YouTube ban

Sir: There is no way to block Internet content as in the case of YouTube. There are many proxy websites or VPN software which provide access to all the blocked content on the Internet. Why is the government wasting its energy on such an unpreventable issue? Respect for the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and other …

Attacks on journalists: ‘Despots’unnerved by independent media, says Jabbar Khattak

KARACHI: Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors Society (CPNE) Secretary General, Dr Jabbar Khattak on Wednesday said certain ‘despotic’ elements did not like the presence of an independent media in the country and were targeting media persons because they spread awareness among the masses. Addressing editors from Sindh at the CPNE Secretariat, he said the threat …

Brave journalists on the frontline

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JOURNALISTS have always faced extreme danger in war zones. It’s a risk that comes with the job. ‘Wrong time, wrong place’ is an unavoidable hazard for frontline journalists. But recent years have seen a frightening escalation in targeted attacks against journalists. Many more journalists die every year in trouble spots making one pause, even worry. …

US deplores increasing attacks on journalists

ISLAMABAD: US Ambassador Richard Olson Tuesday met with a group of nine American journalists from the East-West Centre’s Pakistan-US Journalists Exchange programme. According to a statement of the US embassy, Olson discussed issues of press freedom and dangers to journalists in Pakistan. In his remarks to the group, Ambassador Olson said, “We are alarmed and …

Journalists protest murder of colleague

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QUETTA: The Balochistan Union of Journalists (BUJ) on Tuesday staged a protest demonstration outside the Press Club against the murder of their colleague, Mumtaz Alam, who was killed in Besima and life threats to senior journalist Imtiaz Alam. The protesting journalists, who were carrying placards and banners, chanted slogans in support of their demands. They …

PCP condemns attacks on journalists

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Islamabad: Press Council of Pakistan (PCP) has vehemently condemned recent attack on residence of Daily Express bureau chief Peshawar Jamshed and life threats to renowned journalist Imtiaz Alam, terming it a blatant and outrageous act against freedom of expression that shows total disbelief in the free functioning of the press. This was stated in a …