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‫2020-2021 کے دوران پاکستانی ذرائع ابلاغ کے مواد پر بڑھتی ہوئی اظہار رائے کی پابندیوں کا نشانہ بنے

جنوری 2020 سے اپریل 2021 کے عرصہ میں پاکستانیوں کو ذرائع ابلاغ کے مواد پر بڑھتی ہوئی اظہار رائے کی پابندیوں کا نشانہ بنایا گیا اس طرح ملک میں آزادانہ اظہار رائے کے ماحول کو محدود کردیا گیا۔ پاکستان پریس فاؤنڈیشن (پی پی ایف) کی طرف سے جاری کردہ پاکستان پریس فریڈم رپورٹ 2020-2021 کے […]


Pakistan subjected to increased muzzling of media content during 2020-2021

Pakistan was subjected to increased muzzling of media content in the period January 2020 to April 2021 thus limiting the space for free expression in the country.   According to the Pakistan Press Freedom Report 2020-2021 released by Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), while murder, physical assaults, extra-legal abductions as well as threats and arrests of media […]


European Union (EU) resolution against Pakistan discriminatory: Rabbani

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ISLAMABAD: Former Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani has termed the European Union Resolution against Pakistan as discriminatory and double-standard of the West, saying that if European and Western capitals are the citadels of protecting human rights and freedom of expression then the EU Resolution against Pakistan is discriminatory. “During the last two years, India has […]


Youngsters and Fifth Generation War

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What is fifth generation war? How is it fought? How is an enemy brought down in it? These things will be discussed in today’s column. We will also see how to reinforce the very foundation of Pakistan and stand by those who protect it with their life and blood. Fifth generation war can be defined […]


Food items distributed among media workers

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QUETTA: Senator Danesh Kumar of the ruling Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) has said the people helping the poor will always be remembered for their services to humanity. Speaking during a function here on Tuesday, at which food items provided by the Khidmat-i-Khalq Foundation were distributed among the low-income media workers, he said that providing food […]


Rivals kill sister of slain Haripur journalist

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HARIPUR: Two persons, including sister of slain journalist Sohail Khan, were killed here in separate incidents, police said on Wednesday. The first murder case was reported from Hattar village where according to police sister of late Sohail was gunned down by members of their rival group. The police quoted Farrukh Khan, younger brother of Sohail, […]


Human rights 2020

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THE human rights situation in Pakistan, almost predictably bleak every year, was deeply impacted in 2020 by an unprecedented factor — the Covid-19 pandemic. While the contagion has affected all segments of society, it has exacerbated existing socioeconomic inequalities. No ‘great equaliser’, this global crisis has dealt a cruel blow to already disadvantaged sections of […]


Veteran journalist Manzoor Hussain passes away

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Senior journalist Manzoor Hussain, who was part of the founding team of The News, passed away on Tuesday morning. He was 74. A veteran reporter, Hussain began his journalistic career with the Hurriyat newspaper back in the 70s after completing his master’s in journalism from the University of Karachi. He worked for several newspapers, including […]


European Union (EU) concerned over state of freedom of press in Pakistan

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The European Union (EU) has expressed deep concern over the lack of freedom of the press and violence against journalists in Pakistan. The EU said it is concerned about the frequently reported cases of violence, intimidation, abduction, and killing of journalists in Pakistan. Over the past couple of years, restrictions on media in Pakistan have […]


Freedom of press termed essential for democracy

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KARACHI: To mark World Press Freedom Day (May 3) and to launch a policy paper on the Draft for Protection of Journalist and Media Professionals Bill, 2020, an event was held by the Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) and the Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives (CPDI) at the Karachi Press Club on Monday evening. Ghazala […]


Urdu blogging website Haal Hawal shuts down

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QUETTA— The team members of Balochistan’s first Urdu blogging website, Haal Hawal has decided to close it down permanently after five years of its inception. “It has become impossible to run the website with limited financial and human resource,” senior member Shabbir Rakhshani told JournalismPakistan.com on Monday. The content on the website will remain accessible […]


UNESCO, partners mark Press Freedom Day to Promote Information as a Public Good

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The World Press Freedom Day 2021 was marked with a “Webinar: Promoting Information as a Public Good” on May 3, 2021, by UNESCO in partnership with the European Union Delegation to Pakistan, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Embassy of Sweden in Pakistan and the High Commission of Canada in Pakistan. The […]


Ajay Lalwani’s murder: DIGP’s probe team submits report to ATC Sukkur

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SUKKUR: The DIGP’s probe team submitted its report to ATC Sukkur in which, it declared SHO Saleh Pat, PPP’s local leaders and others guilty for the murder of journalist Ajay Lalwani. The police team constituted to investigate the murder of journalist, Ajay Lalwani, had presented an interim challan in the ATC Sukkur on Monday, declaring […]


Promoting independent journalism among topmost priorities: Bangash

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PESHAWAR: Special Assistant to the Chief Minister on Information and Higher Education, Kamran Bangash on Monday said promoting independent journalism and providing security to the journalists’ community was among the topmost priorities of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government. In his message on World Journalism Day, Kamran Bangash said the provincial government was introducing quota system in […]


Government striving to promote independent, responsible media: Chaudhry Fawad Hussain

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on Monday said that the government of Pakistan was striving to promote independent and responsible journalism. In a tweet marking World Press Freedom Day, the minister said that this year the government would bring new projects for journalists, especially for young journalists and introducing latest media […]


PML-N leader calls for free vaccine for journalists

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LAHORE: PML-N Punjab Information Secretary Azma Bukhari has said that doctors, nurses and paramedics as well as media workers are also victims of corona but the government is ignoring them. In her statement issued on Sunday, Azma Bukhari said that along with the medical staff, media workers were also performing their services on the frontline. […]