journalists

United Nation: General Assembly President Maria Fernanda Espinosa very firmly believes that there should be zero tolerance for sexual harassment of journalists, her spokesperson Monica Grayley has said in answer to a question about the #MeToo movement sweeping across India’s media world. She said on Thursday at her daily briefing that Espinosa “made very clearly that …

Islamabad : The Pakistan government has banned VIP protocol given by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to influential people at airports across the country, the media reported on Monday. The decision came into force from Sunday as the Interior Ministry directed all officials concerned of the agency’s immigration wing to implement it, reports a news …

Jaipur: Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot said the party will introduce laws for protecting advocates, lawyers and journalists if voted to power in the assembly polls later this year. Pilot, while addressing the ‘Save Constitution, Save Democracy’ programme organised by the legal cell of the Rajasthan unit of Congress here on Sunday, said the ones who …

New Delhi: Commuters can travel in 250 selected city buses by tapping their Metro cards on Electronic Ticketing Machines (ETMs) in the buses from the coming Monday, Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot said here on Wednesday. The move is part of a month-long trial to shift to a ‘Common Mobility Card’ which could be used to …

Islamabad:  An international index for press freedom has placed Pakistan among the most dangerous countries for journalists along with the Philippines and Bangladesh, the media reported on Friday. The 2017 World Press Freedom Index, prepared by international media advocacy group Reporters Without Borders (RSF), ranked Pakistan 139th out of 180 countries surveyed for the report. In …

  Geneva: More than 30 journalists have been killed in targeted attacks this year, two UN Special Rapporteurs announced. Speaking ahead of the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists, the Special Rapporteurs on arbitrary, summary and extrajudicial executions, Agnes Callamard, and on freedom of expression, David Kaye, called on states to take actions …

Panchkula (Haryana): Enraged followers of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh on Friday attacked media vehicles and journalists after a CBI special court here held the self-styled godman guilty of raping and sexually exploiting two female disciples. The Outdoor Broadcasting vans of three or four television news channels were attacked by the supporters …

New Delhi: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s fate hangs in the balance on unexplained finances, most specifically for apartments he acquired on London’s most expensive stretch, Park Lane, facing Hyde Park. I visited the most prized of these apartments on October 15, 1999, days after Gen. Pervez Musharraf ousted him in a coup on October …