Senate committee presses journalists’ security

By: Peer Muhammad ISLAMABAD: Journalists in Pakistan are frequently subject to violence, and hence should be afforded maximum security via suitable legislation, said Senator Farhatullah Babar at a session of the Senate Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting on Monday. The committee observed that not a single report regarding the security of journalists was made …

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province most dangerous place for journalists in Pakistan: Report

KARACHI: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province is the most dangerous place for journalists in Pakistan, where 14 journalists were killed in the line of duty during last 11 years. Balochistan with the murders of 14 journalists during the same period ranked second, followed by Sindh with 9 killings, FATA with 8, Punjab with 3 and federal capital …

Press Council working without rules

ISLAMABAD: A recent litigation in the Islamabad High Court showed that the Press Council of Pakistan (PCP) is working without any rules of business even 10 years after its establishment. The PCP was set up in 2002 with the aim to revise, update, enforce and implement the ethical code of practice for newspapers, news agencies, …

Human Rights Commission of Pakistan for security of journalists

LAHORE: Voicing its concern at and condemnation of the attempt to assassinate senior journalist Hamid Mir, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has called for effective measures to guarantee journalists’ fullest possible security. In a statement issued here on Wednesday, the commission said: “The bid to target senior journalist Hamid Mir raises quite a …

Roundtable on Media Coverage on Conflicts: Balanced reporting urged to minimise threats to journalists

KARACHI: The editors and senior journalists from different national newspapers, representatives of civil society organisations and the journalists working in conflict areas speaking at a roundtable discussion on ‘Print Media Coverage on Conflicts’ here Wednesday called for balanced reporting for minimising the threat to the life of journalists working in conflict zones. The participants of …