50 journalists, media workers killed this year: watchdog

50 journalists, media workers killed this year: watchdogPARIS: Fifty journalists and media workers were killed in connection with their work in 2020, the majority in countries that are not at war, Reporters without Borders (RSF) said on Tuesday. The figure shows an increase in the targeting of reporters investigating organized crime, corruption or environmental issues, the watchdog said. It highlighted murders in […]

50 journalists, media workers killed this year: watchdog

50 journalists, media workers killed this year: watchdogPARIS: Fifty journalists and media workers were killed in connection with their work in 2020, the majority in countries that are not at war, Reporters without Borders (RSF) said on Tuesday. The figure shows an increase in the targeting of reporters investigating organized crime, corruption or environmental issues, the watchdog said. It highlighted murders in […]

PPF organizes safety training workshop for bloggers, human rights activists

PPF organizes safety training workshop for bloggers, human rights activistsThe incidents of restrictions on freedom of expression, attacks on media professionals, murders, kidnapping, pressures & tortures and harassment continued whole this year in Pakistan. According to the Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) annual review report, 29 incidents of attacks and threats to journalists, including online and offline, happened in Pakistan so far since the inception […]

Sindh not to free main Pearl case accused

Sindh not to free main Pearl case accusedISLAMABAD: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on December 24 ordered the Sindh government to immediately release the four men accused of kidnapping and murdering US journalist Daniel Pearl. However, the provincial government will not release these men in view of a Supreme Court order. Sources told The Express Tribune that the PPP led Sindh government […]

US concerned at SHC order in Pearl case

US concerned at SHC order in Pearl caseSpokesperson says Sindh govt will definitely challenge decision in apex court • Family praises Pakistan’s bid to stop release of men charged in case WASHINGTON/KARACHI: The US State Department took a rare break from the Christmas holidays on Friday to express its concern at the Sindh High Court’s order to release four men charged with […]

SHC orders release of accused in Daniel Pearl murder

SHC orders release of accused in Daniel Pearl murderKARACHI: Sindh High Court (SHC) on Thursday ordered the release of a British-born militant convicted of murdering American journalist Daniel Pearl who was kidnapped and beheaded in Karachi in 2002. The decision by Sindh High Court comes months after it sparked outrage for overturning the murder conviction and death sentence of Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, […]

Governmentt fully believes in press freedom: Faraz

Governmentt fully believes in press freedom: FarazISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Shibli Faraz on Sunday said that the government fully believed in press freedom, thus rejecting the reports that the media was being pressurized in the country. He made these remarks on popular microblogging site Twitter while lambasting a senior journalist’s claim about barring a media house from airing […]