Pakistani journalists

Media morality bill planned: National Assembly

By: Raja Asghar ISLAMABAD: As a perceived waywardness of Pakistan’s electronic media came in focus in the National Assembly on Wednesday, Information and Broadcasting Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira said the government wanted to bring a new law, possibly to deal with questions of morality. He did not elaborate his remark,...

Journalist Arrested

Popular disbelief

By: Sadaf Baig On November 25, 2012, one of Pakistan’s best known journalists Hamid Mir escaped an assassination attempt when an IED (improvised explosive device) rigged to his car was discovered and defused. The next day, Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for planting the explosive and vowed to make another...

Journalist Arrested

Plan of action

By: Adnan Rehmat If journalists in Pakistan and the media they work for are under attack, as the screaming statistics show, what would constitute a desired response mechanism that can combat this impunity meaningfully and effectively? What can help is a combination of individual responsibility on the part of media...

Journalist Arrested

MI also collecting data of Lahore journalists

By: Mariana Baabar ISLAMABAD: Surveillance, verification and investigation of the print and electronic media commenced two months ago in Lahore by the MI, confirm journalists while reacting to The News report, “MI goes from door-to-door to get information on journalists”, said one. A similar door-to-door exercise commenced in Rawalpindi on...