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Press Council of Pakistan unhappy over media coverage of suicides

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Press Council of Pakistan (PCP) Raja Shafqat Abbasi has expressed displeasure over the way some media organisations portrayed the recent suicides stories by some young students in different parts of the country in their main stories cover. In a press release, the PCP chairman said that each case should have been probed thoroughly […]


Expressing concern: PBA renews opposition to proposed Pemra resolution

Says the authority is trying to restrict media freedom. The Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) has renewed its objections to the proposed Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority resolution. According to a PBA press release issued on Thursday, the initial objections to the draft Pemra (Content) Resolutions 2012 were sent on May 25. PBA expressed concern regarding […]


Protest against killing of journalist

QUETTA: Media persons under the auspices of the Balochistan Union of Journalists held a demonstration here on Wednesday and called upon the government to arrest the killers of Abdul Qadir Hajizai, the reporter of a private TV channel at Basima in Washuk district, who was murdered two days ago. The protesters holding placards and banners […]


Social media use rising, misuse creates problems

LAHORE: Use of social media has been rapidly growing in Pakistan which is useful in awareness creation among the public but also creating problems due to misuse of it. The trend of reading books has been declining with growing use of Facebook among the youth while all the political and religious parties are using the […]


ALFRED FRIENDLY PRESS FELLOWSHIPS INCLUDING THE DANIEL PEARL FELLOWSHIPS

**The application deadline for the 2013 program is August 1, 2012** In 2013, the Alfred Friendly Press Fellowships will be creating several specialized fellowships and working exclusively with partner institutions. We are only accepting applications from journalists at our partner media companies or Muslim journalists from the following countries who are eligible for the Daniel […]


Slain, in the line of duty: A year on, Saleem Shahzad’s culprits remain at large

By Asad Kharal LAHORE: A year after journalist Saleem Shahzad was assassinated, his killers are yet to be apprehended and recommendations of an inquiry commission formed to probe the incident implemented, said the victim’s family and human rights groups. By not pointing out the culprits behind Shahzad’s murder, the commission’s findings have granted a ‘licence […]


Journalist killed, house of another attacked

QUETTA: Abdul Qadir Hajizai, the headmaster of a middle school and a part time journalist, was gunned down in Basima area of Washik district on Monday, Levies Force sources said. Mr Hajizai was going home when armed men on a motorcycle opened fire on him. He was injured and taken to hospital where he died. […]


‘Prime suspect’s killing just proves the obvious’

Saher Baloch Karachi: Mohabbat Khan Babar expressed his belief in the adage ‘you reap what you sow’ as he talked about the killing on Saturday of Liaqat Ali, the prime suspect in the murder case of his brother, Geo News reporter Wali Khan Babar, in a police “encounter”. “He was a criminal; he had to […]


The News staffer’s house attacked again

Usman Manzoor ISLAMABAD: In yet another attempt to threaten senior journalist of The News, Shakeel Anjum, for exposing criminals, some half a dozen unknown men attacked his house on Saturday night, breaking a light fixture at the main gate, harassing the family and leaving a ‘message’ for the journalist. Fortunately the family of Shakeel Ajum […]


Suspect in TV reporter murder case shot dead

KARACHI: Liaquat Ali, the prime suspect in the 2011 murder of television journalist Wali Khan Babar, was killed and an accomplice of his was wounded in what was claimed to be ‘an encounter with police’ in Clifton in the early hours of Saturday. A policeman also sustained injuries, officials said. They claimed that the gunfight […]


Workshop with Radio Professionals On Producing News and Current Affairs Program: Gender Sensitive Reporting

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) With the Support of IPDC (UNESCO) Workshop with Radio Professionals On Producing News and Current Affairs Program: Gender Sensitive Reporting May 21-23-2012 Lahore Speakers and participants of a workshop developed a consensus on the independent role of the media to overcome the critical social issues relating to gender-based imbalances and women […]


Reporters Without Borders concerned over growing attacks on journalists

PESHAWAR: A leading global press freedom watchdog on Tuesday expressed concern over growing attacks on journalists in Pakistan with Abdul Razaq Gul becoming the fifth journalists killed this year. “The authorities must work actively to protect journalists, who keep on being the victims of physical attacks, threats, kidnap attempts and even murder,” Paris-based Reporters Without […]


MQM slams attack on media men

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Coordination Committee has strongly condemned the shooting of Aslam Khan and Muhammad Khalil, reporter and cameraman of a private news channel while they covered Awami Tehreek’s rally at Napier Road, Lyari. In a statement issued here on Tuesday, they termed the incident an attack on the freedom of press. They […]


‘Blasphemous content’: Police register FIR against Facebook

By Qaiser Zulfiqar ISLAMABAD: A day after the authorities briefly banned access to microblogging website Twitter due to ‘blasphemous’ material, the city capital police on the orders of a city court on Monday registered a case against social networking giant Facebook. Margalla police station registered a First Information Report (FIR) against Facebook and three other […]