About the Coalition

For the past seven years (2007-2014), a journalist has been killed in Pakistan every 28 days. This is the highest fatality rate for journalists of any country in the world. For every journalist killed in Pakistan there are over a dozen who face other forms of harassment, intimidation, assault, injury, kidnapping, arrest or detention. If this is bad, what?s worse is that attackers of not a single Pakistani journalist killed in line of duty have been found, prosecuted, convicted and punished. This is a reflection of the high degree of impunity (defined as freedom from punishment) that prevails against journalists and promotes continued attacks.

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Prominent Members

Sadaf Khan – Director Programs Media Matters for Democracy

Sadaf Khan – Director Programs Media Matters for Democracy

Asad Baig – Executive Director Media Matters for Democracy

Asad Baig – Executive Director Media Matters for Democracy

Owais Aslam Ali – General Secretary PPF

Owais Aslam Ali – General Secretary PPF

Hamid Mir – Anchorperson & Senior Journalist

Hamid Mir – Anchorperson & Senior Journalist

Iqbal Khattak – Media Rights’ Activist

Iqbal Khattak – Media Rights’ Activist

Mazhar Abbas – Senior Journalist

Mazhar Abbas – Senior Journalist

Muhammad Ziauddin – Senior Journalist

Muhammad Ziauddin – Senior Journalist

Adnan Rehmat – International Media Support

Adnan Rehmat – International Media Support

Coalition Members

  • Pakistan Press Foundation
  • Freedom Network
  • Media Matters for Democracy
  • All Pakistan Newspaper Society
  • Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives
  • Pakistan Broadcasting Association
  • International Media Support
  • Institute for Research, Advocay and Development
  • Bytes for All
  • Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors
  • Development Ideas
  • Open Society Foundation