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Elahi announces insurance scheme for journalists

Asim Yasin ISLAMABAD: Senior Federal Minister Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi on Thursday announced a comprehensive insurance package for the working journalists. “The working journalists throughout the country will be provided life and health insurance from the Workers Welfare Fund,” he said while speaking at a luncheon meeting with officer-bearers of the National Press Club and senior […]


Order reserved on plea in journalist murder case

KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court reserved on Thursday its order on a plea of the defence counsel in a case pertaining to the murder of a journalist. Faisal Mahmood alias Nafsiati, Syed Mohammad Ali Rizvi, Shahrukh alias Mani, Naveed alias Polka and Shakil alias Malik with their absconding accomplices have been charged with the murder of […]


Safma opposes plan to block internet

LAHORE: South Asia Free Media Association (Safma) and Media Commission-Pakistan have condemned the government plans to introduce Internet blocking and filtering system and a “vague” set of rules for the electronic media “as an attempt to pressure people’s right to information”. “Media censorship is not new in Pakistan, where military dictators come and go. But […]


Concern about new bid to censor the Internet: HRCP, FIDH

Lahore: On the occasion of the international day of action against Internet censorship, the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and its member organisation, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), have expressed deep concern over an attempt by the Ministry of Information Technology in Pakistan to further restrict freedom of expression, creativity and peaceful […]


How to say yes to online censorship

By Jahanzaib Haque The writer is Web Editor of The Express Tribune and tweets @Jhaque_jahanzaib.haque@tribune.com.pk There are two opposing narratives being discussed about the government’s call for a national level internet blocking and filtering system, and both must be understood to find a path forward. On the one hand, NGOs, internet monitoring groups, parts of […]


New Senate rules put journalists under pressure

Amir Wasim ISLAMABAD: Journalists covering the opening session of the Senate on Monday can expect a tough time because under the new rules of business, they run the risk of breaching the privilege of Senators if their reporting is viewed as a ‘reflection’ on them or the house. Journalists covering proceedings of the Senate, its […]


Wanted: Censor for Pakistan’s Internet

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is advertising for companies to install an Internet filtering system that could block up to 50 million Web addresses, alarming free speech activists who fear current censorship could become much more widespread. Internet access for Pakistan’s some 20 million Web users is less restricted than in many countries in Asia and the Arab […]


PFUJ wants case against Hamid Mir closed

KARACHI: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) (Dastoor) has rejected all governmental proceedings and plans regarding the infringement of media freedom in the country, and expressed its anger at the designs of the government to chain basic media freedom. The media body also called for an end to the case filed against senior journalist Hamid […]


Bugti, US diplomat meet privately: TV reporters thrashed for snooping

Munawer Azeem ISLAMABAD: Two television journalists’ attempt to snoop on a Baloch leader and a US diplomat meeting privately in a hotel here on Thursday ended in a fracas and detention of four Punjab police personnel. Islamabad police said they were also looking for seven bodyguards of Jamhoori Watan Party leader Shazain Bugti. They, together […]


Four CD shops blown up in Takhtbhai

TAKHTBHAI: Four compact disc (CD) shops were destroyed and 21 others were partially damaged in an explosion in the Khurshid Market on Wednesday, sources said. The sources said that an explosive device planted by unidentified persons in the Khurshid Market went off early in the day. Four shops selling music CDs were destroyed and 21 […]


CPNE rejects fetters on print and electronic media

LAHORE- Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) in its meeting here on Sunday rejected all those steps of the government that could put fetters on journalism and right of expression. The meeting of the Standing Committee of the CPNE chaired by CPNE President Jamil Athar Qazi was also attended by veteran journalist and Editor-in-Chief Nawa-i-Waqt […]


Arrest warrant issued for Hamid Mir

QUETTA – Quetta Judicial Magistrate-III Muhammad Ibrahim Kakar has issued a non-bailable arrest warrant for Geo’s anchorperson and columnist Hamid Mir as well as the chairman of the group and editor-in-chief of daily Jung newspaper. The court issued Mir’s arrest warrant in a case filed by a senior lawyer of Balochistan, Khalid Khan. The petitioner […]


LHC moved against possible curbs on media

LAHORE: Lahore High Court Chief Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed on Wednesday sought replies from the federal government and Ministry of Information and Broadcasting by March 20 on a writ petition filed against possible curbs on the media. The petitioner, advocate Rana Ilmuddin Ghazi, stated that the media was exposing the government and now the government […]


Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s documentary wins Oscar

Pakistani journalist and documentarian Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s latest venture Saving Face has won an Oscar award under the category ‘Best Documentary, Short Subject’. In her acceptance speech, Chinoy dedicated the award to “all the heroes working on the ground in Pakistan” including British Pakistani plastic surgeon Dr Mohammad Jawad, main subjects of the documentary and the […]