International News: Fake journalists and journalism culture – ongoing debate in Pakistan

Editor’s Note: SizingUpTheSouth.com is providing our readers contributions from international journalists from all over the globe. While many of international journalists’ issues are different than what the U.S. journalism community may be facing, you might also see some circumstances that are alarmingly similar. Read how our international counterparts in journalism work and struggle for press…

European debate: The world is unsafe for journalists

By Muhammad Ittefaq, SPJ International student and contributor to SizingUpTheSouth.com. According to a recently European study, 2294 journalists have been killed world wide, including 191 women, between the years 2000 – 2016. Journalists are looking for serious answers on how we can defend and protect the journalism community as violence peaks against journalists in Europe…

Pakistan’s journalistic community establishes journalists safety hubs for their own protection

ASIAN JOURNALISM NETWORK — Pakistani journalistic community struggling to support each other. News gets life threatening messages by a criminal gang. Mustafa left with no option other than to stop working as a professional journalist. Mustafa expressed his frustration, “Professionally, it was strange that I stopped working but I was frustrated and lived in stress for…

Meet SPJ Region 3’s international correspondent for SUS

Editor’s Note: Please allow me to introduce SPJ international member Muhammad Ittefaq to SPJ Region 3 members and all journalists in the Region 3 coverage area including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Muhammad will be writing as an international correspondent for SizingUpTheSouth.com on his experiences as a journalists…