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PM takes notice of assault on cameraman

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday took notice of the torture of a private TV channel’s cameraman by security guards of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif. The prime minister was briefed on the incident in which a senior cameraman of a private TV channel was violently assaulted by the guards of the PML-N supreme leader at the Parliament House on Dec 17. The premier said violence against journalists is unacceptable at any cost and issued directives for ensuring security of media workers. He directed…

“Cameraman hit guard’s forehead first,” Nawaz subtly justifies guard’s attack

ISLAMABAD: Ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday subtly justified the assault on a television cameraman by his security guards saying that the media man hit his bodyguard first. While talking to journalists in the premises of an accountability court, Nawaz explained that his chief security guard, Shakoor, was clearing the path to escort him towards the car. In that struggle, the cameraman was pushed away. "I objected to the way was pushed out of the way… the cameraman hit Shakoor’s forehead with his camera.…

Russian news cameraman killed in eastern Ukraine

MOSCOW:  A cameraman for Russia's state-owned Channel One television channel was killed overnight in Ukraine's eastern Donetsk region, the channel said on Monday, the third Russian journalist to die in the conflict. The channel said on its website Anatoly Klyan, 68, was shot in the stomach after his film crew came under fire when they went to film near a pro-Kiev military unit in the region. It said the journalists were accompanying a group of soldiers' mothers who were being driven to the unit "to meet their sons and take…