Attacks on journalists: ‘Despots’unnerved by independent media, says Jabbar Khattak

KARACHI: Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors Society (CPNE) Secretary General, Dr Jabbar Khattak on Wednesday said certain ‘despotic’ elements did not like the presence of an independent media in the country and were targeting media persons because they spread awareness among the masses. Addressing editors from Sindh at the CPNE Secretariat, he said the threat …

Brave journalists on the frontline

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JOURNALISTS have always faced extreme danger in war zones. It’s a risk that comes with the job. ‘Wrong time, wrong place’ is an unavoidable hazard for frontline journalists. But recent years have seen a frightening escalation in targeted attacks against journalists. Many more journalists die every year in trouble spots making one pause, even worry. …

US deplores increasing attacks on journalists

ISLAMABAD: US Ambassador Richard Olson Tuesday met with a group of nine American journalists from the East-West Centre’s Pakistan-US Journalists Exchange programme. According to a statement of the US embassy, Olson discussed issues of press freedom and dangers to journalists in Pakistan. In his remarks to the group, Ambassador Olson said, “We are alarmed and …

PCP condemns attacks on journalists

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Islamabad: Press Council of Pakistan (PCP) has vehemently condemned recent attack on residence of Daily Express bureau chief Peshawar Jamshed and life threats to renowned journalist Imtiaz Alam, terming it a blatant and outrageous act against freedom of expression that shows total disbelief in the free functioning of the press. This was stated in a …

Journalists vow never to be cowed down

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LAHORE: “The kinds of threats journalists face today cannot be fought by individuals…we have to fight them together. And yet, when there is an attack on one media house, other media houses remain silent. It is not only the government’s responsibility to provide security to journalists, the media must unite on this front as well,” …