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Ruling party’s leader assaulted senior journalist

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Imtiaz Khan Faran, senior Pakistani journalist and president of the Karachi Press Club (KPC) was physically assaulted by Masroor Ali Sial, senior leader of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf (PTI) during the recording of a talk show on June 20, 2019. On June 24, a video of the incident had gone viral on social media in which Sial […]


ATC summons petitioner in next hearing of media houses attack cases

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KARACHI: A special anti-terrorism court directed the petitioner and the witness on Saturday to appear before the court in the next hearing of the two cases pertaining to raising anti-state slogans, vandalism, terrorism and attack on media houses. Dr Farooq Sattar, Amir Khan, Shahid Pasha, Kunwar Naveed and other accused appeared before the court. The investigation […]


Dire need for accurate environmental reporting: Sial

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Lahore: Environmental lawyer Sardar Aasif Ali Sial has said Pakistan is facing serious climate concerns which are getting worse by the day, especially in the backdrop of an ever-growing population. These views were expressed by the eminent environmental lawyer as he spoke at a capacity-building workshop arranged by the Environmental Journalists Association of Pakistan (EJAP), in […]


Pakistan Press Foundation PPF Investigative Reporting Fellowships For Pakistani Journalists

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Call for Applications Closing Date: July 2, 2019 Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) invites applications for the 5th batch of PPF Investigative Reporting Fellowships. The fellowships are part of “Supporting Investigative Journalism in Pakistan” project, which aims to facilitate Pakistani journalists to produce investigative report that meet the professional, ethical and legal standards. PPF will provide […]


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پاکستان پریس فاؤنڈیشن پی پی ایف کی جانب سے پاکستانی صحافیوں کے لیے فیلوشپ برائے تحقیقاتی رپورٹنگ کے لئے درخواستیں موصول کی جارہی ہیں آخری تاریخ 02 جولائی، 2019 پاکستان پریس فاؤنڈیشن (پی پی ایف) کی جانب سے فیلوشپ برائے تحقیقاتی رپورٹنگ  کے پانچویں بیچ کے لئے درخواستیں موصول کی جارہی ہیں۔ فیلوشپس  کے لئے […]


Media and development

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What has gone wrong with our economy? This is the most frequently asked question in Pakistan these days – particularly on TV talk shows. On a private TV channel last week, I was asked a hilarious question on the economic crisis and the anchorperson expected me to give a sensational answer. The question was not […]


Government responds to ‘defamatory and malicious’ BBC report about Pakistani military

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Karachi: In response to a “defamatory and malicious story” published by a foreign news outlet against the Pakistani security forces, the government of Pakistan has recently filed a complaint to demand an apology. Published on June 2 by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), the story titled ‘Uncovering Pakistan’s secret human rights abuses’ alleged the Pakistani […]


Social media activist killed in Islamabad

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Islamabad: Social media activist and blogger Muhammad Bilal Khan was killed by unidentified assailants in Islamabad late Sunday night. Khan was stabbed in the capital’s G-9/4 area and was shifted to a hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. According to police, the assailants called Khan to meet them after which they attacked and subsequently killed […]


Secy info says process of outstanding dues to newspapers expedited

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Karachi: The Secretary Information, Government of Pakistan, Ms. Abida Perveen, has assured the APNS that the federal government has expedited the process of payment of outstanding dues whereas the issues of quantum of advertisements and rate increase were under active consideration of the federal government. The secretary information visited the APNS House and held a […]


Slapped anchor on not getting justice from govt depts: Fawad

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry on Sunday said he had slapped a journalist because he had knocked the door of all government institutions for justice but no one heard him. Fawad exposed the performance of institutions of his own government. In an interview, Fawad said he had approached the Pemra and […]


Aamer Manzoor appointed PTV managing director

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Islamabad: The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting appointed Aamer Manzoor as the managing director of the Pakistan Television Corporation on Friday. The notification, dated June 14, was signed by Deputy Director (M-II) Hussain Ahmad Wazir. The development comes a month after the Islamabad High Court (IHC) warned the information secretary to appoint a managing director for […]


Pemra advises channels not to ‘demean individuals’

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Islamabad: The electronic media regulator has advised all satellite TV channels not to “demean individuals representing various political parties and law enforcement agencies through caricatures, animated characters, photo-shopped images and funny memes”. Although the main sufferers of such portrayal in the electronic media are the PPP and the PML-N, these parties maintain that such advisories […]


TV channel fined over malicious video clip

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Islamabad: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has imposed Rs1 million fine on News OneTV channel for airing ‘malicious’ content against National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman retired Justice Javed Iqbal on May 23 According to Pemra’s order, M/s Airwaves Media Pvt Ltd (News Onechannel) repeatedly flashed audio and video clips allegedly showing the NAB chairman […]


New advertising policy in the offing: Awan

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Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan Tuesday said that a new advertising policy is being formulated while the wage board award for journalists will be discussed after Eid. Speaking at the Lahore Press Club today, Dr Firdous urged media to come forward for bringing about an improvement […]