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پاکستان میں میڈیا کی حفاظت اور آزادی صحافت آزادی صحافت کے عالمی دن کو یادگار منانے کے لیے پاکستان پریس فاوٗنڈیشن (پی پی ایف) کی رپورٹ

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پاکستان پریس فاوٗنڈیشن (پی پی ایف)نے پاکستان میں میڈیا کی حفاظت اورآزادی صحافت 2019-2020کی عالمی آزادی صحافت پر رپورٹ جاری کردی ہے پاکستان میں میڈیا COVID-19سے رونما نئے اور سخت امتحان میں اپنی ذمہ داری نبھارہاہے۔ملک میں اس وبا کے پھوٹنے سےلے کر اب تک دو صحافی جاں بحق ہوئے اور کم از کم 38کا […]


Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) releases World Press Freedom Report on Media Safety and Press Freedom in Pakistan 2019-2020.

Pakistan Press Foundation

This year, the media in Pakistan, is operating under a new and challenging environment created by the spread of COVID-19. Since the spread of the pandemic in the country, two journalists have died and at least 38 media workers have tested positive. Pakistan Press Foundation’s (PPF) “Report on Media Safety and Press Freedom in 2019-2020” released […]

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Court extends judicial remand of Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman for 20th

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LAHORE: The accountability court Wednesday extended judicial remand of Jang/ Geo Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman for August 20. The accountability court judge, Asad Ali, has also directed authorities to produce Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman before the court. It is pertinent to mention that the Jang-Geo editor-in-chief is in custody for more than 145 days in a case which […]

Freedom of Expression


Court moved for release of Pearl murder suspects

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KARACHI:The Sindh High Court on Wednesday issued notices to law officers on a plea challenging the provincial government’s second notification for extending the confinement of four men acquitted in Daniel Pearl murder case. A two-member bench, comprising Justice Muhammad Iqbal Kalhoro and Justice Shamsuddin Abbasi, issued notices to the Sindh advocate general and prosecutor general, […]

Freedom of Expression


Spreading sectarianism through social media to be checked: minister

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RAWALPINDI: Punjab Law Minister Mohammad Basharat Raja on Tuesday said the Punjab government planned to work out a comprehensive procedure in consultation with the federal government to deal with those spreading religious hatred on social media with iron hand. He said, however, that ulema (religious scholars) should also keep an eye on those who use […]

Digital Media


Police submit report to SC in journalist abduction case

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ISLAMABAD: As the Supreme Court resumes hearing a contempt of court case against senior journalist Matiullah Jan on Thursday (today), the capital police furnished a report conceding that they are still waiting for replies from different departments the assistance of which they had sought to unearth the kidnapping incidence of the journalist. “But efforts are under way […]

Freedom of Expression


PFUJ announces probe/monitoring body

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), an umbrella organization of all the journalists unions across the country, has set up a six-member committee to probe the incident of kidnapping of Matiullah Jan from the high security zone of Islamabad as well as to monitor the progress in police investigation. The Union has also decided […]

Freedom of Expression


Info ministry appoints Imran Ghazali to lead digital media wing

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Following months of candidate assessments and interviews, Imran Ghazali has been appointed the general manager of the Digital Media Wing (DMW) under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. The ministry intends to make a formal announcement later this week. This March, the federal cabinet approved a supplementary grant of Rs42.791 million ($256,000) for the creation of a […]

Media and Governance


6 PTI media cell members join info ministry at top positions

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LAHORE: Six members of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s digital media cell have been appointed at top positions in the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, a notification issued on Monday by the Establishment Division confirmed. According to the Establishment Division’s notification, one officer would be appointed at the Management Pay-II (MP-II) pay scale and five at the […]

Media and Governance


Bans on Internet Based Industry Apps Destroy Pakistan’s Tech Industry

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Saad*, 18, was found hanging from a ceiling fan at his residence in southwestern Pakistan earlier this month. His brother says the teenager committed suicide after missing a task on a famous online video game. Over the next few days, three other youths reportedly committed suicide across the country for the same reason, triggering a debate on […]

Digital Media


VOA Urdu in trouble for airing Biden video

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The Urdu service of Voice of America (VOA) has landed itself in the middle of a struggle between America’s two major parties — Republican and Democratic — to win over Muslim votes. Some Urdu journalists may lose their jobs for airing a video that favours Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. There are only 3.5 million Muslims – […]

Freedom of Expression


Sindh govt donates Rs 5m to Sukkur Press Club

SUKKUR: Sindh Minister for Information Syed Nasir Hussain Shah has handed over a cheque of Rs 5 million, as financial grant, to the Sukkur Press Club. Talking to media persons, Nasir Hussain Shah claimed Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) believes in freedom of press and would continue its support to the media, saying the Sindh government […]

Media and Governance


PFUJ set to honour 70 years of struggle

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ISLAMABAD: Founded in 1950, the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) attained the grand age of 70 years on Aug 2 (Sunday) this year. Put differently, the oldest union of its kind in South Asia, possibly all of Asia, will complete on Sunday a full seven decades since the launching of its movement for press […]

General News


Let us rise

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WE are living in disturbing times. “No one is above the law and every citizen, including the state, is subservient to the rule of law and the supremacy of the Constitution,” said the chief justice of the Islamabad High Court in his verdict on the kidnapping of senior journalist Matiullah Jan in broad daylight in the federal […]

Freedom of Expression


CPNE protests govt raids on newspaper offices, printing presses

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KARACHI: The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) has expressed concern over unannounced raids on newspaper and printing houses across the country by staff of the Federal Information Ministry and some individuals, terming such activities as unethical and an attempt to harass the print media. Newspaper offices and their printing houses in all provinces are taking […]

Print Media


South Kashmir-based editor, journalist, Qazi Shibli, again detained by Indian police: IIOJK

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ISLAMABAD, Aug 01 (APP):South Kashmir-based editor and journalist, Qazi Shibli, has been detained by Indian police in Shergari police station, Srinagar, since Friday afternoon, in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu & Kashmir. According to Kashmir Media Service one of his family members said that he had been waiting outside the police station in Srinagar on Friday […]

Freedom of Expression