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The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalist (PFUJ) has launched a decisive movement for the resolution of issues faced by media workers in the country, setting a three-month deadline for the government to take tangible actions towards a framework that can provide physical, economic, and mental security to media persons, said Nasir Zaidi, the PFUJ’s Secretary General, as he read out a declaration.
The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) on Friday gave the government a three-month deadline to resolve the ongoing media crisis which has severely compromised the independence of media in the country.
The ARY show host was targeted by unknown assailants who were arrested by the police. Hasan later forgave them.
December 9th, 2020; Bureau Report; LAHORE; In a webinar hosted by SAHR, Prominent rights activists from South Asian countries decry the use of power by state and non-state actors on civil society and press to quell the dissenting voices.
A journalist from the Dera Ismail Khan area has been killed inside his own home by unknown people. Pakistan has seen 100 journalists killed in the last 20 years according to CPJ.
Some believe that it may be Dawn editor Zaffar Abbas’s speech that prompted such behavior. Mr Abbas received the Gwen Ifill award from the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) for his immense contribution for press freedom. In his video he talked openly about some aspects of the fragile situation in the country.