Another Pakistani Journalist Killed In Karachi

Senior journalist Aftab Alam was killed in a gun attack near his home in Karachi’s North Karachi neighbourhood on Wednesday, television reports said. Unknown assailants opened fire on Alam near his home in North Karachi’s Sector 11-C. Alam was rushed to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital where doctors declared him dead after an external examination. Later, […]

Pakistani journalist shot dead

Zafarullah Jatak is the first Pakistani journalist to be killed this year. A Pakistani journalist was shot dead at his home by unindentified gunmen on Sunday, according to local news reports. Zafarullah Jatak, a correspondent for Urdu language daily Intekhab, was murdered in his sleep when assailants stormed into his house and open fired. Police […]

Pakistan’s Media is Silent as Hundreds Protest Government Gag on Bol News Group

The government of Pakistan has placed a gag order on the company behind Bol, a brand new, well-financed Pakistani media outlet that gave co-ownership to journalists. Issued by the Ministry of Information, the gag puts in jeopardy the future of two thousand employees of Bol, which was scheduled to launch in just a few weeks. […]

UNESCO chief condemns killing of Bangladeshi blogger Ananta Bijoy Das

The head of the United Nations agency with a mandate to defend freedom of expression and press freedom worldwide today voiced grave concern about the safety of citizen journalists in Bangladesh following the killing of blogger Ananta Bijoy Das on 12 May. “I condemn the murder of Ananta Bijoy Das and call on the authorities […]

Pakistani police Traps a Crime Reporter in False accusation of rape

Police implicated a senior journalist of a national English daily in fake rape case in order to punish him for highlighting police atrocities and injustice, corruption of politicians and helping victims of heinous crimes. Israr Ahmed who works for The Nation, one of the major English newspapers in Pakistan has been trapped in the fake […]

Information minister hints at ‘action’ against brutal police

During the opening of the IPI World Congress on press freedom being held in Yangon, Information Minister U Yet Htut said action may be taken against police involved in the recent crackdown on the students protest in Letpadan. The International Press Institute is holding its 65th IPI World Congress 2015 at the Chatrium Hotel in […]

Myanmar hosts world press meet a midst boycott threat

The International Press Institute is holding its 65th IPI World Congress 2015 at the Chatrium Hotel in Yangon from March 27 to 29, the first time Myanmar has hosted the international press event. More than 200 journalists from more than 60 countries, including Myanmar journalists, are due to attend. Subjects to be discussed include media […]

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 […]