Minister vows to safeguard journalists’ rights

Minister vows to safeguard journalists’ rightsKARACHI – Sindh Minister for Information, Labour and Transport Syed Nasir Hussain Shah on Thursday visited the Karachi Press Club (KPC) and met the newly-elected body and members of governing body. He was accompanied by Secretary Information Imran Atta Soomro, Secretary Transport Saeed Ahmed Avan Director Information Dr Muizzuddin Pirzada. He was welcomed by President […]

Journalists facing online insecurity, harassment in Pakistan: Report

Journalists facing online insecurity, harassment in Pakistan: ReportThis report, titled “Digital (In)Security of Journalists in Pakistan” seeks to map and understand the digital risks that journalists face in Pakistan and suggests policy interventions based on the data collected. Report says 66% of the journalists who participated in the survey responded that they had suffered online insecurity. Journalists face issues of digital security […]

CPJ seeks restoration of Radio Mashaal

CPJ seeks restoration of Radio MashaalWASHINGTON: An international media advocacy group, the Committee to Protect Journalists urged Pakistan on Saturday to immediately reverse the order to close the Islamabad bureau of the US-funded Radio Mashaal. Mashaal is the Pashto-language service of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), which is funded by the US Congress. CPJ said the interior ministry issued an […]

CPNE wants press act repealed

CPNE wants press act repealedThe Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa chapter of the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) has said that the Press Publication and Book Registration Act 2013 was tantamount to imposing a ban on a free press. In a resolution passed in a meeting on Thursday — chaired by CPNE Vice President and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Committee chairman Tahir Farooq — […]

Fata journalists protest against arrest of colleagues

Fata journalists protest against arrest of colleaguesPESHAWAR –  The journalist community on Monday held a protest demonstration against the arrest of their colleague in Khyber Agency and demanded their immediate release. The protest was spearheaded by Tribal Union of Journalists (TUJ) former president Ibrahim Shinwari, the Khyber Union of Journalists (KhUJ) Saiful Islam Saifi, Peshawar Press Club Vice President Faridullah alongwith a dozen of tribal and local journalists . The protesting journalists were holding placards […]