CPJ urges India to drop charges against Kashmiri journalists

CPJ urges India to drop charges against Kashmiri journalistsThe Committee to Protect Journalists, New York-based non-profit, non-governmental organization that promotes press freedom and defends the rights of journalists, has called upon the Indian government to drop investigations into the work of journalists Mir Junaid, Sajad Gul and Yashraj Sharma and allow them to report without interference. On January 30, Indian police in occupied […]

CPJ concerned over violence against journalists in Pakistan

CPJ concerned over violence against journalists in PakistanKARACHI: Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has said that in Pakistan last year’s conviction of six suspects for the assassination of Geo Television reporter Wali Khan Babar would herald a new dawn for journalists have dwindled in the face of fresh violence and the leadership’s failure to implement a series of commitments to CPJ to […]

Pakistan urged to provide proper security to journalists

Pakistan urged to provide proper security to journalistsWASHINGTON: Two international media advocacy groups urged the government of Pakistan on Thursday to provide proper security to journalists. “We are alarmed by the violence against journalists and media workers in Pakistan after three separate attacks in 24 hours,” said the US-based Committee to Protect Journalists. Also read: One dead in firing on Geo TV […]

Pakistani government mandates guidelines for broadcasters

Pakistani government mandates guidelines for broadcastersNew York, August 21, 2015–The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned by the sweeping nature of guidelines from Pakistan’s Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) for on-air news coverage and commentary on the nation’s television and radio channels. The Electronic Media (Programs and Advertisements) Code of Conduct, 2015 was made public Thursday in Pakistan and is […]