Government rejects assertions of Reporters Without Borders

ISLAMABAD: A spokesperson for the government has rebutted the assertions of Reporters Without Borders regarding inadequate government’s measures to provide security to journalists, media workers and houses. The spokesperson said the present government is committed to the security of media houses and working journalists in the country and is taking all necessary steps to create …

Journalists stage protest sit-in outside Parliament House

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By: Noor Aftab ISLAMABAD: The journalists staged a protest sit-in in front of the Parliament House on Tuesday against non-provision of security to the media houses with the government officials pledging the comprehensive arrangements would be made to ensure foolproof security of the journalists in their workplaces. The protest sit-in, staged on the call of …

SOP for media houses security evolved

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LAHORE: A regional police officers (RPO) conference held at the Central Police Office on Monday finalised standard operating procedure (SoP) for the security of the media houses all over the province. Chaired by Punjab IG Mushtaq Ahmad Sukhera, foolproof security for the media houses was the main focus of the conference in the wake of …

‘Government urged to take safety measures for protection of journalists’

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Pakistan is a signatory to the UN plan of action on the safety of journalists therefore government needs to ensure security and protection of media persons, said participants of national media conference. Pakistan is the world’s most dangerous country for journalists as number of journalists lost their lives during the last few years therefore government …

Move to document threats to journalists

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PESHAWAR: Media Matters for Democracy, an NGO, has planned to launch digital solution net ‘Muhafiz’ for media safety to avert possible life threats to journalists across the country. Sharing details with mediapersons at Peshawar Press Club (PPC) on Thursday, the NGO’s executive director Asad Baig said that about 111 mediapersons had been killed in parts …

No country for journalists

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Pakistan continues to be one of the most dangerous places in the world for journalists, an uncomfortable truth highlighted by yet another murder of a mediaperson on November 22. Television journalist Hafeezur Rehman was shot dead by unidentified people in Kohat, only weeks after a fellow professional, Zaman Mehsud, was ambushed in a similarly ghastly …