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Monthly Archives: October 2018

Rights issues: Govt to table bills regarding torture, custodial deaths

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ISLAMABAD: Government was working on various bills regarding torture and custodial death, rights of persons with disability and prohibition of corporal punishment which would be tabled in National Assembly soon. She was talking to United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Representative Vibeke Jensen who had called on her on Friday. They discussed relevance of […]

Governance, Human Rights , , ,


Zubeida Mustafa recalls her years in journalism

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KARACHI: Facing challenges since childhood, being the only woman journalist in a decision-making position in a newspaper office, dealing with the black era of Ziaul Haq, censorship, meeting with people of repute and so much more. Listening to senior journalist and columnist Zubeida Mustafa talk about her life was like an experience in itself during […]

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HRCP criticises curbs on freedom of movement

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LAHORE: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) says it is concerned about putting activist Gulalai Ismail on the exit control list (ECL) and confiscation of her travel documents. An HRCP press release says Ms Ismail was taken into custody in Islamabad on Oct 12 in connection with a first information report filed in August […]

Freedom of Expression, Human Rights , ,


Jang Media Group scoops top awards at WAN 2018

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KARACHI: The Jang Media Group won three awards at WAN-IFRA for its Jang VR and Jang Real Apps, recently. The publications from various countries had sent their entries in more than 20 categories for their work in the print and publishing industry. The Jang Media Group bagged the bronze award at the Print Innovation Awards […]

Media Development, Print Media , ,


The climate clock

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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released a new report to warn the world on the changing climate. The report outlines facts alarming enough to make the world realise that this is a do-or-die situation for all. The IPCC has prepared this special report on global warming of 1.5C (1.5 degrees Celsius) in […]

Environmental Journalism , ,


Rs 300 bn worth trees chopped off prior to PTI govt in KPK: Murad Saeed

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ISLAMABAD: Minister of Communications Murad Saeed Friday said prior to Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Rs 300 billion worth trees were chopped off from 2008-13 in the province which resulted into massive climate change impacts. Addressing a seminar while inaugurating Clean and Green Pakistan Plantation drive at Construction Technology Training Institute […]

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LHC seeks notification of commission on air pollution

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court directed on Friday a provincial law officer to submit a notification regarding constitution of an air pollution standing commission, as ordered by the Supreme Court. Justice Ayesha A. Malik was hearing petitions filed by Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf leader Waleed Iqbal and others questioning the failure of the government to implement recommendations […]

Environmental Journalism , ,


PPF concerned over violence against journalists in Brazil

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Michel Temer, President of Brazil has expressed concern over the ongoing threats and violence against journalists during the election campaign in Brazil. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has condemned such attacks and urged Brazilian presidential candidates to stop violence against journalists and allow them to full fill […]

Freedom of Expression, Protest Letters by PPF


SHC displeased with police reports on missing children, persons

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KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) rejected on Thursday the police reports on missing children as unsatisfactory and ordered them to submit another progress report by November 15. A two-member bench, headed by Justice Naimatullah Phulpoto, heard the case and expressed displeasure with the reports. It said that the police performance has been non-serious. According to […]

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Pre-arrest bail plea of TV anchor rejected

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ISLAMABAD: A special judge on Thursday rejected the pre-arrest bail plea of television anchor Dr Shahid Masood in a corruption case. Dr Masood appeared be­fore the special judge, Kamran Basharat Mufti, during the hearing of his application seeking the pre-arrest bail in the corruption case filed against him. The anchor is a former managing director […]

Media and Governance, Television , ,


CPNE asks Centre not to suppress Sindh newspapers

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KARACHI: The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) has expressed serious concerns over a ban of government advertisements for newspapers of Sindh and demanded that the Federal Information Ministry stop ‘suppressing’ media organisations of the province. A meeting of editors of Sindh newspapers, presided over by the CPNE Sindh Committee acting chairman Ghulam Nabi Chandio, was […]

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PEMRA for making regional setup more vibrant

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FAISALABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Chairman Muhammad Saleem Baig on Thursday stressed upon making the regional setup more vibrant and fully available to the genuine demands of the stakeholders. He expressed these view during his visit to Regional Office Faisalabad where he was briefed about the operational activities, licensing and enforcement in Faisalabad Region by Regional […]

Broadcasting, Media Ethics, Television , , ,


Media workers’ protest continues

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LAHORE: The Joint Action Committee of journalists and media workers on Wednesday staged a sit-in outside the press club here.They were protesting against lay-offs and salary cuts. Besides office-bearers of journalists and media workers’ bodies, newsmen, cameramen, photojournalists and media workers joined the sit-in and chanted slogans against the owners of media houses. They announced […]

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Govt to give roadmap for release of dues to media houses

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ISLAMABAD – Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar chaired a meeting on account of non-payment of dues by the government to the media houses. The meeting chaired by Chief Justice of Pakistan decided that the federal government will verify the claims of media houses and will suggest a roadmap for release of dues to […]

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