Show of solidarity with Dawn over threats

Show of solidarity with Dawn over threatsISLAMABAD: A large number of journalists, media workers, civil society activists, politicians, labour leaders and students assembled outside the offices of daily Dawn across the country on Thursday to show solidarity with the staff in the wake of an episode earlier this week in which a mob besieged the newspaper’s Islamabad bureau. The unidentified men […]

IPI executive board condemns death threats to Dawn editor and CEO

IPI executive board condemns death threats to Dawn editor and CEOThe undersigned members of the global Executive ~ of the International Press Institute (IPI) vehemently condemn death threats made against fellow P1 Executive Board member and Dawn editor Zaffar Abbas as well as Dawn CEO Hamid Haroon during demonstrations outside the offices of Dawn in Pakistan. “On December 3 protestors laid siege to Dawn’s Islamabad […]

Pakistani media community to set guidelines, protocols for journalists’ safety

Pakistani media community to set guidelines, protocols for journalists’ safetyKARACHI: Pakistan’s media fraternity has decided to set up national protocols and guidelines for the safety of the media personnel, the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) announced in a press release issued Thursday, terming it “a milestone for safety of media houses and media practitioners”. The guidelines and protocol “will envisage self-regulation charter having […]

Fire erupts at PTV station

Fire erupts at PTV stationKARACHI: A fire broke out at the Pakistan Television (PTV) Karachi station loca­ted in the New Town area on Friday, which destroyed wooden structures, said officials. No one was hurt in the incident. A fire brigade official added that the blaze erupted at the set designing store at around 12.36pm. Four fire engines rushed to […]