31 | January | 2020 | Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Daily Archives: January 31, 2020

PTV refutes plans to raise license fee

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ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Television Corporation said it recorded profit of Rs 300 million in fiscal year 2018-19 and that reports about increase of license fee from Rs 35 to Rs 100 are baseless. Due to the revamping and reforms agenda, corporation has recorded an operation profit Rs300 million in Fiscal Year 2018-19 after consecutive loss of previous […]

Media Crisis Joint Action Committee formed

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ISLAMABAD: Senior journalists have constituted the Media Crisis Joint Action Committee to deal with the problems of journalists. The committee, headed by the PFUJ ex-secretary CR Shamsi, will start its organised struggle for the rights of media persons, says a press release on Thursday. The decision to form this committee was taken in an unusual […]

Woman booked after her dog attacks anchor

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A female anchor has filed an FIR at the Darakhshan police station in Karachi against a woman whose dog attacked her in the upmarket Defence neighbourhood. Police said they have registered the FIR on the complaint of anchorwoman Qandeel Nasra. The complaint states that Qandeel lives in a residential apartment building in Defence Phase-V on […]

Coronavirus: Social media aids spread of misinformation

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ISLAMABAD: At least 170 people have died as a result of outbreak of coronavirus. The virus has spread to many countries. But not only has the virus spread, so too has misinformation. The other day in Lahore, a fake news quoting health and food authorities was viral on the social media that mutton was the […]

Pemra overreach

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AS the space for freedoms of information, speech and expression continues to shrink rapidly in Pakistan, the internet is still seen as the last refuge for independent voices despite the arbitrary and ever-expanding censorship regime unleashed by the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act. Now, Pemra seems determined to deliver the final nail in the coffin. […]