Reopening of Khuzdar Press Club lauded

ISLAMABAD: The Press Council of Pakistan has welcomed the reopening of Khuzdar Press Club after two-and-a-half months of closure due to security of working journalists. In the face of worsening law and order situation, the PCP has already taken serious note of the safety and security for journalists of Balochistan and has constituted a three-member …

Press Council of Pakistan asks Balochistan to facilitate fact-finding body

By: Obaid Abrar Khan ISLAMABAD: Press Council of Pakistan (PCP) has written a letter to the Chief Secretary Balochistan asking him to extend full support to the three-member fact-finding committee to assess the scale of violence against working journalists in the province. PCP Chairman Raja Shafqat Abbasi in his letter wrote that article 19 of …

Code of ethics for journalists in the offing

Pakistani journalists

ISLAMABAD: A report regarding performance of media and its drawbacks “Asian Media Barometer” was launched by a non government organisation, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES), on Thursday. The report claimed that some positive changes have occurred because of media activism, during the last three years in Pakistan. There is more awareness amongst citizens against biased, unethical …

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Journalist Arrested

By: Sadaf Baig On November 25, 2012, one of Pakistan’s best known journalists Hamid Mir escaped an assassination attempt when an IED (improvised explosive device) rigged to his car was discovered and defused. The next day, Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for planting the explosive and vowed to make another attempt to kill him. In …

Journalists threatened for reporting rape case

HYDERABAD: Journalists in Umerkot, including Daily Sindh Express reporter Mushtaq Kunbhar, have received threatening calls for reporting the rape of a six-year-old girl in Meghwadh colony in Umerkot. Kunbhar was physically assaulted on Friday for reporting a particular name. The incident took place on December 2 in Meghwadh colony when the girl, V, went missing …