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US conveys concerns on new social media regulations

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The United States (US) has reportedly conveyed its serious concerns on the proposed new social media regulations with the possibility of Facebook and Pay Pal, social and e-commerce platforms, threatening to leave Pakistan, well informed sources in Ministry of Foreign Affairs said. The government had secretly issued social media rules but after criticism across the […]

Man held for sending fake news about COVID-19

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ISLAMABAD: Police has claimed to have arrested a man in Lahore for allegedly spreading fake news through social media about the novel coronavirus and creating panic among the masses, a private news channel reported. According to the details, the suspect was peddling fake news through social media citing that a family of his area has […]

APNS advises member publications on Covid

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Hameed Haroon, President and Sarmad Ali, Secretary General APNS have stated that in view of the pandemic COVID-19, the member publications are advised to take necessary precautions in the production printing functions of their newspapers. This should include, but should not be limited to, keeping your pre-press, press and printing premises regularly sanitized and making […]

PFUJ demands journalists’ protection in Sindh during lockdown

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SUKKUR: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has strongly condemned the manhandling by the police and Rangers of journalists while performing their duties during the lockdown in various cities of Sindh. In a joint statement, PFUJ President Shehzada Zulfiqar, Vice-President Lala Asad Pathan and Secretary General Nasir Zaidi condemned the behaviour of security officials with […]

Akhtar Mengal condemns arrest of Mir Shakil

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KARACHI: The Chairman Balochistan National Party (Mengal), Sardar Akhtar Mengal, reiterated his condemnation over the arbitrary arrest of Jang-Geo Group Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman, saying media played a vital role to strengthen the democratic institutions of any country. Talking to Geo News programme, the Baloch leader said the free press always acted as a bridge between […]

Jang chief editor’s physical remand extended

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LAHORE: An accountability court on Wednesday extended physical remand of Jang group editor-in-chief Mir Shakilur Rehman to the NAB in a case of 54-kanal land allegedly allotted to him by then Punjab chief minister Nawaz Sharif in 1986. A NAB prosecutor assisted by the investigating officer submitted an application to the court seeking another remand […]

AEMEND issued safety protocols of COVID-19 for media

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Safety protocols with regard to COVID-19 for all journalists and media workers issued by Association of Electronic Media Editors and News Directors (AEMEND) The guidelines apply specially to all staff working outdoor including Reporters/ Correspondents, Cameramen, Technicians, Satellite Engineers, staff related to assignment and DSNG Operations Outdoor Assistants, Sales Personnel, any other staff specifically designated […]