Pakistani journalist campaigner receives death threats

On January 24, 2014, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) expressed its ongoing concern for the safety of journalists in Pakistan with reports that a senior leader of IFJ affiliate, the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), has received death threats in direct response to his activism and campaigning. The IFJ is calling on the …

Daniel Pearl’s killers keep their fingers crossed

ISLAMABAD: Twelve years after the gruesome murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl, his four convicted killers, who were found guilty of kidnapping and beheading him in Karachi in January 2002, are keeping their fingers crossed to get their sentences reversed when the Sindh High Court finally decides their appeals against convictions. The 38-year-old reporter of …

Journalists demand arrest of men behind Express workers’ killings

SUKKUR: Journalist fraternity across upper Sindh staged protest demonstrations on Thursday against the killings of journalists and the failure of the government to arrest the culprits. The strike was in response to a call by the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists. In Sukkur, scores of journalists, led by the Sukkur Union of Journalists (SUJ) president, …

PFUJ to observe token hunger strike for protection of journalists, media workers

KARACHI: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has announced to observe token hunger strike tomorrow (Thursday, 23 January, 2014) throughout the country to protest against non-provision of protection to journalists and media workers. In a press release issued, PFUJ president Rana Azeem and Secretary General Amin Yousaf directed unions of all cities to establish hunger …

Journalists widely protest killings of colleagues

KARACHI: Protests were staged on Monday in different parts of the country, including Quetta, Lahore, Islamabad and Karachi, against the increasing attacks on journalists by Taliban. Balochistan Union of Journalists (BUJ) has announced three-day mourning against the killing of a private TV workers and attack on the bureau chief of another private TV channel in …