Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate, the Pakistan Federal Union
of Journalists (PFUJ), in launching a set of newsroom posters and brochures which
alert journalists and media personnel in Pakistan to basic steps for
The posters and brochures, in
English and Urdu, will be distributed through the PFUJ’s affiliated unions and to
media organisations across Pakistan.
In consultation between the IFJ and
the PFUJ, “22 Steps to Safety” has been prepared as a poster and brochure,
while “Protect Our Media” provides advice on how to deal with threats.
Developed with members of the PFUJ, the
posters and brochure take into account expertise from various parts of the
world, including the safety guidelines of the IFJ, the International
News Safety Institute (INSI) and fellow IFJ affiliate the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP).
“The IFJ urges media personnel and
managements in Pakistan
to use these materials and share them with colleagues, to improve awareness of the
basic steps they can take to protect themselves in one of the world’s most
dangerous countries for journalists,” IFJ Asia-Pacific
Director Jacqueline Park said.
The PFUJ said the posters and
brochures were prepared in view of the deplorable safety situation for
journalists in Pakistan,
which has seen six media workers killed so far this year.
“Security of journalists is our top-most
priority and this exercise is among a number of steps being taken by the PFUJ
to ensure protection of journalists,” PFUJ President Pervaiz Shaukat said in a
PFUJ Secretary-General Amin Yousuf also
noted that the guidelines were part of the PFUJ’s program to assist media
personnel in Pakistan
to protect themselves and their colleagues.
The materials have been produced
with the support of the European Union (EU) and are available to download below.
For further information contact IFJ Asia-Pacific on +61 2 9333 0919
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