Workshop Held by the American NGO Solidarity Center with the collaboration of International Federation of Journalist(IFJ),World journalist human rights federation on Gender Equity and Physical Safety for Journalists and Media Workers

12066034_10153072763752007_8050345661523403879_nJournalists have to be conflict reporters, used to being in the frontline of conflict and continuously facing difficult and even dangerous situations. Very often frontline is not only that dangerous places they go to report but their own house, office or computer screen. Over 100 journalist and media workers have been killed in the line of duty in Pakistan since 2000 and over the worst ever in the history of Pakistan for media with the highest number of causalities as 14 journalists, media assistants and a blogger ware killed for their work and dozens injured , kidnapped and intimidated. Workshop Held by  the American NGO Solidarity Center with the collaboration of  International Federation of Journalist(IFJ),World journalist  human rights federation on Gender Equity and Physical Safety for Journalists and Media Workers. This seminar organized by APNEC, PFUJ and MWO Pakistan. Trainer of workshop was Director IFJ. JAN WORTHINGTON from Australia. Pakistan is on e of the most dangerous countries for journalist in the world. Journalist have faced much of the brunt of violence, women journalists also work in the same environment and suffer the same insecurities and threats, Every  year , women journalist 12038259_10153074676837007_6184931401005204458_n 12004004_10153078857797007_3493772385375363316_nare  killed , assaulted , threatened and defamed . all in pursuit f the truth. Apart from the law and order situation, women are also vulnerable to numerous psychological and physical harms due to their gender. Violence against women journalists is sadly an important issue that is rarely openly confronted. Since Pakistan is an honor based society, any attack on women reputation, Physically or using the internet, can have serious repercussions for there , both professionally and personally. Women journalists are a small 12039262_10153074673072007_5001043205551803582_nfraction of journalist community in the country and they are mainly concentrated in large cities. While more secure professions like medicine and teaching have attracted conditions and challenging security environment.

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