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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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Pakistan Press Foundation concerned over compulsory broadcast in Venezuela

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Nicolas Maduro, President of Venezuela, expressed concern over the compulsory parliamentary broadcast on private radio and television channels on January 5, 2017. According to the Instituto Prensa y Sociedad de Venezuela (IPYS), also known as Press and Society Institute of Venezuela, the live broadcasts of open-signal radio […]

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Govt asked to present Right to Information bill

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ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting on Wednesday directed the government to present the Right to Information (RTI) bill in parliament at the earliest, as it has already been delayed for 18 months now. “If the bill which was approved by this committee is not presented in the House before the next […]

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Implementing RTI laws

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Contrary to popular perception, when it comes to protecting the rights of citizens, Pakistan has some exemplary laws. The 18th Amendment decrees that access to information held by government bodies is a right of every citizen. The provincial governments of Punjab and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) have gone further by introducing their own Right to Information (RTI) […]

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Monitoring transparency: Govt websites yet to comply with RTI law, says report

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KARACHI: The Punjab government has made little progress in making its websites comply with its transparency and right to information law, a report by digital rights groups says. It says that there have been only small improvements in this regard over July-December 2015 period. The fourth biannual State of Proactive Disclosure of Information in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa […]

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Ban on live coverage impedes citizens’ right to information: PBA

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KARACHI: On Monday, the KP Home Department issued a letter on the request of the KP Apex Committee, asking the federal government to ban all live coverage of terrorist incidents.The Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) says it realises the nation is going through a very challenging time and the entire country has to come together including […]

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Govt slated for delaying RTI law passage

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ISLAMABAD: Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives (CPDI) has criticised the government for formulating special committee to clear Right to Information (RTI) Law, terming it a move to cause further confusion and delay the enactment of the law. “Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives believes that there are already adequate and strong safeguards in Right […]

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PM forms panel to clear RTI draft law

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ISLAMABAD: If the government is to be believed this time, the federal Right to Information (RTI) law is soon becoming a reality, as the prime minister has formed a committee to clear the draft law without approval of the cabinet. Minister for Information Pervez Rashid told The News that a five-member committee of PML-N lawmakers […]

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Civil society urges government pass Right to Information Bill

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KARACHI: The Coalition on Transparency and Access to Information (C-TAI) undertook yet another attempt to convince the government to pass the Sindh Right to Information (RTI) Bill, 2015. Members of C-TAI, which is a coalition of 26 Sindh-based NGOs, gathered at an advocacy and consultative session to discuss the draft of the bill at Movenpick […]

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Sindh information law least effective among all provinces

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ISLAMABAD: Despite urging the federal government to introduce the Right to Information (RTI) law, the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) is unable to enact the same legislation in its own ruled Sindh province, which is currently being deemed as the least transparent federating unit. The provincial government claims that it has already drafted the RTI law […]

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Punjab, Balochistan not sharing information of public interest: PILDAT

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ISLAMABAD – A prominent advocate of Right to Information (RTI) law yesterday complained that provinces of Punjab and Balochistan were not cooperating in sharing information of vital public importance. Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency (PILDAT), an independent think tank focusing on democracy, governance and public policy said that the two provinces had been […]

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‘Despite flaws, Sindh FOI ‘Despite flaws, Sindh FOI law can still empower citizens’law can still empower citizens’

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Karachi Despites its inherent flaws, the provincial right to information law — if used — has the potential to empower citizens to a much higher degree and help improve on the current transparency and accountability levels in governance and all other related matters. The reason this law could bring about a possible change is that […]

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RTI Commission issues show-cause notice to Haripur varsity

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ABBOTTABAD: The Right to Information (RTI) Commission has issued a show- cause notice to the University of Haripur administration over the failure to provide documents under Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (RTI) Act 2013 This show-cause was issued for inability of the university’s administration to produce the relevant documents related to the selection boards and some administrative responsibilities […]

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REGULATING THE MEDIA AND ITS RIGHT TO INFORMATION

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The much celebrated vibrancy in our media needs a bit of a pause and urgently too for a self-obligatory introspection to see how we are doing on the credibility and integrity aspects—the most essential media characteristics—and self-correct lapses that may have appeared as side-effects that go hand-in-hand when the much needed sense of responsibility gets […]

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