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Government responds to ‘defamatory and malicious’ BBC report about Pakistani military

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Karachi: In response to a “defamatory and malicious story” published by a foreign news outlet against the Pakistani security forces, the government of Pakistan has recently filed a complaint to demand an apology. Published on June 2 by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), the story titled ‘Uncovering Pakistan’s secret human rights abuses’ alleged the Pakistani […]


New advertising policy in the offing: Awan

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Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan Tuesday said that a new advertising policy is being formulated while the wage board award for journalists will be discussed after Eid. Speaking at the Lahore Press Club today, Dr Firdous urged media to come forward for bringing about an improvement […]


Two channels served notices for ‘sensationalising’ Farishta issue

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ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Comm­ittee on Information was informed on Thursday that the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) had issued show-cause notices to two TV channels for “sensationalising” the Farishta murder issue. In reply to a query by members of the committee, Pemra Chairman Saleem Baig said the show-cause notices had been issued because […]


Understanding the news media

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Oxbridge Society and its co-ordinator Irshad Ullah-Khan were more than happy by Moeed Hassan Pirzada’s lecture in Islamabad last week, where he gave an overview of Pakistan’s media situation, past, present and future. It was good to get some basics sorted out, a description and facts and issues presented, so that people who are not […]


Women journalists hailed for reporting on gender-based violence

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KARACHI: The Centre for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL) on Friday commemorated the World Press Freedom Day by applauding the work of women journalists around the world in reporting on gender-based violence. According to a press release, director of New Jersey-based CWGL Krishanti Dharmaraj said: “Women journalists have made a significant contribution to defending human rights […]


Arif Nizami re-elected CPNE president

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Karachi: Senior journalist Arif Nizami was re-elected president of the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE), said a statement on Thursday. Imtinan Shahid was elected senior vice president and Dr Jabbar Khatak secretary general. President Dr Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan extended good wishes and congratulations to the newly-elected officer-bearers. “It is hoped […]


Citing Lack of training among Journalist

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Being responsible is the backbone of journalism, but the Pakistani media lack this aspect, in Balochistan majority of the journalist have martyred and killed. While doing their duty, most significant reason of that is lack of training and the race of “Breaking news”. These heroes have left their loved one behind themselves who are still […]


Illegal Indian DTH, C-line equipment torched in Pindi

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ISLAMABAD – The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) with the support of All Pakistan Satellite Goods Association and Rawalpindi Traders Union on Thursday torched illegal Indian DTH & C-Line Equipment at Imperial Market, Raja Bazaar, Rawalpindi. PEMRA Chairman Muhammad Saleem Baig was the chief guest. Participants also chanted slogans against Indian DTH and in […]


BIEK imposes ban on journalists as exams begin

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In view of the cheating culture at its peak in the ongoing Secondary School Certificate annual examinations 2019 being held under the Board of Secondary Education Karachi since April 1, the Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) has imposed a ban on education journalists from the coverage of examination centres apparently in a bid to […]


Breaking the barriers

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When it comes to hard hitting stories, female journalists in Pakistan at times play second fiddle. It is high time we stop putting a patriarchal lens on stories. You! takes a look… There have been a number of famous male journalists in Pakistan who are inspirational reporters and news anchors. Their stories are concrete and […]


Descent into censorship

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Perhaps many Pakistanis first noticed the state of Indian mainstream news media when they caught a glimpse of its coverage of the Pulwama attack and Balakot strikes. There was genuine surprise — or more aptly, horror. However, for a section of the Indian media — especially, some respected news websites — the nationalistic, jingoistic and […]


Media muzzled

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Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act, 2016 (PECA) is just an addition to the already existing laws that are often used against the media and journalists; laws that allow the government of the day and the state to resort to newer tactics of censorship without having to use muscle power. To this day, no one knows […]


SC asks govt to tolerate media’s criticism

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ISLAMABAD   –    The Supreme Court on Wednesday said that neither it will curtail the right of freedom of expression nor it will stop the criticism, asking the federal government to tolerate media’s criticism. Going a step further, Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed observed that he will prefer the unfair criticism if the choice is given to […]


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 […]