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Newsmen urged to keep abreast of modern technology

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An interactive brainstorming session to assess the modern training needs of today’s journalists was conducted by the Corporate Relations and Communications Department (CRCD) in collaboration with the Centre for Excellence in Journalism at the Institute of Business Administration, Karachi (CEJ-IBA). The session was attended by journalists from various media houses. The informal session started off […]


Bilawal slams media censorship

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Sukkur: Rejecting curbs on freedom of expression and independence of speech, PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said they are committed to upholding these basic human rights and will fully support and defend journalists against government censorship. Addressing the media at Sukkur Press Club on Thursday, he said the media fought against dictators generals Ayub, Ziaul […]


PML-N has multiple secretly filmed videos of Judge Arshad Malik

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Islamabad: Accountability Court Judge Arshad Malik has been secretly filmed multiple times talking about Nawaz Sharif’s case, it has been learnt. PML-N sources confided to The News that the videos, secretly filmed, do not belong to Nasir Butt (who was seen sitting next to the judge in the video shown by the Maryam Nawaz a […]


Judge seeks legal action on video scandal

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ISLAMABAD/LAHORE: Denying the allegation of being blackmailed into convicting former prime minister Nawaz Sharif in Al-Azizia reference, judge Arshad Malik on Sunday termed the video fabricated and false and said it was made by twisting his conversations on different occasions. Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) vice president Maryam Nawaz, who had screened the judge’s purported video […]


Censorship in a more innocent age

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I ALWAYS thought that I had entered journalism at the worst possible time. Till recently, that is. I joined The Star (a publication of the Dawn Group, now defunct) in June 1981 when the press was kept on a tight leash through harsh censorship by Gen Zia-ul Haq’s martial law regime. Transgressions could lead to imprisonment, fines, […]


Panel made to amend Pemra Act to stop fake news on social media

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Islamabad : Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan Wednesday said that there is no guideline in Pemra rules to monitor social media. She said that false reports are not good for the government, state and any political party. She said that private lives of people are being […]


Punjab IGP’s new media policy stirs outrage

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Lahore: Punjab Inspector General of Police (IGP) Arif Nawaz Khan has issued a new media policy through which certain restrictions have been imposed on media interaction. The policy has been met with outrage from stakeholders who have termed it as a form of censorship and an attack on freedom of information. A circular issued by […]


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 […]


Aimal Wali says curbs on media unacceptable

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Peshawar: Awami National Party (ANP) provincial president Aimal Wali Khan has said that the censorship on the media is a violation of the Constitution and his party will resist it. Through a statement issued here on Monday, he said the censorship on television and newspapers was a violation of Article 19 of the constitution.He said […]


Media and international conflicts

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As media has taken a centre stage, all national and global stakeholders are in a fierce competition to get maximum space to send their messages across. National and multinational corporations, governments and organizations set aside special budgets to engage the media in their promotional and publicity activities. In the area of international conflicts as well, […]


Responsible reporting

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During my interactions with the media, I have been told many times about the hurdles that journalists are facing in our country. I believe that the history of journalism is as old as the history of life on this planet. From day one, humans have wanted to have better communication with each other for better […]


TV channel fined over malicious video clip

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Islamabad: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has imposed Rs1 million fine on News OneTV channel for airing ‘malicious’ content against National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman retired Justice Javed Iqbal on May 23 According to Pemra’s order, M/s Airwaves Media Pvt Ltd (News Onechannel) repeatedly flashed audio and video clips allegedly showing the NAB chairman […]


Pakistan’s media regulator issues notices to TV channels for violating its decision

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Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on June 1, 2019 issued show cause notices to 14 TV channels for violating its advice to avoid commenting on reference filed against the Supreme Court and High Court judges with the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC). On May 31, PEMRA, the regulator of television and radio stations in Pakistan,  […]


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 […]