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Training opportunities of June and July 2012

Three day training workshop on “Current Political Scenario and the Role of Media” in 3rd week of June 2012 for Layyah based print, radio and television journalists and civil society professionals working with media. Apply with CV to Three day training workshop on “Monitoring Democratic Government and the Role of Media” in the third […]

SC says no journalist can be forced to disclose sources

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has issued the judgement of NICL Inquiry Commission on the question of compelling a journalist to reveal his source of information and has held that no journalist could be compelled to do so. Justice Ghulam Rabbani, judge of the Supreme Court and head of the NICL Inquiry Commission, issued the judgment […]

Arsalan Iftikhar case: Mysterious list of journalists surfaces

Asad Kharal LAHORE: By the looks of it, the judiciary and Pakistan’s largest land developer are not the only ones whose reputations are on the line in the case involving alleged money received by the chief justice’s son. A mysterious list has been distributed on the premises of Punjab Assembly which put forward some explosive […]

Journalists highlight cyber intrusion, surveillance

Journalists say the atmosphere for reporting was becoming more hostile. KARACHI: Senior journalists and editors hailing from different newspapers of KP, Balochistan and Sindh on Saturday talked about the new challenges facing their profession in recent years. Gathering for a round table meeting on Reporting Conflict at the Avari Hotel, journalists said that they worried […]

Pakistan Press Foundation Editors’ Roundtable on Reporting Conflict

June 9, 2012 Karachi Media houses, CSOs and Journalist organizations should formulate code of conduct Conflicts in different areas of the country are not being properly reported in the media due to threats of different pressure groups and there is a dire need to address this sensitive issue. This was said by participants of a […]

Protest against police torture on journalist

LAKKI MARWAT – The local journalist community took out a rally in Naurang town on Wednesday to protest against the alleged police torture on their colleagues in Bannu. President of District Press Club Hafiz Minhajud Din led the rally, which started from Pasban Plaza and converged at the bus stand on main GT Road. Local […]

EU, UN officials in Pakistan must make time for Jahangir

By Bob Dietz Asma Jahangir has revealed that government agencies have been threatening her. (AFP/Ben Stansall) There is no better time than now for U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay and EU Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton to step out of their tightly planned schedule of meetings in Pakistan and make a trip […]

Press Council of Pakistan unhappy over media coverage of suicides

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Press Council of Pakistan (PCP) Raja Shafqat Abbasi has expressed displeasure over the way some media organisations portrayed the recent suicides stories by some young students in different parts of the country in their main stories cover. In a press release, the PCP chairman said that each case should have been probed thoroughly […]

Expressing concern: PBA renews opposition to proposed Pemra resolution

Says the authority is trying to restrict media freedom. The Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) has renewed its objections to the proposed Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority resolution. According to a PBA press release issued on Thursday, the initial objections to the draft Pemra (Content) Resolutions 2012 were sent on May 25. PBA expressed concern regarding […]

Protest against killing of journalist

QUETTA: Media persons under the auspices of the Balochistan Union of Journalists held a demonstration here on Wednesday and called upon the government to arrest the killers of Abdul Qadir Hajizai, the reporter of a private TV channel at Basima in Washuk district, who was murdered two days ago. The protesters holding placards and banners […]

Social media use rising, misuse creates problems

LAHORE: Use of social media has been rapidly growing in Pakistan which is useful in awareness creation among the public but also creating problems due to misuse of it. The trend of reading books has been declining with growing use of Facebook among the youth while all the political and religious parties are using the […]


**The application deadline for the 2013 program is August 1, 2012** In 2013, the Alfred Friendly Press Fellowships will be creating several specialized fellowships and working exclusively with partner institutions. We are only accepting applications from journalists at our partner media companies or Muslim journalists from the following countries who are eligible for the Daniel […]

Slain, in the line of duty: A year on, Saleem Shahzad’s culprits remain at large

By Asad Kharal LAHORE: A year after journalist Saleem Shahzad was assassinated, his killers are yet to be apprehended and recommendations of an inquiry commission formed to probe the incident implemented, said the victim’s family and human rights groups. By not pointing out the culprits behind Shahzad’s murder, the commission’s findings have granted a ‘licence […]

Journalist killed, house of another attacked

QUETTA: Abdul Qadir Hajizai, the headmaster of a middle school and a part time journalist, was gunned down in Basima area of Washik district on Monday, Levies Force sources said. Mr Hajizai was going home when armed men on a motorcycle opened fire on him. He was injured and taken to hospital where he died. […]