‘Protection of journalists’ rights a distant dream’

Karachi: “Considered one of the frontline defenders of human rights, protection of media personnel’s rights was, however, still a distant dream in Pakistan,” observed Solidarity Centre country programme manager Immad Ashraf on Wednesday. He was speaking at a day-long paralegal workshop titled ‘Communicating rights at work’, organised by IRADA – a not for profit organisation …

Geo closure not acceptable: Journalists

KARACHI: Thousands of journalists from the Jang/Geo group and several other media organisations, during a protest demonstration outside the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) office, said that the closure of Geo TV was unacceptable for them and the journalist community would not hesitate to render any sacrifice for the cause of freedom of expression. …

Journalists vow to protect freedom of expression

ISLAMABAD: The journalists’ community on Monday vowed to protect the freedom of expression at all costs and that no media organisation or channel will be allowed to be banned. The Karachi Union of Journalists held a meeting of senior journalists to discuss and find a solution to the prevailing precarious situation faced by journalists following …

Govt urged to provide security to all journalists

Karachi: Journalists across the country continued protesting against the attack on Geo News anchorman Hamid Mir on the third consecutive day on Monday. Karachi-based journalists gathered outside the press club to demand an independent judicial inquiry into the attack. The demonstration was organised by the Karachi Union of Journalists (KUJ) on the call of the …

‘Heirs of slain journalists to get plots’

KARACHI: PPP’s central leader Owais Muzaffar has announced that plots will be given to the heirs of journalists who were killed in the line of duty in Sindh. He was speaking at a ceremony to distribute health insurance cards among members of the Karachi Union of Journalists (KUJ) at a hotel on Tuesday night. The …

Nationwide outcry against attack on Express Media

PESHAWAR / SUKKUR / ISLAMABAD / LAHORE / KARACHI: Journalists’ bodies called upon the International Committee of Journalists (ICJ) on Saturday to raise a voice in the United Nations for the protection of Pakistani media representatives, as the government has failed to ensure their security. The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) and the Karachi Union …