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Research highlights media role in society

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Islamabad: The debates on the TV channels lack subject specialists, the Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE) said in a research: The Electronic Media Economy in Pakistan: Issues and Challenges. It recommended that the participation in TV discussions should be 80 percent analysts and 20 percent politicians or spokespersons of political parties, which is the […]

Islamabad High Court orders action against FIA officials for arresting two journalists

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ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court Wednesday ordered to take action against the FIA officials allegedly involved in arresting two journalists in Lahore. Additional Attorney General Qasim Wadood adopted the stance before the court that action should be taken against the FIA officials under the law if they had violated the legal process in the case. IHC […]

A journalist’s ordeal: Kept captive for 18 days in Lyari, using COVID-19 as an excuse

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Earlier this month, Nadir Shah Adil, 76, was visited by some unknown people at his home in Karachi. The veteran journalist was told he needs to be taken to a hospital in Karachi’s Lyari area for treatment of coronavirus. What happened next was confusing and petrifying for the journalist. “I was kept in a room […]

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz for joint opposition committee to block Pakistan Media Development Authority

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LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has decided to form a committee of the joint opposition to stop the PTI government from approving the Pakistan Media Development Authority (PMDA) and termed it a black law. “The committee would analyze the legality of the bill and propose a future strategy,” announced PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif Wednesday while […]

Press clubs avoid sharing audited accounts of Rs125 million grant

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ISLAMABAD – Secretary Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Shahira Shahid informed the Public Accounts Committee on Wednesday that five press clubs of the country are reluctant to provide adjustment/audited accounts statements of grant in aid given during the financial year 2011-12. The five press clubs received a total of Rs125 million as grants in the […]

Press clubs term Pakistan Media Development Authority ‘media martial law’

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ISLAMABAD: The representatives of different press clubs of the country have declared the proposed Pakistan Media Development Authority (PMDA) as “a media martial law” and rejected it out rightly. These sentiments were expressed by media bodies’ representatives while addressing a webinar arranged by Rawalpindi Islamabad Union of Journalists (RIUJ) on Tuesday. Press Freedom Action Committee […]