Vetran journalist shot dead in Haripur

Vetran journalist shot dead in HaripurHARIPUR: A veteran journalist Tanvir Khan was killed on Tuesday. He left behind two daughters, a son and a widow. His funeral was conducted at PC Ground in which journalists, lawyers and members of civil society participated in large numbers. Police have registered a case against four suspects and started an investigation. Tanvir was shot […]

Homage paid to journalist

Homage paid to journalistThe 16th death anniversary of Shaheed Ameer Bakhsh Brohi, a journalist of Shikarpur who was gunned down by unknown armed assailants, was marked on Thursday. The local journalists paid tribute to Brohi and asked the government of Sindh to provide financial assistants to bereaved family of Shaheed Brohi. They have also demanded the higher authorities […]

Muslim journalists to strengthen bonds to counter fake news

Muslim journalists to strengthen bonds to counter fake newsOn the concluding day of the two-day Fifth International Forum of Muslim Journalist and Bloggers, a draft Declaration was adopted that outlines the future prospects of such a useful interaction. Besides the Declaration outlined ways and means to further strengthen these bonds among the participants and those who would participate in future events. The organizers […]

Taliban kidnap six journalists

Taliban kidnapped six Afghan journalists working for private and government media organisations in eastern Paktia province, government officials and Taliban said on Saturday. The reporters, working for radio and TV news companies that broadcast news in the Pashto and Dari languages, were abducted while travelling together from neighbouring Paktika province to Paktia to attend a […]

PPF concerned over Arrest of Journalist in Tanzania

PPF concerned over Arrest of Journalist in TanzaniaPakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to John Magufuli, President of Tanzania has expressed concern over the arrest of Tanzanian journalist Erick Kabendera, on July 29. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has called on the Tanzanian government to immediately release Kabendera without any charges, Tanzanian authorities should stop targeting journalists working in the […]

Silencing expression

Silencing expressionPRESS freedom was a fundamental pillar of modern civilisation. Nearly all countries, save the communist bloc and dictatorial regimes, ensured special protection for the media in their constitutions. There used to be a competition of sorts to highlight media freedoms in developing countries to gain respectability in the international fora. Jailing a newsperson was rare […]