4thpillar condemns the brutal killig of a young DSNG operator of a private news channel, Samaa. The victim, identified as Taimur was killed by some unknown assailants yesterday when the rest of the DSNG team was covering an event. 4thpillar demands of the immediate justice to the bereaved family of the victim and a stable law and order situation in the country especially in Karachi.
“I’d say it was a failure at both fronts — at the media’s end and a larger one at the government’s side. It was a big story, everyone was going to cover it, but it needed to be done with certain rules in mind,” said Fahad Hussain, a noted columnist and electronic media professional. The story he mentions unfolded on August 15, 2013, when a heavily armed Mohammad Sikandar held
Ibne Hussain Journalism having undergone many changes over the last two decades has entered the age of fake news. This age is going to last for quite some time unless Internet users use judgment and think twice before forwarding every post and comment. Fake journalists are killing reporting standards in Pakistan. Efforts should made by journalists to verify what comes online, though the fake news industry is working overtime. Additionally
A working journalist, Tanzila Mazhar claimed to be sexually harassed within Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV) premises. Due to the volume cases related to dishonoring the women working in the organization, PTV is now becoming a notorious place. Reportedly, if a woman refuses to be the part of that vulgar game; she is threatened of termination of her job. Sexual harassment at work place is a serious offence that should be
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