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Monthly Archives: May 2021

UNESCO, partners mark Press Freedom Day to Promote Information as a Public Good

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The World Press Freedom Day 2021 was marked with a “Webinar: Promoting Information as a Public Good” on May 3, 2021, by UNESCO in partnership with the European Union Delegation to Pakistan, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Embassy of Sweden in Pakistan and the High Commission of Canada in Pakistan. The […]

Ajay Lalwani’s murder: DIGP’s probe team submits report to ATC Sukkur

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SUKKUR: The DIGP’s probe team submitted its report to ATC Sukkur in which, it declared SHO Saleh Pat, PPP’s local leaders and others guilty for the murder of journalist Ajay Lalwani. The police team constituted to investigate the murder of journalist, Ajay Lalwani, had presented an interim challan in the ATC Sukkur on Monday, declaring […]

Promoting independent journalism among topmost priorities: Bangash

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PESHAWAR: Special Assistant to the Chief Minister on Information and Higher Education, Kamran Bangash on Monday said promoting independent journalism and providing security to the journalists’ community was among the topmost priorities of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government. In his message on World Journalism Day, Kamran Bangash said the provincial government was introducing quota system in […]

Government striving to promote independent, responsible media: Chaudhry Fawad Hussain

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on Monday said that the government of Pakistan was striving to promote independent and responsible journalism. In a tweet marking World Press Freedom Day, the minister said that this year the government would bring new projects for journalists, especially for young journalists and introducing latest media […]

PML-N leader calls for free vaccine for journalists

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LAHORE: PML-N Punjab Information Secretary Azma Bukhari has said that doctors, nurses and paramedics as well as media workers are also victims of corona but the government is ignoring them. In her statement issued on Sunday, Azma Bukhari said that along with the medical staff, media workers were also performing their services on the frontline. […]

Rabbani demands policy to protect journalists

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ISLAMABAD: Former chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani on Monday demanded for convening the Committee of the Whole of the Senate in which all stakeholders are invited to formulate policy and legislation to ensure the protection of journalists and ensure the implementation of articles 19 and 19A, Constitution, 1973. “The government has circumvented articles 19 and […]

Joint efforts for freedom of press stressed

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LAHORE: Speakers at a national webinar on press freedom have called upon the need to create unity among journalist organisations to fight war against unnecessary restrictions on media observing that media freedom in Pakistan is associated with independence of democracy and judiciary. Punjab University School of Communication Studies (SCS) organised the webinar which was attended […]

A New Year’s night murder

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It was a little past midnight on Jan 1, 2014. In the town of Badah, Larkana district, journalist Shan Dahar was standing outside a small medical store located in a narrow lane. He had been working on an investigative story about free medicines supplied by an NGO for poor patients being illegally sold to local […]

Press freedoms chained in Pakistan: Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari

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ISLAMABAD/KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari said press freedoms in Pakistan have been chained through threats, intimidation, and pressure tactics by the PTI regime, calling for lifting the declared and undeclared curbs imposed on the media. In his message on World Press Freedom Day being observed tomorrow, the PPP chairman said Imran Khan-led PTI […]

‫2020-2021 کے دوران پاکستانی ذرائع ابلاغ کے مواد پر بڑھتی ہوئی اظہار رائے کی پابندیوں کا نشانہ بنے

جنوری 2020 سے اپریل 2021 کے عرصہ میں پاکستانیوں کو ذرائع ابلاغ کے مواد پر بڑھتی ہوئی اظہار رائے کی پابندیوں کا نشانہ بنایا گیا اس طرح ملک میں آزادانہ اظہار رائے کے ماحول کو محدود کردیا گیا۔ پاکستان پریس فاؤنڈیشن (پی پی ایف) کی طرف سے جاری کردہ پاکستان پریس فریڈم رپورٹ 2020-2021 کے […]

Pakistan subjected to increased muzzling of media content during 2020-2021

Pakistan was subjected to increased muzzling of media content in the period January 2020 to April 2021 thus limiting the space for free expression in the country.   According to the Pakistan Press Freedom Report 2020-2021 released by Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), while murder, physical assaults, extra-legal abductions as well as threats and arrests of media […]

Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) vows to keep fighting for press freedom and journalists’ rights.

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ISLAMABAD—Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has pledged to continue its struggle for freedoms of press, expression, and speech and protect journalists and workers’ rights. On the eve of World Press Freedom Day, President PFUJ Shahzada Zulfiqar and Secretary-General Nasir Zaidi called for greater unity among all groups fighting for their rights. “Freedom of the […]

Ahsan Khan’s show fined for using animals as prop

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ISLAMABAD – The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has imposed a fine of Rs500, 000 on a national entertainment channel for using animals as prop in its program Time Out with Ahsan Khan. A petition was filed against the program, which is hosted by Pakistani film and television actor Ahsan Khan, by lawyer Faizullah […]