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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) seeks applications for investigative reporting fellowships

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Karachi March 13:  Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) seeks applications from Pakistani journalists for investigative reporting fellowships. The fellowships are part of the “Supporting Investigative Journalism in Pakistan” project which aims to promote investigative reporting by providing support to media professionals capable for depth stories related to issues of public interest including those focusing on governance, […]


پاکستان پریس فاؤنڈیشن (پی پی ایف) نے تحقیقاتی رپورٹنگ فیلوشپس کے لیے درخواستیں طلب کرلیں

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کراچی، 13 مارچ: پاکستان پریس فاؤنڈیشن (پی پی ایف) نے تحقیقاتی رپورٹنگ فیلوشپ کے لیے پاکستانی صحافیوں سے درخواستیں طلب کرلیں۔ فیلوشپس “پاکستان میں تحقیقاتی صحافت میں معاونت” کے منصوبے کا حصہ ہے جس کا مقصد ذرائع ابلاغ سے وابستہ افراد کو عوامی مفادات بشمول حکومت، شفافیت، صنف، بدعنوانی اور انسانی حقوق سے متعلق معاملات […]


Petitioner seeks closure of social media site

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Islamabad – A writ petition has been filed in the Islamabad High Court seeking its directions for closure of Facebook in the country until blasphemous material and pages are deleted permanently. A single bench of IHC comprising Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui will Monday (today) take up the petition moved by Civil Society of Pakistan through its […]


FIA to probe blasphemous contents on social media

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ISLAMABAD: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Saturday constituted a five-member team to investigate the issue of blasphemous content on different social media pages and websites. The team is headed by Director FIA Mazhar Kakakhel. The team contacted the Facebook administration which assured it of providing records and IP addresses of the pages spreading blasphemous and […]


PTA getting positive response from YouTube, Facebook

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ISLAMABAD: Unlike the past, YouTube and Facebook are now cooperating with the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) in blocking blasphemous and anti-Islam content for Pakistani users. A senior spokesman for the PTA told The News here on Friday that following the Islamabad High Court’s direction, the authority took up the matter with top executives of Facebook […]


Protest against blasphemy on social media

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LAHORE: Religious workers and scholars affiliated with various parties took to the streets here after Friday prayers to lodge protest against the continued blasphemy against the Holy Prophet (PBUH) on social media. They gathered in various streets and intersections, raised slogans against the government for not blocking the pages involved in the blasphemy despite the […]


Senate slams blasphemous content on social media

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ISLAMABAD: The Sen­ate unanimously adopted on Friday a resolution condemning the blasphemous content circulating on social media and seeking exemplary punishment for those behind it. The resolution asked the government to act under Section 295-C of the Pakistan Penal Code against those uploading the objectionable material on social media. The government was also asked to […]


Last chance to govt for reply on Pemra chief’s selection

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Friday gave a final opportunity to the federal government to file its reply on a petition challenging appointment of journalist Absar Alam as chairman of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra). As the court resumed hearing, a deputy attorney general appeared on behalf of the government and sought […]


PPF seeks justice for Mexican journalist

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Enrique Peña Nieto, President of Mexico, expressed serious concern over the brutal murder of a journalist Cecilio Pineda Birto on March 2 in Altamirano city, Guerrero state. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali urged the government of Mexico, to thoroughly investigate and bring to justice, the perpetrators […]


State tortured him ‘for pleasure’, says activist

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London –  A liberal Pakistani activist who went missing earlier this year has said a “government institution” with links to the military held him and tortured him. Waqass Goraya, one of five activists who disappeared in early January, told the BBC he was tortured “for pleasure”. The activists were freed after several weeks – but […]


Nisar threatens to block social media websites

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ISLAMABAD – Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Thursday warned the administration of social networking sites to take off blasphemous content, or their access will permanently be blocked in Pakistan. The Islamabad High Court on Wednesday had ordered the government to block access to the blasphemous content on the social media. On Thursday, the […]


Nisar annoyed at Facebook’s refusal to share details

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ISLAMABAD – The Interior Ministry on Wednesday showed its utter annoyance at the refusal of the Facebook administration to share details of those persons who had started malicious campaign against the superior judiciary through the social networking site. Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has expressed his sheer displeasure over refusal of the Facebook management […]


Pemra sends notices to 27 TV channels

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ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has issued show cause notices to 27 private TV channels over defiance of PEMRA’s orders of March 3, 2017. In a statement issued by PEMRA yesterday said the Authority in its 126th meeting had directed these channels to air apology on March 6, 2017 for telecasting fake […]


Social media working with freedom to lie: Nisar

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Wednesday said it seemed that social media was working under freedom to lie rather than freedom of expression. He said that a comprehensive strategy should be prepared within three days to curb character assassination through social media. The minister directed the Ministry of Interior officials to […]