Media workers safety

The Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), a Pakistani NGO, has published a thought provoking report on Safety of media workers. The report is informative. It presents facts and figures to underline the gravity of the issue. The report also tries to pinpoint the major sources of threat to the media persons and the futility of the …

Pakistan media staff injured as TV vans attacked

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) strongly condemn the attacks on Digital Satellite News Gathering (DSNG) equipment of various television stations on Islamabad on Sunday, November 30. A number of unidentified people threw small explosives described as crackers, targeting the DSNG of Dunya News, Dawn News and …

Protests in various cities against attacks on channel vehicles

MQM protest

LAHORE: On the call of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) President Afzal Butt, various journalist bodies including Punjab Union of Journalists (PUJ), Council of Pakistan Press Clubs (CPPC) and Lahore Press Club (LPC) held a protest demonstration here on Monday against cracker attacks on digital satellite news gathering (DSNG) vehicles of private TV channels …

Low powered explosives hurled at television channels’ vans, staff injured in Islamabad

Unknown motorcycle riders hurled low powered explosive devices, commonly called crackers, at digital satellite news gathering (DSNG) vans of private TV channels Dawn News, Dunya News and Abb Tak News at Islamabad on Sunday, November 30 injuring five media professionals. The incident occurred after a political rally, organized by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) when two …

Media workers attacked

IT is well known that for those in the media business, Pakistan is a country full of occupational hazards. Here journalists are ‘advised’, threatened or even killed by a variety of actors if they refuse to toe the line. The attack on media workers in Islamabad on Sunday appears to be part of this pattern …