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Monthly Archives: September 2018

Farhatullah for parliamentary body on freedom of expression

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Some brandish guns, some hold religious books and some others wield contempt law and dissent and as a result free expression is stifled. This has been stated by Senator Farhatullah Babar while addressing a seminar on ‘Media & Democracy’ organised by the National Institute of Cultural Studies here at Lok Virsa on Saturday, according to […]

Freedom of Expression, Media Development ,


‘Clean, Green Punjab drive from Oct 1’

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FAISALABAD: Local Government Deputy Director Chaudhry Abdul Hameed Saturday said the Clean and Green Punjab programme would be launched in 189 rural union councils of the district from October 1, 2018. Addressing a session at Jinnah Hall of the District Council, Hameed said cleanliness of villages, tree plantation and anti encroachment drive would be the […]

Environmental Journalism ,


Journalists plan protest on Oct 9 against curbs on press freedom

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ABBOTTABAD: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (Afzal Butt group) has given a nationwide call for protest on Oct 9 against mass-scale retrenchments in the media, non-payment of salaries, unannounced censorship by state institutions, intimidation of journalists by state actors and registration of treason cases against journalists. The PFUJ, an umbrella organisation of various media […]

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Bar on media to cover PM visit criticised

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PESHAWAR: Barring official media from covering Prime Minister Imran Khan’s maiden visit to Peshawar and engagements on Friday shows the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s mistrust in media. The official media wings of the federal government, including Associated Press of Pakistan, Press Information Department and Pakistan Television, were not invited to cover engagements of Imran Khan. Also, […]

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Facebook breach shows need for data privacy law, say rights experts

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KARACHI: Following the massive data breach to Facebook, digital rights experts in Pakistan have reminded authorities of the pressing need for specific laws in the country to protect private data of individuals. On Friday, Facebook revealed that 50 million accounts were breached in a security flaw exploited by hackers, which had prompted 90 million users […]

Digital Media ,


Woman athlete from Lower Dir to attend UN event in Geneva

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TIMERGARA: The 21- year old young woman athlete from Lower Dir district, Noreena Shams, has been invited to participate as a panellist in the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council Forum to be held at Geneva from October 1 to 3. Noreena Shams told The News that the forum would focus on possibilities of using […]

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NHA launches afforestation plan

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Islamabad  –   The National Highway Authority has chalked out 75-day action plan under which 180,000 saplings will be planted along the national highways and motorways network to make them environment friendly. A statement issued by the NHA said that 50,000 saplings would be planted along Hakla-DI Khan section of the CPEC and that 4545 plants were to be grown […]

Environmental Journalism ,


Aladdin and his lamp entertain theatre lovers

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KARACHI: A stage play titled Aladdin put up by students of the Garage School at the Arts Council Karachi on Friday night wowed theatre lovers with its slick production value, intelligent bilingual script and heart-warming performances. The moment the curtains went up, the nice Middle Eastern backdrop and a group of singers (choir) gave the […]

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RTI Champions Awards 2018 conferred

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ISLAMABAD: The Coalition on Right to Information conferred RTI Champions Awards 2018 during a ceremony here. Senator Farhatullah Babar was chief guest at the ceremony. The awards were conferred on Riaz Khan Daudzai and Zohaib Hassan in the Journalist, citizen and best performing PIO categories, respectively. The News International

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Media role critical to ‘defeat menace of malnutrition’

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QUETTA: The media’s commitment is critical in mobilising and garnering action to defeat the menace of malnutrition in Pakistan. These views were shared with participants of a meeting organised by Scaling Up Nutrition Civil Society Alliance, Pakistan (SUNCSA, Pak) in collaboration with Nutrition International and Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF), member and chair of the SUNCSA […]

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PPF alarmed at horrific murder of radio reporter in Somalia

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Hassan Ali Khayre, Prime Minster of Somalia has expressed deep concern at the horrifying murder of Abdirisak Sa’id Osman, a local radio journalist. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has, in his letter, has condemned this deplorable act of violence and urged the Somali government to thoroughly […]

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Freedom of speech and blasphemy

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Foe few weeks a serious issue, ‘blasphemy’, was the talk of the town. Pakistan had apparently succeeded in stopping the contest of Blasphemous Caricature which was to be held in Holland organised by Geert Wilders. Blasphemy law is a law limiting the freedom of speech and expression relating to blasphemy, or irreverence toward holy personages, religious […]

Freedom of Expression ,


Madeeha Gauhar theatre festival begins

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LAHORE – Ajoka’s three-day ‘Madeeha Gauhar theatre festival’ kicked off with a photographic exhibition in Alhamra Art Gallery on Thursday.  The exhibition titled ‘Madeeha Gauhar Retrospect’ showcased the unique and memorable pictures of the legendary artist during her four-decade long professional journey as a prominent theatre activist. Leading personalities from various walks of life including theatre, […]

Arts and Entertainment ,


Undermining the media

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The federal government constituted a ‘content committee’ to approve the issuance of government advertisements to the print and electronic media on September 17, 2018. The committee is headed by federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry and includes the information ministers of Punjab, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as well as the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister […]

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