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PEMRA to grant FM-Radio licences for KP’s merged districts

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Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on Friday decided to grant FM-Radio licences for merged districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, erstwhile Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), aimed at providing the latest transmission services there. The decision was taken in a meeting, presided over by PEMRA Chairman Muhammad Saleem Baig, which reviewed the annual performance of the […]


RTI: Punjab Assembly Website To Be Overhauled Ahead of Elections

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The Punjab Information Commission (PIC) on Thursday directed the Punjab Assembly to update its website with an easily accessible format for citizens to retrieve information about their representatives. During a hearing of a complaint filed by this scribe, the Public Information Officer (PIO) of the Punjab Assembly Secretariat, Muhammad Ali, admitted that though the required […]


Journalists hold protests across country against govt’s ‘anti-media’ policies

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Journalists across the country staged protests outside press clubs on the call of the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) against the government’s ‘anti-media’ policies, ARY News reported. PFUJ has announced nationwide protest movement against the imposition of death penalty provisions on head of director news of ARY News Ammad Yousaf, ‘illegal notices’ to TV […]


PIC Establishes RTI Centre in Okara

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OKARA: The Punjab Information Commission (PIC) on Thursday established a Right to Information (RTI) Centre at Okara. The center, located in the Deputy Commissioner’s Office, is designed to facilitate citizens in accessing information from provincial public bodies in Okara. This is in addition to centers that have already been established in Faisalabad and Nankana. Punjab […]


Journalists of twin cities observe protest day

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ISLAMABAD: Like most press clubs in the country, Black Day was observed in the National Press Club on Thursday against the government’s anti-media policies. The protest was organised by the Rawalpindi-Islamabad Union of Journalists (RIUJ) on the call of the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ). Speakers called for the arrest of the killers of […]


School torture incident: LHC orders Pemra to restrain TV channels from airing video

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday directed the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to restrain all television channels from airing the video of physical torture on a girl at a private school. Justice Shahid Jamil Khan passed the order on a petition filed on behalf of one of the minor girls accused […]


Kaniguram Press Club office-bearers

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WANA: The annual election for the Kaniguram Press Club in the South Waziristan tribal district was held on Wednesday. According to the results, Malik Irfan Burki was elected president, Tanviruddin Burki general secretary and Daud Burki Advocate were chosen as legal advisor of Kaniguram Press Club. Similarly, Faridullah was elected chairman, Muhammad Qaiser vice-president, Muhammad […]


PTA tells court it cannot remove social media content

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KARACHI: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) on Thursday contended before the Sindh High Court that it had no jurisdiction to take cognizance of matter about removal/blocking of defamatory content and asked the SHC to issue specific directions to social media platforms for such purpose. The PTA further claimed that in April last year, the Islamabad […]


Faisalabad Union of Journalists (FUJ) holds protest over cases against journalists

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FAISALABAD: A protest rally was held at Iqbal Stadium Road under the auspices of Faisalabad Union of Journalists (FUJ) against the cases against journalists under serious provisions. In the protest rally, the protestors strongly demanded to immediately dismiss the cases against journalists. The protest rally was led by former president FUJ Hamid Yasin, former vice […]


Islamabad High Court (IHC) issues notices in journalists’ legislation case

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday issued notices to respondents in a case regarding legislation for the protection of journalists’ rights. Chief Justice Aamer Farooq heard the cases filed by the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), and Islamabad High Court Journalists Association (IHCJA). At the outset of […]


Oath-taking ceremony of Rawalpindi-Islamabad Photojournalists Association (RIPJA)

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Islamabad : The oath-taking ceremony of the newly elected officials of the Rawalpindi-Islamabad Photojournalists Association (RIPJA) and the luncheon ceremony in honour of the members was held at the National Press Club Islamabad, says a press release. PFUJ President Afzal Butt administered the oath to the newly elected officials, while speaking on the occasion, he […]


No Legal Proceedings In Most Cases Of Journalist’ Harassment In Pakistan

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“I was threatened on August 25, 2021 after publishing the story of harassment of female students by a professor at the University of Azad Jammu & Kashmir.”, said Faiza Gilani, reporter of Country News from Muzaffarabad. Gillani added that she reported the incident to a nearby police station, but due to family pressure she stepped […]


Marriyum condemns Sheikh Rashid’s misbehavior with journalist

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Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb on Wednesday condemned Sheikh Rashid Ahmed s misbehaviour with a reporter of a private news channel during his media talk earlier in the day. Marriyum Aurangzeb, in a news statement, said the persons like Sheikh Rashid restored to attack journalists when they had no answer to a question […]


An emblem of prudence

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In their book ‘The Elements of Journalism What News people Should Know and the Public Should Expect’, acclaimed journalists Bill Kovach and Tom Rosenstiel write, “Journalism’s first obligation is to the truth, its first loyalty is to citizens and its essence is a discipline of verification.” Founder of the Jang Group of Newspapers, Mir Khalil-ul-Rahman […]


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