Category Archives: News in Spotlight

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…

The long wait for justice

It has been more than six years since a Peshawar High Court judge completed inquiry into circumstances of murder of the tribal journalist Hayatullah Khan….

Dawn Reporter Under Taliban Threat In Kohat

A senior journalist in southern Kohat district of northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province has gone public about “life-threatening” call he received from Taliban militants days after…

We Are Killing Journalists

Investigative journalist Ali K. Chishti had a nightmare in Karachi on evening of August 30, 2013. He had been traumatized after being roughed up for…