Newsmen stage demo against manhandling of TV channel’s staff

Newsmen stage demo against manhandling of TV channel’s staffJournalists fraternity here on Saturday staged a protest demonstration against the attack on the staff of a local TV channel in Islamabad the other day. On the call of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), dozens of journalists from print and electronic media organizations under the ageis of Khyber Union of Journalist (KhUJ) and Peshawar […]

Channel 24, DawnNews journalists manhandled by FIA officials at Islamabad hospital

Channel 24, DawnNews journalists manhandled by FIA officials at Islamabad hospitalTwo reporters from Channel 24 and DawnNewswere manhandled and illegally detained by Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) officers and family members of Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) Chairman Zafarul Haq Hijazi on Friday. The incident took place at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims), where FIA officials had brought Hijazi for a medical check-up following the dismissal of […]

Responding to Pakistan’s UN review: In conversation with Owais Aslam Ali and Matthew Redding

Responding to Pakistan’s UN review: In conversation with Owais Aslam Ali and Matthew ReddingThe State of Pakistan was reviewed for the first time by the UN Human Rights Committee this week in Geneva. In preparation for the examination, the Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) together with IFEX, the global network defending and promoting the right to freedom of expression and information, and RIDH, the International Network of Human Rights, submitted an alternative report in advance […]

Plea to ban Aljazeera TV termed ‘unjust’

KARACHI: Former senator Jawaid Jabbar said on Thursday that the current turmoil between the Gulf states would escalate the political crisis in the region. He was speaking to roundtable dialogue on “Dynamics of the Middle East crisis” at the Pakistan Institute of International Affairs. Jabbar said that Saudia Arabia has made disproportionate investment in its …

Plea to ban Aljazeera TV termed ‘unjust’

Plea to ban Aljazeera TV termed ‘unjust’KARACHI: Former senator Jawaid Jabbar said on Thursday that the current turmoil between the Gulf states would escalate the political crisis in the region. He was speaking to roundtable dialogue on “Dynamics of the Middle East crisis” at the Pakistan Institute of International Affairs. Jabbar said that Saudia Arabia has made disproportionate investment in its […]

Lack of ethics in our media

Lack of ethics in our mediaEver since the Pakistani media was liberalised in 2002, channels upon channels focusing on news have been launched over the years. For the average Pakistani household, evening talk shows have become a major source of political awareness and, if looking from a certain angle, even entertainment. Talk shows are not entirely meant to be a […]