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Daily Archives: September 28, 2018

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 […]

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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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Journalism and development

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This week, I had opportunity to participate in a workshop organised by the Rural Support Program Network (RSPN) under its EU-funded Sindh Union Council and Community Economic Strengthening Support (SUCCESS) programme. The workshop was convened in the remote district of Qambar Shahdadkot of Sindh where the programme is being implemented by the Sindh Rural Support […]

Media Development ,

Arshad Khan appointed as PTV Chairman

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ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet on Tuesday approved appointment of Arshad Khan as chairman of the Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV). Briefing the media after the federal cabinet meeting, Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry said that the ministers also decided to make right to information law more strong. The News International

General News ,

Rating cos asked to register with Pemra within 3 days

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday directed the media rating companies to provide the viewership data to Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) and the authority will display the same on its website. A three-member bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar and comprising Justice Umer Ata Bandial and […]

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Amnesty, RSF express concern over warrants for journalist’s arrest

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KARACHI: The Amnesty International and Reporters Sans Frontieres (RSF) have expressed concern over the issuance of arrest warrants for journalist Cyril Almeida. In a press release issued on Thursday, the Amnesty called upon the authorities in Pakistan to ensure that the criminal justice system is not used to harass or intimidate journalists. Mr Almeida, an […]

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Challenges in the cyberworld

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Inventions are being made all the time everywhere, but the invention that has truly changed the lives of everybody on the planet whether they know it or not is the internet. The rise and rise of social media and the freedom of expression that goes with it has already challenged a number of governments that feel threatened by such […]

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Radio Pakistan DG not allowed to attend office by protesting employees

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ISLAMABAD: Despite an announcement by the government that the plan to lease out the headquarters of Radio Pakistan has been shelved, angry employees on Thursday forced the director general out of his office to lodge their protest, forcing the information minister to issue a statement saying that action would be taken against those involved in […]

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PPF expressed concern over assault on cameramen

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Juan Orlando Hernandez, President of Honduras has expressed concern over the physical and verbal assault against two cameramen in Western Honduras. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali, in his letter denounced this act by the municipal director and urged authorities to take action against him for restraining […]

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