Journalist decides not to write

By: Harris Bin Munawar After hours of deliberating over a move that could cost him his reputation, job or life, a journalist in Pakistan decided not to write an article because of concerns that he might offend someone. “It wasn’t an easy decision,” a source privy to the development told this scribe. “But after several …

Remembering a journalist

By: Shezad Baloch Sometime in the middle of December 2012 journalist Saifur Rehman informed me via Facebook about the escalating threats that journalists faced in Balochistan. “Buddy, now an extremist group has just repeated its threat to journalists in Quetta. It has threatened to target journalists if news about them is not given space.” I …

Media in the crosshairs

By: Kamila Hyat Media in the crosshairsThe media remained the target of attack through 2014, caught in the crosshairs of guns wielded by militants, political and criminal elements and even professional rivals throughout 2014. The country was declared the world’s most dangerous place for journalists by the International Federation of Journalists, ahead of war-torn Syria. …

UNESCO chief slams murder of Pakistani journalist

UNITED NATIONS: The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom Monday condemned the murder of Pakistani journalist Haji Abdul Razzak as well as the deaths of there journalists in Egypt and one in Guatemala, calling for a thorough investigation into these incidents. Mr Razzak, 35, was a reporter for the Urdu-language …

Ejaz, other activists booked

Journalism safety

LAHORE: Civil Lines police registered a case against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Punjab president Ejaz Chauhdry and several unidentified activists for allegedly beating newsmen during party’s protest against rigging in the by-election and police highhandedness on The Mall on Monday. According to a police officer, sections 506, 148, 149, 427 and 382 of the Pakistan Penal Code …