Journalist Victims’ Fund announced

This week in Pakistan, the Federal Information Minister Sherry Rehman announced the launch of the Journalist Victims’ Fund to help journalists working on the frontline,

“Cameramen and photo journalists on frontline, in particular, those who work in conflict zones have to suffer. Their instruments are insured but their organisations don’t get insurance policy for them,” she lamented. link

Meanwhile, the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) expressed deep concern about the situation of journalists working in tribal areas following the recent death threats to three journalists,

“We feared that journalists can become the prime target as situation in the coming weeks or months may aggravate and the media groups must adopt safety for their staff and their families before its too late,” PFUJ said in a statement. “We are concern about the life of Zafar Wazir of AVT TV channel and correspondent of Urdu daily Aaj, Anwar Shakir of AFP, and free lance journalist Deen Mohammad.” link