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Daily Archives: February 24, 2020

Draft bill on journalists: PM asked to take up bill in next cabinet meeting

PESHAWAR: The media rights organisation – Freedom Network – Sunday asked Prime Minister Imran Khan to take up draft bill on journalists’ protection and welfare in the next cabinet meeting to do urgent legislation to end impunity for crimes against journalists and media in the country. Freedom Network Executive Director Iqbal Khattak said the Pakistan […]

MoHR receives 40,000 complaints relating to human rights

Islamabad: The Ministry of Human Rights helpline 1099 had received over 40,000 complaints regarding human rights during January 2020, said Secretary MoHR, Ribia Javeria Agha on Sunday. Talking to this agency, she said the complaints relating to inheritance and child abuse were being addressed on priority. She said, “Together, we need to strengthen coordination and […]

Relevance of mainstream media in the digital age

LAHORE: ‘Digital Trumps Print’ was one of the interesting sessions of the Lahore Literary Festival that analysed the state of mainstream media in the age of digital media in Pakistan on the final day of the festival on Sunday. The panel for the session included renowned media professionals, including Arif Nizami, Munizae Jahangir, Zafar Siddiqi […]

Social media rules: winners and losers

Just over a week ago, the government approved Citizens Protection (Against Online Harassment) Rules 2020, which created much controversy in the tech community and civil society. Many believe that imposing requirements, such as establishing physical offices in Pakistan or hosting in-country servers, on global social media companies is a move in the wrong direction. Provisions […]

Journalist safety

The murder of journalist Aziz Memon has once again brought to our attention the dangerous conditions in which Pakistani journalists live and work. Aziz Memon had reportedly been receiving life threats for the past many months and had shared his concerns in a video recording that has gone viral. According to reports, he was strangled […]