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Journalists protection law in limbo

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ISLAMABAD – The proposed much-awaited journalists protection law stays in limbo as the ruling Pakistan Teheek-e-Insaf itself has discredited its own year-long negotiations process on the draft bill that seeks to ensure independence, safety, and freedom of expression of journalists and media professionals. For the past many years, the journalists and their representative bodies are seeking […]


EfS hails HR Ministry’s draft bill for journalists’ safety

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Ahmedpur East – Editors for Safety (EfS), a forum comprising a large number of newspaper editors and director news of leading televisions channels, has welcomed the move by the Ministry of Human Rights to draft a landmark bill that is aimed at ensuring safety and security of journalists against intimidation, abduction, torture and murder. The draft bill, […]


Editors for Safety hails drafting of bill for journalists’ protection

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KARACHI: Editors for Safety (EFS), a forum comprising a large number of newspaper editors and director news of leading TV channels, has welcomed the human rights ministry move for drafting a landmark bill that is aimed at ensuring safety and security of journalists against intimidation, abduction, torture and murder. The draft bill, once approved by […]


Editors for Safety urges PM to approve undiluted version of journalist safety bill

KARACHI: The Editors for Safety (EfS) has welcomed the move by the Ministry of Human Rights to draft a landmark bill aimed at ensuring safety and security of journalists against intimidation, abduction, torture and murder. The EfS, a forum comprising a large number of newspaper editors and directors of news at leading television channels, said […]


Media protection bill

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BRIEFLY, it appeared there may be light at the end of the tunnel for Pakistan’s beleaguered journalist community. However, the outcome of the cabinet’s deliberations on the Protection of Journalists and Media Professionals Bill, drafted by the human rights ministry, has been discouraging. For it seems the government representatives have decided to club this comprehensive […]


Cabinet stops short of okaying bill for journalists protection

ISLAMABAD : The federal cabinet on Tuesday stopped short of giving its formal approval to a comprehensive draft bill prepared by the human rights ministry which aims to “promote and effectively ensure the independence, impartiality, safety and freedom of expression of journalists and media professionals”. Instead, the cabinet gave its approval “in principle” to club […]


Draft bill on journalists: PM asked to take up bill in next cabinet meeting

PESHAWAR: The media rights organisation – Freedom Network – Sunday asked Prime Minister Imran Khan to take up draft bill on journalists’ protection and welfare in the next cabinet meeting to do urgent legislation to end impunity for crimes against journalists and media in the country. Freedom Network Executive Director Iqbal Khattak said the Pakistan […]


Journalist safety

The murder of journalist Aziz Memon has once again brought to our attention the dangerous conditions in which Pakistani journalists live and work. Aziz Memon had reportedly been receiving life threats for the past many months and had shared his concerns in a video recording that has gone viral. According to reports, he was strangled […]


Five suspects booked in journalist murder case

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NAUSHAHRO FEROZE: Police on Wednesday booked five suspects in the murder case of journalist Aziz Memon. Police said that Hafeez Memon, brother of the deceased, lodged an FIR under Sections 302, 364 and 147 PPC at Mehrabpur police station, accusing a cameraman and four unidentified suspects of being involved in his brother’s murder. He stated […]


پاکستان پریس فاوٗنڈیشن نے میڈیا کی آزادی اور حفاظت کے فیلوشپ پروگرام کے لیے درخواستیں وصول کرنے کا اعلان کردیا۔

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درخواست جمع کرانے کی آخری تاریخ جمعہ،27فروری،2020 پاکستان پریس فاوٗنڈیشن (پی پی ایف)نے پاکستان میں میڈیا کی آزادی اور حفاظت   کے فیلو شپ پروگرام کے لیے درخواستیں وصول کرنے کا اعلان کردیا۔ اس فیلو شپ پروگرام کا مقصد آزادی اظہار رائے کو فروغ دینا اور میڈیا کارکنان کو مدد فراہم کرناہے تاکہ وہ میڈیا کی […]


Pakistan Press Foundation issues call for applications for Fellowship program on Media Safety and Impunity

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Last date: Thursday, February 27, 2020 Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) has issued a call for applications for Fellowship program on Media Safety and Impunity in Pakistan. The fellowship program aims to promote freedom of expression by providing support to media professionals to produce stories related to issues on Media Safety and Impunity. The fellowship programs […]


Pemra chairman receives second complaint against senior official

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Chairman has received second complaint of women harassment against a senior officer in less than two months. The first complaint was filed by a female employee of State Life Insurance Corporation in the mid of November last year who claimed that Pemra’s senior officer harassed her and misbehaved […]


Bad health of prime suspect delays indictment in DHA double murder case

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Indictment in the DHA double murder case was deferred once again on Thursday after the jail authorities failed to produce the prime suspect, Atif Zaman, in the court citing his bad health. A hearing of the case was held in the judicial complex at the Karachi Central Jail. An additional sessions judge of District South […]


In Balochistan, journalists to protest against lay-offs

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QUETTA:The journalist community of Balochistan has announced to launch protests against the dismissal of media workers in the country. “Protest camps will be set up in front of the provincial assemblies across the country, while a demonstration will be held on February 12 in front of the parliament during the assembly session,” said Pakistan Federal Union of […]