JournalismPakistan.com is a one-stop resource for all that’s journalism. Prompted by the dynamic needs of the modern Pakistani journalist, it serves and caters to those requirements.
It is an initiative of senior Pakistani journalists – Steve Manuel and Imran Naeem Ahmad who have vast experience between them, the span of which has seen them work for all major dailies in Pakistan as well as media abroad.
JournalismPakistan.com is not just a website but a valuable and easily accessible resource for journalists. It aims to provide the media, in general, and citizen journalists, in particular, an opportunity to voice their opinions, post stories and reports, share information about themselves and their organizations, interact with other journalists and keep abreast of the latest happenings in the world of journalism.
Through this forum, journalists can explore numerous media opportunities – from jobs to scholarships and fellowships to capacity building courses to latest in media technology and professional tools.
JournalismPakistan.com has hundreds of registered users across Pakistan as well as many in other countries. The website regularly receives hits from visitors in over 90 countries and is keenly followed by both Pakistani and foreign media. Among others, it has linkages with the International Federation of Journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists, Reporters Sans Frontieres, Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists and Women Journalists Pakistan.
Three publishers and printers from Karachi – Rashid Ahmed Jilani of weekly Janhan-i-Nau, Mashood Ahmed Usmani and Mahmood Shaukat Usmani of the daily Asr-i-Jadid - were convicted on various press laws in 1952-53.
A summary military court sentenced the editor of Kaenat, Bahawalpur, Waliullah Ahad, and its reporter, Bashir Anwar, for 15 and nine months’ rigorous imprisonment respectively and fined them Rs10,000 each, on charges of “spreading hatred and dissatisfaction against the government.” On vigorous agitation by PFUJ and CPNE, the Ayub government ordered their release after three months.