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#HoldTheLine campaign launched in support of Maria Ressa and independent media in the Philippines

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Sixty press freedom groups and civil society organisations, journalism institutions, filmmakers, and other supporters have formed a coalition in support of Maria Ressa and independent media in the Philippines, united around the call to #HoldTheLine.   Today the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), and Reporters Without Borders (RSF) announced […]


Notice issued to chief prosecutor on convict’s plea in Wali Babar murder case

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The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Wednesday admitted the appeal for hearing of Muttahida Qaumi Movement-London (MQM-L) activist SM Kamran, who was sentenced to death in absentia in the Geo TV reporter Wali Khan Babar murder case, against his conviction. The court also issued a notice to the prosecutor general. MQM activists Mohammad Shahrukh (alias […]


Jang editor in chief denied bail

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Wednesday denied post-arrest bail to Jang Group Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakilur Rehman in a 34-year-old case about some land allegedly allotted to him in violation of rules by the then Punjab chief minister Nawaz Sharif. A two-judge bench comprising Justice Sardar Ahmad Naeem and Justice Farooq Haider dismissed the bail […]


Mir Shakil: Hearing adjourned till today

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Tuesday adjourned hearing till today (Wednesday) in the bail matter of Jang/Geo Media Group’s Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman as his counsel was still on his legs. Earlier, the counsel for Mir said the NAB had arrested his client in a 34-year-old concocted case relating to private property illegally for criticizing […]


On the market of information

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Misinformation and disinformation has become a growing menace, not just over social media but also at conventional media, leading to growing demands by media consumers and by some senior members of journalistic community for better code of conduct to improve the standard of news and views. Yet somehow the subject of regulation irks nearly all […]


LHC restores license for Channel-24 to resume transmission

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Lahore High Court (LHC) has suspended the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) orders and directed PEMRA to restore the license of private TV Channel -24 News HD. Justice Sajid Mehmood Sethi of Lahore High Court (LHC) took up for hearing a petition filed by City News Network against PEMRA on Tuesday. City News Network […]


Actions against Freedom of Press: Bilawal, Chaudhry Shujaat, Fazlur Rehman express concern

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LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) President and former prime minister Ch Shujaat Hussain has written to Prime Minister Imran Khan wherein he has stated that the information minister be directed to sit with TV channel owners and sort out issues because distance with media is causing loss to the PM. About ban on the Channel […]


Journalists protest in Srinagar against crippling media curbs

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Srinagar: In occupied Kashmir, dozens of journalists staged a protest demonstration in Srinagar against crippling restrictions, imposed by India on Kashmiri journalist fraternity in the name of new media policy. The journalists gathered under the banner of ‘J&K Media Guild’ outside Press Club in Srinagar and demanded immediate rollback of the so-called policy. Carrying banners […]


Pressure on media

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THE state of media freedom in Pakistan today is far from satisfactory. The last two years have seen growing pressures of all kinds on the media leading to shrinking space for freedom of expression. Journalism in a democracy is all about speaking truth to power, but doing so in this country carries consequences. The latest […]


PBA demands restoration of broadcast

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KARACHI: Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) has condemned the shutting down of 24 News by Pemra yesterday. Pemra’s action has resulted in loss of livelihood of hundreds of media workers and journalists besides loss of millions to the media house. PBA demands that Pemra should immediately restore the broadcast of 24 News and resolve the issue […]


PFUJ reiterates its resolve to fight for press freedom, human rights

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has reiterated its commitment towards ensuring press freedom and fight for human rights in the country. On July 5, 1977 – considered as a “black day” in the country’s history – Ziaul Haq imposed martial law by overthrowing the democratically-elected government of Pakistan People’s Party, led by Zulfikar […]


Journalist from Bara killed allegedly by Afghan refugees

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BARA: A journalist from Khyber tribal district was killed in a quarrel with Afghan refugees on Saturday. TNN correspondent reported that Bara Press Club member Hidayat Shah Afridi had a quarrel with Afghan refugees outside his residence in Asad Town. During the quarrel, the journalist was allegedly hit by the refugees in his head with […]


Pemra guard fires shots into air during journalist protest

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has condemned the firing incident that took place during a protest organised by journalists outside the office of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) here on Monday. The PFUJ has called for a countrywide strike to protest against the alleged highhandedness of Pemra authorities, suspension of the […]


Journalists protest suspension of TV channel’s licence

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SUKKUR: Journalists on Sunday held a rally in front of the Kandhkot press club to protest against the suspension of transmission of private TV channel ‘24’. The protesters raised slogans against the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority and said they would not accept its action. They demanded immediate restoration of the licence as well transmission […]