international organizations like the FES are acknowledging our role in reporting from one of the most dangerous areas of the world, on the other hand, the Pakistani government is totally indifferent to our issues. He said that their demands for better facilities and life insurance had been falling on deaf ears. He also explained that the Pakistani laws did not allow independent media in the FATA, which made it more difficult for the tribal journalists to report. He demanded that the government change its laws and allow independent media to function in the tribal areas, which according to him, would facilitate democracy in the region. I hope that international awards will make things better for journalists and the media freedom in the FATA.

 

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مذاکرے میں حاضرین کی جانب سے بھی پاکستانی قبائلی علاقوں میں صحافیوں کو درپیش سلامتی کے مسائل اور صحافتی تنظیموں کے کردار کے حوالے سے سوالات پوچھے گئے۔

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رحیم اللہ یوسف زئی نے بتایا کہ قبائلی علاقے کے صحافیوں کو ایک طرف تو انتہائی مشکل حالات میں کام کرنا پڑتا ہے اور ساتھ ہی انہیں انتہائی کم معاوضہ ادا کیا جات  ہے۔ انہوں نے قبائلی علاقوں کے لیے موجود قانون ایف سی آر کو بھی تنقید کا نشانہ بنایا۔

TUJ Fata journalist gets human rights award. TUJ President, was interviewed by the channels ahead of his trip to Berlin about the FES-Human Rights Award and the work of TUJ in one of the world’s most remote and conflict ridden areas. Tribal Union of Journalists wins prestigious Human Rights Awards of the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung. For the first time, a Pakistani organization will be awarded the 2012 Human Rights Award of the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung. This year the Human Rights Award of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung pays tribute to the particular merits of the Pakistani journalists’ trust the Tribal Union of Journalists (TUJ). The award will given out on 31st October 2012 in Berlin Germany. Aneeta spoke to Safdar Dawar, President of the Tribal Union of Journalists ahead of his trip to Berlin about the award and the work of TUJ in one of the world’s most remote and conflict ridden areas.

جرمن تنظیم فریڈرِش ایبرٹ اشٹِفٹُنگ ایف ای ایس نے پاکستان کے شمال مغربی قبائلی علاقوں سے تعلق رکھنے ولے صحافیوں کی نمائندہ تنظیم ٹرائبل یونین آف جرنلسٹس کو سال 2012 کا انسانی حقوق کا ايوارڈ دیا ہے۔ بدھ کے روز جرمن دارالحکومت برلن میں منعقدہ ايک تقريب ميں یہ انعام ٹرائبل یونین آف جرنلسٹس کے صدر صفدر حیات داور کے  حوالے کيا گيا۔ تقریب کے آغاز میں ایف ای ایس کے سربراہ ڈاکٹر پیٹر اشٹُرک نے مشکل حالات اور سلامتی کی غير  تسلی بخش صورتحال کے باوجود اپنی پیشہ ورانہ ذمہ داریاں انجام  دینے والے پاکستانی قبائلی علاقوں کے صحافیوں کو خراج تحسین پیش کیا۔ 

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قبائلی صحافیوں کی تنظیم کے صدر صفدر حیات داور نے روایتی دستار پہن کر علامتی انداز میں پاکستانی قبائلی علاقوں کی ترجمانی بھی کی۔ انہوں نے اس تقریب میں قبائلی صحافیوں کو درپیش مسائل کی نشاندہی کے ساتھ ساتھ عوام تک درست اطلاعات کی فراہمی کے عزم کا اعادہ بھی کیا۔

Tribal Union of Journalists FATA receives German prize. Journalist Safdar Dawar on Wednesday received the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) Human Rights Award 2012 on behalf of the Tribal Union of Journalists for consolidating media freedom. This is the first time a Pakistani organisation or person has been honored with the award. Germany’s non-governmental organisation FES, an independent political foundation associated with the Social Democratic Party (SPD) of Germany, honours individuals and organisations annually for their outstanding services for human rights in different parts of the world. The FES announced that this year it would pay tribute to a Pakistani journalists’ union - the Tribal Union of Journalists - which has been working for 20 years in the semi-governed tribal areas. TUJ is a representative body of over 250 journalists working for national and international media.

 صفدر داوڑ کا کہنا تھا کہ قبائلی صحافیوں کو کام کے دوران طالبان شدت پسندوں ،سکیورٹی فورسز اور مقامی پولیٹیکل انتظامیہ کی طرف سے شدید دباؤکا سامنا رہتاہے ۔ انہوں نے بتا یا کہ مختلف فریقین کی جانب سے دھمکیوں کے باعث بعض صحافی دوسرے علاقوں میں نقل مکانی بھی کر گئے ہیں۔ داوڑ کے مطابق مشکلات کے باوجود ایف ای ایس کی طرز پرمقامی اور بین الاقوامی سطح کی مزیدحوصلہ افزا سر گرمیوں کے ذریع قبائلی علاقے میں صحافت کو زندہ رکھا جا سکتاہے۔

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Torrential rain inundated TUJ main office with water. The main office of the Tribal Union of Journalists FATA situated on Arbab road was flooded by torrential rain water which badly spoiled the equipments, carpets and other mates inside the office .Flood damaged the Computer lab, President Office, Genral Secretary Office, Admin Office, Seminar Hall and other gadgets of The Tribal Union of Journalists FATA.The Tribal Journalists have demanded from the government to come forward for helping the tribal journalists who have suffered losses in the recent torrential rains and floods. They also appealed the government for the construction of their own residential office in Peshawar.

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