Govt targeting Pakistan’s oldest newspaper, says RSF

WASHINGTON: An International media advocacy group, Reporters Without Borders, urged Pakistani authorities on Tuesday not to impose sanctions against Dawn and two of its journalists. The group, better known by its French acronym RSF, also opposed the government’s plan to impose a “code of conduct” on the entire print media. In a statement issued in …

IFEX urges Pakistan to provide updated information on journalists killing to UNESCO

KARACHI: International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX) Executive Director Annie Game has urged Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to respond to UNESCO Director-General’s 2017 request that has sought information on the status of judicial inquiries into the killings of 55 journalists in Pakistan from 2006 to 2016. In a letter, Game also asked the Prime …

Pakistani media targeted on all sides, says report

PARIS: Journalists in Pakistan are targeted from “all sides” even as the conditions for media in the country improved slightly. “Journalists are targeted by extremist groups, militant organisations and state organisations,” stated a new report on press freedom by Reporters Without Borders (RSF). The report, released on Wednesday showed that Pakistan had jumped 12 spots …

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 …

Attacks on journalists condemned

By Khalid Iqbal RAWALPINDI. In a joint meeting held here at Rawalpindi Press Club on Saturday, the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), Rawalpindi-Islamabad Union of Journalists(RIUJ), National Press Club (NPC), Court, Crime & City Reporters Association (CCCRA) showed grave concern over the ever-increasing attacks on journalists. The meeting was largely attended by members of …