Journalist seeks judicial probe into his torture, humiliation

Journalist seeks judicial probe into his torture, humiliationCHARSADDA: A journalist here on Friday demanded a judicial probe into the alleged torture and humiliation he faced at the hands of some local leaders of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). Speaking at a press conference, the journalist Saifullah Jan, who is a member of the governing body of the Charsadda Press Club, also accused the […]

UN Human Rights Committee asks Pakistan about crimes against journalists

UN Human Rights Committee asks Pakistan about crimes against journalistsThere has been a clear deterioration in the safety of journalists, the problem of impunity and of freedom of expression online. These were the main findings of the report submitted to the 120th session of UN Human Rights Committee in Geneva by Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in collaboration with IFEX, the global network defending and […]

Pakistani Editors use Whatsapp group to keep journalists safe

Pakistani Editors use Whatsapp group to keep journalists safeAt least 71 media professionals were killed on the job last year, but their stories weren’t always reported. High-profile cases usually do get a lot of media attention, but the vast majority of killings involve local journalists. A group of Pakistani editors found a unique way to keep journalists safe by using media attention. Zaffar […]

Those who murder, injure and assault journalists are almost never punished in Pakistan

Those who murder, injure and assault journalists are almost never punished in PakistanA report on safety of Pakistani media professionals presents a bleak picture of level of insecurity faced by Pakistani journalists and calls of serious efforts by governments and media to change the present situation where those that kill, injure, abduct and threaten journalists are almost never punished. The Report on Safety of Media Workers released […]

صحافیوں کو قتل، زخمی اور تشدد کا نشانہ بنا نےوالوں کو پاکستان میں کبھی سزا نہیں دی گئی

صحافیوں کو قتل، زخمی اور تشدد کا نشانہ بنا نےوالوں کو پاکستان میں کبھی سزا نہیں دی گئیپاکستان میں ذرائع ابلاغ سے وابستہ کارکنان کی حفاظت کے حوالے سے جاری ہونے والے ایک رپورٹ پاکستان میں صحافیوں کو درپیش عدم تحفظ کی بھیانک تصویر پیش کرتی ہے اور حکومت اور ذرائع ابلاغ سے موجودہ صورت حال کو تبدیل کرنے کے لیے سنجیدہ کوششوں کا مطالبہ کرتی ہے کہ جہاں صحافیوں کو قتل، […]

‘Pakistani law does not guarantee journalists’ safety’

‘Pakistani law does not guarantee journalists’ safety’ISLAMABAD: A gathering of media practitioners and legal experts was told on Thursday that there was no law in Pakistan that guaranteed the safety of journalists, and that the state – rather than protecting journalists – actually creates an enabling environment where media personnel can be targeted for doing their jobs. An official from the […]