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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 […]


Will utilise all available resources to address journalists’ issues: CM

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QUETTA: Razaur Rehman and Zafar Baloch were elected president and general secretary of the Quetta Press Club (QPC) respectively in the election for the year 2019-20 held here on Saturday. According to the results announced by Election Committee Chairman Advocate Nadir Chalgari, Abdul Khaliq Rind was elected senior vice president (unopposed) while Banaras Khan was elected […]


پاکستانی صحافیوں کےلیے’صحافیوں کا تحفظ’ کے عنوان سے فیلوشپ پروگرام درخواستوں کی طلبی

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 پاکستان پریس فائونڈیشن (پی پی ایف) فیلوشپ پروگرام کے لئے درخواستیں چاہتا ہے جس کا مقصد صحافیوں کی حفاظت کے معاملات سے متعلق تحقیقی اسٹوریز پر توجہ مرکوز کرنے والے صحافیوں کی مدد کے ذریعے اظہار رائے کی آزادی کا فروغ ہے فیلوشپس میں صلاحیتوں کو بڑھانے کے لیے ورکشاپس ، ایڈیٹوریل اور تکنیکی مدد […]


Long Live Media!

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The Canvas Gallery is hosting Aamir Habib’s solo art exhibition titled ‘Media is Dead; Long Live Media!’ until March 21. A press release issued by the gallery stated that since the advent of the radio, the newspaper has been at risk of becoming redundant, being dethroned. It subsequently begged the question, would “video really kill […]


FM radio stations in tribal districts to counter ‘negative’ propaganda

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PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government is likely to make functional five FM radio stations in the merged districts of the province to counter the narratives shaped by foreign radio broadcasts focused on the region, according to officials. “Several foreign radio channels including some international broadcasters having local setups and some others based in border areas […]


New broad-based media association formed

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An announcement has been made regarding the establishment of a broad-based and comprehensive organisation named the Pakistan News Media Association (PNMA). Zia Shahid has been appointed the chairman of the organising committee for the new entity. As per the plan, the committee has been tasked with framing a constitution for the PNMA as well as […]


People of Pakistan, India driven by hysterical media: Javed Jabbar

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Former Senator Javed Jabbar gave a talk on ‘Indi-Pakistan Relations – Future Known and Unknown’ at CMC. Jabbar observed that the Pakistan-India relationship is the most complex bilateral relationship. There are no two other nations in the entire world with this kind of multilayered complexities as found between India and Pakistan. The people, he said, […]


PPF condemns assault and detention of journalist in Malawi

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Peter Mutharika, President of Malawi has expressed concern over the assault and detention of journalist, John Paul Kayuni. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali, has denounced the vicious attack and detention of journalist in the line of duty and urged the authorities to drop all charges against […]


Branding media persons as PPP agents condemnable

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KARACHI  –   Slamming roughing up of media men in Tharparkar, Adviser to Sindh Chief Minister on Information, Law and Anti-Corruption Barrister Murtaza Wahab strongly condemned the incident and branding independent media persons as PPP agents. He said that PTI had forgotten the fact that media is the fourth pillar of the state. Talking to media persons at media corner […]


PPF condemns imprisonment of Nigerian journalist

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Muhammadu Buhari, President of Nigeria has expressed concern over the imprisonment of Nigerian journalist, Obinna Don Norman. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter, has called on the Nigerian authorities to immediately release Norman and drop all charges against him. PPF also urged to review […]


Journalists protest against layoffs, pay-cuts

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KARACHI: Dozens of journalists took out a procession on Tuesday from their offices to the Karachi Press Club in protest against layoffs, non-payment of salaries and deduction in salaries of their colleagues by both print and broadcast media houses. A large number of members of the Pakistan Herald Workers Union representing Dawn Media Group, working […]


Media urged to highlight Sindh’s positive image

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Adviser to Sindh Chief Minister on Information & Archives, Law, and Anti-Corruption Establishment Barrister Murtaza Wahab said on Sunday that by covering the Sindh Literature Festival media should highlight the positive image of the country, especially Sindh. The Adviser said that the large attendance today proved the success of Sindh Literature Festival. Barrister Murtaza Wahab […]