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Press Gallery shows solidarity with 17000 sacked employees

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LAHORE – Punjab Assembly Press Gallery Committee on Wednesday staged a walkout of the Punjab Assembly proceedings to express solidarity with the 17000 sacked employees from various Federal government departments including the Associated Press of Pakistan. Punjab Government Spokesperson Fayyaz-ul-Hassan Chohan informed Punjab Assembly Speaker Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi who constituted a committee to bring back […]

National Assembly Human Rights body adopts Journalist Protection Bill

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ISLAMABAD: The Standing Committee of the National Assembly (NA) on Human Rights on Wednesday gave approval the Protection of Journalists and Media Professionals Bill 2021 with amendment and now the bill will be presented before the National Assembly for further consideration. The meeting of the Standing Committee of the National Assembly on Human rights was […]

Govt wants to impose centralized censorship office: Reporters without Borders

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KARACHI: A reputable international watchdog has criticised the government’s new draft media law and pointed out that if passed without changes it would lead to imposition of a tribunal capable of issuing arbitrary decisions with no possibility of appeal. In a statement issued on Wednesday, the Reporters without Borders (RSF) said that along with its […]

Cabinet approves amendments to controversial social media rules

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The federal cabinet on Tuesday approved amendments to digital media rules introduced last year under which social media companies would have to set up offices in Pakistan within six months and take action against objectionable content in 48 hours. A lawmaker privy to the development confirmed to that the rules, which were framed under […]

Dealing with infodemic: Journalists talk about fighting misinformation and disinformation

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COVID-19 is not over and so is the infodemic that came with it. Fighting against it is as important as other steps everyone is taking to flatten the curve. Governments across the globe and World Health Organisation (WHO) have said that “infodemic” is as contagious as the virus itself. So, how do misinformation and disinformation […]