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Daily Archives: August 13, 2020

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) stands in solidarity with women journalists subjected to online abuse

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) has expressed support with women journalists in Pakistan, who have issued a joint statement against the social media attacks they have faced due to their work. PPF stood in solidarity with women journalists and commentators who have been subjected to such online abuse and urged the government to urgently consider their […]

A tale of three murders

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ISLAMABAD: Arooj Iqbal had a dream. She wanted to become the first women owner of a newspaper. She got it registered and named it Choice. She was all set but a single shot to the head took her life only a few hours before publication of the newspaper’s inaugural edition. Instead of becoming the first […]

Pakistan protests over blasphemous post by ‘extremist’ in India

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Wednesday lodged a strong protest with India on a derogatory social media post against Islam in Bengaluru, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) said. At least three people were killed in overnight clashes triggered by the post offensive to Muslims. The violence began late on Tuesday, with mobs pelting stones, burning vehicles and […]

Journalists hold rally for progress in Aziz Memon murder case

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SUKKUR: Journalists along with activists of political parties and nationalist groups took out a rally in Jacobabad on Wednesday against a lack of progress in the prosecution of suspected killers of Naushahro Feroze journalist Aziz Memon. The body of senior journalist Aziz Memon was found floating in a canal in Mehrabpur on Feb 16. The […]

Journalists protest

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ISLAMABAD: The reporters covering the National Assembly proceedings on Wednesday staged a walkout from the press gallery over non-payment of salaries to the workers by various media houses despite receiving outstanding dues from the federal government. Minister for Communications Murad Saeed and Minister for Energy Omer Ayub Khan met the protesting journalists at the Press […]

Publishers, HR activists to contest Tahaffuz bill

LAHORE: The publishing industry, education sector, research and human rights organisations have expressed their concern at the Tahaffuz-i-Bunyad-i-Islam Bill recently passed by the Punjab Assembly and threatened to challenge the proposed legislation in a court of law. “We believe the bill is an invasion on freedom of expression and critical thinking and will also spell […]

Women journalists seek protection against attacks on social media

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KARACHI: A group of well-known Pakistani female journalists and commentators have sought protection against what they termed “vicious attacks” directed at them through social media, allegedly by people linked to the PTI government. A joint statement, which has been signed so far by 30 female journalists belonging to various media outlets and mediums, stated that […]

Media played critical role in Pakistan Movement

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ISLAMABAD: Newspapers played a critical role in not only relaying factual accounts of what was happening in Tehreek-e-Pakistan but also relayed literary works about the seminal event as well. This was stated by speakers during an online discussion on the “Role of Journalism in Tehreek-e-Pakistan”. The discussion had been organised by the Pakistan Academy of […]

Pak researchers among winners of Facebook project

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KARACHI: Pakistan researchers are among winners of Facebook misinformation project. Facebook has announced the winners of its Foundation Integrity Research: Misinformation and Polarization request for proposals. Among the global list of winners are Agha Ali Raza and Ihsan Ayyub Qazi from Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), whose proposal shone during the competitive selection process. […]

Pakistani agency wants me to head death squad to kill anti-state elements including journalists: Ehsanullah Ehsan

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Former Pakistani Taliban spokesperson Ehsanullah Ehsan has said that Pakistani authorities had given him a hit list of people who they would like to be killed in the North-Western province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. In an audio, he claimed that after some time of his surrender he was given the list of prominent voices in order […]