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Monthly Archives: November 2020

PFUJ protest held against forced resignations, pay cuts

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ISLAMABAD: Journalists, media workers, representatives of trade unions and political activists staged a demonstration outside Dawn’s office here on Thursday to protest against allegedly seeking forced resignation from workers by the newspaper management and pay cuts of employees. The demonstration was organized by the Rawalpindi-Islamabad Union of Journalists (RIUJ) on the call of Pakistan Federal […]


Journalists firm against Pemra ban on airing proclaimed offenders’ speeches

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ISLAMABAD: In an interesting development, two of the six journalists who earlier sought withdrawal of their names from a petition challenging an order of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority have decided to stand firm with the petition against Pemra’s order to all TV news channels banning the broadcast of speeches and interviews of the […]


Senior journalist Pir Sufaid Shah passes away

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PESHAWAR: Senior journalist and the founding editor of Peshawar’s Daily Wahdat, Pir Syed Sufaid Shah Hamdard, passed away on Tuesday after a protracted illness. Known as the father of Pashto journalism, Hamdard had been bed-ridden for long and was admitted to a local hospital three weeks ago and passed away on Tuesday. His funeral prayers […]


Bukhari hints at ‘blackout’ of opposition on PTV

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ISLAMABAD: Newly appointed chairman of Pakistan Television Naeem Bukhari has hinted at ‘blackout’ of the opposition on PTV. When a reporter asked the new chairman outside the Supreme Court building if the opposition would be given equal airtime on PTV, Mr Bukhari replied: “Not at all.” He said PTV was the state-run organization and it […]


Social media use rules amended to government servants

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PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has amended the KP Government Servants (Conduct) Rules, 1987, according to an official statement issued here on Monday. According to the amendment, after rule 34, the following new rule shall be inserted, namely “34-A standard for use of digital and social media”. Hence, the government servant shall use social media […]


Sherry Rehman slams ‘draconian’ censorship laws for social media

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ISLAMABAD: Slamming the draconian censorship laws, parliamentary leader of the PPP in the Senate, Senator Sherry Rehman said muzzling the truth and controlling the narrative is unacceptable in a democratic society. “These new rules are just another attempt by the government to infringe upon peoples’ privacy and strengthen its surveillance powers,” she said Monday. Highlighting […]


Imran’s lawyer made PTV chairman

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ISLAMABAD: Promi­nent lawyer Naeem Bukhari, who led the legal team of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan in the Panama Papers leak case, will head the state-run Pakistan Television (PTV) as its chairman. Interestingly, the appointment was made in apparent haste as the federal cabinet had in its meeting last week considered a summary for […]


CJA welcomes experts’ report on safe refuge for journalists at risk

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KARACHI: The Commonwealth Journalists Association (CJA) has welcomed the report of the Independent High-Level Panel of Legal Experts (IHLPLE) on media freedom published on Monday and urged the Commonwealth governments to implement its recommendations to provide safe refuge to journalists at risk. Endorsing the report, CJA president Mahendra Ved said: “This is a timely report […]


Cops to revise FIR of journalist’s murder

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HYDERABAD: The police has given assurances that in the murder case of Sindh Express reporter Noor Lanjwani, new names, and sections of the Anti-Terrorism Act, will be inserted in the FIR. Addressing the media after offering condolences to the family, Jacobabad SSP Muhammad Tariq Nawaz said he had requested Noor’s father, Wazir Ahmed Lanjwani, to […]


PFUJ for securing economic rights of media workers

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LAHORE: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has announced to march towards Islamabad and stage sit-in before Parliament in its consistent struggle to win freedom of media, the right to freedom of expression and to secure economic rights of media workers. This is the third and decisive effort of PFUJ. The announcement was made in […]


IHC declines to entertain plea against broadcast ban on absconders

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday declined to entertain a petition for regular hearing that sought permission to broadcast the coverage of proclaimed offenders and absconders. The court suggested to the counsel to seek instructions from the petitioners and argue the case again on Dec 16. The petition has been filed by renowned […]


IOJK journalist nominated for RSF Press Freedom Awards

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RAWALPINDI: A journalist from Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJK) has been nominated for the 2020 RSF Press Freedom Awards. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) have issued a list of 12 journalists and media outlets from 12 countries who have been nominated for the awards, to be awarded in Taipei on December 8, says an RSF […]


‘Who are you asking relief for?’ IHC judge questions petition against PEMRA ban

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Islamabad High Court (IHC) Chief Justice Athar Minallah, while hearing a petition regarding the ban on airtime issued by Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA), asked who would benefit from the ban being lifted. The petition, filed by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) and 15 renowned journalists, anchors and media analysts, pertained to […]


16 journalists move to IHC to demand freedom of expression for Nawaz Sharif

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In an unprecedented move, as many as sixteen prominent journalists have reportedly filed a petition in Islamabad High Court (IHC) to allow airing the speeches and interviews of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the country. They include Najam Sethi, Ziauddin, Nasim Zehra, Asma Sherazi, Gharida Faruqi, Munazie Jehangir, Saleem Safi, Mansoor Ali Khan and […]