September 14, 2021 | Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)
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Daily Archives: September 14, 2021

Sherry slams closing press gallery of Parliament for journalists

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ISLAMABAD: PPP Parliamentary Leader in the Senate Senator Sherry Rehman on Monday said closing Parliament’s press gallery for journalists is shameful and condemnable as Parliamentary reporters were banned from sitting in the press gallery of Parliament for the joint session. “This is the first time that something like this has happened in the history of […]

The International Press Institute supports protests against Pakistan Media Development Authority

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VIENNA: The International Press Institute (IPI) on Monday expressed its support for protests launched by journalists in Pakistan against the Pakistan Media Development Authority (PMDA) legislation and urged the government to withdraw it. Journalists in Pakistan launched a sit-in protest outside the Parliament in the capital Islamabad demanding that the government withdraw the controversial PMDA […]

Social media platforms should respect Pakistan’s laws: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) chairman retired Maj Gen Amir Azeem Bajwa on Monday said that social media giants would not withdraw from Pakistan because the country is among top 10 markets of the world and continues to grow at a fast pace. “We want to see this market grow for the benefit of all, […]

Prime Minister won’t put any kind of curbs on media: Faisal

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ISLAMABAD: Senate Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting Chairman Faisal Javed Khan said in categorical terms that Prime Minister Imran Khan would never put curbs of any kind on the freedom of speech and press. In a statement Monday issued here, he clarified his committee’s position and said the committee would give its response once […]

Journalists gather in Islamabad to protest “unacceptable” Pakistan Media Development Authority

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Journalists came together on Sunday in Islamabad to protest the planned Pakistan Media Development Authority describing it as an unacceptable attempt to curb freedoms accorded to the press by the Constitution. Protestors responded to a call by the Pakistan Federal Unit of Journalists and they were joined by opposition parties, civil society, and representatives of […]

Freedom of expression under attack

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EDITORIAL: Coming from this government attempts to put a squeeze on media freedoms through a draconian law, Pakistan Media Development Authority (PMDA), is hard to grasp. For, when in opposition Prime Minister Imran Khan had defended media independence in categorical terms. In a useful reminder of that position representative bodies of the media, national and […]

Empty media gallery bewilders President Alvi

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ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi Monday addressed the joint sitting of Parliament, with an empty media gallery and the opposition members protesting inside and outside of the Parliament House. During his speech, the president acknowledged the role of the media in curbing spread of the coronavirus. However, he was visibly confused when he looked towards […]

Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf’s Ali Nawaz Awan terms closure of National Assembly’s press gallery ‘wrong’

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ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister Ali Nawaz Awan Monday terms the closure of National Assembly’s press gallery during the joint Parliamentary session “wrong”. Speaking during Geo News program “Capital Talk”, Awan said that the press gallery has no connection with the government and only the speaker has the authority to allow media representatives […]

Proposed Pakistan Media Development Authority: Opposition parties put their weight behind media

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ISLAMABAD: Opposition political parties on Monday threw their weight behind the journalist community in rejecting the proposed “black law”— Pakistan Media Development Authority (PMDA) Bill 2021 — as journalist fraternity vowed to continue their struggle till achieving the ultimate goal of reversal of the controversial decision. Several journalist organizations had staged a sit-in protest outside […]

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority finds it hard to regulate social media content: chairman

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) Chairman Major (R) General Amir Azeem Bajwa hoped that the social media giants won’t exit Pakistan because this market was growing at faster pace. “Pakistan’s market is among the top 10 in the world and we want to use it for the benefit of everyone. Social media companies should respect […]

Supreme Court Directs DG FIA, Chairman PEMRA to Submit Reports in Journalist Complaints Case

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday ordered the Director General (DG) Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), Chairman Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) and Inspector General of Police Islamabad to submit reports in journalists’ complaints case. A three-member SC bench comprising Justice Ijaz Ul Ahsan, Justice Munib Akhtar and Justice Qazi Muhammad Amin heard the suo […]

‘Democracy will die’: Politicians, civil society join journalists in protest against proposed media authority

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Political parties, student unions and members of civil society continued to express solidarity with protesting journalists outside Parliament House in Islamabad on Monday, joining them in raising their voice against the proposed Pakistan Media Development Authority (PMDA) bill. The protesting journalists had marched on Sunday from the National Press Club and reached outside the Parliament […]

Explainer: Why are journalists opposing the Pakistan Media Development Authority?

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Proposed Pakistan Media Development Authority (PMDA), with a sit-in outside Parliament House entering its second day today (Monday). The concept of PMDA has been vociferously rejected by all media and journalists bodies, including the All Pakistan Newspapers Society, Pakistan Broadcasters Association, Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors, Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists, Association of Electronic Media […]

پاکستان پریس فاؤنڈیشن مصری خان اورکزئی کو یاد کررہا ہے جنہوں نے اپنی زندگی صحافت کے لیے وقف کردی

گیارہ سال قبل 14 ستمبر 2010 کو سینئر صحافی ، ہنگو یونین آف جرنلسٹ کے صدر اور روزنامہ اوصاف اور روزنامہ مشرق ، سمیت کئی اخبارات کے نمائندے، مصری خان اورکزئی ، کو تین نامعلوم افراد نے ہنگو پریس کلب خیبر پختونخوا کے سامنے فائرنگ کر کے ہلاک کر دیا تھا۔ اس وقت اورکزئی کی […]