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Senate body for raising issue of unannounced media censorship in cabinet

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ISLAMABAD: The Senate Committee for Information and Broadcasting on Tuesday said the issue of unannounced media censorship and stoppage of Dawn media group circulation and transmission in cantonment board areas should be raised in the cabinet meeting.Senator Faisal Javed chaired the committee meeting attended by Senator Maula Bux Chandio and Senator Rubina Khalid. The senators […]


Pak media facing worst kind of intimidation: Hameed Haroon

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ISLAMABAD – Hameed Haroon, Chief Executive Officer of Dawn Group of Publication, said that Pakistani media was facing the worst kind of intimidation at the hands of ‘deep state’ which would not good for the future of democratic institutions in the country. Talking in the BBC Hardtalk programme, Hameed Haroon, who is also President of […]


Pakistan: Correspondent of Norwegian TV2 channel, arrested while covering political violence

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Kadafi Zaman, correspondent of Norwegian TV2 channel was beaten up and arrested on Friday, July 13, 2018, in Kotla, in the province of Punjab while covering a protest demonstration. He was held for three days before being released on bail on July 16. The journalist was covering a protest rally ostensibly called to welcome Nawaz […]


FAFEN to deploy 19,000 observers for election day

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Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN), a coalition of 50 leading civil society organisations, on Sunday announced that 19,000 observers will be deployed to monitor 85% National Assembly polling stations across the country. The voting and counting process will be observed at 272 polling stations setup by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP)for the National […]


On the right to publish and self-censorship

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Little help from state institutions . One can observe that in the 21st century and more so in the preceding months, journalism in Pakistan has not only become more professional but has also innovated new ways to resist control. An antagonistic relationship between the state and media is the hallmark of any progressive liberal democracy. […]


PTV imposes ban on coverage of Nawaz’s homecoming rally

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ISLAMABAD: The state-run Pakistan Television (PTV) has imposed a ban on coverage of Nawaz Sharif’s homecoming rally and political activities a day before the former prime minister is set to return to Pakistan. “Please note that no convicted person is to be shown or talked about on any PTV channel/programme, whether in paid advertisements, news […]


Ready to fight ‘dark forces’ for freedom of expression: PFUJ

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ISLAMABAD (PR): Journalists and media workers on Wednesday staged protests across the country against the unannounced censorship imposed by the “hidden and dark forces” on media and creating hindrances in the distribution of Daily Dawn in the Cantonment areas of the country. The protests were organised on the call of the Pakistan Federal Union of […]


Journalists boycott Senate proceedings.

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ISLAMABAD: Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani has referred complaints of “unannounced media censorship” and disruption in the distribution of Dawn to the Standing Committee on Information and asked it to present its report in one week. The decision came on Thursday after a boycott of the Senate session by journalists in response to a call given […]


Protest held across country to show solidarity with Dawn

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ISLAMABAD: A large number of journalists, politicians, lawyers and civil society activists showed up at protest camps set up by the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), headed by Afzal Butt, across the country on Wednesday to express solidarity with Dawn newspaper and DawnNews TV channel. The PFUJ has also given a call for boycott […]


PPP asks Pemra to ensure TV coverage to all parties

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has asked the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to ensure non-discriminatory coverage to election campaigns and press conferences of all political parties. In a letter to the Pemra chairman, PPP secretary general and former Senate chairman Nayyar Hussain Bukhari said that a press conference was held at Bilawal […]


Media pushed for objective poll reporting

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Islamabad: The participants of a training workshop on Wednesday declared impartial and objective reporting by both print and electronic media mandatory for ensuring fairness and transparency of the upcoming general elections in the country. They said the media should inform people about the conduct of elections, the political parties and candidates and their manifesto and […]


ECP tells Pemra to ban insolent ads on TV channels

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ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has directed Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to immediately issue instructions to all electronic media not to air advertisement of insolent-worded campaign from any political party. In this regard, ECP has issued an order to the Pemra on Tuesday. The ECP has issued directives to Pemra to […]


Media’s role important in elections

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KARACHI – The role of print and electronic media is very important in upcoming elections; media is highlighting the importance of general election to masses, manifestos of political parties and profile of candidates contesting in various constituencies. This was stated by Adviser to Sindh Chief Minister Brig (r) Haris Nawaz while addressing members of the […]


KUJ to set up camp outside Dawn office

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KARACHI: The Karachi Union of Journalists will set up a camp outside the office of Dawn on Wednesday (July 11) in pursuance of a call given by the Pakistan Federal Union of journalists, headed by Afzal Butt, to express solidarity with the media group. The move is part of the PJUJ’s press freedom movement. The […]