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Yasir Hussain and the career-ending blunder

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KARACHI: What might seem very easy to us while attending a stand-up comedy act is rarely as easy to achieve. A comedian’s job is not only to quote and create funny situations but it also entails looking at the most serious scenarios and presenting them in a funny fashion. Which is why it is common practice […]


Zardari urges parliament to discuss Right to Information bill

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari has said freedom of expression is systematically being eroded in the name of ideology and national security on the one hand and crimes against media persons are being committed with impunity on the other. “Unfortunately, freedom of expression has come under increasing attack by the state […]


Rs200m released for journalists’ fund

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QUETTA: The Baloch­is­tan government has released Rs200 million for the Jour­nalists’ Welfare Fund which was announced by the Chief Minister, Nawab Sanaullah Zehri in his budget speech. The Finance Department, officials sources said on Tuesday, had issued a notification in regard to the release of fund. Earlier, the allocation was Rs30m which had been raised […]


Media, our best hope

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THE 2016 media freedom report card makes for uncomfortable reading. Impunity for those who kill journalists continues to undermine attempts by legal systems worldwide to deliver justice and ensure the rule of law. Read alongside rising numbers of physical attacks and an increasingly hostile online space, we remain far from guaranteeing a safe environment for […]


Journalists to express solidarity with Dawn on press freedom day

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) will observe the World Press Freedom Day on Wednesday during which journalists across the country will express solidarity with Dawn. This was announced by PFUJ president Afzal Butt in a statement issued here on Tuesday. He said this year the World Press Freedom Day would be observed […]


Dawn Leaks notification: Govt ‘kills many birds with one stone’

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ISLAMABAD: Regardless of the criticism stirred by the issuance of a ‘strange’ notification by the PM’s Office to take on two senior government functionaries over the Dawn Leaks issue, the move appears to be more of a calculated one on part of the government to serve its own interests. The government’s policy, the sources say, can […]


Zardari for ensuring freedom of expression

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ISLAMABAD – Former president Asif Ali Zardari on Tuesday advocated freedom of expression, right to information and an end to crimes against journalists. In a message on the World Press Freedom Day, to be marked today (Wednesday), Zardari said that there was a systematic erosion of freedom of expression in the name of ideology and […]


Amend law to block blasphemous content on social media

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) has directed the federal government to make necessary amendments to the Prevention of Electronic Crime Act (PECA) to empower the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to block information systems or social media websites if service providers do not remove blasphemous content on them. The court also directed the government to […]


Legal, political and policy environment for Pakistani media deteriorated significantly:  Pakistan Press Freedom Report 2017

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Karachi May 3:  The legal, political and policy environment for Pakistani media deteriorated significantly and Pakistani media professionals continue to face violence while those who attack journalists enjoy impunity from prosecution. A report covering the period January 2016 to April 2017, released by Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) to commemorate the World Press Freedom Day on […]