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SHC restrains police from lodging cases against journalist

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KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Thursday restrained the police from lodging more cases against a journalist without its permission. The two-judge bench, headed by Justice Mohammad Iqbal Kalhoro, also directed the police not to harass the journalist and adjourned the matter till Jan 22. Ajeeb Lakho, a Khairpur-based journalist, through his lawyer, moved […]


Electronic media editors, news directors’ panel forms executive committee

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ISLAMABAD: The senior professionals from broadcast media formed a 16-member executive committee to run affairs of the newly-established Association of Electronic Media Editors and News Directors (AEMEND). The executive committee will complete membership of the first-ever body of senior TV and digital journalists aimed at promoting independence of media and freedom of expression guaranteed in […]


Hameed Haroon rejects rape charge by filmmaker

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ISLAMABAD: The chief executive of Dawn has denied accusations he raped an acclaimed filmmaker, in a case that has spotlighted sexual abuse targeting men and added momentum to the country´s fledgling #MeToo movement. Director Jamshed Mahmood Raza took to social media over the weekend to allege that Dawn newspaper´s Hameed Haroon raped him 13 years […]


Mayor Congratulates Newly Elected Governing Body Of Sukkur Press Club

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SUKKUR: Mayor Sukkur Arsalan Shaikh has congratulated the newly elected governing body and office-bearers of Sukkur Press Club. In his felicitation message on Wednesday, the Mayor said that the PPP had always implemented the policy of freedom of expression and free journalism. He said that the role of media was very important for the detection […]


KP Assembly approves endowment fund for journalists

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PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly has approved Endowment Fund Act meant for the welfare of the journalists’ community that would resolve issues of media persons, said Speaker provincial assembly, Mushtaq Ghani. Talking to the newly elected cabinet of Peshawar Press Club here, he felicitated the newly elected president and his cabinet and hoped that he would […]


Facebook blocks Radio Pakistan over IOK posts

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ISLAMABAD.: A popular social networking site has blocked live news streaming by Pakistan’s national broadcaster over posts about Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) which has been under siege since August 5, 2019 after the Narendra Modi government unconstitutionally stripped the disputed region of its special status. Radio Pakistan accused Facebook of blocking live news bulletins by the […]


Jami names Dawn CEO Hameed Haroon as alleged rapist; Haroon rejects accusation

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Filmmaker Jamshed Mahmood, who in October came forward with the accusation that he was raped by a “media tycoon” 13 years ago, has named Dawn CEO Hameed Haroon as his alleged rapist. The director, popularly known as Jami, made the accusation in a tweet on Saturday night from a new Twitter account he created, allegedly due to his previous […]


PFUJ to celebrate 2020 as year of press freedom

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), which has completed 70 years of its existence, will celebrate 2020 as the “Year of Press Freedom and Protection of Economic Rights” of workers of the media industry, the newly-elected PFUJ president, Zulfikar Shahzada, and secretary general Nasir Zaidi said in a joint statement on Sunday. They […]


Al-Qaeda’s media cell busted in Gujranwala

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GUJRANWALA- Five terrorists running Al-Qaeda’s media cell have been arrested from Gujranwala in a joint operation conducted by the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) and an intelligence agency on Friday. According to CTD officials, intelligence agencies had been keeping a track of the terrorists for several months and collecting information about them. The arrested men have […]


IHC disposes of plea against interior ministry ban

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ISLAMABAD:The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday disposed of a petition challenging the interior ministry’s ban on its officials as well as employees of its subordinate departments from speaking to the media without permission and sharing documents or any other information on social networking websites. The plea against the restrictions was filed by a citizen, […]


PML-N assails Imran over remarks about media

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ISLAMABAD: The opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Friday criticised Prime Minister Imran Khan and accused him of calling the media a mafia. In a series of tweets, PML-N spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb says that an “incompetent, incapable and selected” prime minister is saying that there is a mafia in the media. “It is shameful, regrettable […]


Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) Investigative Reporting Fellowships For Pakistani Journalists

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Call for Applications   Last date for receiving applications:   Sunday January 5, 2020   Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) invites applications for the 7th batch of PPF Investigative Reporting Fellowships.   The fellowships facilitate Pakistani journalists to produce investigative report that meet the professional, ethical and legal standards. PPF will provide support to journalists, to professionally […]


Press freedom in 2019

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BY all appearances, the significant decline in journalist killings around the world this year — the lowest level it has been in 20 years — is an encouraging development. However, as highlighted in a recent statement by the International Press Institute, this is little more than a hollow victory when seen in the context of […]


Citizen petitions IHC against ban on govt officials’ social media accounts

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ISLAMABAD: A petition has been filed in the Islamabad High Court against an interior ministry notification banning social media accounts belonging to senior capital administration officials. The petition was filed by a citizen, Mohammad Awais, on Tuesday. It asked for the notification, which was sent to the heads of the ministry’s 22 subordinate organisations across […]