United States support vibrant, free media in Pakistan: Olson

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United States Ambassador in Pakistan Richard Olson has said that the US government strongly supports a vibrant and independent media in Pakistan to provide factual information to the people for holding their government accountable. “I want to make it very clear that the US government strongly support your efforts to provide the people of Pakistan …

Civil society, labour unions support the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists demands

Karachi: Trade unions, federations, labour-supporting organisations and civil society organisations have supported the demands of the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) to arrest the culprit killers of the journalists and delaying tactics to set up the 8th Wage Board and non-payment of salaries to the media persons by various media organisations. In a joint …

Moot urges steps to protect journalists

Safety of journalists

KARACHI: Terming Pakistan a most dangerous place in the world for journalists, speakers at a media workshop said on Sunday that 65 journalists had been killed in the country over the past five years. Speaking on the first day of a two-day consultative workshop on ‘combating impunity: defending Pakistani media and journalist against attacks’ organised …

Press Council of Pakistan to ensure safety of journalists, says chairman

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Press Council of Pakistan (PCP) Raja Muhammad Shafqat Abbasi on Wednesday vowed to protect the journalists for their right of freedom to access information. Addressing a consultative meeting of journalists and lawyers organised by Intermedia for “Attacks against Journalists” here, he said the mandate of Council was to receive the complaints and to …