March, 2023 | Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)
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Monthly Archives: March 2023

Information commissioner from civil society sought

ISLAMABAD: The Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives (CPDI) has called on the government to appoint an information commissioner from the civil society. The commissioner should be appointed in accordance with the criteria set out in Section 18(c) of the Right of Access to Information Act, 2017with proven expertise in human rights and the right […]

Pakistan urges strengthening of developing countries’ media to fight misinformation

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Pakistan has underscored the need for building capacities and technological resourcefulness of the media in the developing countries to combat fake news, saying factual information was the “greatest need” of the people. “The rapid pace of advances in new technologies, particularly in digital technologies, are having a major impact on the world, affecting all our […]

Journalist Panel wins National Press Club (NPC) election

ISLAMABAD – Journalist Panel won the annual election of National Press Club (NPC) Islamabad 2023-24 with a thumping majority. Twenty-six candidates of the Journalist Panel and two candidates of the Javed Malik Group were declared successful. A large number of journalists from the twin cities participated in the elections and 1943 exercised their right to […]

Islamabad High Court (IHC) approached for criminal case against Gen Bajwa

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ISLAMABAD: A petition has been filed in Islamabad High Court (IHC) seeking registration of a criminal case against former army chief retired Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa, ex-director general Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) Faiz Hameed and two journalists for making certain revelations in an interview of the ex-army chief. The registrar office of the IHC, however, […]

Shereen Karim: Pioneering digital journalism in Gilgit-Baltistan

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In the male-dominated media environment of northern Pakistan, women in journalism are often marginalised by their families, colleagues, and the media community. In an exclusive interview, freelance journalist Shereen Karim shares her experiences, challenges and aspirations as a freelancer woman journalist in Gilgit, writes Lubna Jerar Naqvi. Shereen is one of the few women journalists […]

Pakistan Press Foundation welcomes the decision of the Supreme Court questioning PEMRA’s “unsolicited media-gagging order” on the conduct of judges.

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) welcomes the decision of a special bench of the Supreme Court to question a prohibition order issued by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) prohibiting coverage of the conduct of judges. We urge PEMRA to take notice of the scathing response by the apex court bench that has called into […]

Law proposed to transfer implementation of media protection law to info ministry

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Murtaza Javed Abbasi Monday introduced the Protection of Journalists and Media Professionals (Amendment) Bill, 2023 in the National Assembly. The bill aims to transfer the responsibility of implementing the Protection of Journalists and Media Professionals Act, 2021 from the Ministry of Human Rights to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. […]

Journalists consider pitfalls, the promise of social media

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KARACHI: Senior journalists and media practitioners on Wednesday blamed social media for contributing the most to the spread of misinformation in society, but acknowledged that more proactive steps were needed — both from the media and the media consumers — to be able to spot fake news and prevent it from causing wider social harm. […]

Lahore High Court strikes down ‘Sedition Law’: Freedom after speech

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LHC The Lahore High Court on Thursday declared sedition laws as ultra vires of the Constitution and struck down Section 12-A of the Pakistan Penal Code. The order of the court came on a set of petitions filed by citizens challenging the sedition law on grounds that the government used it against its rivals. Justice […]

Four fruit vendors held for attacking news channel team

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Four fruit vendors were arrested for attacking a private news channel’s team near the Jahangir Park in Saddar on Sunday. The incident took place when the news team was conducting a survey on the high rates of fruits being sold in Ramazan. Four people were injured in the attack. One of them, Daniyal, claimed that […]

One hell of a man

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Tall. Handsome. Royal. Fearless. Full of wit. Master creator of headlines. Thoroughly professional subeditor. This was Masudullah Khan, who left us sad this month. I had the pleasure of staying with him for about a week in July 2021 at his house in Allama Iqbal Town, Lahore. His wife was a great host. I was […]

Chief Justice (CJ) has no social media account: Lahore High Court (LHC)

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) spokesman Tuesday clarified that Chief Justice Muhammad Ameer Bhatti did not have and never had any account on Twitter, Facebook or any other social media platform. “Any tweet or post on those or any other social media platforms attributed to his lordship is, therefore, absolutely fake,” he said in […]

Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) denies having Mashwani in custody

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ISLAMABAD: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has denied having PTI activist Azhar Mashwani in custody in a report submitted to the Rawalpindi bench of Lahore High Court (LHC). Justice Chaudhry Abdul Aziz of the LHC Rawalpindi bench on Tuesday heard the habeas corpus petition filed by Mr Mashwani’s brother, Mazharul Hassan. A habeas corpus petition […]

National Assembly (NA) speaker directs Ministry of Interior (MoI) to take action against officials involved in violence against journalists

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ISLAMABAD: National Assembly Speaker Raja Pervaiz Ashraf on Monday directed the Ministry of Interior (MoI) to take action against those officials involved in acts of violence against journalists during the appearance of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chief Imran Khan before at the Islamabad High Court (IHC). During the Joint Session of the Parliament, the journalists staged a […]