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 …

IFJ calls on Pakistan government, political parties to respect media rights

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today issued letters to Pakistan’s Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, and opposition leaders Imran Khan, of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT), condemning their roles in the recent violent attack on journalists and media houses; and urging for immediate action to stem violence being …