Move to document threats to journalists


PESHAWAR: Media Matters for Democracy, an NGO, has planned to launch digital solution net ‘Muhafiz’ for media safety to avert possible life threats to journalists across the country. Sharing details with mediapersons at Peshawar Press Club (PPC) on Thursday, the NGO’s executive director Asad Baig said that about 111 mediapersons had been killed in parts …

No country for journalists


Pakistan continues to be one of the most dangerous places in the world for journalists, an uncomfortable truth highlighted by yet another murder of a mediaperson on November 22. Television journalist Hafeezur Rehman was shot dead by unidentified people in Kohat, only weeks after a fellow professional, Zaman Mehsud, was ambushed in a similarly ghastly …

Journalists protest colleague’s murder

Journalists protest colleague’s murderKHAR: Media persons in Bajaur on Wednesday organised a protest demonstration against the murder of their colleague, Mohammad Zaman Mehsud, in Tank district, and demand arrest of his killers. The protest was staged outside the press club here where members of civil society and workers of political parties were also present. The journalists expressed concern […]

Terrorists cannot silence voice of journalists: minister

Terrorists cannot silence voice of journalists: ministerISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcating Pervaiz Rasheed on Monday said that terrorists cannot silence the voice of the journalists and stop the government from rooting out the menace of terrorism from the country. He stated this while addressing the participants of a protest march organised here by Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), National […]

In the crosshairs: Pakistan’s journalists

Attack on media

By: Zehra Abid It’s been a year and three months since the last attack on Pakistani journalist Jamshed Baghwan’s house in Peshawar, the capital of Pakistan’s province Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. The July 2, 2014 incident was the third on his house in four months. Baghwan, the bureau chief for Express News in Peshawar, recalls how difficult that …

PCOMS urges government for serious action in cases of two missing journalists

Karachi, 28 Jan 2015: Pakistan Coalition on Media Safety, PCOMS expressed concern over the complete silence in the cases of two missing journalists from Sindh. Hakim Abro, a journalist from Ghotki was abducted on April 22nd, incidentally while he was travelling with a police constable. Despite the passage of over 3 months since his abduction, …