Category Archives: News in Spotlight

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…

Freedom Network Joins ‘Alliance For Access’

KARACHI: Freedom Network [FN], Pakistan’s first media watchdog organization, joined November 7 the Alliance For Access, a nationwide coalition of civil society organizations, corporations, media…

October Attacks Review

October proves one of the deadliest months for journalists’ safety in Pakistan. A working journalist and a media assistant were killed, a district reporter remains…

Concern Over Decree Encouraging Attacks On Media

Freedom Network [FN] expressed Tuesday concern at circulation of an old Fatwa, or religious decree, attributed to Pakistani Taliban-linked clerics encouraging attacks on media for…

New Anti-Impunity Collaborative Platform

Leading media stakeholders in Pakistan are gathering next week in capital city Islamabad to join hands for the challenging task of combating impunity of crimes…

PTA Bans Website Of Gay People In Pakistan

Increasing restrictions on online freedom of expression (FoE) in Pakistan is becoming order of the day as the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), monitoring Internet, blocked…

Wali Khan Babar’s Murder Mystery

The murder case of a young Pakistani journalist, Wali Khan Babar, has all the elements of an edge of the seat suspense drama, albeit one…