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Pakistani newspaper editor threatened over story about high-level corruption

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Reporters without Borders (RSF) condemns a Pakistani businessman’s “unacceptable” threats against a newspaper editor in response to a story implicating him in a prominent corruption scandal, and calls on Pakistan’s government to guarantee the journalist’s safety. The threats were made in a phone call that Hamza Azhar Salam – the editor of The Pakistan Daily […]

Warrant out for ARY news director, Gill’s indictment deferred

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ISLAMABAD: Bailable warrants for the arrest of the news director of a private TV channel, Ammad Yousaf, were issued on Friday for his repeated failure to appear before a local court of Islamabad in a ‘mutiny’ case. Yousaf has been facing charges of aiding Shahbaz Gill, chief of staff of PTI chairman Imran Khan, in […]

Social media’s power

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When social media platforms such as Facebook, Youtube and Twitter, began their existence one after another, no one had thought that the media would attain a position strong enough to offer an alternative platform to electronic media. The passing of the 18th Constitutional Amendment to the Constitution in 2010 was abhorred by non-democratic characters. Resultantly, […]

Court decision on some media outlets expected tomorrow

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The Ministry of Information and Culture on Friday said the court’s decision regarding the activities of some media outlets would be announced on Sunday. The press office of the ministry said the case refers to those print and digital publications that work from abroad against the system. The court’s order to cancel the licenses of […]

Arshad Sharif murder: Supreme Court (SC) gives Special Joint Investigation Team (SJIT) a month to complete investigation from UAE, Kenya

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Supreme Court (SC) on Friday ordered the Special Joint Investigation Team (SJIT) to submit a report on murder of senior journalist Arshad Sharif, after completing investigation from UAE and Kenya. Chief Justice of Pakistan Umar Ata Bandial issued a two-page written order on Friday over Thursday’s hearing into the case. The order stated that the […]

Freedom of speech is not freedom to spread racial hatred on social media: UN experts

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UN experts said today that a sharp increase in the use of the racist “N” word on Twitter after its recent acquisition highlights the urgent need for a deeper level of accountability from social media corporations over the expression of hatred towards people of African descent. The experts expressed their concerns in the following statement: […]

Marriyum inaugurates Pakistan Television Vision (PTV) virtual studio

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb, Friday, said the largest virtual studio of Pakistan Television would help in bridging the tech gap in the era of information technology. While inaugurating the virtual studio of PTV along with Minister for Power Division Khurram Dastgir, she said that Pakistan Television had the required assets but […]