In Pakistan killers of journalists are not held to account and remain free

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A report released today by Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) has documented the alarming situation that those who attack, injure or even murder journalists in Pakistan are rarely held to account and thus remain free. The report titled Justice delayed AND justice denied to commemorate the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Media that …

Waiting for justice: Three faces of impunity

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They tell us about things that some would rather keep in the shadows. Through them, we learn of drug cartels terrorizing communities, of the greedy, reckless, acts of multinationals damaging our land and our water. They report on the exploitation of indigenous communities. They uncover corruption. They tell us who is lying to us – …

Journalists in Pakistan Unite to Fight Violence Against Media

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Pakistan is one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists. Media personnel are targeted by militants; religious, ethnic, and separatist groups; intelligence and law enforcement agencies; and even mainstream political parties. The country—a frontline state for almost four decades—suffers from a polarized society and a culture of intolerance. As rule of law …

Pemra takes notice of information minister’s alleged threats against TV anchor

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The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) took notice on Sunday of a complaint against Information Minister Pervez Rashid for allegedly threatening an anchor of a private TV channel on air. According to a press statement released by the regulatory authority, Dr Shahid Masood filed a complaint against the federal minister for criticising him and …