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TV channel issued notice for airing plane crash ‘audio’

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Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Thursday issued a show cause notice to Channel 24 for airing an ‘unverified’ audio tape of passengers of ill-fated PIA plane before the crash. A flight of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) on Wednesday last crashed in the mountains near Havelian, district Abbottabad. According to Pemra notice, various […]


‘Journalism is under siege’

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KARACHI: Today, journalism is under siege. On the one hand, journalists’ objectivity faces threat from extremists groups like the Islamic State and, on the other hand, from politicians like US president-elect Donald Trump. This was stated by Dr Lawrence Pintak, professor and founding dean of the Edward R. Murrow College of Com­munication at the Washington […]


Pakistan: Sindh appoints focal person on Safety issues of Journalists

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While taking the notice of safety and security issues being faced by journalists and media workers, Sindh information department has appointed a focal person to address the problems. The decision has been taken followed by the meeting between Secretary Information Department Imran Atta Soomro and Owais Aslam Ali, secretary general of Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF). […]


PPF Weekly Media Content Monitoring Report of Nov 28- Dec 4

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According to Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) monitoring 69 news items were related to freedom of expression, 20 media safety and general news items were 12, five news items regarding media obituary; while one related to media ethics and one media development. PPF monitored 108 news items in both newspapers and TV channels during the week. […]


National Assembly body decides to summon BOL CEO, anchor

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The Standing Committee on Rules of Procedure and Privileges decided to summon CEO Bol TV and Anchor Amir Liaquat Hussain in its next meeting in connection with the Question of Privilege raised by Maulana Fazlur Rehman, MNA, regarding “baseless” allegations levelled against him by the anchor in his programme. The committee also directed PEMRA to […]


Pemra’s ban on Neo TV channel penalising entire staff, SC told

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ISLAMABAD: A Supreme Court judge on Monday regretted that judges had started avoiding shaking hands with people even in weddings and other functions to make sure that they were not caught in a position where they were shown meeting people related to the ongoing Panama leaks case. The observation was made by Justice Asif Saeed […]


Minister asks media to play ‘responsible’ role

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KARACHI: Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Maryam Aurangzeb said on Sunday that the draft of a bill for safety and protection of journalists had been prepared, but before presenting it in parliament it would be shared with journalists and media houses. The minister, who is on a visit to Karachi these days, was […]


Minister lauds media role for country

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KARACHI: Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Marriyum Aurangzeb on Friday underlined the need for joint efforts for a ‘democratic’ and ‘stable’ Pakistan. “The government believes in media freedom, but journalism with responsibility is need of the hour,” said the minister while talking to the office-bearers and members of the Council of Pakistan […]


Right to information and security

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By: Ayesha Jawad & Khushboo Ejaz The recent wave of erosion of freedom of information (FOI) laws in Pakistan, has not only given citizens qualified right of access to information held by public institutions but have also triggered challenges for the government. Undoubtedly, this transformation has not only enhanced the vision and access of the public […]