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. …

4 journalists and 5 support staff shot dead, 38 injured and 06 others received death

Journalists under siege

The Asian Human Rights Commission has received shocking reports of journalists having to face the worst ordeals possible, during the course of the year 2014. Four journalists and five of their supporting staff have been killed by “un-known” persons and more than 38 journalists were attacked and injured by the police and mostly by those …

PBA condemns attack on PTV

Pakistan Broadcasters Association

Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) has condemned the attack and unlawful takeover of its member channel Pakistan Television Network’s Islamabad headquarters by protesters. The statement further appealed to all sides not to hinder or attack media and journalists who are performing their lawful duties. Business Recorder

Occupiers knew exactly what they were doing at PTV

ISLAMABAD: The mob that stormed the headquarters of Pakistan Television (PTV) was uncannily familiar with the inner workings of a TV station and made a bee-line for the station’s Master Control Room (MCR) – the nerve centre of the network’s broadcast uplink facility. They were also surprisingly familiar with the locations of key offices and …

Riot zone mob storms PTV

ISLAMABAD: A mob of protesters from the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek’s (PAT) sit-ins stormed the headquarters of Pakistan Television (PTV) and forced its staff to take two of the state broadcaster’s flagship channels — PTV News and PTV World — off the air, on Monday morning. According to eyewitnesses, nearly 400 PTI …

Violence not acceptable means to change govt: US

WASHINGTON: The United States sent a clear message to Pakistan on Monday, telling all parties to the political impasse that it would not accept any effort to bring a change through violence or extra-constitutional means. “Violence and destruction of private property and government buildings are not acceptable means of resolving political differences,” said US State …

28 media persons injured in police attack during rioting in Pakistan; PTV stormed in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: At least 28 journalists, cameramen and media workers were injured in attack by Punjab police n Islamabad on August 31. The police attack came during clashes between personnel of law enforcement agencies and activists of two political parties, Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) The media persons came under attack while they …