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Indian police book journalist for anti-rape cartoon

The Indian police registered a case against a journalist for drawing an anti-rape cartoon, reported Hindustan Times. Swathi Vadlamudi’s cartoon shows a conversation between Hindu deity Ram and his wife, Sita, to criticise the Indian right wing’s support for the accused. In her cartoon, Sita tells Ram she is “glad” she “was kidnapped by Ravan”…

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Sports reporter falls into swimming pool during interview

GOLD COAST: A reporter fell into a swimming pool during an interview in the Commonwealth Games 2018. Mike Bushell of the BBC made a splash while interviewing the British swimming team. The Guardian reported that the journalist said that he was careful because of the sound system he was wearing. He failed to notice another…

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Mexico City investigates disappearance of radio journalist

MEXICO CITY: Mexico City’s attorney general’s office has opened an investigation into the disappearance of journalist Mario Antonio Cañas, who was last seen on Friday, it said, reported Reuters. The attorney general’s office did not say if it suspected foul play. Advocacy group Reporters Without Borders has singled out Mexico as the most dangerous country…

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Journalists facing online insecurity, harassment in Pakistan: Report

KARACHI: Digital Rights Foundation (DRF) conducted a nationwide survey on the state of security of journalists to shed light on the threats and concerns journalists face online, which runs parallel to the harassment journalists face offline. This report, titled “Digital (In)Security of Journalists in Pakistan” seeks to map and understand the digital risks that journalists…

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You mess and poke with us as a state: Bilawal’s stunning response to Indian journalist

PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari’s sharp and straight-forward answers to India Today journalist about questions on Pakistan Army and Donald Trump’s accusations will leave you stunned. “What do you mean Pakistan Army is my army. And it doesn’t have a relationship with India. The Pakistan state has a relationship with India,” Bilawal Bhutto told the…

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Obituary: Pakistan mourns loss of the legendary Munnu Bhai

NEWS DESK: The journalistic fraternity of Pakistan along with every other lover of literature and poetry is currently mourning the demise of one of the most principled upholders of humanity, Munnu Bhai, who passed away this morning in Lahore. Munnu Bhai’s real name was Munir Ahmed Qureshi. The renowned columnist and poet was born in…

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India charges Kashmiri photojournalist with sedition

New York, January 18, 2018—India’s National Investigation Agency today charged photojournalist Kamran Yousuf with criminal conspiracy, attempting to wage war against India, and sedition, according to news reports. Authorities charged Yousuf alongside 12 others accused of anti-state activities, reports said. Yousuf, a freelancer working in the Jammu and Kashmir region, who contributes to the daily Greater Kashmir, has been in…

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Mexican journalist killed amid wave of violence against media

MEXICO CITY: A journalist was killed on Saturday in the northern Mexican state of Tamaulipas, adding to a wave of violence in one of the world’s most dangerous countries for media workers, reported Reuters. Carlos Dominguez was murdered Saturday afternoon in the city of Nuevo Laredo, state officials said in a statement. The attorney general’s…

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Islamabad police register FIR for journalist Taha Siddiqui

NEWS DESK: A day after journalist Taha Siddiqui said that an attempt to abduct him was made after he was beaten and threatened by 10 to 12 armed men, the Islamabad police have registered an FIR on his behalf. According to Reuters, the Pakistani journalist, known for criticizing his country’s military establishment, said on Wednesday…

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Mexico journalist shot dead at Christmas celebration at son’s school

MEXICO CITY: A journalist was shot dead on Tuesday in the Mexican state of Veracruz as he attended a Christmas celebration at his son’s school, the latest murder in the country’s deadliest year on record for media workers, reported Reuters. Gumaro Perez, 35, who regularly wrote about security and drug trafficking, was shot at four…

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Obama refused to answer this Indian journalist’s question

NEWS DESK: Former US President Barack Obama shot down an Indian journalist’s question at the Town Hall organised by the Obama Foundation in Delhi for about 300 young leaders in India. Why? Because she was a journalist. Later, the journalist, Nidhi Razdan, expressed her disappointment over Obama’s refusal to even hear her question in tweets and…

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Minutes after being injured in ISIS attack, this reporter read news on TV

NEWS DESK: An Afghan journalist stunned viewers by appearing on television to present the news, moments after an attack by ISIL fighters at his station’s premises in Kabul came to an end, reported alJazeera. Defiant Parwiz Sapy appeared calm and collected on Shamshad TV as he announced to viewers on Tuesday: “The attack has ended.”…

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Crimes against journalist community should not go unpunished: Bilawal

KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has stressed that crimes against journalist community should not go unpunished worldwide including Pakistan and called for special initiatives to “End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists.” He said this in a statement issued on Wednesday in connection with the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes…

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DG ISPR condemns attack on journalist

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan army chief spokesman Ma-Gen Asif Ghafoor on Saturday condemned yesterday’s attack on a journalist in Islamabad. In a Twitter message, DG ISPR said that the attack was an attempt to cause unrest. Pakistan army fully supports for efforts to catch culprits and bring them to justice, he added. Ahmaed Noorani, a senior investigative…

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Former BBC journalist arrested in India

NEWS DESK: A former BBC journalist has been arrested in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, reported BBC. Vinod Verma was picked up early on Friday from his house in Ghaziabad city. Police spokesperson Rahul Srivastava told BBC that a case of extortion had been registered against Mr Verma in the central state of…

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Journalist Ahmed Noorani wounded in knife attack

ISLAMABAD: Senior investigative journalist Ahmed Noorani has been wounded after he came under knife attack on Friday morning, police said. The police sources said the attack took place in Islamabad’s Zero Point area early this morning. According to the initial report, the criminals attacked Noorani and his driver with knives near Urdu University, leaving him…

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Danish police recover body parts of the journalist Kim Wall

STOCKHOLM: The Danish police said on Saturday that divers had recovered the severed head and legs of the Swedish journalist Kim Wall in a bay, as well as crucial evidence that is inconsistent with a Danish inventor’s explanation of how she had died on his submarine, reported New York Times. Jens Moller, the chief investigator…

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Indian extremists celebrate as leftist is silenced forever

By Minerwa Tahir NEWS DESK: Gauri Lankesh, a senior Kannada journalist and activist known for her criticism of Hindutva extremism and advocacy of secularism, was shot dead outside her house in Bengaluru, India, Tuesday night. When a brutal murder happens, natural human reaction is sorrow and expression of grief. Not so much in the case…

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UK offers Chevening Scholarships Global Scholarships to journalists

ISLAMABAD: United Kingdom’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office and partner organizations has offered Chevening Scholarships Gobal scholarship programme for journalists. Journalists can apply for the Chevening Scholarship Programme by November 7. The scholarships have been offered for many fields of study including journalism and media. Chevening offers a unique opportunity for future leaders and influences from…

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Bangladesh journalist arrested for ‘defaming’ minister in Facebook post about dead goat

NEWS DESK: The Bangladesh police arrested on Tuesday a journalist in the country’s south for allegedly defaming a minister in a Facebook post about a dead goat, reported ScoopWhoop. Abdul Latif Morol, a reporter at a regional Bengali-language daily, was detained before dawn in the coastal town of Dumuria after a journalist from a rival…

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Retired journalist found dead inside flat

KARACHI: A senior journalist, who had been living alone after retirement from Nawa-i-Waqt newspaper, was murdered during Eid holidays in the city, police officials said on Wednesday. Zeba Burney, wife of late journalist Naeem Qamar, was found dead inside her flat in Khudadad Colony Monday morning, Jamshed SP Dr Rizwan Ahmed said. The body was…

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