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Daily Archives: September 30, 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 […]

Freedom of Expression ,

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, […]

Freedom of Expression, Front Page, Media and Governance ,

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 ,