Senior journalist narrowly escapes attack

Hamid Mir, senior journalist and the anchorperson of Pakistan’s largest television channel Geo TV’s popular talk-show ‘Capital Talk,’ escaped a bomb attack on November 26, 2012 in Pakistan’s capital city of Islamabad. An improvised explosive devise containing have a kilogram of explosives was attached under Mir’s car as he was coming back from the market …

‘Journalists must unmask attackers to curb violence against them’

By: Sumaira Jajja KARACHI: “Before we ask for ending impunity for those who attack journalists, we must unmask those who attack us,” said Wusatullah Khan, a senior journalist, while sharing his thoughts on the ‘International Day to End Impunity for Violence against Journalists’ on Friday. “Everyone knows who killed these journalists in Pakistan but to …

Over 90 journalists killed in Pakistan since 2000

By: Ikram Junaidi ISLAMABAD: On an average, one journalist gets killed in the line of duty every 30 days. Almost 91 journalists have been murdered since 2000 due to which Pakistan has become the third most dangerous country for journalists after Somalia and Syria. This was stated during a seminar titled ‘International Journalist Day’ organised …

Pakistan Broadcasters Association slams blackout of six entertainment channels

KARACHI: Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) has complained to Pemra that six of its member channels have been off-aired by cable operators licensed by Pemra since Wednesday evening throughout Pakistan and specifically in Karachi. A press release issued by the PBA says that Pakistan’s most popular entertainment channels, including ARY Digital, GEO Entertainment, HUM TV, Express …

PEMRA statement: Freedom of expression should not harm state institutions

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) resolved on Monday that freedom of expression should not be allowed to harm state institutions. The authority decided that ensuring freedom of expression is the foremost obligation of a regulator but nowhere is it allowed to harm state institutions and its functionaries in the garb of freedom …