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Monthly Archives: August 2018

PPF seeks justice for Mexican cameraman Enrique Rodríguez Valladares

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Enrique Peña Nieto, President of Mexico has expressed concern over the killing of Javier Enrique Rodríguez Valladares, a cameraman for a local television channel. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter, condemned this brutal attack on the cameraman and urged the Mexican government to thoroughly […]


PPF condemns attack on Bosnian journalist Vladimir Kovacevic

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Mladen Ivanic, President of Bosnia and Herzegovina has expressed concern over the attack on Vladimir Kovacevic, a journalist at BN TV, on Sunday, August 26. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter, condemned the attack on the journalist and urged the authorities to investigate the incident […]


Smartphone app to be introduced to give citizens access to laws passed by PA

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The Sindh Law Department has been directed to introduce a smartphone application enabling people to access the digital library of the department containing drafts and other information of all the laws passed by the Sindh Assembly. The directives were issued on Thursday by Murtaza Wahab, the chief minister’s adviser on law and anti-corruption, in a […]


Aamina Sheikh joins hands with PAGE as global ambassador

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Last seen on the big screen in Asim Abbasi’s critically and commercially acclaimed Cake (March 30) that represented Pakistan on various global fronts, Aamina Sheikh is again in the limelight for all the right reasons. The actor, who played the lead role alongside Asif Raza Mir in Nibah that concluded earlier this year, has become […]


HRCP asks govt to end ‘enforced’ disappearances

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Marking International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances (August 30) nationwide, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan’s Sindh chapter organised on Thursday a protest camp outside Karachi Press Club, demanding of the newly elected federal government to take robust measures to end the illegal practice of enforced disappearances and bring the perpetrators to justice. […]


APNS urges consultation for structural changes in media bodies

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KARACHI: The All Pakistan News­papers Society (APNS) has expressed the hope that the new government will hold “meaningful consultations” with media stakeholders before bringing about structural changes in state-managed media bodies. In a statement released on Thursday, the APNS welcomed the government’s intention to revamp the structure of state-run media. However, it pointed out that […]


PPF condemns assault and online abuse of journalists in Papua New Guinea

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Peter O’Neill, Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea (PNG) has expressed concern over the attack on PNG journalist Ms. Dorothy Mark and online abuse of Samoan journalist Ms. Lani Wendt Young. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter, condemned the attack on PNG journalist Ms. Mark and […]


It’s media trial: TV talk shows can’t discuss sub judice matters, says SC

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday issued a show-cause notice to ARY News anchor Arshad Sharif for discussing a sub-judice matter in his talk show regarding an affidavit, the other day submitted by former president Asif Ali Zardari pertaining to his assets in NRO case. Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar had taken a suo […]


Newspaper industry’s problems will be solved: Punjab CM

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LAHORE : A delegation of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society called on Punjab Chief Minister, Sardar Usman Buzdar, here on Wednesday. Led by APNS General Secretary Syed Sarmad Ali, the delegation discussed issues and problems faced by the newspapers industry. Talking to the delegation, Punjab’s Chief Minister, Sardar Usman Buzdar, said the provision of relief […]


Journalists trained in gender-sensitive reporting

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PESHAWAR:  Media persons were sensitised Wednesday during a training workshop on how to report the sexual and gender-based violence cases. The training was organised by Blue Veins, a non-governmental organisation, under a project “Policy advocacy and research to strengthen implementation of pro-women legislation and Gender-Based Violence (GBV) response services in KP” with assistance from the […]


Mehreen Jabbar on the growth of Pakistani cinema over the year

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Mehreen Jabbar is one of the few directors in Pakistan who focus on their narratives and believe in telling as many stories as they can to viewers through their work. Her first film Ramchand Pakistani told the story of a Pakistani man and his seven-year-old son who accidentally cross the border and spend years in […]


HRCP concerned over increase in media curbs

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ISLAMABAD: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) on Wednesday expressed concern over increase in media curbs and held both government and military agencies responsible for the situation. While launching its fact-finding report “Curbs on freedom of expression in Pakistan” at a press conference, the commission called on the federal and provincial governments and other […]


Pemra prohibits discussion on sub judice matters

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ISLAMABAD: In light of the orders of the Supreme Court of Pakistan in suo motu proceedings on Wednesday, Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has issued an advice to all news and current affair STV channel licensees and has prohibited discussion on any sub-judice matter in any talk show, aired by any TV channel. Pemra […]


New authority to replace Pemra, PC

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ISLAMABAD – Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry Wednesday announced merger of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority and Press Council of Pakistan to form a single authority to deal with electronic, print and social media. “The government has decided to do away with PEMRA and Press Council and form a single, unified authority […]