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Protesters attack press club and injure staff member

Protesters demonstrating against a private television station attacked the Karachi Press Club (KPC)on February 29, 2004, seriously wounding a guard and damaging the club’s property. According to media reports, hundreds of protesters gathered outside the KPC’s premises and chanted slogans against a programme aired by Geo television station, which had reportedly offended the Shiite Muslim […]


Ban on allocation of government advertisements in Nawa-i-Waqt publications

Mr. Arif Nizami, editor of the daily “The Nation” and executive editor of the daily “Nawa-i-Waqt”, says the government has banned the placement of government advertisements in newspapers belonging to the Nawa-i-Waqt Group of Publications, one of Pakistan’s leading media organisations. According to press reports, Nizami said the ban contradicts Prime Minister Mir Zafarullah Jamali’s […]


World newspaper circulation soars

PARIS (AFP) – Worldwide newspaper circulation soared nearly 10 per cent in the five years to 2005, according to a study released that sharply challenges the widespread notion, the print media is moribund. The World Association of Newspapers said the number of paid for daily papers came to a record 10,104 in 2005, an increase […]


PFUJ condemns restrictions on National Assembly reporting

KARACHI (February 07 2007): Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) on Tuesday strongly condemned the decision of government to restrict journalist’s coverage in the National Assembly and termed it a direct attack on the press freedom. PFUJ in a statement issued here said according to reports the government has imposed ban on journalists in the […]


Govt assails attack on Jang, Geo offices

ISLAMABAD ,February 1, 2005: The government on Monday held out an assurance that attacking media offices was neither its policy and nor was it behind the heinous and uncalled for armed attack on the Jang Group of Newspapers and the offices of Geo television in Karachi. It is condemnable and tolerance has to be promoted […]


Journalism award launched

Karachi.Jan.17:The Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) with the sup­port of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) launched second annual Gender in ‘Journalism Award 2004 for print media journalists. All articles published between -January 1 to December 31, 2003 on gender-sensitive reports by ‘hale and female journalists are ,eligible for entry in the award. […]


Media centre named after Haleem Ahmad

KARACHI- The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to dedicate the media centre at the National Stadium to Haleem Ahmad, a former sports editor of Dawn, for his outstanding services to sports. Refurbished and equipped with modern amenities, the centre will from August 20, 2003, be officially known as the Haleem Ahmad Media Centre. The […]


Public sector universities to get online access to scientific journals: Atta

KARACHI- Federal Minister for Science and Technology Prof Atta-ur-Rahman could not take pride in describing latest Rs2 billion budgetary allocation for science and technology in Pakistan. He told a gathering of national and international scientists at Aga Khan University that he had been assured of improvement in financing science and technology. During his previous tenure […]


India not to ban PTV telecast

NEW DELHI- There is no proposal to ban telecast of Pakistan Television (PTV) in the wake of restrictions on Indian newspapers and TV channels in that country, Rajya Sabha was informed on August 7th, 2003. “There is no restriction on showing PTV nor is there any proposal to ban it despite Pakistan imposing restriction on […]


Channels barred from airing shows regarding CJ issue

ISLAMABAD, June 2: Enraged by media coverage of the ongoing judicial crisis, the government on Saturday stopped satellite TV channels from telecasting programmes, including live talk shows and discussions, on the issue of the presidential reference against Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry. The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority sent a carefully-drafted letter to the managements […]


Editing freedom of electronic media stressed

KARACHI- The roundtable on “Imminent changes: prospective challenges” arranged by Citizens’ Media Commission (CMC) in collaboration with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (a German foundation) at a local hotel appreciated the Musharraf government for having adopted measures for independent electrode media. It stressed the effective efforts and implementation of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) recently approved […]


Speakers call for lifting curbs on media

ISLAMABAD, Nov 19: Speakers on Monday criticised the government for slapping curbs on media and advocated for allowing the independent media organisations to work in an objective and unhindered manner for providing information to the public. Speaking at a seminar on “Restrictions on media and citizens’ right to information”, organised by the Sustainable Development Policy […]