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Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman completes two months under unlawful custody

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ISLAMABAD: The continuing countrywide protests by workers of the Geo-Jang Group along with journalist organizations, civil society and political workers for the release of Editor-in-Chief of Geo-Jang Group Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman under arrest by the NAB for the last two months without a reference or a case, continued on Monday. The protesting journalists dubbed Rahman’s incarceration […]

Life of a journalist in perpetual peril

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The life of a journalist seems to be in perpetual peril. The correspondent of an English-language daily in Umerkot is the latest among the journalist community to have faced physical assault. More than two dozen armed men entered by force the house of AB Arisar located in the desert region on Wednesday and subjected his […]

How powerful is Facebook’s ‘Supreme Court’ for speech?

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KARACHI: Last week, Facebook appointed 20 people from around the world to serve on what will effectively be the social media network’s “Supreme Court” for speech, issuing rulings on what kind of posts will be allowed and what should be taken down. The list features a former prime minister, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, and […]

Corona now aiming at journalists, media workers; 54 tested positive

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ISLAMABAD: Let’s call him by a pseudonym, Asad Shehzad, a Peshawar-based reporter working with a TV channel. Day in and day out, he would spend time reporting about zaireen kept at quarantine centers, visiting hospitals and attending pressers held to update public about coronavirus unless he fell sick. Upon test, Asad turned out positive. He’s […]

SC restrains Pemra from taking action against Neo TV

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ISLAMABAD: The Sup­re­­­me Court on Monday res­tr­a­ined the Pakistan Elec­tronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) from taking any co­­ercive measures against Neo TV channel for a period of 15 days until the channel challenges the vires of the Pemra-Tele­vision Broadcast Station Opera­tions Regulations 2012. A two-judge Supreme Cou­rt bench headed by Justice Mushir Alam had taken […]