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IHC allows Amir Liaquat to conduct his show

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday allowed anchorperson Dr Amir Liaquat Hussain to conduct his show on a private television channel, suspending the ban imposed on his programme by Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra). Pemra had banned Amir Liaquat’s show Aisay Nahi Chalay Ga for ‘hate speech’ in January. Following the court […]

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29 TV channels issued notice for false news

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Thursday issued show cause notices to as many as 29 TV channels for airing false news of bomb blast in Lahore and ‘creating panic in the public. Following the explosion in Lahore, which claimed at least lives of eight innocent people, TV channels reported it as […]

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Media-government showdown averted

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ISLAMABAD: A possible showdown between the media and government was averted on Wednesday evening, after the information minister brokered reconciliation between her cabinet colleague Anusha Rehman and a reporter covering Supreme Court proceedings. The two came face to face earlier in the day when Azam Gill, a reporter for a private TV channel, began filming […]

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PPF concerned over Murders of two Radio broadcasters

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to the H.E. Danilo Medina Sánchez President of the Dominican Republic, expressed concern over the murders of radio broadcaster Luis Manuel Medina Pérez  and producer Leónidas Antonio Evangelista Martínez during live broadcast on February 15, 2017 in the southeastern city of San Pedro de Macorís. PPF Secretary General Owais […]

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PPF condemns the arson attack on Ukrainian journalist’s car

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 Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Volodymyr Groysman, Prime Minister of Ukraine, expressed concern over the arson attack on a journalist Sergei Guz’s car by unknown perpetrators in the morning of February 12, 2017 in Kamianske (Dneprodzerzhinsk). PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter urged the government of Ukraine to take […]

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Pakistan: Three staffers of television channel injured in suicide attack while covering protest rally

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Lahore: Three staff members of Aaj television channel were injured when a suicide bomber targeted police officials that were negotiating to end a protest by hundreds of pharmacists against amendments to the law to regulate sale of pharmaceutical drugs. The blast, which targeted the police officials in the busy Mall Road near the provincial assembly […]

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Staffer of television channel shot dead: Taliban claim responsibility for the killing

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Karachi: One person was killed when unidentified gunmen on a motorcycle fired at the Digital Satellite News Gathering (DSNG) van of “Samaa” television channel on February 12, in Karachi, the largest city of Pakistan.The person killed was twenty two years old Taimoor Abbas who was working as an Assistant on the DSNG van. The DSNG […]

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Pakistan Press Foundation is concern over the Honduras TV Journalist Killing

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to the Juan Orlando Hernández, President of Honduras expressed concern over the killing of Honduras TV journalist Igor Padilla’s on January 17, 2017 in the northwestern city of San Pedro Sula. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali, in his letter urged the government of Honduras to investigate the […]

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PPF seeks end to free expression violations in Azerbaijan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Venezuela

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) voiced concern over the violation of media rights in Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Venezuela. On Jan 13, PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali wrote to President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan regarding the detention and alleged torture of award-winning journalist Mehman Huseynov. Huseynov was picked up on Monday evening and held […]

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Psychological counseling essential for journalists physical and emotional well-being : TV reporters

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Karachi, Jan 18 (PPI):  Majority of journalists witness traumatic events and should get regular psychological counseling and medical check-ups to ensure their physical as well as psycho-social safety and productivity. Media houses also need to develop implementation of safety protocols in the field and anti-sexual harassment policies for female journalists. These were some of the […]

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Media freedom: Assembly unanimous in condemning TV station attack

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LAHORE: The Provincial Assembly on Monday passed a unanimous resolution condemning an attack on the office of a television channel. The resolution demanded that the government take the necessary security measures to protect journalists and media houses. The session chaired by Speaker Rana Muhammad Iqbal had earlier witnessed a token walkout by journalists from the […]

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SOURCE OF INFORMATION: PBA EXPRESSES CONCERN OVER ‘CONTROVERSIAL’ CLAUSE OF DRAFT LAW

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Karachi: The Pakistan Broadcasters Association, taking note of recent articles in various newspapers about the Journalists Protection and Welfare Bill 2011, appreciates the steps being considered by the Government to provide social benefits and protection to journalists. Pakistan is one of the most dangerous countries for journalists with 83 journalists/media workers killed since 1994 according […]

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Govt keen to address concerns of print media: Irfan Siddiqui

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ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Affairs Irfan Siddiqui on Monday said the government believed in the freedom of press and was keen to address concerns of print media. Addressing a luncheon meeting with the Executive Committee of APNS Irfan Siddiqui appreciated the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) for raising the issues […]

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Journalists to stage hunger strike for acceptance of demands

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ISLAMABAD: Journalists from all over the country will stage a coffin wearing protest sit-in and hunger strike in front of the Parliament House after the month of Ramazan to raise their grievances and apathy of the government to resolve them. The representatives of the journalist community during a seminar here on Wednesday to commemorate senior […]

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