Daesh owns attack on media office in Islamabad

Daesh owns attack on media office in IslamabadISLAMABAD: Terror revisited the federal capital on Wednesday evening when two persons riding a motorcycle hurled hand-grenade at the office of ARY News in Sector F-7/4, causing serious injuries to the driver of DSNG van. Two persons riding a motorbike entered the office of the news channel from Service Road adjacent to Margalla College for […]

Journalists boycotts NA proceedings

Journalists boycotts NA proceedingsISLAMABAD – Journalists in yesterday’s National Assembly session staged a walkout from the proceedings to protest the Rangers’ unwarranted raid at the house of Salman Masood, the Resident Editor of daily The Nation. Dozens of journalists boycotted the coverage of the lower house proceedings and termed the incident an attempt to harass the media persons. […]

Opposition lawmakers accuse govt of using Pemra to gag media

Opposition lawmakers accuse govt of using Pemra to gag mediaISLAMABAD: At least two opposition parties believe that the government, through the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra), is trying to gag mainstream media, saying that it is the violation of the constitution which enshrines freedom of expression as one of the basic rights. They have urged the government to refrain from taking such measures […]

28 journalists killed in Pakistan during 2015

28 journalists killed in Pakistan during 2015ISLAMABAD: Twenty-eight journalists were killed and 23 injured while performing their professional duties in 2015 in Pakistan. Fifty-one cases were lodged and only three killers have been held so far. The Journalist Protect Committee, in its annual report, said that six journalists were killed in Karachi, five in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Fata, four in […]

Political will needed to protect journalists

Political will needed to protect journalistsISLAMABAD: Politicians, mediapersons and civil society activists on Tuesday said there was a lack of political will to ensure security for mediapersons. They were speaking at a consultation arranged by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) to finalise a report on ‘Enhancing security for mediapersons’. The speakers said targeted killing of mediapersons cannot be […]