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Journalists, social outfits react on FC man’s torture on woman

Several journalist and social organizations expressed strong reaction over torture of a female anchorperson affiliated with a local news channel. Senior journalist Imtiaz Khan Faran and AH Khanzada Secretary Karachi Press Club demanded transparent investigations into the matter. Senior journalists said the FC should have not become party to the controversy. Watch this video report.

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October 21, 2016


Facebook tenders apology

ISLAMABAD: Social media giant Facebook has tendered an apology for disabling the personal accounts of several editors and executives at two major Palestinian news publications, according to a report from The Electronic Intifada. Facebook claim the accounts were mistakenly suspended after being reported for violating the site’s community standards, but the publications believe the incident…

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September 26, 2016


Turkey issues warrants for 42 journalists

ANKARA: Turkish authorities have issued arrest warrants for 42 journalists as part of the investigation into the failed coup aimed at toppling President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, television news channels said Monday. Among those targeted by the warrants were prominent journalist Nazli Ilicak who was fired from the pro-government Sabah daily in 2013 for criticising ministers…

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July 25, 2016


US Consul General leads journalists on CEJ tour

KARACHI: US Consul General Brian Heath led a group of journalists unions on tour of the Center for Excellence in Journalism (CEJ). According to a press release issued by US Consulate, the US government provided $4 million to establish the center at Karachi’s Institute of Business Administration. “A free and professional press is a cornerstone…

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June 16, 2016


Protesting farmers beat up media persons

In Lahore, infuriated farmers, who were protesting for their demands, turned to reporters and cameramen and severely thrashed them. Watch their report…

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May 19, 2016


Pakistan urged to make legislation on safety of journalists

ISLAMABAD: International organizations have urged the government of Pakistan to devise an effective strategy and appropriate legislations on the matter of right to access information and the safety of journalists in the country. It was proposed at an event of World Press Freedom Day 2016 organized by UNESCO Pakistan together with the Embassy of the…

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May 4, 2016


Handpicked journalists invited to Governor House for PM visit

  LAHORE: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday paid a visit to Governor House in Lahore, where handpicked reporters were invited. According to our correspondent, journalists and channels known for their pro-government views made hassle-free entry to Governor House to cover the prime minister’s meeting and ask questions. While many channels were barred, eight reporters…

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April 30, 2016


Imran’s hilarious response to ring question

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Friday made hilarious comments when asked to comment about his ring. “It is not the ring you are anticipating. There can not be a hat-trick so early,” he said amid laughter from journalists. “I am just kidding,” he quickly added.  Watch his comments.

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January 15, 2016


Who is behind recent targeted killings?

  Police investigations regarding the targeted killings of journalists and cops in Karachi progressed positively. Faisal Shakeel reports from Karachi.

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September 11, 2015


Dear media, Stay United !

  Written By: Waqar Mustafa Just when I was feeling content at a Washington Post story seeing “signs the country could be on the cusp of a surprising turnaround” and at police arresting the suspected killers of three journalists who were shot dead in the southwestern city of Quetta last year, the last few hours…

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September 10, 2015


Bilawal decries fatal attacks on Karachi journos

KARACHI: Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Wednesday strongly condemned the fatal attacks on media men in Karachi. Senior Journalist Aftab Alam and senior satellite engineer of private TV channel Arshad Ali Jafferry gunned down in these attacks. Bilawal urged the government of Sindh to arrest the culprits behind the attacks. The PPP…

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September 9, 2015


Safety, security of journalists top priority of govt: Pervaiz

ISLAMABAD: Information and Broadcasting Minister Senator Pervaiz Rashid on Friday said safety and security of journalists was top priority of the government. The minister was chairing the 3rd meeting of the ministerial committee constituted by the Prime Minister to address security related issues of the media houses. He said the present government was determined to…

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May 22, 2015


PM voices concern over injury of journalists in Karachi protest

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Friday expressed concern over a foreign news agency's journalist getting injured during a protest in Karachi. He prayed for his early recovery and asked authorities to ensure best medical treatment to him, a PM's Office statement said issued here. Separately, Minister for Information,Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz…

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January 16, 2015


First trauma centre for journalists in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: Death threats, bombings and getting attacked is part of the job for many Pakistani journalists but they say one of the biggest barriers to seeking counselling to help cope is the stigma that they need it – and others in the business talking about it. The nuclear-armed nation is plagued by a Taliban insurgency,…

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November 26, 2014


Journalists on roads to protest police torture on fellows

Journalists around the country, came out on roads, to protest against the brutal use of torture by police on protesters in Islamabad.

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September 1, 2014


Egypt under pressure to pardon Al-Jazeera journalists

CAIRO: Egypt was under mounting pressure Tuesday to pardon three Al-Jazeera journalists, including Australia's award-winning Peter Greste, jailed in a ruling that sparked global outrage and fears of a growing media crackdown. Greste and Egyptian-Canadian Mohamed Fadel Fahmy each got seven-year terms in a Cairo court, while Egyptian producer Baher Mohamed received two sentences of…

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June 24, 2014


A Bullet is chosen for Us!

By Imran Maqbool As fellow journalists around the globe observed World Press Freedom Day on May 3, Pakistan chapter of the Amnesty International came out with a timely report highlighting precarious conditions under which Pakistani media men and women are performing their duties.  ‘A bullet has been chosen for you’: Attacks on journalists in Pakistan’…

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May 3, 2014


Al-Jazeera journalists back in Cairo court

CAIRO: A Canadian-Egyptian journalist for Al-Jazeera English being tried in Egypt pleaded for his release Thursday, as the prosecution in an unprecedented trial of reporters submitted footage and pictures as evidence. Three detained journalists with the Qatar-based broadcaster and 17 others people are on trial for alleged links to the blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood movement. They…

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April 10, 2014


Egypt puts three Al Jazeera journalists on trial

Egypt put three Al Jazeera journalists on trial on Thursday on charges of aiding Egyptians belonging to a “terrorist organisation”, in a case criticised by human rights groups who say the authorities are stamping out freedom of expression.The journalists, wearing white prison outfits, appeared in metal cages, a Reuters witness said. Six others identified as…

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February 20, 2014


Al Jazeera journalists to face trial in Egypt – prosecutor

CAIRO: Egypt's public prosecutor said on Wednesday that an Australian, two Britons and a Dutch woman he described as Al Jazeera correspondents are to face trial for aiding members of a “terrorist organisation.”In a statement, the prosecutor said the four had helped Egyptians who belong to a “terrorist organisation”. REUTERS

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January 29, 2014

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