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Daily Archives: March 3, 2020

PFUJ backs Aurat March, slams threats against women

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) President Shahzada Zulfikar and Secretary General Nasir Zaidi have condemned the threats against organisers and participants of the Aurat March to be held on International Women’s Day. In a joint statement the PFUJ leaders said the threats raise grave concerns regarding the fundamental rights of citizens, particularly women […]

Women move LHC to get Aurat March ‘regulated’

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LAHORE: Six women ‘activists’ approached the Lahore High Court on Monday with a request to ‘regulate’ forthcoming Aurat March to ensure implementation of Citizen Protection (Against Online Harm) Rules, 2020. Chief Justice Mamoon Rashid Sheikh is set to resume on Tuesday (today) hearing on main petition against the march moved by Advocate Azhar Siddique. On […]

Firdous seeks religious scholars help for checking fake news

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ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan Monday sought the help of religious scholars in discouraging fake news and promoting journalism, based on Islamic principles of accuracy and verification. Addressing a function in connection with role of religious scholars in reformation of the society, she said […]

Facebook to work with FIA to curb cybercrime against children, women

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ISLAMABAD: The Facebook management has expressed commitment to work in close liaison with the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to combat cybercrime and offered to conduct capacity-building training of officers in order to keep abreast them of latest social media trends and techniques. A management team from their Facebook Headquarters of Asia Pacific, headed by Head […]

NA body expresses concern over online rules

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Expressing serious concerns over the Citizens Protection (Against Online Harm) Rules 2020, the National Assembly Standing Committee on Information Technology observed that if the social media companies were banned for not abiding the rules, it might result in international embarrassment, besides hampering digital media growth in the country. The committee met under the chairmanship of […]

Implementation of online rules suspended, says PTA

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KARACHI: A day after over 100 rights organisations and individuals announced a boycott of talks with the government on the Citizens Protection (Against Online Harm) Rules 2020 unless the rules were revoked, the authorities have clarified that the implementation of rules had already been suspended. On Sunday, the rights groups in a statement said the […]

LHC gives PTA, Centre time to file reply in TikTok case

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday granted more time to Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) and the federal government to furnish their replies on a petition seeking the imposition of a ban on mobile phone video application TikTok. A single bench comprising Justice Shahid Waheed took up the petition filed by lawyer Nadeem Sarwar. […]

Owais Aslam Ali elected as Co-Chair of Media Freedom Coalition Advisory Network.

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Owais Aslam Ali, Secretary General, Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) and member of the Steering Committee of the Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD)  has been elected as one of the three chairpersons of Media Freedom Coalition Advisory Group (MFC-AN).  The other chairpersons are Silvia Chocarro of Article 19 and Rachael Kay of the International Freedom […]

Photo exhibition for photojournalists held

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ISLAMABAD: An annual photo exhibition and prize distribution ceremony Tuesday held here at Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) to pay tribute to the hardships faced by the photojournalists in their line of duty. The event was arranged by Rawalpindi Islamabad Photo Journalist Association (RIPA) in collaboration with PNCA and the Peace and Culture […]