Journalists in danger

As the United Nations Human Rights Council prepared for its Universal Periodic Review of Pakistan, Reporters Without Borders expressed alarm over growing threats to journalists’ lives and safety in many regions of the country. The free press organization, which has official consultative status with the U.N., had recommended as recently as April a series of …

Journalist, two cops among 8 gunned down

KARACHI: Eight people including two cops and a journalist of a local newspaper were gunned down while three others were wounded in various parts of the metropolis here on Tuesday.Unidentified armed men opened indiscriminate gunshots on a police head constable Sajid, 40, son of Allah Bux at Timber Market in the limits of Napier police …

Media community concerned over attacks on journalists

Pakistani journalists

KARACHI: The world media community has condemned killings and ‘other forms of oppression of journalists’ and expressed dismay at the failure of many governments to bring the killers to justice. It said ineffectiveness of the United Nations resolutions on the safety of newsmen was disappointing. In a statement issued after a symposium of global media …

Pakistan to showcase rights record at Geneva

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is set to present a national report highlighting steps the government has taken to improve the country’s human rights record when the United Nations Human Rights Council will meet next week in Geneva. Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar will lead the Pakistan delegation at the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of international conventions and …

Media closure in Peshawar tower continues

PESHAWAR: For the third day running employees of media organizations housed in Badshah Tower are working from home following threats from the Taliban militants. JournalismPakistan.com correspondent in Peshawar says security around the tower continues to be tight with police present there all the time. Geo TV, Jang, The News, Nai Baat, Intermedia and Internews are …