In the crosshairs: Pakistan’s journalists

Attack on media

By: Zehra Abid It’s been a year and three months since the last attack on Pakistani journalist Jamshed Baghwan’s house in Peshawar, the capital of Pakistan’s province Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. The July 2, 2014 incident was the third on his house in four months. Baghwan, the bureau chief for Express News in Peshawar, recalls how difficult that …

Violence against journalists

Violence against journalistsAS the UN marks the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists today, it is worth asking why this particular turn of phrase is being used. According to UN figures, over the past decade, 700 journalists have been killed the world over during the course of discharging their duties. This averages out to […]

Journalists under threat

Journalists under threatKARACHI: A month and a half back, the press club in Khuzdar opened unannounced after being shut for over a year. The press club was shut down in August last year after its president received threats from ‘unidentified men’ shortly after a press conference was held by members from the Hindu community revealing names of […]