December, 2019 | Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) - Part 3
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Monthly Archives: December 2019

FIA cybercrime probes hobbled by social media giants

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ISLAMABAD:The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has said the investigation into transactional electronic cybercrime requires records from International organisations which many times do not share details of its users. “Servers of companies like Google, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Microsoft, and WhatsApp are outside Pakistan and the FIA probe comes to a dead end due to lack of […]


Citizen petitions IHC against ban on govt officials’ social media accounts

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ISLAMABAD: A petition has been filed in the Islamabad High Court against an interior ministry notification banning social media accounts belonging to senior capital administration officials. The petition was filed by a citizen, Mohammad Awais, on Tuesday. It asked for the notification, which was sent to the heads of the ministry’s 22 subordinate organisations across […]


APNS regrets use of ads as a tool to silence media

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PR KARACHI – The All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) has regretted that the present democratically elected government is resorting to use advertisements as a tool to silence fair and objective comments in the print and electronic media. The executive committee of the APNS which met here yesterday with APNS President Mr Hameed Haroon in chair, pointed out […]


PM to take up PBC digital broadcasting policy next week

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ISLAMABAD: A digital migration policy for Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) will be presented to Prime Minister Imran Khan in the next week, Information Secretary Zahida Parveen told a subcommittee of the National Assembly Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting. The committee met here to discuss the ongoing reforms in Radio Pakistan and was chaired by […]


It’s Sairbeen’s final goodbye after 51 years

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BBC Urdu’s flagship radio programme about current affairs Sairbeen will fall silent on Dec 31 this year and will not see the New Year after having been on air for 51 years. BBC Urdu Service head Mehvish Hussain has attributed the decision to falling short wave and medium wave audiences and the “migration” of younger […]


WhatsApp told to share details of targeted users of Israeli hacking

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KARACHI: In light of fresh claims of Pakistani officials being targeted with a hacking software involving an Israeli spyware company, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has sought details of the compromised users from the social media company. In a report published on Thursday, The Guardian claimed that the mobile phones of at least two dozen Pakistani government officials […]


Interior ministry bars its staffers from talking to media

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ISLAMBAD: The interior ministry has barred its staffers from talking to the media, sources told Dawn on Friday. “The minister for interior has directed that no officer/official should interact with media (print/electronic) nor upload any official’s view/comment on social media or any other channel of information, except with the formal and written approval of the secretary interior […]


Controlling the pen: 50 journalists booked in ‘fake cases’ of kidnapping, extortion

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KARACHI: What happens if you expose the white collar crimes of influential people? If you’re a journalist in rural Sindh, you might end up being charged with kidnapping for ransom or extortion under the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA). Over 30 FIRs have been registered against 50 journalists in different districts of the province, including Nawabshah, Naushero Feroze, […]


Govt to facilitate institutions to work within limits: Firdous

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ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan Friday said the government will discharge its duty of a facilitator, enabling the state institutions to work within their constitutional and legal parameters. Speaking here at a function, Dr Firdous emphasised that the government would ensure internal stability in the country, […]


The Pakistan Information Commission takes Action upon the request of PPF fellow Shezad Ahmed Khan, he filed to have information from Environment protection Agency according to Right to information Act 2017

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Taking action over an appeal, the Pakistan Information Commission directed the Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency (Pak-EPA) to provide information regarding the monitoring visits conducted by the public body within 10 working days. The directives were issued after hearing an appeal filed by this scribe against the Pak-EPA’s for not providing the requested information within stipulated […]


PM’s aide launches draft advertisement policy

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ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Thursday launched the draft advertisement policy and announced bringing reforms to the Press Information Department (PID) to tackle corruption and mismanagement in the grant of government advertisements. Addressing a ceremony, she said: “The reforms in the PID and the draft advertisement […]


Police officer again asked to stop media interaction

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KARACHI- The provincial cabinet has re-issued orders for Sindh police officers to stay away from media interaction by appearing in television talk shows and press conferences, sources said on Thursday. Police sources said that Sindh cabinet has directed security officers again to avoid appearing in media talks shows and press conferences. However, they were permitted […]


CM Murad Ali Shah notices cases against journalists in Sindh

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KARACHI: Issue of cases against journalists was raised during the meeting of Provincial Public Safety and Police Complaint Commission held at the Sindh Chief Minister House chaired by Sindh CM Syed Murad Ali Shah. Shah was informed by members of the commission that journalists in various districts especially in Sukkur range were being booked in […]


Pemra directed to stop media from airing programmes against lawyers

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PESHAWAR: A Peshawar High Court Bench has ordered Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to issue directives to electronic media not to air derogatory and one-sided programmes and remarks against lawyers on account of Punjab Institute of Cardiology incident. The Abbottabad bench of PHC comprising Justice Ijaz Anwar and Justice Shakeel Ahmad ordered Pemra to […]


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