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If govt is not behind Pakistan Media Development Authority, it should take notice: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) President Shahzada Zulfiqar has demanded the government take notice if it was not behind the idea of Pakistan Media Development Authority (PMDA). He was addressing a press conference, along with PFUJ Secretary General Nasir Zaidi, National Press Club President Shakeel Anjum, Joint Action Committee Chairman Afzal Butt, RIUJ […]

National Assembly speaker claims gallery closed in consultation with journalists

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ISLAMABAD: National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser has claimed that he had ordered the closure of the press gallery during President Dr Arif Alvi’s address to a joint session of parliament after getting reports about possible clash between the two journalists’ groups. Talking informally to the reporters here on Wednesday, the speaker claimed that he had […]

Supreme Court -appointed commission wanted decentralization of Info Ministry

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ISLAMABAD: Instead of devolving power of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting as recommended by the Media Commission set up by the Supreme Court of Pakistan in 2013, the information ministry is bent upon controlling the media through draconian laws, which it is adamant on introducing via centralization and control. The Media Commission was appointed […]

United States diplomats visit National Press Club, get briefing on Pakistan Media Development Authority, media curbs

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ISLAMABAD: Diplomats of the United States visited the National Press Club (NPC) on Tuesday and interacted with senior journalists, who briefed them about the situation of the media in the country with special reference to the proposed Pakistan Media Development Authority (PMDA) and media restrictions. The PMDA had been rejected by the Pakistan Federal Union […]

Government wants to provide maximum facilitation to media: Furrukh

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Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Farrukh Habib has said President Arif Alvi, in his address to the joint sitting of the Parliament, effectively presented Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf ‘s strategy to confront challenges faced by the country. In a series of tweets, he said the President also reaffirmed his commitment to continue country’s successful foreign […]

Government must heed protests against Pakistan Media Development Authority bill: The International Federation of Journalists

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BRUSSELS: The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its Pakistan affiliate, Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) have said that the government must heed the calls of media and open a transparent and industry-engaged process of review of the Existing regulatory framework before hitting the media with the brute force of a single regulatory government-created […]

Pakistan Media Development Authority bill not ‘finalized’ yet, Mazari responds to Opp’s criticism

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Amid journalists’ protests against the proposed Pakistan Media Development Authority (PMDA) legislation, Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari on Tuesday claimed that the draft has yet to be given a “final shape” before being sent to the cabinet committee. The minister said that the draft has not been finalized, adding that this has been confirmed by […]