Text by: Department of Mass Communication, FCCU

A book on Safety Handbook for Women Journalists was launched at the Department of Mass Communication, FCCU on March 15. The book launch event was organized by Faculty of Humanities at Forman Christian College (A Chartered University) in collaboration with Journalism & Media International Center (JMIC), OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway. Dr. Douglas Trimble, Vice Rector for Academic Affairs at FCCU was the guest of honor on the occasion.

The book has been written by International War Correspondent and Media Trainer, Ms. Abeer Saady, and has been translated in Urdu by Ms. Sabahat Afsheen.

Dean of Humanities FCCU, Dr. Altaf Ullah Khan shared his views about the book. They said the Urdu version of the book will equip the women journalists of Pakistan to perform their duties efficiently and safely. The book launch event was moderated by Syed Muhammad Saqib, Assistant Professor at Department of Mass Communication, FCCU. Journalists, students and participants from Journalists Safety Workshop at FCCU attended the book launch.

*The IAWRT Safety Handbook is now available in English, Arabic, Turkish and Urdu.

Women journalists’ situation in Afghanistan

The International Association of Women in Radio and Television (IAWRT) Afghanistan chapter launched at the 39th IAWRT Biennial Conference their report about the dangers, challenges and changes that female journalists have been facing in Afghanistan since August 2021. 

Called Lives, Jobs, Homeland: Afghan Women Lose it All, the report’s statistics are horrific for women journalists, who lost everything with the Taliban hardline Islamic regime. 

Every respondent to the survey reported threats and harassment since the takeover. One hundred percent — 100% of the respondents reported that they had received threats since the change of leadership.