Media now in TTP crosshairs

Media now in TTP crosshairsKUNAR: After killing thousands of members of various state organs, as well as others, the violent Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has decided to extend its war by declaring the country’s media as “party” to the conflict. For the first time since its inception in 2005, the banned militant outfit has not only issued a fatwa against […]

PFUJ to observe token hunger strike for protection of journalists, media workers

KARACHI: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has announced to observe token hunger strike tomorrow (Thursday, 23 January, 2014) throughout the country to protest against non-provision of protection to journalists and media workers. In a press release issued, PFUJ president Rana Azeem and Secretary General Amin Yousaf directed unions of all cities to establish hunger …

Journalists widely protest killings of colleagues

KARACHI: Protests were staged on Monday in different parts of the country, including Quetta, Lahore, Islamabad and Karachi, against the increasing attacks on journalists by Taliban. Balochistan Union of Journalists (BUJ) has announced three-day mourning against the killing of a private TV workers and attack on the bureau chief of another private TV channel in …

IFJ denounces media murders and calls on Pakistani government for action

IFJ denounces media murders and calls on Pakistani government for actionThe International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today issued a letter to Pakistani Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, calling for “serious and overdue action” to protect Pakistani journalists and bring attackers to justice following the shooting assassination of three media workers from Express News. The IFJ’s Pakistan affiliate, the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) is conducting […]

Pakistan: Three media workers shot dead in Karachi

Three staffers of “Express News” TV channel were killed on January 17, 2014, when unknown armed men riding on motorcycles opened fire at the stationary Digital Satellite News Gathering (DSNG) van of the channel in Karachi, the capital city of Pakistan’s southern Sindh province. Those killed included Waqas Aziz Khan, technician; Muhammad Khalid, van driver; …

Govt to ensure security of journalists: minister

ISLAMABAD: State Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Sheikh Aftab Ahmad, while condemning the attack on a media team in Karachi, said the government believes in the independence of media and would ensure security to journalists. Speaking to news reporters on Sunday, Sheikh Aftab said Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has constituted a committee, comprising ministers for …