Mashaal Radio shutdown: Is Pakistan suppressing foreign media?

Mashaal Radio shutdown: Is Pakistan suppressing foreign media?The shutting down of a US-funded Pashto-language radio station has raised concern over Pakistani authorities clamping down on free speech and Western media outlets in the country. Shah Meer Baloch reports. Flags of the US, RFE/RL and the Czech Republic waving in the wind in front of the RFE/RL headquarters in Prague (picture-alliance/dpa/M.Kamaryt) Pakistan’s Interior […]

Minister vows to safeguard journalists’ rights

Minister vows to safeguard journalists’ rightsKARACHI – Sindh Minister for Information, Labour and Transport Syed Nasir Hussain Shah on Thursday visited the Karachi Press Club (KPC) and met the newly-elected body and members of governing body. He was accompanied by Secretary Information Imran Atta Soomro, Secretary Transport Saeed Ahmed Avan Director Information Dr Muizzuddin Pirzada. He was welcomed by President […]

Contempt notices issued to TV channel’s owner, anchor

Contempt notices issued to TV channel’s owner, anchorISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) issued contempt notices to the owner and four employees of Waqt TV on Wednesday after taking exception to a programme aired this week. Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui issued the notices to Rameeza Majeed Nizami, the owner of Nawa-i-Waqt Group, anchorperson Matiullah Jan, bureau chief Sardar Hameed and producers Mohammad […]

Journalists facing online insecurity, harassment in Pakistan: Report

Journalists facing online insecurity, harassment in Pakistan: ReportThis report, titled “Digital (In)Security of Journalists in Pakistan” seeks to map and understand the digital risks that journalists face in Pakistan and suggests policy interventions based on the data collected. Report says 66% of the journalists who participated in the survey responded that they had suffered online insecurity. Journalists face issues of digital security […]