Human Rights Commission of Pakistan for security of journalists

LAHORE: Voicing its concern at and condemnation of the attempt to assassinate senior journalist Hamid Mir, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has called for effective measures to guarantee journalists’ fullest possible security. In a statement issued here on Wednesday, the commission said: “The bid to target senior journalist Hamid Mir raises quite a …

Roundtable on Media Coverage on Conflicts: Balanced reporting urged to minimise threats to journalists

KARACHI: The editors and senior journalists from different national newspapers, representatives of civil society organisations and the journalists working in conflict areas speaking at a roundtable discussion on ‘Print Media Coverage on Conflicts’ here Wednesday called for balanced reporting for minimising the threat to the life of journalists working in conflict zones. The participants of …

Senior journalist narrowly escapes attack

Hamid Mir, senior journalist and the anchorperson of Pakistan’s largest television channel Geo TV’s popular talk-show ‘Capital Talk,’ escaped a bomb attack on November 26, 2012 in Pakistan’s capital city of Islamabad. An improvised explosive devise containing have a kilogram of explosives was attached under Mir’s car as he was coming back from the market …

‘Journalists must unmask attackers to curb violence against them’

By: Sumaira Jajja KARACHI: “Before we ask for ending impunity for those who attack journalists, we must unmask those who attack us,” said Wusatullah Khan, a senior journalist, while sharing his thoughts on the ‘International Day to End Impunity for Violence against Journalists’ on Friday. “Everyone knows who killed these journalists in Pakistan but to …