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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.

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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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No right to censor

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IN an age that requires transparency and leveraging the rapid flow of information, Pakistan appears to be swimming against the tide. Protestations against rising media censorship and growing curbs on the constitutionally mandated freedom of expression have been rising since the PTI government took power more than two years ago. Today, it is no secret […]

Freedom of Expression


PFUJ calls for strike on 22nd

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KARACHI: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has called for a protest on Oct 22 against continued retrenchments, delay in payment of salaries and implementation of the Eighth In a statement, the PFUJ urged all unions of journalists to start preparing for the countrywide protest. PFUJ president Shahzada Zulfiqar and secretary general Nasir Zaidi […]

General News


Reporter robbed at gunpoint

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KARACHI: Robbers looted Express News reporter Nasir Butt at gunpoint near the Karachi City Court on Monday. According to Butt, the robbers snatched his mobile phone and his wallet, which contained cash, his CNIC and other documents. Due to the arrest of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s Capt (retd) Safdar on the day, there was a large […]

General News


SHC rejects plea against TikTok ban

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KARACHI: The Sindh High Court rejected on Monday a petition challenging the ban on social media platform TikTok, due to the lack of pursuance of the case. A two-member bench, headed by Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar, was hearing the plea. The petitioner had maintained in the plea that over 200 million people used the application […]

Digital Media


PTA restores TikTok with certain conditions

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Telecom Authority (PTA) has restored TikTok services with certain conditions. Talking to Business Recorder, spokesperson Khurram Mehran said that TikTok had been unblocked with immediate effect after getting assurance from the short video app management. In view of the presence of vulgar, indecent/immoral content on the platform and its negative effects on […]

Digital Media


PTA informs Senate panel

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TikTok blocked 4m videos in three months ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) on Monday revealed that TikTok had blocked four million videos during the last three months and suspended 25,000 accounts. This was revealed before the Senate Standing Committee on Information and Technology, which met with Rubina Khalid in the chair, here on Monday. […]

Digital Media


Journalist beaten up for covering participants leaving PDM Karachi rally

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KARACHI: A journalist working for a private news channel was beaten up by Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) activists at Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) rally in Karachi on Sunday, ARY News reported. As per details, a local news channel reporter who was present at Karachi’s Bagh-e-Jinnah to cover the opposition parties public gathering under the banner […]

Freedom of Expression


IHC hints at unbanning TikTok

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) in its order on a plea against a temporary ban on TikTok hinted at suspension of the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority’s (PTA) temporary ban on the popular Chinese app. Chief Justice Athar Minallah, who heard a petition challenging the PTA’s October 9 move of banning the app, issued a three-page […]

Digital Media


‘Disappointed’ TikTok calls for lifting of ban

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ISLAMABAD: The Chinese social media giant TikTok issued a cryptic statement on Saturday which called for lifting of the ban on the app in return for a vague assurance centred on the “allocation of resources” to the Pakistani market. “If the Government of Pakistan decides to reopen access to our services in the future, we […]

Digital Media


IHC issues notices to govt, Pemra on journalist’s petition

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ISLAMABAD: The Islam­abad High Court (IHC) issued notices to the secretaries of the interior and information ministries, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) chairman and the inspector general of Islamabad on Friday on a petition filed against the alleged harassment of a journalist. Chief Justice Athar Minallah called for a reply from the above-named […]

Freedom of Expression


Steps taken to boost coordination between ministry, Pemra: Shibli

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ISLAMABAD – Information Minister Shibli Faraz has said that a mechanism has been developed to enhance coordination between the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and the Pakistan Electronic Media Regularity Authority (PEMRA). He appreciated PEMRA over establishing best mechanism of monitoring. Talking to the media persons here yesterday, he said this will help us to […]

Broadcasting


Panel orders ministry to provide kidnapping footage

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ISLAMABAD: The three-member Information Commission of Pakistan on Thursday allowed the appeal of former senator Farhatullah Babar against the Interior Ministry and ordered it to provide the CCTV footage of the kidnapping of senior journalist Matiullah Jan to the appellant. Matiuallah Jan was kidnapped on July 21 last from near the Government Girls’ School G-6/1-3 […]

Freedom of Expression


Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman’s remand extended till Nov 10

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LAHORE: An accountability court on Thursday extended the judicial remand of Jang-Geo Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman till November 10. The authorities concerned produced Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman before Accountability Court Judge Assad Ali. Jang-Geo Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman is in custody for more than 217 days in the case. Moreover, the NAB had filed a reference over a property […]

Freedom of Expression


Court seeks PTA explanation over TikTok ban

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday sought an explanation from the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) for banning video-sharing application TikTok. The court appointed Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) president Shehzada Zulfiqar, Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) vice chairman Abid Saqi, journalist Mazhar Abbas and former information minister Javed Jabbar as amici curiae (friends […]

Digital Media