Pakistan urged to provide proper security to journalists

Pakistan urged to provide proper security to journalistsWASHINGTON: Two international media advocacy groups urged the government of Pakistan on Thursday to provide proper security to journalists. “We are alarmed by the violence against journalists and media workers in Pakistan after three separate attacks in 24 hours,” said the US-based Committee to Protect Journalists. Also read: One dead in firing on Geo TV […]

Pakistani Journalist Gets Four-Year Jail Term for “Entering Afghanistan Illegally”

TV reporter was arrested in eastern Afghanistan after going to northwestern Pakistan to interview Taliban Reporters Without Borders and the Pakistani NGO Freedom Network condemn the four-year jail sentence that … Read More

Geo News suspended for two weeks, sues intelligence agency

Reporters Without Borders condemns today’s decision by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) to suspend all broadcasting by the TV news channel Geo News for 15 days. The decision … Read More

Newspaper trucks, latest target of anti-media violence in Pakistan?

Reporters Without Borders condemns the appalling climate of intimidation reigning in Pakistan after an attack on provincial newspaper reporter Zafar Aaheer on 31 May and several attacks on newspaper distribution … Read More

Malala Yousafzai book launch censored in Peshawar

Malala Yousafzai book launch censored in PeshawarReporters Without Borders regrets that the launch of 16-year-old blogger Malala Yousafzai’s memoir “I am Malala” at Peshawar University’s Area Study Centre in northwestern Pakistan on 28 January was cancelled as a result of pressure from local officials, who cited security reasons. “We deplore this politically-motivated manoeuvre, which violated freedom of information,” said Benjamin Ismaïl, […]