‘Government urged to take safety measures for protection of journalists’

Journalism safety

Pakistan is a signatory to the UN plan of action on the safety of journalists therefore government needs to ensure security and protection of media persons, said participants of national media conference. Pakistan is the world’s most dangerous country for journalists as number of journalists lost their lives during the last few years therefore government …

Many journalists have died in the line of duty the worldover

Many journalists have died in the line of duty the worldoverLAHORE: The sudden death in Islamabad of Maria Golovnina, the Bureau Chief of Reuters in Pakistan and Afghanistan, on Monday, has sparked a lot of speculation and the internet is already littered with rumours regarding the cause of her untimely demise. Her death is certainly very disturbing for the London-based Reuters, functioning since October 1851, […]

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Irshad Mastoi: Journalist’s murder probe complete

Irshad Mastoi: Journalist’s murder probe completeQUETTA: The Balochistan government has yet to decide whether or not it should make public a judicial commission’s report on the targeted killing of a senior journalist in Quetta. Irshad Mastoi, bureau chief of Online news distribution agency, as well as a reporter Abdul Rasul and an accountant Mohammed Younus were killed on August 28, […]

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Pakistani university helps traumatized journalists

Mental health carries a stigma in Pakistan, but one team is fighting the taboo to help journalists traumatized by their work covering the front line of the country’s battle with terrorists. Mental health carries a stigma in Pakistan, but one team is fighting the taboo to help journalists traumatized by their work covering the front …

Pakistani university helps traumatized journalists

Pakistani university helps traumatized journalistsMental health carries a stigma in Pakistan, but one team is fighting the taboo to help journalists traumatized by their work covering the front line of the country’s battle with terrorists. Mental health carries a stigma in Pakistan, but one team is fighting the taboo to help journalists traumatized by their work covering the front […]

Gauging media freedom

THE report released on Thursday by Reporters Sans Frontières reminds us that politics around the world today has inevitably taken a heavy toll on media freedoms, squeezing both the public’s right to know and journalists’ duty to inform. “Press freedom … is in retreat in all five continents,” said the RSF 2015 World Press Freedom …

Gauging media freedom

Gauging media freedomTHE report released on Thursday by Reporters Sans Frontières reminds us that politics around the world today has inevitably taken a heavy toll on media freedoms, squeezing both the public’s right to know and journalists’ duty to inform. “Press freedom … is in retreat in all five continents,” said the RSF 2015 World Press Freedom […]

Media workers attacked

IT is well known that for those in the media business, Pakistan is a country full of occupational hazards. Here journalists are ‘advised’, threatened or even killed by a variety of actors if they refuse to toe the line. The attack on media workers in Islamabad on Sunday appears to be part of this pattern …