Ethics in the Field – The Realities of Reporting in Pakistan

Ethics in the Field - The Realities of Reporting in Pakistan

Pakistan is amongst the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists. Our reporters face myriad pressures on the job; not just from state and non-state actors but also from demanding newsrooms on a shrinking budget. They are typically undertrained and underpaid, and work in an unprofessional, unregulated environment where salary delays are common.

How do these factors affect the news you read and watch? Why do news reports often appear to be incomplete or insensitive? Does a reporter’s work environment have any impact on the impartiality of news?

Join The Second Floor (T2F) for an interactive session with reporters and editors as they discuss the constraints they face in a rapidly evolving news media landscape. Hear directly from reporters about the challenges they face whilst reporting in a country plagued with violence, often directed at them, and share your thoughts about what needs to be done to improve ethical standards in the media industry.


  • Adnan Rehmat is a media analyst and Director Media Development at Civic Action Resources.
  • Hina Mahgul Rind is a business reporter with The News International.
  • Imtiaz Ali reports on crime and security in Karachi for Dawn.
  • Kamal Siddiqi is the editor of The Express Tribune.
  • Riffat Saeed is the bureau chief of Aaj News TV in Karachi.

Mind Your Media

Mind Your Media is a project of the Pakistan Coalition for Ethical Journalism and PeaceNiche. The initiative’s debate and lecture series will bring together decision makers at top news organisations, journalists and activists to explore the ethical challenges faced by the news media in Pakistan.

Date: Saturday, 9th November, 2013
Time: 7:00 pm
Suggested Donation: Anything you like. Please support our vision of intellectual poverty alleviation by donating generously.
Venue: PeaceNiche | The Second Floor (T2F), 10-C, Sunset Lane 5, Phase 2 Extension, DHA, Karachi.

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