Two policemen suspended for manhandling journalist

KARACHI: Two policemen were suspended on Saturday for manhandling a journalist while he was covering a police encounter in Gulshan-e-Iqbal. Sajid Rauf, an Express News reporter, was manhandled by policemen of the Sharae Faisal police station near Lal Flats on main Rashid Minhas Road. “After hearing gunshots, I reached the spot and saw two robbers lying …

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 …

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 …