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Competition Commission of Pakistan warns key media industry players to refrain from violations

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ISLAMABAD: The Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) has issued a order warning key players of the media industry, including the Pakistan Broadcaster Association (PBA), Broadcaster Advertisers Council (BAC), and Medialogic (Pvt) Limited, to refrain from indulging in anti-competitive practices. The order was passed following an inquiry conducted on a complaint filed by BOL Media Network, […]


‘Media Professionals Act 2021 to safeguard journalists’ rights’

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen M Mazari on Tuesday said inputs of relevant bodies and stakeholders have been sought and added in Protection of Journalists and Media professionals Act, 2021 which has been passed to safeguard their rights including security, privacy and life protection. The minister, who was honoured a shield for her […]


Punjab Union of Journalists condemns mistreatment of reporters at Punjab University

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LAHORE—Punjab Union of Journalists (PUJ) has condemned the mishandling of reporters covering a clash between student groups at Punjab University. In a statement, President Shehzad Hussain Butt and General Secretary Muhammad Shahid Chaudhry urged the authorities to take strict action against so-called students and arrest the culprits within 48 hours. “Otherwise, a protest demonstration would […]


TV reporters made hostage at Taunsa Barrage toll plaza

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MUZAFFARGARH — A local toll plaza contractor tortured and mistreated television reporters and camerapersons, heading to cover a provincial minister’s visit. The incident took place when journalists reached the Taunsa Barrage toll plaza. Reportedly, the toll plaza was set up by a local politician illegally. Asif Shehzad and Taimoor Athar, the reporters, working with local […]


Another ban imposed on advertisements by illegal housing schemes

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Islamabad: The district administration has imposed a ban on advertisements of 140 illegal housing schemes that are operating without getting a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Capital Development Authority (CDA). According to an official notification No. MCI/Administrator-1(1)/(2021) issued by Deputy Commissioner Islamabad Hamza Shafqaat, “MCI has decided to ban within the Capital Territory all […]


‘Social media accounts of Pak Embassy in Serbia hacked’

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Friday said since the Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts of its Embassy in Serbia have been hacked, and messages being posted on these accounts were not from the Embassy. The clarification was made by Foreign Office Spokesperson Asim Iftikhar Ahmad in a twitter post. “The Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts of the […]


Government firmly stands behind working journalists: Fawad

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on Friday said that the government and the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting were firmly standing behind the working journalists. Talking to the delegation of Rawalpindi, Islamabad Union of Journalists (RIUJ) led by its secretary general and All Pakistan Newspapers Employees Confederation (APNEC) Chairman Muhammad Siddique […]


Grievances of media outlets against ads allocation to be redressed

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LAHORE: First meeting of Advertisements Complaints Redressal Committee (ACRC) was held here with Director General PID Lahore Shafqat Abbas in the chair. Others who attended the meeting included Deputy General Advertisements Islamabad who was in person whereas the Directors General PID Karachi and Peshawer as well as Director Home Publicity Islamabad attended the meeting through […]


Skill-building training for Pakistani Journalists on countering Misinformation and Disinformation

Call for Applications. Last date to apply: Tuesday, December 14, 2021 Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) invites applications for a two-day critical skill-building training workshop in Karachi for Pakistani journalists with the collaboration of Actions for Countering Disinformation and Information Value System Empowerment (ACDIVE). The training aims to increase participants’ critical skills to counter disinformation in both traditional […]


پاکستانی صحافیوں کے لئے غلط اور جھوٹی معلومات کی نشاندہی کرنے کےلئے ہنر مندی کی تربیت

درخواستیں جمع کروانے کی آخری تاریخ منگل، 14دسمبر 2021 ہے۔ پاکستان پریس فاؤنڈیشن (پی پی ایف)، ایکشن فار کاؤنٹرنگ ڈس انفارمیشن اینڈ مس انفارمیشن ویلیو سسٹم ایمپاورمنٹ کے تعاون سے پاکستانی صحافیوں کے لیے کراچی میں دو روزہ اہم ہنر سازی کی تربیتی ورکشاپ کے لیے درخواستیں طلب کرہی ہے۔ تربیت کا مقصد روایتی اور […]


Working journalists given rights enjoyed in advanced democracies: Fawad

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said on Wednesday that for the first time under the Protection of Journalists and Media Professionals Act 2021, working journalists in Pakistan had been given the rights being enjoyed by the journalists in advanced democracies. Addressing the signing ceremony of “Protection of Journalists and Media Professionals Act […]


‘Adopt journalistic values of Zafar Ali Khan’

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LAHORE:Speakers at a seminar have urged the students of communication studies to read and adopt the journalistic values introduced by Maulana Zafar Ali Khan who upheld truthfulness and bravery in his practice of journalism. They were addressing a seminar organised by Punjab University Maulana Zafar Ali Khan Chair and Department of Digital Media at Hameed […]


President signs protection of journalists, media professionals bill

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ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi on Wednesday gave his assent to the Protection of Journalists and Media Professionals Bill to safeguard the rights of working journalists. The president signed the legislation at a ceremony attended by cabinet ministers and a large number of journalists and media professionals. The bill focused on protecting lives of journalists, […]


Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors office-bearers elected

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LAHORE: Kazim Khan was elected president of the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) in the polls held during the meeting of its standing committee in Lahore on Wednesday. Amir Mahmood was elected secretary general while Ayaz Khan was elected senior vice president and Yousuf Nizami was elected deputy secretary general. The meeting passed a […]