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Monthly Archives: December 2022

Press Freedom in Pakistan 2022: A flurry of cases, a high-profile murder and political rhetoric targeting the media.

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In a country where the press routinely remains under threat and faces attacks from many fronts, the media in Pakistan operated on slippery grounds in 2022 with a flurry of cases against journalists, television channel closures, charged political rhetoric enabling attacks against the media, overreach by media regulatory bodies and the killing of two journalists, […]


Entry of ex-National Assembly (NA) deputy speaker Qasim Suri in National Press Club restricted

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ISLAMABAD: The National Press Club (NPC) management has restricted the entry of PTI leader Qasim Suri in the club, due to his statement against senior journalist Saleem Safi. The NPC management termed the statement by Mr Suri as “an attack on press freedom”. According to the statement issued by NPC President Anwar Raza, Secretary General […]


Joint Panel of Democratic, Aqeel Ibrahim Group Wins Press Club Poll

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The joint panel of Democratic and Aqeel Ibrahim groups won the annual elections of Hyderabad Press Club, bagging all the seats. The candidates of Sahafi Dost and Workers Dost groups lost the election on all the seats, according to the results announced here Friday night. Lala Rehman Samo has been elected as President with 88 […]


Wife of missing Pakistani journalist asks Prime Minister (PM) to intervene

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KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has been asked to intervene in the effort to locate Pakistani national Syed Fawad Ali, who is said to have gone missing since Aug 23. Syed Fawad worked as a journalist known for exposing corrupt practices in Pakistan. He fled to Malaysia in 2009 seeking refuge and […]


Pakistan 5th most dangerous country for journalists

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Pakistan is the fifth most dangerous country for journalists as nearly 1,700 newsmen have been killed worldwide over the past 20 years, an average of more than 80 a year, according to an analysis published by Reporters Without Borders. The two decades between 2003 and 2022 were “especially deadly decades for those in the service […]


Senior Journalists Meet Chief Minister

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President Lahore Press Club Azam Chaudhry and Secretary General PFUJ Rana Muhammad Azeem on Friday called on Chief Minister Punjab Chaudhry Parvez Elahi at his office. Principal Secretary to CM Muhammad Khan Bhatti, Secretary Information Asif Bilal Lodhi, Press Secretary to CM Iqbal Chaudhry and DGPR Punjab Rao Parvez Akhtar were also present. The CM […]


Government departmens still resist giving information despite promulgation of RTI laws, moot told

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The right to information is a fundamental right of every citizen and nobody should deny access to public information. However, government departments often create hurdles in providing information to the citizen. This was said at a conference organised by the Centre for Peace and Development Initiative (CPDI) in collaboration with the Sindh Information Commission (SIC) […]


Workshop on digital media reporting concludes

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PESHAWAR: A two-day training workshop on digital media reporting and verification for journalists concluded here on Thursday. The Press Information Department (PID), Peshawar, and Pakistan Information Centre organised the workshop for enhancing the professional skills of journalists in the field of digital media reporting and verification. Speaking at the inaugural session, PID deputy director Romana […]


Swat Press Club (SPC), Swat Union of Journalists elect office-bearers for year 2023

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SWAT: A senior journalist Sherin Zada was elected president of the Swat Press Club (SPC) while Hazrat Ali Bacha was chosen president of the Swat Union of Journalists for the year 2023. Asmat Ali Akhun was elected vice-president of the Swat Press Club, Niaz Ahmad Khan general secretary, Ubaid Fazal deputy general secretary, Shaukat Ali […]


Journalists urged to use RTI as tool for better reporting

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KARACHI: Speakers at a journalist training session on Wednesday called for the implementation of Right to Information Act’s (RTI) section-VI which is about the ‘declaration of public record’ on websites of government bodies, so that authorized access to such computerized records is facilitated. The two-day training workshop on ‘Business & Economics Reporting’ was held at […]


Journalist among three shot dead in Attock

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TAXILA: A chief editor of a local newspaper, his gunman and driver were shot dead near Marri village in the limits of Attock police station on Wednesday, police said. According to family sources, chief editor of a local newspaper Arshad Jaffari was going to his office along with his driver, Akhter Nawaz, and gunman, Nazam […]


FIA arrests man for blackmailing woman on social media

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PESHAWAR: The Federal Investigation Agency’s cybercrime wing has arrested a man for allegedly sharing obscene pictures of a woman on social media and blackmailing her. FIA officials said a woman had filed a complaint with FIA’s cybercrime wing, stating that Farzan Ali allegedly shared her obscene pictures on WhatsApp to blackmail her. “On Wednesday, the […]


Punjab CM urged to implement 85/15 media payment formula

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KARACHI: In a joint statement issued by the All-Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS), Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) and Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE), the media organisations have urged Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Parvez Elahi to implement the media payment formula of advertising dues as implemented by the federal government as well as provincial governments. Under […]


Geo reporter wins major defamation case against solicitor, law firm and murderer’s son

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LONDON: Geo TV and The News International’s London reporter Murtaza Ali Shah and his journalist brother have won a major defamation case at the UK High Court over false and malicious allegations made about them on social media sites, including WhatsApp. In one of the first few cases in Britain relating to defamation and slander […]