Rush for ‘Breaking News’ putting journalists at risk: Press Clubs’ reps

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Press clubs’ representatives from across Pakistan agreed that the rush for breaking news combined with the unprofessional attitude of editors, newsroom personnel and media houses leave journalists working in the field vulnerable and at risk. This was the consensus at the ‘National Consultative Dialogue on the Safety of Journalists,’ organized by the Pakistan Press Foundation …

A bill for journalists

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By: Kamal Siddiqi The government is considering to pass a bill for the safety and protection of journalists. This is a good move and needs to be welcomed, but comes with reservations on some clauses. Newly appointed state minister for Information, Marriyum Aurangzeb, has said that the bill will be ready by November 20. In …

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 – …

Remembering journalist Mushtaq Khand killed in attack on political meeting in 2012

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Karachi: October 6, Although Anti Terrorist Courts (ATCs) were established for speedy trials the trial for the death of journalist Mushtaq Khand, reporter of Dharti News television channel has not been concluded even after the passage of four years. Khand was killed and 3 other journalists received bullet injuries on 7th October 2012 while covering …