Pakistani journalist Muhammad Bilal Ghauri summoned over YouTube videos

Pakistani journalist Muhammad Bilal Ghauri summoned over YouTube videosPakistani authorities should cease harassing journalist Muhammad Bilal Ghauri and allow all members of the press to freely report on state institutions, including the military, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Today, M. Waseem Sikandar, a sub-inspector at the Federal Investigation Agency’s Cyber Crime Reporting Centre in Islamabad, issued a summons for Ghauri to […]

Pakistan People’s Party lawmaker submits journalist protection bill

Pakistan People’s Party lawmaker submits journalist protection billPESHAWAR: Member of the opposition Pakistan People’s Party Nighat Yasmin Orakzai on Monday submitted the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Protection of Journalists and Media Practitioners Bill, 2021, to the provincial assembly’s secretariat to ‘promote, protect and effectively ensure independence, impartiality, safety and freedom of expression of journalists and other media practitioners’. Earlier, she had submitted the Khyber […]

SOC Films releases World Press Freedom Day webinar

SOC Films releases World Press Freedom Day webinarIn commemoration of the World Press Freedom Day in May 2021, SOC Films hosted its first ever ‘Webinar’ focusing on the important issues that affect journalists reporting on issues confronting Pakistanis including minorities. The Webinar, moderated by journalist Munizae Jahangir, featured speakers from diverse backgrounds including the Canadian High Commissioner to Pakistan Wendy Gilmour, who […]

Bilawal to write to Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) chief, drawing attention to agency’s ‘defamation’ due to attacks on journalists

Bilawal to write to Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) chief, drawing attention to agency’s ‘defamation’ due to attacks on journalistsPPP Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari on Thursday said he would write a letter to Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Director General Lt Gen Faiz Hameed to bring to his notice “how his institution is being defamed” through attacks on journalists. He made the comment during a meeting of the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Human Rights which was […]

15 years later, no justice for Hayatullah Khan, the journalist who was abducted and murdered on June 16, 2006

15 years later, no justice for Hayatullah Khan, the journalist who was abducted and murdered on June 16, 2006One of the most high profile murder case of a journalist in Pakistan remains unsolved 15 years later. On June 16, 2006, the body of English-language daily The Nation and Urdu-language daily Ausaf reporter as well photographer for the European Press Agency Hayatullah Khan was found outside a village in Mirali in North Waziristan tribal agency in the erstwhile Federally Administered […]