110 journalists killed in 2015, most in ‘peaceful’ countries: RSF

110 journalists killed in 2015, most in ‘peaceful’ countries: RSFA total of 110 journalists were killed around the world in 2015, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said on Tuesday, warning that more were being deliberately targeted for their work in supposedly peaceful countries. Sixty-seven journalists were killed in the line of duty this year, and another 43 died in circumstances that were unclear, the watchdog […]

Free media indispensible to good governance

Free media indispensible to good governanceISLAMABAD: “There is a serious need to bring changes in law to protect the rights of journalists as many media houses do not even pay salaries to staff on time,” said veteran journalist M. Ziauddin on Tuesday. He was addressing a seminar organised by the Potohar Organisation for Development Advocacy (PODA) to mark World Press […]

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Speakers for fair reporting to help bring peace, justice

Speakers for fair reporting to help bring peace, justiceRECORDER REPORT KARACHI: Local and foreign journalists while speaking during the three-day International Media Conference, jointly organised by IFJ, PFUJ and KUJ, called for fair reporting to bring peace and justice at the international level. The conference, which started on Friday at a local hotel, concluded on Sunday. Journalists from 15 countries representing International Federation […]

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Media men to stage rally in Sukkur

KARACHI: Journalists and electronic media men will stage a rally in Sukkur on Saturday to express solidarity with Geo TV and demand the government to provide protection to journalists. This was stated by PFUJ Secretary General while speaking at the Jamhoor Camp on Thursday.He warned the Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan if any further attacks …

Journalists make human-chain to mourn killings of colleagues

QUETTA: Journalists made a human-chain outside Balochistan High Court and Balochistan Assembly to mourn the killing of their colleagues on Monday evening. The media representatives were carrying placards and banners inscribed with slogans demanding the arrest of perpetrators of journalists’ killings in Balochistan, Pakistan’s southwestern province. Last month, armed men had barged into the Online …

MPs want parliament to probe Geo closure issue

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information Senator Pervaiz Rashid on Monday, speaking on the floor of the House in the joint sitting of parliament, said that Geo News and PTV offices were attacked and their buildings and equipment damaged, which created hindrances in the performance of professional duties of media personnel. He proposed to the NA Speaker …

The Media in Pakistan

Having been affiliated with the Pakistani media industry for over a decade, Puruesh Chaudhary has become as an integral part of the country’s crop of young and ambitious players in the media sector. From initially working with two leading, local television channels – DAWN and SAMAA TV – Chaudhary has been invited to deliver lectures …

Journalists condemn suspension of Geo by cable networks

MULTAN: The journalist community led by Multan Union of Journalists President Rauf Maan staged demonstration in front of Multan Press Club in connection with 5th July and observed the black day and condemned action against Pakistan’s premier media group Geo/Jang. The journalists also criticised discontinuation of Geo News at some cable networks despite Supreme Court …