Political will needed to protect journalists

Political will needed to protect journalistsISLAMABAD: Politicians, mediapersons and civil society activists on Tuesday said there was a lack of political will to ensure security for mediapersons. They were speaking at a consultation arranged by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) to finalise a report on ‘Enhancing security for mediapersons’. The speakers said targeted killing of mediapersons cannot be […]

CPJ concerned over violence against journalists in Pakistan

CPJ concerned over violence against journalists in PakistanKARACHI: Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has said that in Pakistan last year’s conviction of six suspects for the assassination of Geo Television reporter Wali Khan Babar would herald a new dawn for journalists have dwindled in the face of fresh violence and the leadership’s failure to implement a series of commitments to CPJ to […]

Living like a fugitive

Living like a fugitiveIslamabad: The most famous television journalist in Pakistan lives like a fugitive. Hamid Mir tells no one where he is going, how he will get there or where he will spend the night. At Mir’s office, his curtains are always drawn. He uses at least two cellphones and, until recently, he rotated among three residences […]