Case registered against Sharif’s guards over attack on journalist

Case registered against Sharif’s guards over attack on journalistIslamabad police have registered a first investigation report (FIR) against five persons, including the security guards of Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif, for assaulting a Samaa TV cameraman on Monday. TV footage had showed Syed Wajid Ali, the cameraman, lying on the ground outside the parliament building after a security guard […]

‘Editors for Safety’ expresses concern over attacks on media by supporters of some religious organisations

‘Editors for Safety’ expresses concern over attacks on media by supporters of some religious organisations‘Editors for Safety’, an organisation of newspaper editors and heads of television channels working for safety and security of journalists, has expressed it’s serious concern on a series of attacks on journalists and television crews in different cities by supporters of some religious organisations during today’s protest rallies. Reports from Lahore, Karachi, Hyderabad and some […]

Journalists stage demo for security at workplaces

Journalists stage demo for security at workplacesISLAMABAD: Various journalist bodies on Monday staged a demonstration here outside the National Press Club (NPC) urging the government to ensure foolproof security at their workplaces. The protest was held on the call of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) which was attended by the members of Rawalpindi-Islamabad Union of Journalists (RIUJ), NPC and other […]

Media freedom: Assembly unanimous in condemning TV station attack

Media freedom: Assembly unanimous in condemning TV station attackLAHORE: The Provincial Assembly on Monday passed a unanimous resolution condemning an attack on the office of a television channel. The resolution demanded that the government take the necessary security measures to protect journalists and media houses. The session chaired by Speaker Rana Muhammad Iqbal had earlier witnessed a token walkout by journalists from the […]

#Dunyaunderattack, three injured as office gets bombed

#Dunyaunderattack, three injured as office gets bombedFAISALABAD (Dunya News) – Dunya News came under a grenade attack Friday from unknown assailants of banned organization as its Bureau office in Faisalabad was bombed, injuring three of its employees. The attack shattered windows, while cars and motorcycles parked outside were significantly damaged by the explosion. Threatening pamphlets were also dropped at the crime […]

Past in Perspective

Past in Perspective”Journalists are bigger terrorists than terrorists themselves.” –Asif Ali Zardari’s frustration on Pakistani media during an address to businessmen from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Islamabad 2009. Asif Ali Zardari was addressing members of the delegation of the Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI), during which he commented on the role of journalists in Pakistan. The president […]

Journalist shot dead in Tank

Journalist shot dead in TankTANK: Tribal journalist and human rights activist Mohammad Zaman Mehsud was gunned down in an ambush in Tank, southern district of Khyber Pakhtun­khwa, on Tuesday, only a day after the International Day of End Impunity Against Journalists was observed the world over. Police and witnesses said that Zaman Mehsud was going to Tank from Gomal […]