Daily Archives: January 16, 2020

Release of advertisements: Govt depts asked to send ads through PID, not independently

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed all the ministries/divisions and attached departments to comply with the centralized policy of issuing government advertisements to the print and electronic media only through the Press Information Department (PID). The prime minister has actually barred the ministries/divisions from issuing advertisements directly to the media and his Principal Secretary […]


PPP, PML-N criticise Vawda for using a boot on TV show

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD – Leaders of the opposition parties on Wednesday slammed Federal Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda for his outlandish stunt on a TV show last night, during which he used a boot to to heap scorn on the PPP and PML-N for voting in favour of the recently passed Army Act in parliament. The PTI […]


Govt has intensified clampdown on media, says Human Rights Watch

Pakistan Press Foundation

KARACHI: The Pakistan government intensified its clampdown on the media, opposition parties and non-governmental organisations last year, according to a report by the Human Rights Watch (HRW). In the 30th edition of its World Report 2020, the HRW reviewed human rights practices in nearly 100 countries. In Pakistan, women, religious minorities and transgender people continued to […]


Senate panel recommends pact with Twitter to block fake accounts

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Commit­tee on Information Technology on Wednesday asked the government to enter into an agreement with Twitter’s management to share information and block fake accounts. The committee members asked the authorities concerned to identify accounts that were allegedly involved in defamation and harassment of individuals as well as organisations. The committee meeting, […]


OC Our Correspondent January 16, 2020 HomeToday’s PaperLahore Social media instrumental in spreading false information: report

Pakistan Press Foundation

LAHORE:Journalists have identified social media as the hotbed of the spread of false information, noting that the increasing crisis of confidence in journalism is being fed by the weaponisation of the term fake news, according to a recent study. The Digital Rights Foundation, a non-government advocacy-based research organization, on Wednesday released its report titled “Sifting […]


Journalists demand lifting of restrictions on internet in occupied Kashmir

Pakistan Press Foundation

Journalist bodies of occupied Kashmir urged the Indian government to lift the ongoing ban on the internet in the region, which entered its 165th day on Wednesday. In a session dubbed ‘cyber curfew’, which was held at the Kashmir Press Club, journalists from different media outlets and bodies lamented that they were forced to work […]