Monthly Archives: February 2021

Peace journalism

Peace journalism

—by Lubna Jerar Naqvi In the first week of February 2021, the media reported the murder of four people who were shot dead in Karachi, Pakistan. The two words ‘murder’ and ‘loss of life’ are enough to reveal the intensity ... Read More »

WMC condemns attack on media outlet in Karachi

WMC condemns attack on media outlet in Karachi

The Women Media Center, Pakistan condemned the reported attack by protesters against Geo and Jang group and views it as a direct threat to freedom of speech and reporting. “Targeted attacks on journalists, media crews, and news organizations covering the ... Read More »

Government taking steps for women empowerment: Begum Samina Arif Alvi

Government taking steps for women empowerment: Begum Samina Arif Alvi

KARACHI: Begum Samina Arif Alvi has said that the Government is taking steps to empower women, improve working conditions, guarding against harassment and giving equal opportunities to both men and women. She said that women empowerment was pivotal for Pakistan’s ... Read More »

Ethiopian Journalist assaulted, threatened with death

Ethiopian Journalist assaulted, threatened with death

Freelance Ethiopian journalist Lucy Kassa was attacked at her home in Addis Ababa on 8 February by three unidentified armed men. The men in plain clothes threatened to kill her for her performing her job. The International Federation of Journalists ... Read More »

National Women’s Day: ‘Fight against gender discrimination continues’

National Women’s Day: ‘Fight against gender discrimination continues’

On February, 12,1983, around 100 women marched on the Lahore High Court to protest against dictator General Ziaul Haq’s repressive and discriminatory Law of Evidence. Pursuant to this legislation, a woman’s testimony was considered half as valuable as a man’s. ... Read More »