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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Crime news journalist and his wife get killed in Donetsk Oblast

Ivan Verstyuk Police found journalist Oleksandr Kuchynsky and his wife dead in a village of Bogorodychne near Slovyansk in war-torn Donetsk Oblast in the evening on Nov. 29. Interior Ministry doesn’t think the murder, conducted with a knife, is somehow related to Kuchynsky’s journalistic investigations. Robbery seems to be more likely, according to the police […]

ISIS executes five journalists in Mosul

By Alexander Whitcomb ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – The Islamic State (ISIS) has executed five local journalists in Mosul, according to a Rudaw source in the city. Brothers Ahmed and Aitar Rafi, Mohandis Yasir, Yasir Alqaisi, and Modhas Adari were executed in the city’s southeastern Sumar district of Mosul on Thursday, the source told Rudaw. The local resident identified […]