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Media freedom: Licences for private TV and radio channels in FATA demanded

ISLAMABAD:The Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) should have independent local media. This will create an enabling environment for political participation in the region ahead of the next general elections, said mainstream political parties and elected officials from the region here on Thursday. The parties and MNAs demanded that President Asif Ali Zardari urgently issue an […]


Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) In Collaboration with NED Report of Workshop with Journalists and CSOs on “Current Political Scenario and the role of Media”

June 27-29-2012 Charsaddah Media can promote religious harmony by giving due coverage to all religious activities and dialogue between the scholars of different religions existing in Pakistan. The assassination of former governor Punjab Mr. Salman Taseer was the result of misreporting of some sections of TV channels. This was observed by the participants of 3-day […]


‘Planted’ interview : SC issues contempt notices to TV channel owner, two anchors

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) has accepted a petition for initiating contempt proceedings against the owner of a private TV channel and two TV anchorpersons over the “planted” interview of real estate tycoon Malik Riaz Hussain on June 13. The court also issued notices to Malik Riaz, Mian Aamir Mehmood, chief executive of the TV […]


PFUJ condemns attack on AAJ TV office

Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has strongly condemned the attack of the private AAJ TV channel in Karachi on Monday night (June 26, 2012). According to media reports, at least two employees of the private TV channel were injured when four armed men opened fire at the main gate of AAJ TV office at […]


National conference on media ethics begins on Thursday

ISLAMABAD: A two-day National Conference on Media ethics, theory and practices would commence here at a local hotel on Thursday aiming at to provide a platform to brilliance of Pakistan to exchange their views for strengthening freedom of press. Minister for Information and Broadcasting Qamar Zaman Kaira will chair the inaugural session on Thursday. The […]


Taliban threaten media offices

KARACHI: The outlawed Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan group has claimed responsibility for the Monday night attack on the offices of the Aaj News TV channel. Two people were injured in the attack. In a phone call made to the TV channel on Tuesday, a TTP spokesperson said the attack had been carried out because Aaj TV did […]


FBR serves notices on cricket stars; media persons, parliamentarians also on list

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has started serving notices to renowned public figures including parliamentarians, generals, judges, lawyers, sport stars, artists, journalists, bureaucrats and doctors for evading taxes and concealing their income, official sources said on Monday. The FBR has identified 10 categories of such “Prominent Pakistanis”, who remain recognized figures in the […]


APNS condemns attack on media house

KARACHI: The APNS on Tuesday strongly flayed attempts to threaten the media by acts of cowardly attacks on a media house, stated a press release of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS). The APNS noted with grave concern that some miscreants had attacked the offices of Daily Business Recorder and Aaj TV in Karachi. The […]


Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) In Collaboration with NED Report of Workshop with Journalists and CSOs on “Current Political Scenario and the role of Media”

June 23-25-2012 Abbotabad Media has been playing its pro active role in highlighting public interest issues and it has increased transparency in the country by exposing different kind of corruption in the various institutions from top to bottom. This was observed by the participants and speakers of a 3-day workshop titled “Current Political Scenario and […]


After firing incident, PM orders security for TV channels

KARACHI: Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf has taken notice of the firing on the offices of a private TV channel and ordered for provision of security to all TV channels. Federal Minister of Information Qamar Zaman Kaira has firing. Unidentified motorcyclists opened fire on a Media House that has offices of Business Recorder and Aaj […]


Firing at Aaj TV Office, 2 injured

By: Fawad Khan, Uploaded KARACHI: Unknown armed men opened fire at the Aaj TV office on Monday. Two of Aaj TV employees were seriously injured as a result of the dreadful incident. Two unidentified men, riding on a motorcycle approached the Aaj TV office and opened fire. The motive of the firing is still unknown […]


Social media

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) In Collaboration with NED Report of Workshop with Journalists and CSOs on “Current Political Scenario and the role of Media”

June 21-23-2012 Layyah Media has the capacity to promote role models and genuine leaders of the country as to strengthen democracy and government institutions. Media, both print and electronic have been highlighting the major developments of the government and the problems of the common folks as well. This was observed by the participants of 3-day […]


Question mark on the media’s credibility

By: Mohammad Jamil Last week, a two-member bench of the Supreme Court of Pakistan while delivering verdict on Dr Arsalan Iftikhar’s case observed: “The series of events, the run up to this suo motu case also raised concerns about the issues of media law and ethics. The ethic and legal framework of the media requires […]