Move to document threats to journalists

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PESHAWAR: Media Matters for Democracy, an NGO, has planned to launch digital solution net ‘Muhafiz’ for media safety to avert possible life threats to journalists across the country. Sharing details with mediapersons at Peshawar Press Club (PPC) on Thursday, the NGO’s executive director Asad Baig said that about 111 mediapersons had been killed in parts …

Move to document threats to journalists

Move to document threats to journalistsPESHAWAR: Media Matters for Democracy, an NGO, has planned to launch digital solution net ‘Muhafiz’ for media safety to avert possible life threats to journalists across the country. Sharing details with mediapersons at Peshawar Press Club (PPC) on Thursday, the NGO’s executive director Asad Baig said that about 111 mediapersons had been killed in parts […]

Press club in Khuzdar closed after threats to journalists

QUETTA: The Khuzdar Press Club has been closed after unidentified people issued threats to local reporters. An official of the Khuzdar administration said on Monday that the club’s office-bearers had decided to close the facility after receiving threats over the past two weeks. He said journalists associated with different media groups had stopped working. He …

Journalists under attack

On the morning of July 2, unidentified men attacked the Express News Peshawar bureau chief’s home. This was the third attack on him. Jamshed Baghwan, as I know him for the past 15 years, is a brave and self-made journalist. He is among those who have balanced views and encourage unbiased reporting. He researches thoroughly, …

Hamid Mir records statement third time

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ISLAMABAD: Senior journalist and Geo News anchor Hamid Mir Tuesday appeared before the Judicial Commission third time and recorded his statement. Upon arrival at the court, Hamid Mir was accorded a warm welcome by the journalists from different media outlets who were chanting slogans in his favour and were demanding justice.Hamid Mir came into court …

UK minister expresses solidarity with Hamid Mir & Geo

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LONDON: Britain’s Minister for Justice and Civil Liberties Simon Hughes MP has said that the assassination attempt on Geo anchor Hamid Mir’s life is “doubly unacceptable” because Hamid Mir has done his job as a critical journalist. Speaking to The News here, the Liberal Democrats leader said that any individual being attacked in unacceptable but …

The real issue

The brazen attack on Geo News’ anchorperson Hamid Mir should have highlighted the perils of being a journalist in Pakistan and galvanised media persons, but it has undeniably divided them. The attack should have helped bring all stakeholders, including media houses, political parties, the government and the armed forces on the same page against the …