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Ex-servicemen body supports Pemra’s restrictions

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Ex-Servicemen Society (PESS) has supported the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority’s (Pemra) decision to impose restrictions on TV channels over inviting retired military officers to their talk shows and other programmes as defence analysts. A statement issued by the PESS on Sunday said that the society distanced itself from a decision taken […]


NP never compromised on freedom of press: Malik

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QUETTA  : Former Balochistan chief minister and President National Party (NP) Dr Malik Baloch said on Thursday supremacy of parliament, judiciary and independent press could get the country out of its current turmoil. He shared these views on Thursday while meeting the newly elected body of Quetta Press Club and shared felicitations with the new members. […]


PTV to start making profits by June: MD

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Television Corporation will start making profits by June, Managing Director Arshad Khan said on Thursday. In his statement, he added that the primary beneficiary of this success would be the PTV employees. The current management had inherited massive liabilities, but PTV would reverse this trend by doubling the revenue for 2018-19 over that […]


PTV will turn profitable by end of June: MD

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ISLAMABAD PR – The Managing Director Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV) Arshad Khan has announced that PTV will turn profitable by the end of June 2019 after posting losses over the past many years. He added that the primary beneficiary of this success will be PTV employees. Arshad Khan said the current management had inherited huge […]


Online freedoms

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SOCIAL media networks have proved to be excellent habitats for the culture of fake news, online hate speech and cyberbullying. There is a global call for state regulation of social media networks to combat these ills. In legal terms, the identified methods of state regulation of free speech can be classified under two models: prior […]


PPF condemns arrest of Radio Globo director

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Juan Orlando Hernandez, President of Honduras has expressed deep concern over the raid on the station of Radio Globo and arrest of journalist David Romero, director of the station. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has denounced the raid on station and arrest of its director and […]


Fawad, PTV MD lock horns again

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ISLAMABAD: PTV managing director and federal minister for information are once again at loggerheads as the latter has said that conditions of the national television will not improve until a new MD is appointed. Information minister Fawad Chaudhry believes the current administration has completely failed to provide pensions to the employees yet the MD remains glued […]


PPF condemns targeted campaign against news channel in Serbia

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Aleksandar Vučić, President of Serbia has expressed concern over the targeted campaign against N1, regional news channel. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has condemned the pressure and threats to the N1 news channel and urged the authorities to stop targeting journalists working in the line of […]


Effective laws urged against ‘degrading’ media content

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry has written a letter to the registrar of the Supreme Court of Pakistan in which he has said that the media had obtained deep access into and affected all classes of society but the law against humiliating and dishonouring content was not as effective as it needed to be. He […]


Satire offers new ground for silenced Pakistani journalists

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An army boot and a sandal discuss what to do with fallen former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in a satirical social media video that highlights the way journalists shut out from the country’s mainstream media are turning to the Internet. The 70-second video, which has been seen more than 58,000 times, is the latest […]


PPF condemns entry ban on Italian journalist in Ukraine

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine has expressed concern over the decision of Ukraine to put entry ban on Italian journalist in the country. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has condemned the decision of Ukrainian authorities and called on the government to reverse the entry ban on […]


Next budget to help address media issues: minister

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LAHORE: Punjab Information Minister Syed Samsam Ali Bokhari on Monday assured the media and working journalists that the media industry would get a wave of fresh air soon, and the next budget would prove helpful in addressing grievances of the media workers. Speaking at a reception, hosted by All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) at a […]


PPF condemns attack on premises of Serbian national broadcaster RTS in Belgrade

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Aleksandar Vučić, President of Serbia has expressed concern over the attack on the building of Serbian national broadcaster RTS in Belgrade on March 16. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has denounced the incident and urged the concerned authorities to investigate and hold the protestors responsible for […]


PPF condemns attack on Radio Télévision Fraternité in Congo

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Félix Tshisekedi, President of the Democratic Republic of Congo has expressed concern over the attack on Radio Télévision Fraternité, a community based station in Mbuji-mayi, a town in the Democratic Republic of Congo on March 16. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has condemned the attack on […]