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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 […]


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 […]


Indictment in DHA double murder case delayed again

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A sessions court on Saturday gave a final chance to the DHA double murder suspects to ensure that their lawyers are present in the next hearing, warning them that if they are a no-show again, the court itself will provide them with lawyers. Atif Zaman and his brother Adil Zaman were booked for the murders […]


AIC says social media restrictions will kill Pakistan’s digital growth

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Days after the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government led by Prime Minister Imran Khan has decided to impose restrictions on social media, the Asia Internet Coalition (AIC) urged the PM to retract the decision as this could “severely cripple the growth of Pakistan’s digital economy”.  AIC is an association that promotes the understanding and resolution of […]


CJP comes out in support of cyber laws

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LAHORE: Chief Justice of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmed said on Saturday the government needed to work seriously on cyber laws and enhance capacity of law-enforcement agencies to deal with the cyber crimes. He was speaking at a seminar on cyber laws, organised by the Punjab Judicial Academy in a local hotel on Saturday. The CJP said […]


Regulating social media in public interest, says Fawad

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Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry on Friday said that regulating social media was in public interest, besides bringing the social media companies under Pakistan’s legal framework was imperative. The Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication has notified Citizens Protection (Against Online Harm) Rules, 2020, to ensure prevention of online content related to […]


PM Imran says fake news being run against him

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said the press has defamed him by running fake news against him. The way deliberate campaigns were run to destabilise the government, had it been in any other country, those media outlets would have been shut down. The prime minister said during his visit to China, a piece of […]


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 […]


Journalists Seek Early Passage of Protection of Journalists and Media Professionals Bill 2020

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ISLAMABAD: The ‘Protection of Journalists and Media Professionals Bill 2020′ is a step forward towards ensuring security to journalists and media workers, said Nasir Malik, former Secretary Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists here on Thursday. While commenting on the bill Nasir said that present journalists’ protection bill was a far better version of the bill […]


Media urged to carefully report ebb and flow in stock market

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ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Finance Tuesday termed certain reports, appearing in a section of press over the ebb and flow of the Pakistan Stock Exchange on Monday, as unfortunate for highlighting sharp volatility in the market that damage the interest of the small investors and create uncertainty in the market. “The role of the media […]


EU concerned over state of civil society, media in Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD: The European Commission, the European Union’s executive branch in its Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP) in a mixed report, while recognising Pakistan’s commitment to maintaining and meeting the obligations it has signed under the UN treaties, noted with concern, among others, the shrinking space for civil society, freedom of expression and media as well […]


Web TV, OTT media service: Senate panel rejects Pemra’s proposed move

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A Senate panel on Monday rejected a proposed move to be initiated by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) for regulating web TV and over-the-top (OTT) media service in the country following the authority failed to establish its jurisdiction for doing so before the house’s body. The Senate Functional Committee on Human Rights which […]


Suspect’s brother seeks bail in Mureed Abbas murder case

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KARACHI- Adil Zaman, the brother of prime suspect in Mureed Abbas murder case, on Monday approached the Sindh High Court (SHC) for the bail. The SHC has served notices to the respondents, including the prosecutor general Sindh to submit reply till February 13. It may be noted that the trial court had rejected Adil Zaman’s […]