CPJ urges India to drop charges against Kashmiri journalists

CPJ urges India to drop charges against Kashmiri journalistsThe Committee to Protect Journalists, New York-based non-profit, non-governmental organization that promotes press freedom and defends the rights of journalists, has called upon the Indian government to drop investigations into the work of journalists Mir Junaid, Sajad Gul and Yashraj Sharma and allow them to report without interference. On January 30, Indian police in occupied […]

Journalist seeks judicial probe into his torture, humiliation

Journalist seeks judicial probe into his torture, humiliationCHARSADDA: A journalist here on Friday demanded a judicial probe into the alleged torture and humiliation he faced at the hands of some local leaders of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). Speaking at a press conference, the journalist Saifullah Jan, who is a member of the governing body of the Charsadda Press Club, also accused the […]

2018: A year of media suppression and rights abuses in Pakistan

2018: A year of media suppression and rights abuses in Pakistan“Sneaky”, “sinister” and “Orwellian” are just some of the words Pakistani journalists and human rights defenders used to describe the censorship and growing clampdown on dissent, mainstream and social media in their country over the past year. Although previous Pakistani governments also put pressure on civil society and the media, this year, many Pakistanis working in these […]

Outstanding dues of newspapers: Journalists’ participation in protest rally hailed

Outstanding dues of newspapers: Journalists’ participation in protest rally hailedKARACHI: The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) hosted a reception for the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), Karachi Press Club and Karachi Union of Journalists to express its gratitude and hail their enthusiastic participation in its recent protest rally in front of the Sindh Assembly building in Karachi against payment of outstanding dues […]

251 journalists imprisoned for 3rd consecutive year: CPJ

251 journalists imprisoned for 3rd consecutive year: CPJISLAMABAD: For the third consecutive year at least 251 journalists are behind bars for their work, as authoritarian regimes increasingly use imprisonment to silence dissent, the Committee to Protect Journalists found. As of December 1, 2018, CPJ found 251 journalists are in jail for their work. China, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia imprisoned more journalists than […]