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Daily Archives: April 4, 2020

PM forms committee to protect media industry

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ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday said media plays a key role in tackling the challenge of coronavirus. In a statement issued on Friday, he said every effort will be made to protect media workers and reduce problems faced by them. The Prime Minister said journalists and media workers, along with other affiliates, […]

Facebook thanked for virus collaboration

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KARACHI: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday thanked Facebook Chief Operating Officer (COO) Sheryl Sandberg for his company’s support and collaborative efforts with the government during the Covid-19 pandemic. The government recently launched a ‘Corona Helpline’ on WhatsApp. This new service, which is free-to-use, provides a central source of accurate, trustworthy and up-to-date information about […]

Media workers complain of restrictions

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LAHORE: Media workers have complained while returning home from their duties, they are denied access to their residential areas by police, who beefed up security measures on several roads. The journalists were said to have introduced themselves by displaying their press identity cards, but the armed police personnel refused to let them pass. A journalist […]

CFWIJ launches COVID-19 resources for journalists and newsrooms

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KARACHI: The Coalition For Women In Journalism (CFWIJ) has launched its COVID-19 resources page focused on women journalists covering coronavirus around the world. This page aims to provide tools to journalists and newsrooms. During these unprecedented times, CFWIJ is monitoring reporting around the pandemic by women journalists the world over. A map by CFWIJ shows […]

Global forums of news publishers, editors write to PM: Immediate release of Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman urged

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ISLAMABAD: The World Association of News Publishers and the World Editors Forum, which represent 18,000 publications, 15,000 online sites and over 3,000 companies in more than 120 countries, has expressed deep concern at the arrest of Editor-in-Chief of the Jang/Geo Media Group Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman and called for his immediate release. “We take this opportunity to […]

Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman’s arrest: Veteran journalist continues hunger strike

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LAHORE: While Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government seems unmoved by the growing criticism over the arrest of Jang-Geo Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman in a flimsy case, a veteran journalist has launched a campaign for his release by observing a hunger strike at the Lahore Press Club. A feeble 65-year-old Azhar Munir, who has a long history of […]

4 men acquitted in Daniel Pearl’s murder detained for 90 days

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ISLAMABAD – The federal government Friday said that it was concerned about the decision of the Sindh High Court that overturned murder conviction of a British national in kidnapping and killing of American journalist Daniel Pearl. A day after the decision, the Ministry of Interior in a statement said that the government has shown its […]