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Varsity guards beat up journalists

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FAISALABAD: Eight journalists were attacked and beaten up by University of Agriculture Faisalabad’s guards outside the varsity’s premises on Tuesday. While UAF Vice Chancellor Dr Iqrar Ahmed has not taken any immediate action, Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah promised a strict action as well as registration of a case against the varsity’s guards. Recently, the […]


Bail petition dismissed in cyber crime case

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LAHORE: A judicial magistrate on Monday dismissed a bail petition of a man involved in uploading objectionable material on the social media against former federal minister Firdous Ashiq Awan. Federal Investigation Agency`s (FIA) cyber crime cell had arrested Haseeb Zahid on a complaint lodge by private secretary of the ex-minister. The investigating officer told the […]


Journalists under fire from many sides

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HARIPUR: Bakhsheesh Elahi was waiting for the morning bus when a lone gunman on a motorcycle pulled up beside him and shot him dead. Rana Tanveer had just taken his family to safety after radical Islamists spray-painted death threats on his door, when a car smashed into his motorcycle and sped away. Taha Siddiqui answered […]


FIA books Dr Firdous’ opponents from PPP

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SIALKOT-The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) registered a case against Sialkot-based Haseeb Zahid and Mian Umair Ashraf for allegedly “sharing highly objectionable and derogatory remarks” against PTI leader Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on social media. On June 13, 2017, the FIA had registered the case (No.1482/2017) with FIA Cybercrime Police Station Lahore on the report of […]


Pemra fines Nicklodeon for airing ‘indecent’ cartoon

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has imposed a fine of Rs 500,000 on cartoon channel Nicklodean for airing what it deemed as indecent content. According to a notice issued by the regulatory authority on June 15, it said, “Pemra has imposed a fine of Rs 500,000 on Nickelodean for showing indecent content […]


Jang Group spokesman rubbishes PTI chief’s allegations

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ISLAMABAD: Talking to journalists here on Saturday, after chairing a party meeting, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan levelled allegations against the Jang Group of supporting the corrupt family.   Referring to Shakil-ur-Rahman, he objected to the way, they had given coverage with reference to the Panama case. He asked was this the job of a media […]


IHC refuses to act as media regulator

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Today, the Islamabad High Court(IHC), in compliance with the the Supreme Court of Pakistan’s order dated 31st May 2017 passed in the Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) petition, passed final order in a writ petition No. 4098/2013, after hearing all the parties. The petitioner had prayed to the court to issue directions for censoring programmes telecast […]


Pemra fines channel Rs0.5m for showing indecent content

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has imposed a fine of Rs500,000 on Nickelodeon (nick) for showing indecent content in its episode. The Emperor’s Throne of the cartoon series Winx Club. In the episode a cartoon character is shown indecently dressed.  After airing of the content Pemra had issued a show cause notice […]


An outstanding journalist

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WHILE observing the centenary of the birth of Mazhar Ali Khan, one of Pakistan’s most outstanding newspaper editors, the journalist community would do well to recall, and if possible to reaffirm, the traditions of independent and public-spirited journalism that he and his fellow pioneers had nourished. Mazhar Ali (1917-1993) was well known in his college […]


Information markets

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DESPITE the alarming nature of the government’s recent crackdown on social media activists, our discourse still lacks a conceptual framework of thinking through some of the issues that it raises. Any inquiry should start by asking to what extent can the government justifiably regulate information markets? Answering this question when two competing forces — citizens […]


PML-F leader renders apology to Tribune staffer

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KARACHI: Pakistan Muslim League-Functional (PML-F) leader Pirzada Yasir Shah, whose guards assaulted The Express Tribune reporter Zubair Ashraf, condemned the incident and rendered an apology on Tuesday. Shah said he was not aware about the incident that whether a guard from his convoy had assaulted the reporter. “We believe in freedom of expression and this […]


Murdered journalist: Facebook accounts spreading negativity blocked

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HARIPUR: The Facebook accounts spreading negativity and hatred on social media about the murdered journalist Bakhshish Elahi are being blocked after his murder. The social and media circles of Haripur have discovered the Facebook accounts involved in negative propaganda against the murdered journalist, requesting that these accounts must be thoroughly investigated in the process of […]


Assault of Tribune staffer: Three suspects remanded into police custody

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KARACHI: A judicial magistrate remanded on Monday three suspects into police custody for allegedly manhandling The Express Tribune staffer Zubair Ashraf on Saturday. The Defence police presented Majnon, Ghulam Shabbir and Altaf Hussain before the District South judicial magistrate and sought their remand. Investigation officer Ali Raza Hashmi told the judge that the suspects were arrested […]


Another Blasphemy Victim

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An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Saturday sentenced a man to death for sharing blasphemous content about Islam on social media, a government prosecutor said – the first such prosecution in the country. There is scant detail on the case beyond the fact that the accused was a 30 year old Shia from Bahawalpur. Little can […]