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Increasing harassment of women journalists

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Women journalists face harassment in Pakistan And it is tantamount to restricting freedom of expression. Still, the government does not have any comprehensive framework to protect women journalists from such attacks. One of the main reasons for online trolling of women journalists in Pakistan is this. There is also the fact that political parties and […]

Harassment at workplace: Panel recommends Pemra officer’s reinstatement

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ISLAMABAD: The Special Committee on Affected Employees has directed the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to reinstate an official who was terminated for harassing a female colleague. Respective courts and the president of Pakistan had rejected his appeals for reinstatement, it was learnt on Sunday.According to documents, a copy of which is available with […]

Journalists stand with Sadia Mazhar against threats and harassment

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Islamabad: Journalists in Pakistan are speaking out against the harassment faced by journalist Sadia Mazhar, who filed information requests under Right to Information laws. Mazhar’s requests were met with threats and harassment from public bodies, sparking condemnation from the journalist community. The Digital Media Alliance of Pakistan (DigiMAP) took to Twitter to strongly condemn the […]

Journalist Sadia Mazhar Faces Harassment for Exercising Right to Information

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ISLAMABAD: Sadia Mazhar, a journalist based in Sahiwal, has been facing threats and harassment from officials of public bodies in response to her information requests filed under the Right to Information laws. Mazhar is known for her regular practice of filing information requests to public bodies to obtain information for her news stories. Recently, Mazhar […]

Imran defends his remarks on female journalist’s harassment

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KARACHI: Former PM Imran Khan has said that his statement regarding journalist Gharidah Farooqi being harassed at Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) rallies was not taken out of context and that in a society like Pakistan’s, “if you put yourself in that position, you are going to be vulnerable”. The PTI chairman was speaking to The New […]