Two tribal journalists freed after a day of captivity

Two tribal journalists freed after a day of captivityPESHAWAR: Two journalists from tribal areas taken away by unidentified persons were freed on Monday night after a day of their captivity. Shahnawaz Khan Tarkzai was picked up by unidentified armed men from inside the Shabqadar Press Club (Media Centre) in Charsadda district on Sunday, while Islam Gul Afridi was whisked away when he was […]

Three journalists released in Pakistan

Three journalists released in PakistanThree journalists from Pakistan’s northern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province went missing under mysterious circumstances on Oct 15 and were released the next day on October 16. Journalist Shahnawaz Tarakzai of Prague-based Mashaal Radio, a project of Radio Free Europe, was forcibly taken by men in plainclothes from the Shabqadar Media Center in Charsadda, KP, on […]

Two tribal journalists freed after a day of captivity

Two tribal journalists freed after a day of captivityPESHAWAR: Two journalists from tribal areas taken away by unidentified persons were freed on Monday night after a day of their captivity. Shahnawaz Khan Tarkzai was picked up by unidentified armed men from inside the Shabqadar Press Club (Media Centre) in Charsadda district on Sunday, while Islam Gul Afridi was whisked away when he was […]

Role of free media vital for promotion of democracy: Zubair

Role of free media vital for promotion of democracy: ZubairThe free media has a vital role towards the promotion of democracy. This was stated by the Governor of Sindh, Muhammad Zubair, here on Monday. He was talking to a five-member delegation of the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) which called on him at the Governor House under the leadership of its general secretary, […]

Protecting freedom of expression: ‘Bill shows govt’s fear of creative minds and art’

Protecting freedom of expression: ‘Bill shows govt’s fear of creative minds and art’HYDERABAD: At a dialogue discussing the implications of the media of Sindh Press, Newspapers, News Agencies and Books Registration Bill, 2017, participants viewed the proposed law as a tool for suppressing dissent. The event, at which some speakers warned of launching a protest movement against the law, was organised on Sunday by the Sindhi Adabi Sangat […]

CPNE, APNS urged to help protect journalists

CPNE, APNS urged to help protect journalistsQUETTA: The Balochistan Union of Journalists (BUJ) has urged the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) and the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) to play their role in protecting journalists threatened by militant groups. Speaking to protesting journalists on Saturday, BUJ president Khalil Ahmed and Quetta Press Club president Raza-ur-Rehman condemned the killing in Swabi […]