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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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Senior journalist Pir Sufaid Shah passes away

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PESHAWAR: Senior journalist and the founding editor of Peshawar’s Daily Wahdat, Pir Syed Sufaid Shah Hamdard, passed away on Tuesday after a protracted illness. Known as the father of Pashto journalism, Hamdard had been bed-ridden for long and was admitted to a local hospital three weeks ago and passed away on Tuesday. His funeral prayers […]

Obituaries


Bukhari hints at ‘blackout’ of opposition on PTV

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ISLAMABAD: Newly appointed chairman of Pakistan Television Naeem Bukhari has hinted at ‘blackout’ of the opposition on PTV. When a reporter asked the new chairman outside the Supreme Court building if the opposition would be given equal airtime on PTV, Mr Bukhari replied: “Not at all.” He said PTV was the state-run organization and it […]

General News


Social media use rules amended to government servants

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PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has amended the KP Government Servants (Conduct) Rules, 1987, according to an official statement issued here on Monday. According to the amendment, after rule 34, the following new rule shall be inserted, namely “34-A standard for use of digital and social media”. Hence, the government servant shall use social media […]

Digital Media


Sherry Rehman slams ‘draconian’ censorship laws for social media

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ISLAMABAD: Slamming the draconian censorship laws, parliamentary leader of the PPP in the Senate, Senator Sherry Rehman said muzzling the truth and controlling the narrative is unacceptable in a democratic society. “These new rules are just another attempt by the government to infringe upon peoples’ privacy and strengthen its surveillance powers,” she said Monday. Highlighting […]

Digital Media


Imran’s lawyer made PTV chairman

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ISLAMABAD: Promi­nent lawyer Naeem Bukhari, who led the legal team of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan in the Panama Papers leak case, will head the state-run Pakistan Television (PTV) as its chairman. Interestingly, the appointment was made in apparent haste as the federal cabinet had in its meeting last week considered a summary for […]

General News


CJA welcomes experts’ report on safe refuge for journalists at risk

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KARACHI: The Commonwealth Journalists Association (CJA) has welcomed the report of the Independent High-Level Panel of Legal Experts (IHLPLE) on media freedom published on Monday and urged the Commonwealth governments to implement its recommendations to provide safe refuge to journalists at risk. Endorsing the report, CJA president Mahendra Ved said: “This is a timely report […]

Freedom of Expression


Cops to revise FIR of journalist’s murder

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HYDERABAD: The police has given assurances that in the murder case of Sindh Express reporter Noor Lanjwani, new names, and sections of the Anti-Terrorism Act, will be inserted in the FIR. Addressing the media after offering condolences to the family, Jacobabad SSP Muhammad Tariq Nawaz said he had requested Noor’s father, Wazir Ahmed Lanjwani, to […]

General News


PFUJ for securing economic rights of media workers

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LAHORE: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has announced to march towards Islamabad and stage sit-in before Parliament in its consistent struggle to win freedom of media, the right to freedom of expression and to secure economic rights of media workers. This is the third and decisive effort of PFUJ. The announcement was made in […]

General News


IHC declines to entertain plea against broadcast ban on absconders

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday declined to entertain a petition for regular hearing that sought permission to broadcast the coverage of proclaimed offenders and absconders. The court suggested to the counsel to seek instructions from the petitioners and argue the case again on Dec 16. The petition has been filed by renowned […]

Broadcasting


IOJK journalist nominated for RSF Press Freedom Awards

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RAWALPINDI: A journalist from Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJK) has been nominated for the 2020 RSF Press Freedom Awards. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) have issued a list of 12 journalists and media outlets from 12 countries who have been nominated for the awards, to be awarded in Taipei on December 8, says an RSF […]

Freedom of Expression


‘Who are you asking relief for?’ IHC judge questions petition against PEMRA ban

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Islamabad High Court (IHC) Chief Justice Athar Minallah, while hearing a petition regarding the ban on airtime issued by Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA), asked who would benefit from the ban being lifted. The petition, filed by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) and 15 renowned journalists, anchors and media analysts, pertained to […]

Broadcasting


16 journalists move to IHC to demand freedom of expression for Nawaz Sharif

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In an unprecedented move, as many as sixteen prominent journalists have reportedly filed a petition in Islamabad High Court (IHC) to allow airing the speeches and interviews of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the country. They include Najam Sethi, Ziauddin, Nasim Zehra, Asma Sherazi, Gharida Faruqi, Munazie Jehangir, Saleem Safi, Mansoor Ali Khan and […]

Freedom of Expression


Tech giants threaten to leave Pakistan if social media rules stay

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A day after the government notified rules that define how social media will be governed in Pakistan, technology companies announced that the regulations would make it difficult for them to continue their operations in the country. The rules titled, “Removal and Blocking of Unlawful Online Content (Procedure, Oversight and Safeguards) Rules 2020,” have been framed […]

Digital Media


Shibli regrets forced resignations of media workers

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KARACHI, Nov 18 (APP): Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Shibli Faraz on Wednesday regretted the ongoing practice of forced resignations of journalists and other workers at different media houses in Karachi. It would definitely send a wrong message in a scenario when many countries across the world, including Pakistan, were trying to brave the […]

General News