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AEMEND condemns murder of newsman

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The Association of Electronic Media Editors and News Directors Monday strongly condemned the murder of Aziz Memon, reporter of Daily Kawish and KTN Network. Azhar Abbas, President and Ammad Yousuf Secretary General of AEMEND said that the media community is shocked at this blatant act of violence and expresses profound concern over the continued attacks […]


PFUJ, CPNE condemn Sindh journalist’s murder

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen M Mazari on Monday strongly condemned the murder of journalist Aziz Memon and called for constituting an inquiry committee on the matter. Speaking on a point of order in the National Assembly, the minister said Aziz Memon had informed the authorities concerned a few days ago about threats […]


Govt, PPP members clash in NA over probe into journalist’s murder

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ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Monday witnessed a ruckus over the issue of investigation into the murder of a journalist in Sindh as members of the ruling coalition urged NA Speaker Asad Qaiser to order an inquiry into the incident either through a parliamentary committee or a federal agency, while the opposition Pakistan Peoples Party […]


Why rulers are fearful of media?

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Present government of Prime Minister Imran Khan is not different from the past regimes when it comes to ‘restrict’ the media through ‘black laws’. The rulers love independent press when they are in Opposition and hate the same when in power. Fresh attempts are being made to restrict the ‘social media’ through ‘secretive regulations’ aimed […]


Journalist found dead in Mehrabpur

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NAUSHAHRO FEROZE: The body of a local journalist, Aziz Memon, was found in a water channel in Mehrabpur on Sunday. The body was recovered from Gaddo Branch with a wire tied around the neck, showing signs of strangulation. Sources said Mr Memon, who was associated with TV channel KTN and Sindhi daily Kawish, had asked […]


پاکستان پریس فاوٗنڈیشن نے میڈیا کی آزادی اور حفاظت کے فیلوشپ پروگرام کے لیے درخواستیں وصول کرنے کا اعلان کردیا۔

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درخواست جمع کرانے کی آخری تاریخ جمعہ،27فروری،2020 پاکستان پریس فاوٗنڈیشن (پی پی ایف)نے پاکستان میں میڈیا کی آزادی اور حفاظت   کے فیلو شپ پروگرام کے لیے درخواستیں وصول کرنے کا اعلان کردیا۔ اس فیلو شپ پروگرام کا مقصد آزادی اظہار رائے کو فروغ دینا اور میڈیا کارکنان کو مدد فراہم کرناہے تاکہ وہ میڈیا کی […]


Pakistan Press Foundation issues call for applications for Fellowship program on Media Safety and Impunity

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Last date: Thursday, February 27, 2020 Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) has issued a call for applications for Fellowship program on Media Safety and Impunity in Pakistan. The fellowship program aims to promote freedom of expression by providing support to media professionals to produce stories related to issues on Media Safety and Impunity. The fellowship programs […]


Govt urged to withdraw ‘curbs’ on social media

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ISLAMABAD: As criticism of the government over new social media regulations continues, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) and the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) urged the government to reconsider its decision. The HRCP has expressed concern over the rules under which the curbs on social media will enable the designated authorities to […]


Digital firms ask govt to rethink rules for online regulation

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KARACHI: The Asia Internet Coalition (AIC) has regretted that the Pakistan government released its rules on regulating social media without consulting stakeholders and urged the authorities to reconsider its move. The AIC is an industry association that comprises leading internet and technology companies, namely Facebook, Twitter, Google, Amazon, AirBnb, Apple, Booking.com, Expedia Group, Grab, LinkedIn, […]


New rules framed only to regulate social media

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ISLAMABAD – The federal government has framed new rules to regulate social media in the country in order to mitigate its misuse in national interest. The government has made it clear that new rules have nothing to do with placing any curb on social media . Yesterday talking to the media persons outside the Parliament, […]


PFUJ rejects attempt to regulate social media platforms

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has rejected new sets of rules approved by the federal government to regulate social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and even TikTok and termed it as an attempt to control freedom of speech and expression, guaranteed under Article 19 of the Constitution. In a joint statement issued […]


Government defends social media rules amid criticism

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ISLAMABAD: As criticism continues to pour down on the government for approving a set of rules to regulate social media in the country, ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) officials defended the move, saying it’s meant to protect citizens from harmful content. “There was no mechanism in place to protect our citizens’ interests [… and] our national […]


Govt okays rules to regulate social media

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ISLAMABAD: The federal government has approved a set of rules to regulate social media in the country, under which social media companies will be obliged to disclose any information or data to a designated investigation agency, when sought, and failure to abide by any of the provision will entail a fine of up to Rs500 […]


Social Media flooded with fake info regarding gas bills

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LAHORE: Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Ltd (SNGPL) has urged consumers to discourage propaganda being done through social media with regard to alleged inflated bills. Spokesperson for SNGPL said here Tuesday what he called in the greater interest of the consumers, SNGPL made it clear that the consumers were being misled through messages on social media […]