Security of journalists a major concern; EU Ambassador

President Consortium for Press Freedom (CPF) and International Roving Correspondent, Malik Ayub Sumbal has interviewed the head of European Union delegation to Pakistan, Mr. Lars Gunner Wigemark here in Islamabad where he asserts his views regarding the condition of media freedom and journalists’ security prevalent in Pakistan. Regardless of several hurdles crossed by Journalists on […]

Afghan Journalists widely condemn colleague’s murder

Journalists in several provinces on Saturday strongly condemned the killing of their colleague by unknown gunmen in eastern Nangarhar province and called for the murder to be thoroughly investigated. Aqeel Mohammad Waqar, who worked for local radio station “Spin Ghar”, was shot dead on Friday night when he was attending a marriage ceremony in the […]

Media owners worried over threat to media in Bangladesh

Recent incidents ‘restrict freedom of expression The Newspaper Owners’ Association of Bangladesh (Noab) yesterday expressed concern over the threat to the freedom of expression of the media. Citing police attempt to search the daily New Age office in the capital on December 28, and law enforcers threatening its journalists with repercussions when barred from entering […]

Pakistan Broadcasters Association flays the Competition Commission of Pakistan raid on its Secretariat

The Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) has flayed the Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) ‘unfair’ attitude and action against the association. In a statement, the PBA said that the CCP officials entered the premises of the Association’s secretariat and took away all the important original record and documents without assigning any reasonable grounds or by giving […]

Amal Clooney risked arrest in Egypt by exposing flaws in country judicial system as she fights for Al Jazeera journalists

Before she even took on the job of defending Canadian citizen Mohammed Fahmy, Clooney bashed the country’s court system for allowing government officials to influence highly politicized cases. Officials threatened to arrest her if she released the report in Cairo, Clooney said in a startling revelation as the journalists Thursday earned a retrial. Amal Clooney’s […]

Pakistan and Syria Loom Large in Violence which Killed 118 Journalists and Media Staff in 2014, Says IFJ

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today said that 118 journalists and media staff were killed in work-related targeted or cross fire incidents in 2014, an increase of 13 killings from last year. 17 more died in road and natural disasters accidents while on assignments. According to the 24th IFJ annual list, Asia Pacific had […]