Posts Tagged ‘ Threats to Journalists ’

Pakistani Journalists Honored For Commitment to Free Expression

Dec 27th, 2012 | By | Category: Threats to Journalists

Two journalists of Pakistan have been honored by the international organization Human Rights Watch for their commitment to free expression and their courage in the face of persecution. The awardees each received 2012 Hellman/Hammett grants of up to $10,000 to assist the writers who may have trouble finding paid work or who face legal or medical expenses. […]



Attacks against Najam Sethi turn silly

Jun 21st, 2012 | By | Category: Conspiracy Theories, Geo TV

Someone is pushing yet another conspiracy theory attacking Najam Sethi, this time accusing him of being a traitor who “should die in shame” because his family owns property in the US. In this latest attack, though, it’s not just the property which raises the blood pressure of Najam Sethi haters, but the price tag – […]



Is media involved in a coverup in CJ’s son case?

Jun 8th, 2012 | By | Category: Uncategorized

The case against Arslan Chaudhry was brought to attention by the media according to a press release from the Supreme Court. As we noted earlier this week, this raises some questions about the behaviour of certain journalists in their use of social media. Today, though, new and troubling questions have begun to arise about media’s […]



Najam Sethi sues Mubasher Lucman for defamation, inciting violence

Jun 7th, 2012 | By | Category: Dunya

Najam Sethi is suing Mubahser Lucman for Rs 1 billion alleging defamation. Documents reveal that the case is based on statements by Lucman considered to be “false and malicious allegations due to the current tense political situation in the country, especially high level of anti-Americanism…intentionally aimed at provoking and inciting mobs or extremists to engage […]



Pakistan’s journalists abandoned by the courts

Jan 13th, 2012 | By | Category: Uncategorized

This week marked a dark day in the history of Pakistani journalism. The last refuge of justice in our country closed the door to the journalist community, and sent a message loud and clear that Pakistan’s journalists have no rights when faced with threats from powerful quarters. We are referring, of course, to the judicial […]



Actually, security is a “known unkown” for many

Jan 7th, 2012 | By | Category: Jang, The News, Threats to Journalists

In an editorial published on Friday, The News (Jang Group) belittles Husain Haqqani’s concerns for his safety as there have “been no fulminating clerics calling for Haqqani’s demise, nor protests or rallies against his alleged treachery”. As journalists, we find it particularly troubling that The News would require such a burden of proof of threats to […]



Threats to Journalists: When Will the Court Take Notice?

Dec 21st, 2011 | By | Category: Geo TV, Threats to Journalists

For the second year in a row, Pakistan has been awarded the dubious title of ‘deadliest nation for journalists’ according to the international organization Committee to Protect Journalists. The most shocking event, obviously, was the brutal murder of Saleem Shahzad, a case that has followed the usual path to a dusty shelf where it will […]



Who’s afraid of Najam Sethi?

Oct 1st, 2011 | By | Category: Uncategorized

Spats between politicians are a regular occurrence – Altaf and Nawaz’s verbal back and forths are the stuff of legend. This can be somewhat expected between politicians as they are competing for votes and attention from many of the same constituencies. Though journalists are also competitive, this is usually carried out on the merits of […]



Remembering a Colleague

May 31st, 2011 | By | Category: Uncategorized

Today we mourn the loss of a colleague Syed Saleem Shahzad whose body was found in Sarai Alamgir on Tuesday. Innallila wa innalaha rajaoon. This tragedy is sadly reflective not only of the conditions in the country, but the particularly dangerous conditions for journalists who risk their very lives to shine a light on the […]



Wali Khan Baber Killed

Jan 13th, 2011 | By | Category: Geo TV

Wali Khan Baber has been killed according to news reports. The Geo TV reporter was covering operation against drug-traffickers in Pehalwan Goth. Baber’s death comes only a few weeks after International NGO Committee to Protect Journalists terms Pakistan ‘deadliest nation‘.



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