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Daily Archives: October 19, 2019

Asma Jahangir conference: Asma Jahangir Conference kicks off

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LAHORE: On the first day of “Asma Jahangir Conference 2019 – Roadmap for Human Rights”, experts proposed three reforms in dealing with cases of sexual harassment against women and children, here Friday. The proposals are: timely alarm in such cases, reforms in methods of investigation and timely DNA test. AGHS Legal Aid Cell is the […]

Senate body wants forensic audit of Pemra officials’ phones

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ISLAMABAD: A parliamentary committee on Friday directed the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to assist its members in a forensic audit of the mobile phones of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority’s (Pemra) chairman as well as its officials for allegedly blacking out media coverage of opposition parties. The Senate Committee on Human Rights confronted Pemra […]

Facebook chief rules out banning political ads

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US-Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg has said he does not think it is right for a company to censor politicians or the news in a democracy. He was giving a speech in Washington DC following weeks of criticism over the firm’s decision not to ban political adverts that contain falsehoods. He added he had considered barring all political […]

Senate panel to investigate media censorship

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ISLAMABAD: The Senate Functional Committee on Human Rights on Friday formed a sub-panel to fix responsibility for the undeclared censorship imposed on Pakistan’s media. In the meeting, chaired by Senator Mustafa Khokar, the senators noted that there was sufficient evidence to infer that the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority’s (Pemra) chairman and officials acted beyond their mandate and […]

Pakistan denies entry to CPJ program coordinator Steven Butler

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Media and human rights groups including IFEX members condemn Pakistan’s decision to prevent the entry of Steven Butler, who was scheduled to speak at a human rights conference On 17 October the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) Asia Program Coordinator Steven Butler was refused entry into Pakistan, despite having a valid visa. Butler was told […]