Pakistan among most dangerous countries for journalists: Report

QUETTA: Pakistan remains one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists, media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said in its annual report released on Wednesday, with Balochistan a hotspot for violence. Seven reporters were killed in the line of duty in 2013, the report said, blaming the government’s “unwillingness to administer justice”. …

Three explosions hit Peshawar cinema; eleven killed

PESHAWAR: Three back-to-back explosions occurred inside Peshawar’s Shama Cinema on Tuesday, killing 11 people and leaving at least 19 others injured. According to Dawn News, multiple explosions occurred when a show was ongoing in the cinema. Subsequently, 11 people were killed whereas 19 others were injured, an official at Lady Reading Hospital, Syed Jameel Shah, …

Pakistan and Mexico worst places for journalists: Columbia Dean

NEW YORK: Dean of Columbia University’s Journalism School, famous American author and journalist Steve Coll, while lauding the bravery of the Pakistani journalists working in the worst violence-hit part of the world, has said that Pakistan and Mexico are the worst places in the world for journalists. “Journalists in Pakistan are another emerging professional core …