Declaration on protection of journalists signed

Pakistani journalists

ISLAMABAD: To devise a national strategy to protect journalists and formulate policies for freedom of expression in the country, a declaration on “safety of journalists” was signed at a hotel on Monday by different stakeholders, including members of the United Nations bodies. The declaration was adopted after a meeting organised to provide Pakistan-specific inputs for …

Pakistan’s human rights review: Internet censorship comes under scrutiny

KARACHI: As part of a review of Pakistan’s human rights standing, the Netherlands has recommended that Pakistan remove restrictions on internet access. The recommendation is part of a draft report of the UN Human Rights Council working group on the Universal Periodic Review of Pakistan. In the draft report, released on November 2, the working …

Media closure in Peshawar tower continues

PESHAWAR: For the third day running employees of media organizations housed in Badshah Tower are working from home following threats from the Taliban militants. JournalismPakistan.com correspondent in Peshawar says security around the tower continues to be tight with police present there all the time. Geo TV, Jang, The News, Nai Baat, Intermedia and Internews are …

CPNE concerned over threats to media

Journalist Arrested

KARACHI: The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) has vowed to protect media persons and establishments from the threats of dire consequences of TTP. In a joint press statement issued here on Thursday by President CPNE Jamil Athar Qazi, Senior Vice-President Ilyas Shakir and Secretary General Amir Mahmood have expressed serious concern over the threats …

After Malala shooting, Taliban go after media critics

LAHORE: Journalists have spoken out strongly since the Taliban attempted to kill Malala Yousufzai on October 9. The Taliban, in return, are threatening the media over their coverage, according to journalists and news reports, The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has reported. “Media houses, TV anchors and some well-known journalists are under serious threat,” one …