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More removal requests sent to Twitter this year than ever: report

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KARACHI: Over 200 requests for content removal were sent by Pakistani authorities to Twitter in the first half of this year, the highest so far, according to a biannual report of the social networking website. The website’s transparency report released on Thursday said that between January and July of 2019, the government sent 273 requests […]


Pemra bar on Fazl presser coverage illegal: PHC

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PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court has ruled that the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority’s act of stopping television channels from airing the news conference of Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman was illegal and a violation of the Constitution and the Pemra Ordinance, 2002. A bench consisting of Chief Justice Waqar Ahmad Seth and Justice […]


‘Equal coverage be given to govt, opposition on TV channels’

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PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Thursday issued a five-page detailed decision of declaring the measures of stopping Azadi March news and press conference of JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman illegal. The PHC directed that equal coverage be given to the government and opposition on TV channels. Advocate Obaidullah in his writ petition had […]


A free media

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Exactly eight years ago, a huge number of PTI workers were gathered at Minar-e-Pakistan Lahore on October 30, 2011 to participate in the historical jalsa. Besides this, people were also sitting in front of their television sets to eagerly listen to thjeir beloved leader Imran Khan. The impressive coverage by Pakistani media helped PTI transform […]


40% drop in Twitter accounts reported by Pakistan

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KARACHI: It may have been a sign of stricter government controls: the number of accounts reported to Twitter by the Government of Pakistan has dropped by 40% year on year in the first six months of 2019, according to the social networking site’s 15th biannual report. The number of profiles reported between January and June this year stands at […]


Kashmir issue: Fakhar terms Indian media’s coverage a travesty of professional journalism

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The Indian media is biased in reporting on Kashmir issue which shows its complicity with Hindutva hardliners, especially after abrogation of the Articles 370 and 35-A in the Indian-occupied Kashmir. This was the opinion of speakers at the seminar ‘Post 5 August Reporting of Kashmir Issue with Special Reference to Indian Media,’ which was organised […]


Police officials thrash 24 News cameraman

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ISLAMABAD — Freedom Network has called for action against police officials involved in violence against a 24 News Television cameraperson in Sukkur. In a video clip shared on Twitter, several police officers are seen hurling punches at Amin Buksh Ali, pushing and slapping him repeatedly. The network did not mention what prompted the violence against […]


Cyril Almeida parts ways with Dawn

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ISLAMABAD —  Abbas Nasir, a former editor of Dawn, revealed in his column on Sunday that Cyril Almeida had parted ways with the paper. “I feel burdened with sadness but wish him the best as he explores new, exciting frontiers,” he wrote. In September Almeida had made a comeback to the editorial pages of Dawn, after almost […]


Asma Jahangir Conference: Journalists vow to report facts, resist attacks on press freedom

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LAHORE: A session on ‘Electronic and Print Media (Freedom of Expression) in Pakistan’ on the first day of the Asma Jahangir Conference on Saturday started with a minute’s silence for the denial of entry to Pakistan to Committee to Protect Journalists Asia Programme Coordinator Steve Butler. Mr Butler, however joined the session he was supposed […]


Pakistan denies entry to CPJ program coordinator Steven Butler

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Media and human rights groups including IFEX members condemn Pakistan’s decision to prevent the entry of Steven Butler, who was scheduled to speak at a human rights conference On 17 October the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) Asia Program Coordinator Steven Butler was refused entry into Pakistan, despite having a valid visa. Butler was told […]


Vetran journalist shot dead in Haripur

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HARIPUR: A veteran journalist Tanvir Khan was killed on Tuesday. He left behind two daughters, a son and a widow. His funeral was conducted at PC Ground in which journalists, lawyers and members of civil society participated in large numbers. Police have registered a case against four suspects and started an investigation. Tanvir was shot […]


Fight for media freedoms

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Leaders of the media industry have come together to resist a blatant government attempt at media control. All print and electronic media organisations, owner of media groups, and all factions of journalists’ unions met in Islamabad the other day where they unanimously rejected the government move to set up special media tribunals aimed at giving […]


‘Media situation was not as bad in military regimes as it is today’

KARACHI: Renowned journalist and human rights activist I.A. Rehman said on Friday that the situation for Pakistani media was much worse compared to what it was during the days of military dictatorships. “Today, there is no space for journalists,” he said while speaking at the launch of Prof Dr Tauseef Ahmed Khan’s book Pakistan mein […]


Homage paid to journalist

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The 16th death anniversary of Shaheed Ameer Bakhsh Brohi, a journalist of Shikarpur who was gunned down by unknown armed assailants, was marked on Thursday. The local journalists paid tribute to Brohi and asked the government of Sindh to provide financial assistants to bereaved family of Shaheed Brohi. They have also demanded the higher authorities […]