3 journalists test positive for coronavirus in Lahore

3 journalists test positive for coronavirus in LahoreLAHORE: At least three journalists, associated with two private media houses based, have contracted coronavirus, Anadolu Agency reported on Wednesday. All three, whose names have not been disclosed, are based in Lahore. Mohsin Naqvi, chief executive officer (CEO) of one of the two media groups in question, confirmed the development and said: “We are investigating […]

APNS advises member publications on Covid

APNS advises member publications on CovidHameed Haroon, President and Sarmad Ali, Secretary General APNS have stated that in view of the pandemic COVID-19, the member publications are advised to take necessary precautions in the production printing functions of their newspapers. This should include, but should not be limited to, keeping your pre-press, press and printing premises regularly sanitized and making […]

PFUJ demands journalists’ protection in Sindh during lockdown

PFUJ demands journalists’ protection in Sindh during lockdownSUKKUR: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has strongly condemned the manhandling by the police and Rangers of journalists while performing their duties during the lockdown in various cities of Sindh. In a joint statement, PFUJ President Shehzada Zulfiqar, Vice-President Lala Asad Pathan and Secretary General Nasir Zaidi condemned the behaviour of security officials with […]

AEMEND issued safety protocols of COVID-19 for media

AEMEND issued safety protocols of COVID-19 for mediaSafety protocols with regard to COVID-19 for all journalists and media workers issued by Association of Electronic Media Editors and News Directors (AEMEND) The guidelines apply specially to all staff working outdoor including Reporters/ Correspondents, Cameramen, Technicians, Satellite Engineers, staff related to assignment and DSNG Operations Outdoor Assistants, Sales Personnel, any other staff specifically designated […]

Journalists protection law in limbo

Journalists protection law in limboISLAMABAD – The proposed much-awaited journalists protection law stays in limbo as the ruling Pakistan Teheek-e-Insaf itself has discredited its own year-long negotiations process on the draft bill that seeks to ensure independence, safety, and freedom of expression of journalists and media professionals. For the past many years, the journalists and their representative bodies are seeking […]

EfS hails HR Ministry’s draft bill for journalists’ safety

EfS hails HR Ministry’s draft bill for journalists’ safetyAhmedpur East – Editors for Safety (EfS), a forum comprising a large number of newspaper editors and director news of leading televisions channels, has welcomed the move by the Ministry of Human Rights to draft a landmark bill that is aimed at ensuring safety and security of journalists against intimidation, abduction, torture and murder. The draft bill, […]

Editors for Safety hails drafting of bill for journalists’ protection

Editors for Safety hails drafting of bill for journalists’ protectionKARACHI: Editors for Safety (EFS), a forum comprising a large number of newspaper editors and director news of leading TV channels, has welcomed the human rights ministry move for drafting a landmark bill that is aimed at ensuring safety and security of journalists against intimidation, abduction, torture and murder. The draft bill, once approved by […]