Police officials thrash 24 News cameraman

Police officials thrash 24 News cameramanISLAMABAD — Freedom Network has called for action against police officials involved in violence against a 24 News Television cameraperson in Sukkur. In a video clip shared on Twitter, several police officers are seen hurling punches at Amin Buksh Ali, pushing and slapping him repeatedly. The network did not mention what prompted the violence against […]

Cyril Almeida parts ways with Dawn

Cyril Almeida parts ways with DawnISLAMABAD —  Abbas Nasir, a former editor of Dawn, revealed in his column on Sunday that Cyril Almeida had parted ways with the paper. “I feel burdened with sadness but wish him the best as he explores new, exciting frontiers,” he wrote. In September Almeida had made a comeback to the editorial pages of Dawn, after almost […]

Asma Jahangir Conference: Journalists vow to report facts, resist attacks on press freedom

Asma Jahangir Conference: Journalists vow to report facts, resist attacks on press freedomLAHORE: A session on ‘Electronic and Print Media (Freedom of Expression) in Pakistan’ on the first day of the Asma Jahangir Conference on Saturday started with a minute’s silence for the denial of entry to Pakistan to Committee to Protect Journalists Asia Programme Coordinator Steve Butler. Mr Butler, however joined the session he was supposed […]

Pakistan denies entry to CPJ program coordinator Steven Butler

Pakistan denies entry to CPJ program coordinator Steven ButlerMedia and human rights groups including IFEX members condemn Pakistan’s decision to prevent the entry of Steven Butler, who was scheduled to speak at a human rights conference On 17 October the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) Asia Program Coordinator Steven Butler was refused entry into Pakistan, despite having a valid visa. Butler was told […]

TV, radio channels accused of promoting quackery

TV, radio channels accused of promoting quackeryPESHAWAR: The satellite TV channels and FM radios continue to promote quackery despite directives by Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) not to air health-related advertisements without permission of the government. Even some mainstream satellite Pashto channels air such programmes in which the unqualified doctors offer treatment for all ailments. The homoeopaths have become radio […]

Vetran journalist shot dead in Haripur

Vetran journalist shot dead in HaripurHARIPUR: A veteran journalist Tanvir Khan was killed on Tuesday. He left behind two daughters, a son and a widow. His funeral was conducted at PC Ground in which journalists, lawyers and members of civil society participated in large numbers. Police have registered a case against four suspects and started an investigation. Tanvir was shot […]