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PPF concerned over attack on UNE TV journalist

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Juan Orlando Hernandez, President of Honduras has expressed concern over the attack on journalist Mauricio Rivera of UNE TV on November 21. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has urged the authorities to thoroughly investigate this matter and hold those officers responsible for attacking journalist Mauricio Rivera. […]


Bleak era for media

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There is little doubt that the media in Pakistan is besieged today as it is getting battered by different elements that range from the authorities to the economy. Supreme Court Justice Faez Isa is not known to mince his words on transgressions of the rule of law and the Constitution. He remarked during a hearing on Thursday […]

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Journalists stage demo against downsizing

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LAHORE: Journalists and media workers staged a demonstration at the Charing Cross on Friday to condemn downsizing in media houses, accusing the government of encouraging publishers and TV channels’ owners to throw their staff in the street. PPP’s Hasan Murtaza also spoke and expressed solidarity with the protesting journalists, assuring full support of his party […]

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PEMRA issues show cause notice to 22 news channels

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Friday issued show cause notices to 22 Satellite TV Channels for irresponsible coverage of Chinese Consulate incident in Karachi. This coverage was violation of PEMRA regulations and electronic media code of conduct 2015 during marathon live coverage of the terrorists attack on Chinese Consulate in Karachi, a press […]

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Shahid Masood arrested by FIA in PTV corruption case

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The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Friday arrested Dr Shahid Masood from the premises of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) after his pre-arrest bail petition was dismissed, reported Express News. Masood is accused of being involved in the embezzlement of Rs37 million during his tenure as managing director of Pakistan Television (PTV). During the hearing, PTV’s […]

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Govt to establish new watchdog to regulate TV, print, social media

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry has said the government while disbanding Pemra has decided to establish Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority, which will simultaneously regulate electronic and print media as well as social media. “In Pakistan, media enjoys freedom and is effective too as it can be compared with that of any developed […]

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PPF condemns charges against journalists and closure of Unity FM radio in Northern Uganda

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Ruhakana Rugunda, Prime Minister of Uganda has expressed concern over the arrest and charges against six Unity FM journalists in Lira and closure of radio station since November 17. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has condemned the unjustifiable arrest and charges against radio journalists and shutting […]

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PPF condemns Liberia’s House of Representatives decision to summon journalist

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to George Weah, President of Liberia has expressed concern over the decision of the House of Representatives to summon journalist Philibert Browne. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali denounced the decision of House and called on the Liberian authorities to stop targeting journalists for doing their job and disclosing […]

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PEMRA chairman calls on ISPR DG

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Chairman PEMRA Muhammad Saleem Baig on Tuesday called on Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor, DG ISPR. According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement, both discussed measures to facilitate Pakistani media in projecting positive image and narrative of Pakistan while effectively countering anti-Pakistan narrative at play through certain foreign media / inimical forces. The Nation Related Story  The News: Pemra chairman […]

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LHC adjourns treason case as petitioner’s lawyer skips hearing again

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LAHORE: A Lahore High Court full bench adjourned the hearing of a petition seeking treason proceedings against two former prime ministers — Nawaz Sharif and Shahid Khaqan Abbasi — and Cyril Almeida, a Dawn staffer, as counsel for the petitioner remained absent for the second consecutive hearing. As soon as the bench, headed by Justice […]

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Senate body stresses scrutiny of media content at all levels

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ISLAMABAD: A meeting of the Senate Sub-Committee on Human Rights (HR) was held here Tuesday under the convenorship of Senator Usman Khan Kakar to ensure that those responsible for content creation and airing of objectionable and misleading advertisement are taken to the task. The meeting was attended by Senator Krishna Kumari Kohli, Senator Dr Jehanzeb […]

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ATC declares anchor Shanzay proclaimed offender

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Anti-terrorism court (ATC) Tuesday, resuming the hearing of a case pertaining to defamatory remarks against the Chief Justice of Pakistan by the former PPP Senator Faisal Raza Abidi, declared the female anchor Shanzay Rehman a proclaimed offender and ordered the prosecution for presenting her challan in the next hearing. The court had already rejected the […]

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Charge-sheet filed against journalist Nasrullah in ATC

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KARACHI: The Counter Terrorism Department has filed a charge-sheet with the administrative judge of antiterrorism courts on Monday against a journalist accusing him of fanning religious disharmony. According to the CTD, it arrested Nasrullah Khan Chaudhry, a journalist associated with Urdu-language daily Nai Baat, in Karachi’s Garden area on Nov 11. The agency alleged that […]

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Dismayed by treatment towards Naqi, journalists tell CJP

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LAHORE: A delegation of senior journalists on Monday conveyed concern of the entire journalist community to Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar over his remarks about veteran journalist Hussain Naqi during hearing of a case pertaining to Punjab Healthcare Commission’s board of commissioners the other day. While the CJP was hearing multiple cases […]

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