Media under siege

Media under siegePRESS freedom cannot be gauged by body bags alone. If it was, Pakistan would rank among the comparatively safer countries in the world for journalists today. According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, a total of 15 media workers were killed in this country during 2010 and 2011 for reasons confirmed as being related to […]

CPJ troubled by report US spied on Al-Jazeera journalist in Pakistan

New York, May 8, 2015–The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply troubled by a report that the U.S. National Security Agency carried out intensive surveillance of Al Jazeera’s Islamabad bureau chief, Ahmad Muaffaq Zaidan, based on suspicion that he was a member of Al-Qaeda. The Intercept reported today that the NSA’s information supporting its claim …

CPJ troubled by report US spied on Al-Jazeera journalist in Pakistan

CPJ troubled by report US spied on Al-Jazeera journalist in PakistanNew York, May 8, 2015–The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply troubled by a report that the U.S. National Security Agency carried out intensive surveillance of Al Jazeera’s Islamabad bureau chief, Ahmad Muaffaq Zaidan, based on suspicion that he was a member of Al-Qaeda. The Intercept reported today that the NSA’s information supporting its claim […]

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Three shot dead at Pakistan’s Online International News Network

New York: The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the murder of two journalists and a network employee in Pakistan today, and calls on authorities to investigate the attack and bring the perpetrators to justice. Two unidentified gunmen stormed the offices of the independent news agency Online International News Network in Quetta, the capital of Baluchistan …

CPJ slams killing of Geo TV reporter

CPJ slams killing of Geo TV reporterThe Committee to Protect Journalists has deplored the killing of Geo TV reporter Wali Khan Babar, who was shot dead in Karachi on Thursday, shortly after covering gang violence in the city. Wali Khan Babars death is the latest in a string of targeted attacks on journalists in Pakistan . The government has not addressed […]

Journalist picked up, thrashed by police

KARACHI: A young journalist accused police on Friday of picking him up and thrashing him last week. Ali K. Chishti, a correspondent of Friday Times, said he was intercepted by some half a dozen policemen in the PECHS area minutes after he had left his office with driver on Aug 30. Mr Chishti, who felt …

CPJ report asks Nawaz to probe killing of journalists

ISLAMABAD: A damning report by the New-York-based influential Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has accused MQM and ISI for harassing and killing journalists and demanded the would-be prime minister Nawaz Sharif re-open murder cases of 23 journalists for bringing culprits to justice. The CPJ that works for the safety of journalists around the world has …

In Pakistan, cases filed against Baluch outlets, journalists

Pakistani authorities should dismiss separate complaints filed against newspapers and journalists in Baluchistan for publishing statements made by banned militant groups, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. BBC Urdu reported that police in the provincial capital of Quetta had filed a First Information Report, or complaint, on Wednesday against at least seven Baluch dailies …