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Journalist Arrested

By: Adnan Rehmat If journalists in Pakistan and the media they work for are under attack, as the screaming statistics show, what would constitute a desired response mechanism that can combat this impunity meaningfully and effectively? What can help is a combination of individual responsibility on the part of media practitioners and media houses on …

Journalists threatened for reporting rape case

HYDERABAD: Journalists in Umerkot, including Daily Sindh Express reporter Mushtaq Kunbhar, have received threatening calls for reporting the rape of a six-year-old girl in Meghwadh colony in Umerkot. Kunbhar was physically assaulted on Friday for reporting a particular name. The incident took place on December 2 in Meghwadh colony when the girl, V, went missing …

MI also collecting data of Lahore journalists

Journalist Arrested

By: Mariana Baabar ISLAMABAD: Surveillance, verification and investigation of the print and electronic media commenced two months ago in Lahore by the MI, confirm journalists while reacting to The News report, “MI goes from door-to-door to get information on journalists”, said one. A similar door-to-door exercise commenced in Rawalpindi on Tuesday. “I live in the …

Jasmeen Manzoor quits Samaa TV as court issues stay order

By: Fareeha Khalid Karachi: A senior Pakistani current affairs anchor Jasmeen Manzoor has resigned from Samaa television saying her show has been stopped by Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) and Builders mafia. Later in another tweet she said that her show was stopped from airing on Wednesday after receiving a stay order from a …

Media men stage demo in Landi Kotal

LANDI KOTAL: A protest demonstration of local press reporters was held against their missing colleague, Musa Khan Afridi in front of Landi kotal press club here on Wednesday. Scores of local journalists were holding placards inscribed with slogans like, provide security to the tribal journalists and were chanting full throat slogans in favor of their …

MI goes door-to-door to get information on journalists

Journalist Arrested

By: Mariana Baabar ISLAMABAD: The Military Intelligence (MI) has initiated a country wide exercise, where they are knocking at the doors of journalists and columnists seeking help in providing them details about themselves in a two-page form in Urdu, for what they say is a verification process. The News saw the names of nearly a …