Press under siege

Press under siegeToday, on World Press Freedom Day, it is important to remind state, government and political parties that the concept of a free press is essential to the functioning of any democracy. This becomes all the more important in a country where freedom of the media has existed more in the abstract than in reality, particularly […]

PTI supporters abuse and harass journalists

PTI supporters abuse and harass journalistsKARACHI—several journalists, including women reporters, were harassed by PTI supporters during Imran Khan’s rally Saturday at Bagh-e-Jinnah. Zam Zam Saeed, a female reporter with Samaa TV, uploaded footage of the incident on her Twitter account. According to her, PTI workers abused the TV crew and used sticks and stones. Other journalists, including three women journalists, […]

Torture on colleagues: Photojournalist body announces boycott from PTI activities

Torture on colleagues: Photojournalist body announces boycott from PTI activitiesPESHAWAR: The Khyber Photojournalists Association, Peshawar, on Thursday announced to boycott from the coverage of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf activities to protest torture on colleagues and damage and theft of equipment during the public meeting the previous day. In a statement issued here, senior photojournalist and president of the Khyber Photojournalists Association Fayyaz Aziz and general secretary […]