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Media capture: not inevitable

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Media capture is the result not just of technological and market forces, but of political choices made by political and business leaders. It is a complex problem, but not inevitable. Exacerbated by the economic weakness of the traditional news business and the growing concentration of ownership of media industries, media capture has become one of the […]


‘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, […]


Media urged to highlight hazards of sea pollution

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KARACHI: Federal Minister for Climate Change Senator Mushahidullah Khan said that growing pollution in the sea was due to limited awareness among masses about the matter and lack of proper infrastructure. “The media should play its role to create awareness on environmental degradation,” he said speaking as a chief guest at an event at the […]


ATC indicts four for blasphemy on social media

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ISLAMABAD: An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Tuesday indicted four out of seven suspects for allegedly publishing blasphemous content about Islam on social media. ATC Judge Shahrukh Arjumand arraigned the suspects, who pleaded not guilty and decided to stand trial. The suspects were brought to the court amid tight security. Subsequently, the court directed the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to start […]


Govt abandons draft of anti-press law amid uproar

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ISLAMABAD: Amid pressure from media and civil society, the government on Monday abandoned the idea of promulgating the Pakistan Print Media Regulatory Authority (PPMRA) Ordinance 2017, ordering strict action against three officers for unilaterally moving ahead with the proposal. The repressive stipulations of the draft law aimed to regulate the print media by making it mandatory for […]


Media under threat

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Successive governments have had an uneasy relationship with the media in all its formats, and as those formats proliferate and gain in power and reach so expands governmental unease. The desire to regulate the media conflicts directly with a growing public awareness of, and hunger for, basic freedoms of speech. Today there are reports that the […]


PAKISTAN Govt proposes law to gag print media

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz-led government has prepared a draft law to control media and impose more restrictions on the freedom of press. The speed with which the law is being prepared has sent alarm bells ringing in the journalist community, including the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) and Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE). The […]


Govt looking to resurrect repressive press laws

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ISLAMABAD: Apparently not satisfied with the freedom enjoyed by the print media since the courts struck down anti-press regulations introduced in the 1960s, the government has now decided to introduce harsher laws to control the press. Being prepared to regulate the print media, the proposed law will introduce stringent rules making it mandatory for publishers […]


Sacked information officer seeks Dawn Leaks report

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PESHAWAR / ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has directed the establishment division to submit a reply in connection with an application of the former principal information officer Rao Tehsin Ali Khan, who has sought a copy of the classified report on Dawn Leaks scandal and also the court’s help for his promotion. Tehsin was among […]


PEMRA issues show cause notices to Bol News, Urdu 1

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The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Wednesday issued a show cause notice to the Bol News network as in its TV show HQ Debate the host, Hamza Ali Abbasi, allegedly passing derogatory comments about the Pakistani passport. The Pemra statement reads: “Airing of such c amounts to spread of hatred and promotes anti-Pakistan sentiments.” The authority has directed the management to furnish a reply within […]


Media’s bias cannot be ignored: editors, analysts

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KARACHI: Editors, analysts and senior journalists of newspapers have said that the bias of media could not be ignored, adding that, however, the situation of media had transformed over time. They said that first it was significant to analyse the meaning of being unbiased. Then, the dialogue around ‘being unbiased’ must be continued and the […]


Pakistan, Iran to cooperate for encouraging film

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ISLAMABAD –  Pakistan is all set to establish National Broadcasting and Film Commission purported to encourage the revival of the film industry and creation of enabling environment for the artists, producers and film makers to demonstrate their talent and skill in conformity with their professional ethos and would like to seek Iranian assistance for making […]


Be vigilant of hostile narratives on social media, COAS advises youths

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Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa urged youths on Thursday to remain mindful and vigilant of of hostile narratives through social media. “Educated youth is prime target of ISIS [Da’ish] and affiliates, be extra cautious,” the chief of army staff (COAS) was quoted by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) as saying. Gen Qamar visited Inter-Services Publication Directorate wherein […]


PML-N workers manhandle journalists

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RAWALPINDI: Journalists from ARY News, Bol TV, and 92 News were allegedly manhandled by PML-N workers and supporters covering the former prime minister’s rally in Islamabad on Wednesday. Safdar Klasra, a reporter with Bol TV, told Dawn that he was taking a photo of an ambulance that was stuck in traffic near the Faizabad interchange. […]