Journalists heading media outlets killed since 1914

By: Sabir Shah LAHORE: While the autopsy report of Maria Golovnina, the Pakistan and Afghanistan Bureau chief for foreign news wire “Reuters,” strengthens the common belief that this terrorism-hit country has been a dangerous working place for foreign bureau chiefs, research shows that it has been equally unsafe for their local counterparts, a good number …

Journalists covering Islamabad sit-ins brave manhandling

KARACHI: At least one dozen journalists and their supporting staffers belonging to different news channels have braved harassment and manhandling at the hands of angry cadres of a ruling party and two opposition parties, while covering their protest rallies and sit-ins on the Constitution Avenue of the capital of Pakistan, Islamabad. These claimants of democracy …

Several journalists attacked while covering ‘Freedom March’ in Pakistan

New York: The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on all sides to respect the role of journalists and media workers covering an anti-government demonstration in Pakistan. Journalists from various news outlets have been attacked while covering the “Freedom March”, according to news reports. “We note that the organizers of the ‘Freedom March’ have condemned these …

Media Freedom under attack by Pakistan’s Government, the military and the judiciary

Three television channels of Pakistan’s most watched and most influential media network Geo TV, was ordered to be taken off air and shut down for a period of 15 days on the instruction of the country’s intelligence agency the Inter-Services Intelligence Directorate (ISI). Continuing the attack Geo TV was also baselessly fined a sum of …

Blasphemy against Ahle Bait: More pleas against TV channels

Lahore journalists express

LAHORE: A case against TV channels and some people was registered for airing blasphemous content against the Ahle Bait at the City Police Station Mianwali. On the other hand, Sargodha’s sessions’ court reserved verdict until June 7 on a petition filed against 20 TV channels, the information and broadcasting minister, Pemra officials and cable operators. …

SC judge brushes aside allegations of ‘bias’ in Geo case

ISLAMABAD: A Supreme Court judge dismissed on Thursday objections raised by a TV show host regarding his fitness to hear a petition filed by Geo TV. “I don’t find any reasons whatsoever not to sit on the bench,” Justice Jawwad S. Khawaja concluded after dictating a longish order justifying why he should continue hearing a …