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Monthly Archives: August 2021

PFUJ: Suspected abduction of a Pakistani reporter Muhammad Iqbal Mengal

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Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has shown its deep concern over the suspect abduction of a Pakistani reporter while he was performing his duties in Afghanistan and demanded the Afghan & Pakistan authorities to ensure his safe rescue. A reporter from Pakistan Muhammad Iqbal Mengal has been missing for two days in Afghanistan. Muhammad […]

Pakistani journalist missing since Kabul airport blasts

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BRUSSELS: The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its Pakistan affiliate, the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), have urged the Pakistan government to take solid steps for ensuring the safe release of Pakistani journalist Muhammad Iqbal Mengal. Mengal, a reporter associated with 92 News, remains missing for the last many days and is suspected […]

Foreign envoys discuss media freedom with Fawad

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ISLAMABAD – Foreign envoys on Monday discussed media freedom and new legislation with Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry. The event was hosted by Ambassador of the European Union to Pakistan Androulla Kaminara. “Ambassadors had an open and frank discussion on content and process of legislation on media freedom and regulation with Minister for Information and Broadcasting,” […]

Shahbaz vows to foil government’s bid to pass legislation on Pakistan Media Development Authority

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Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shahbaz Sharif on Monday vowed to go against any government efforts to pass legislation related to the Pakistan Media Development Authority (PMDA). The Opposition leader, speaking to representatives of media organizations, said the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) and the PML-N have already rejected the PMDA. “We will […]

Journalist’s harassment case: Supreme Court says will protect basic rights, ensure freedom of expression

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday ruled for protecting the fundamental rights of the people as well as ensuring Freedom of Press, and Freedom of Expression enshrined in the Constitution besides exercising suo motu jurisdiction under Article 184(3). A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Justice Ijazul Ahsen and comprising Justice Muneeb […]

Taliban detain two Pakistani journalists in Kandahar, Afghanistan

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) is alarmed by the arrest of two Pakistani journalists in Kandahar, Afghanistan. We welcome the news of the release of the two personnel of Khyber News television channel — reporter Matin Khan and cameraperson Muhammad Ali — and urge the Taliban to ensure the safety of the media covering developments in […]

Civil servants refuse to accept government ban on using social media without permission

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ISLAMABAD   –  The civil servants using social media have refused to follow the government’s instructions to stay away from Twitter and Facebook with the argument that why the government judges their performance through social media, The Nation learnt reliably. The federal government has imposed ban on government servants for using electronic, print and social media […]

Web portal launched for Media Graduate Internship Program

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LAHORE: Director General Public Relations office has said that the problem in web portal launched for paid internship program would be solved today (Monday). Web portal has been launched by the Director General Public Relations CM Punjab Media Graduate Internship Program (2021-22), a paid internship program, remained blocked while it was hugely circulated among young […]

Opportunities for women in media termed need of the hour in journalists’ webinar

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BRUSSELS: Providing women with equal opportunities in the media industry is the need of the hour, senior journalists concluded at a virtual roundtable on “The Role of Women in Media”. Speaking at the webinar, senior journalist and TV anchor Asma Shirazi said that women should be prepared before they step into the field of media. […]

Karachi Press Club honors Dr Tauseef Ahmed Khan

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The Karachi Press Club on Saturday conferred its lifetime membership to veteran journalist, academic and political analyst Dr Tauseef Ahmed Khan. A ceremony was held at the club in the evening to honor Dr Khan. KPC President Fazil Jamili, Secretary Rizwan Bhatti and governing body member Aziz Sanghur presented a shield, Ajrak and Sindhi cap […]

پاکستان پریس فاؤنڈیشن (پی پی ایف) طالبان کے ہاتھوں اغوا ہونے بعد ایک فضائی حملے میں بچھڑ جانے والے مرحوم صحافی عبدالعزیز شاہین کو یاد کر رہی ہے۔

29 اگست، 2008 کو، مقامی اخبارات آزادیؔ اور خبرکارؔ کے لیے کام کرنے والے ایک صحافی، عبدالعزیز شاہین، خیبر پختونخوا کی وادی سوات میں طالبان کے ایک ٹھکانے پر جیٹ فائٹرز کے ایک حملے میں، جہاں وہ طالبان کے پاس یرغمال تھے، مارے گئے تھے۔ 35 سالہ صحافی نے اپنے پیچھے ایک بیوہ، تین بیٹے اور […]

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) commemorates the life of the late journalist Abdul Aziz Shaheen, lost in an airstrike after being kidnapped by the Taliban

On August 29, 2008, a journalist working for local dailies Azadi and Khabarkar, Abdul Aziz Shaheen, was killed in an attack by jet fighters on a Taliban hideout, where he was being held by the Taliban, in the Swat Valley in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The 35 year old journalist left behind a wife, three sons and a daughter. […]

Regional Police Officer for action plan over negative use of social media

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MULTAN: Regional Police Officer (RPO) Syed Khurram Ali said the police officers should ensure access of common man to their offices to provide justice as per law. Addressing police officials here on Saturday, Khuram said an action plan should be devised to curb negative use of social media, and action should be taken against those […]

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority failed to justify TikTok ban: Islamabad High Court

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The Islamabad High Court on Saturday noted that the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) had failed to provide any justification for the ban on TikTok — a video sharing social networking service. In a four-page order, IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah directed the PTA to seek the government’s policy on the matter from the prime minister […]