Journalists In Danger

Journalists In DangerAccording to research by Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), since 2001, 71 journalists and media workers have lost their lives doing their duties. Of these, 47 have been deliberately targeted and murdered for practicing their profession, while others were killed while covering dangerous assignments. The report pinpoints eight sources of threat to the journalists: militants, political […]

Media workers safety

The Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), a Pakistani NGO, has published a thought provoking report on Safety of media workers. The report is informative. It presents facts and figures to underline the gravity of the issue. The report also tries to pinpoint the major sources of threat to the media persons and the futility of the …

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) Report on Safety of Media Workers

Over the last decade media in Pakistan have experienced a remarkable growth and transformation in its role. Though there have been serious reversals in recent years, Pakistan continues to enjoy vibrant, independent and fairly free media. The advent of private TV channels since 2002 revolutionized Pakistan’s media environment. Almost one hundred private television channels are …

Journalists bodies condemn attacks on Geo staffers

Journalists bodies condemn attacks on Geo staffersISLAMABAD: Condemning the attacks on Geo News staff members and a senior journalist in Karachi the journalists associations asked the federal and Sindh governments to arrest the culprits at the earliest otherwise they would be compelled to stage protests against this stony insensitivity that has encouraged the anti-media elements to carry on their brutal activities. […]

PCOMS urges government for serious action in cases of two missing journalists

Karachi, 28 Jan 2015: Pakistan Coalition on Media Safety, PCOMS expressed concern over the complete silence in the cases of two missing journalists from Sindh. Hakim Abro, a journalist from Ghotki was abducted on April 22nd, incidentally while he was travelling with a police constable. Despite the passage of over 3 months since his abduction, …