Police to prepare plan for media houses

Police to prepare plan for media housesKARACHI: In the wake of growing attacks on media houses, Sindh police authorities have decided to prepare a comprehensive security plan to protect the organisations. The decision to formulate a ‘standard operating procedure’ (measures to be taken) was taken at a meeting presided over by Additional Inspector General of Karachi Police Mushtaq Ahmed Mahar and […]

No arrests made for murder of two media personnel in Pakistan. Those who injured six media men also remain free.

No arrests made for murder of two media personnel in Pakistan.  Those who injured six media men also remain free.Two media personnel were killed, while six others were injured and many were manhandled during 2015. In addition 11 media personnel were booked in false cases and equipment of many media workers was damaged or destroyed during the year. Television channels remained the primary target of violent attacks during the year. According to research by […]

RSF decries government inaction in face of attacks on media

RSF decries government inaction in face of attacks on mediaReporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the government’s failure to respond to a wave of attacks on media outlets throughout Pakistan in recent weeks and the absence of effective measures to protect news organizations and journalists. In the latest attack, two individuals on a motorcycle threw a homemade bomb at the bureau of the TV news […]

Mushahidullah asks: Which state organ didn’t err?

ISLAMABAD: Senator Mushahiddulah of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), while speaking to the joint sitting of parliament on Thursday, said that no institution had committed any mistake but the country had been pushed to the verge of collapse. He said that the sit-ins of the PTI and PAT had inflicted huge losses on the country.He …

PCP seeks measures to protect Geo, media houses

ISLAMABAD: The Press Council of Pakistan (PCP) has written a letter to Chief Commissioner and Inspector General of Police Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) to take appropriate action and provide proper security to media houses, especially Geo, which is under attack for many days. The PCP told the authorities that the freedom of press, free flow …

28 media persons injured in police attack during rioting in Pakistan; PTV stormed in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: At least 28 journalists, cameramen and media workers were injured in attack by Punjab police n Islamabad on August 31. The police attack came during clashes between personnel of law enforcement agencies and activists of two political parties, Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) The media persons came under attack while they …

A message from the Pakistan Taliban

CPJ received an email message from the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan– the Pakistan Taliban–this morning. Signed by the “Media commission, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan Mohmand agency,” the message was addressed to CPJ and our colleagues at Reporters Without Borders. The message is headlined, “The Global war of ideologies and the behavior of media: To the heads and members of …