Posts Tagged ‘ Threats to Journalists ’

Nadeem Paracha on Media Reaction to Shoe Incident and Aftermath

Aug 12th, 2010 | By | Category: Censorship, Ethics

Nadeem Paracha, writing for Dawn Blog today, analyses the media reaction to the ‘shoe incident’ and the resulting protests by political activists against the media. One can’t help but come away thinking of an old song lyric. There’s battle lines being drawn Nobody’s right if everybody’s wrong The attacks were a highly undemocratic act and […]

Media Coercion Never Justified

Aug 10th, 2010 | By | Category: Censorship

While this blog has posed questions and challenges for news media reporting about the alleged shoe throwing incident, we are troubled by reports that certain news media are being coerced by political activists. Factual accuracy and political fairness cannot be achieved through political coercion – only through an honest and open discussion of media reports. […]

Attacks on Journalists Continue

Feb 22nd, 2010 | By | Category: Uncategorized

Pakistan has seen an alarming rise in attacks on journalists. These attacks range from the active – people shooting at reporters for what they write – to the more passive – making accusations that put reporters’ lives at risk. Whatever the methods, the culprits are the same: People who are unable to defend their positions […]

Father disowns reporter son as "Blackmailer"

Feb 10th, 2010 | By | Category: Uncategorized

Reporter for The Nation responsible for Hype about Blackwater, US Diplomats The Peshawar Urdu daily Mashriq has run a notice by the father of the Peshawar/Islamabad based reporter, Syed Fawad Ali Shah, who has recently become prominent as a reporter for The Nation and is also known for  writing blogs about journalists and NWFP government […]

The News: No Safe Place

Jan 21st, 2010 | By | Category: The News

The News today includes the following editorial about harassment of journalists in Pakistan. Journalists in Pakistan do not have to go to zones of conflict to find themselves at risk – they merely have to stay at home. The home of an investigative journalist who works for a local news organisation was attacked by ‘unknown […]

House of Dawn Journalist Attacked

Jan 19th, 2010 | By | Category: Uncategorized

The latest attack on a journalist in Pakistan has taken place against Dawn journalist Azaz Syed on Tuesday morning. The attack prompted a protest by journalists covering the National Assembly who walked out. The attackers are currently unknown, but Mr. Syed says that he recently filed reports critical of the military. Syed declined to say […]

Media Distortion

Jan 11th, 2010 | By | Category: Uncategorized

Syed Irfan Ashraf has a great column in today’s Dawn about the dangerous and difficult job performed by journalists. Actually, this job is made dangerous by those people who want the media to be not fair and unbiased, but only pushing a particular point of view. The article mentions a particular incident that highlights the […]

Attacking the Messenger

Jan 2nd, 2010 | By | Category: Uncategorized

  The recent attack on Dawn reporter M.H. Khan is shocking. Threats and intimidation against journalists has become too commonplace, but usually we expect these attacks to be carried out by Taliban and other militants. The fact is, attacks on journalists is simply uncivilized. That this attack was allegedly carried out by political supporters of SNF […]

Pakistani Journalist Kamran Shafi Threatened, Shot At

Dec 2nd, 2009 | By | Category: Uncategorized

In more evidence of the growing threat to free media in Pakistan, veteran journalist Kamran Shafi’s house was strafed with gunfire over the weekend. The shooting comes after repeated threats to Mr. Shafi’s life by telephone and warnings to him not to continue writing about security in Pakistan. Police report that they have made no […]

BREAKING: 21 International Media Organizations Write to Government About The Nation

Nov 17th, 2009 | By | Category: The Nation

BREAKING: A group of 21 international media organizations has written a letter to Minister of Information and Broadcasting Qamar Zaman Kaira expressing concern about The Nation. The letter is in response to an article by Kaswar Klasra in The Nation earlier this month that – with no evidence or factual support – accused a fellow […]