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IHC suspends proceedings against media group

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ISLAMABAD: A bench of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) here Wednesday stayed proceedings against Jang/Geo group in a case where Ms Axact Private Limited filed a criminal complaint against the largest media group at district courts of Islamabad for publishing a news article regarding the conviction of an Axact fake degree scandal character Umair Hamid. […]


Freedom of expression: Official responsible for press law alarm identified

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ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Arangzeb revealed on Tuesday a senior officer had been found responsible for a recent controversy about proposed amendments to the Press Council of Pakistan Ordinance to regulate the print media. Sharing the outcome of a fact-finding inquiry into the matter, she said at a news conference that […]


Jang Media Group wins South Asian Digita Media Awards

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CHENNAI: The Jang Media Group won the South Asian Digital Awards 2017 for its augmented reality app Jang Real, in a ceremony recently held in Chennai, organised by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) to recognise the best practices in digital publishing worldwide. Newspapers from Malaysia, India and Bangladesh clinched awards in […]


Tribal journalists imparted first-aid training

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BARA: Tribal journalists were imparted first-aid training to educate them about basic lifesaving techniques. The three-day training was organised by the Pakistan Red Crescent (PRC), Fata chapter in Peshawar. A total of 15 journalists from all seven Fata agencies and Frontier Regions (FRs) took part in training. Speaking on the occasion as a chief guest, […]


Media not allowed to enter polling stations, allege journalists

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LAHORE: Journalists and workers of different observatory bodies have alleged that they were refused entry into polling stations to monitor the election process despite having accreditation cards issued by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). “This is tantamount to curbing freedom of media and put the whole election process into doubt,” Rai Shahnawaz, a reporter of […]


‘Media should deal with sensitive issues responsibly’

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BUREWALA: Highlighting the role and responsibilities of media, members of rights organisations stressed media should play help unite the nation rather than spreading interfaith hatred and misunderstandings. They expressed these views while commenting on the news of the death of a 9th grade Christian student in Burewala. They were of the view that now a days, […]


Publications law

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THE framing of laws and the ambit of their application is always a delicate balancing act. After the media managed to see off the threat posed by a draft law targeting the press, another, albeit somewhat less worrisome, challenge has come up. It appears that the draft Sindh Press, Newspapers, News Agencies and Books Act, […]


Censorship? Never again…

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IT may have been an abortive attempt, given that it had to be abandoned due to the outrage expressed in the media, but that someone in the corridors of power was willing to make a crude, sinister attempt to muzzle the press in the country is reason enough to trigger alarm bells. Once the draft […]


Sindh drafts law to regulate registration of papers, printing presses, books

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KARACHI: With the concurrent list abolished in the wake of the adoption of the 18th Amendment to the Constitution, the Sindh government has drafted a law to regulate registration of newspapers, news agencies, printing presses and books that on paper appears to be tougher than the existing laws. “By regulating printing presses in the province, […]


Any bar on media coverage of references hearing to raise doubts

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ISLAMABAD: Transparency of trial of high profile references against deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and others will be severely marred if Islamabad’s accountability court barred the media from covering it as per its professional calls to inform the public at large about it. Judge Mohammad Bashir did not permit reporters to be present in the […]


Dawn website grabs titles at WAN-IFRA Awards

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KARACHI: The Pakistan Herald Publications (Dawn website) won two awards at the prestigious World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) South Asian Digital Media Awards 2017. The association announced winners at the WAN-IFRA India conference in Chennai on Wednesday. The media group’s digital publication Dawn.com won the silver and bronze titles in the Best […]


Media foiling extra-constitutional attacks: Marriyum

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RAWALPINDI: Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, Marriyum Aurangzeb Wednesday said that media is playing a crucial role in eliminating the menace of terrorism and foiling the extra-constitutional attacks on democracy in the country. Addressing a media workshop, she said that the government is taking bold steps to ensure protection and security of working […]


Pemra warns channels against picking fake news from social media

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has issued advice to all Satellite TV channels over airing fake news reports on July 17, 2017 regarding the killing of Indian soldiers at India-China border. Airing of such content is in violation of several clauses of Pemra Ordinance 2002 as amended by the Pemra (Amendment) Act […]


Minister vows to unmask architects of anti-press law

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RAWALPINDI: Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb on Wednesday promised to take action against the officials who came up with the draft of an anti-press law, even if it meant losing her ministry. “An inquiry had been ordered against officials who tried to pit government against the media, and they will be punished accordingly after the report […]