Category Archives: News in Spotlight

APNS President Calls For Restraint

Hameed Haroon, the President of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS), has expressed concern that the freedom of press envisioned in Article 19 of the…

Hamid Mir Speaks Out, Still Holds ISI Responsible

In his first public statement, senior journalist Hamid Mir still held the country’s military-led Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency responsible for attack on him in Karachi…

February 2014 Media Mapping

Pakistan Media Mapping – February 2014   Feb 04: Two-member ministerial committee constituted by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif a day after killing of three media…

January 2014 Media Mapping

Pakistan Media Mapping – January 2014   Jan 01: A TV journalist dies of bullet wounds Aab Takk bureau chief Shan Odho succumbed to his…

When Minhaj Burna Was Banned

The ghost of late Minhaj Barna, one of the most towering trade union leaders of journalists and other newspaper employees in Pakistan, looms large when…

December 2013 Media Review

Police described it as “cracker bomb attack” on Express Media group’s offices in Karachi on December 2 but its effects were felt widely among the…

Alliance Condemns Attack On Express Group Offices

Alliance for Access, a nationwide coalition of civil society organizations, corporations, media houses, telecommunication companies, academics, and student groups to promote open access in Pakistan,…

November 2013 Media Review

Attacks on journalists, curbs on online freedom and passage of Right-to-Know Bill by the northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Legislative Assembly were hallmark of media safety review…

A Widow’s Fight Against Impunity

Grief-stricken Reshma came to the Supreme Court in Karachi last month carrying a poster-sized photograph of his slain husband Munir Ahmed Sangi, lying in a…