May 04, 2015
KARACHI: Delegates at the International Media Conference 2015 adopted a ‘Karachi Declaration,’ calling upon the government to initiate cogent measures to ensure safety and security of working journalists.
Journalists, editors and media representatives also urged the government to devise a mechanism to compensate families of slain journalists, directly or through media institutions, and the setting up of a solidarity fund for the victims.
Pakistan has been identified as one of the most dangerous places for journalists in the world.
The delegates also demanded that instruments on the protection of journalists be implemented within national laws and that the justice system be overhauled to end impunity.
Journalists from 15 countries representing International Federation of Journalists and other journalist unions took part and helped finalize the declaration. The conference was also attended by Federal Executive Council members, editors and journalists from different newspapers.
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