Journalists under threat & attack Archive

Story of Dilawar Khan Wazir, a Pakistani journalist who was betrayed by his employer BBC:   No story of betrayal is more tragic than of Dilawar Khan Wazir, a BBC World Service journalist who was the only voice reporting from the militants’ first ever sanctuary in Pakistan. .His house in Wana, South Waziristan, was
Naya Pakistan? Balla bashing of senior journalist Quatrina Hosain – by Maryam Sadiq: We need a ‘Naya WORLD’. Without intolerance, cowardice and deceit. Without war and greed and avarice. Without violence against any innocents anywhere. WITH respect for women and girls. However IK’s ‘balla’ seems to have missed it’s ‘mark’. When a
Pakistani Taliban admit killing reporter Mukarram Khan Atif: By Shahzeb Jillani BBC News Journalists are increasingly facing death threats in reporting the conflict in Pakistan’s war-torn tribal areas. For years, Mukarram Khan performed that frontline role, covering the lawless north-west for radio and TV. Colleagues said he
In Elision Alley: Mortal fear aims to muzzle Pakistani journalists – by Mariana Baabar: Mortal fear aims to muzzle Pakistani scribes. Many are defiant. Weeks before the Asia Times Online bureau chief, Syed Saleem Shahzad, was brutally killed, I was driving down from Islamabad to Rawalpindi, nonchalantly swishing down the expressway. Suddenly, a
Attacks on journalists and media freedom – by Imtiaz Alam: Media Commission Pakistan held its second conference on 15th October in Islamabad on “attacks on journalists and media freedom”. About 150 editors and leading journalists attended the conference. Following are excerpts from the declaration issued by the conference. The
Journalist Rehamtullah Darpa Khel abducted from Miranshah Bazar: Amn Tehrik spokesperson Idrees Kamal sent us this email to be published as life of a senior journalist from FATA is in danger, we request concerned authorities to take immediate action to get him released.(Editor)   Dear All One
Hamid Mir Wars – by Danial Lakhnavi: کہتے ہیں کہ حج کے موقع پر منٰی میں شیطانوں کو کنکریاں مارنے کی موقع پرضعیف العمر بڑے میاں کنکریوں کے بجائے شیطانوں کے ٹیلے کوچپّل اٹھا اٹھآ کے ماررہے تھے کسی نے کھا ابّاجی! چپّل نہیں کنکریاں ماریں؟
Pakistan journalists walk razor’s edge: Reporters often put themselves in harm’s way as they try to dig up the truth about Islamic militant groups, shadowy intelligence agencies and the possible links between the two. One reporter recently ended up dead; another has a harrowing
Can anyone control Pakistan’s ISI spies ? Aamer Ahmed Khan on his own ISI experience: Related Article: Then they came for me -by Babar Sattar Pakistan’s dreaded spy agency, the ISI, is back in the spotlight, accused of murdering journalist Saleem Shahzad. The agency’s engagement with the media has become progressively more virulent as
Then the ISI came for me -by Babar Sattar: Related article: Can anyone control Pakistan’s ISI spies ? Aamer Ahmed Khan on his own ISI experience Mr. Babar Sattar recalls being called to ISI HQ to “discuss” an Op-Ed he wrote on “reforming khakis”. The pall of gloom,
Saleem Shahzad murdered by Pakistani security service: Saleem Shahzad had warned that the authorities might act against him and revealed a previous threat. by Andrew Buncombe A surge of outrage and grief jolted Pakistan last night after the discovery of the body of a journalist who
ISI Assets in action – II: Related Articles: ISI assets begin their act to ensure “supremacy” of their masters Ahmed Noorani belongs to Ansar Abbasi gang at Jang Group. His agenda along with his boss has always been to malign the PPP government on one thing after
Kayani dictates talking points to “free media”: Also read: General Kayani explains his position on WikiLeaks via Haroon-ur-Rashid This is a fascinating report in Dawn about a briefing given by a “top military official” to “editors, anchors, and columnists” on Sunday. The top military official gave