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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) Investigative Reporting Fellowships for Pakistani Journalists

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Call for Applications Last date for receiving applications: Sunday Sep 26, 2021 Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) invites applications for the PPF Investigative Reporting Fellowships. The fellowships are part of “Supporting Investigative Journalism in Pakistan” project, which aims to facilitate Pakistani journalists to produce investigative report that meet the professional, ethical and legal standards. PPF will […]


Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists announces long march

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LAHORE: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has decided to hold a long march from Quetta to Islamabad in early November against the proposed Pakistan Media Development Authority (PDMA) bill. The decision was taken at PFUJ’s three-day federal executive council meeting at the Lahore Press Club with president Shahzada Zulfiqar in chair on Thursday. […]


Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors visits ISPR, discusses regional situation with DG Babar Iftikhar

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A Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors delegation visited the Inter-Services Public Relations office on Thursday and met ISPR Director-General Major General Babar Iftikhar, where they discussed the security situation. With the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, there has been uncertainty surrounding the journalistic landscape of the bordering country, and how that may affect the situation within […]


Press Gallery closure

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EDITORIAL: That the President of Pakistan is the head of state but not of the executive is a fact. That he represents the nation but does not rule the nation is also a fact. In other words, he’s only the symbol of the nation. It is important to note that the President’s address to a […]


Keeping the press out

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ON Monday, the government yet again displayed its rising contempt for the freedom of press — this time in parliament. When reporters arrived, by special invitation, to cover the joint session of parliament and President Arif Alvi’s speech to mark the new parliamentary year, they were shocked to find both the press lounge and gallery […]


Absolute no to any talks over Pakistan Media Development Authority bill: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists

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LAHORE: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has dispelled the impression that the stakeholders are ready to hold talks over the controversial Pakistan Media Development Authority (PMDA) bill. In a statement issued here on Thursday, PFUJ President Shahzada Zulfiqar and Secretary General Nasir Zaidi said the journalists’ fraternity considered the PMDA bill a draconian piece […]


Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists-Dastoor’s, Karachi Press Club term Pakistan Media Development Authority unconstitutional

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KARACHI: Leaders of various journalist bodies at a seminar held at Karachi Press Club on Thursday completely rejected the government proposal to create a new authority – Pakistan Media Development Authority (PMDA) – to regulate the entire spectrum of the country’s media sectors and termed it government’s efforts to restrict freedom of expression. Pakistan Federal […]


Journalists decry declining state of freedom of information in Pakistan

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Several senior journalists of Pakistan expressed their concerns over the declining state of freedom of information in Pakistan and said that journalists are the main affectees of fake news. The comments were made during a webinar titled “fighting disinformation and supporting independent media in Pakistan,” organised by the Global Neighbourhood for Media Innovations (GNMI), a […]


Media regulation

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THE needless controversy over media regulation may finally be heading for a resolution. In a meeting with Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry, representatives of various media bodies termed the PMDA ‘unacceptable’ in clear terms. However a committee comprising members from both sides has been constituted with the aim of finding a solution and looking into the […]


Opp should work above party lines to understand spirit of Pakistan Media Development Authority bill: Fawad

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ISLAMABAD – Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhary Fawad Hussain has said that it is first time in the history of Pakistan that all the stakeholders along with the legislative bodies are extensively being consulted prior to the official passing of the bill on proposed Pakistan Media Development Authority (PMDA). While briefing the Senate Standing […]


No final draft of Pakistan Media Development Authority, no ord being promulgated: Farrukh

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ISLAMABAD – Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Farrukh Habib on Wednesday said the government had held a wide ranging consultation process with stakeholders on proposed bill of Pakistan Media Development Authority (PMDA) to move forward. Briefing a sub-committee of the National Assembly Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting on PMDA framework, he said […]


Media representatives expresses concern over Pakistan Media Development Authority

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ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday, Media representatives showed their opposition to the Pakistan Media Development Authority (PMDA), as the proposed body and government came under sharp criticism during a meeting of the National Assembly’s sub-committee on information and broadcasting. The meeting was organised with PML-N leader Marriyum Aurangzeb, while representatives from the Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) and […]


Struggle against ‘anti-media body’ will continue, announces Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists

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ISLAMABAD: Rejecting the proposed Pakistan Media Development Authority (PMDA), the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) President Shahzada Zulfiqar Tuesday said their struggle against the “anti-media body” wo;; continue, The News reported. Addressing a press conference along with other PFUJ leaders at the National Press Club, Shahzada Zulfiqar demanded the government to take notice against […]


Government, media bodies agree to form Joint Action Committee on PMDA, other issues

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ISLAMABAD/LAHORE: The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and representatives of media bodies Wednesday formed a Joint Action Committee (JAC) to discuss issues such as fake news on social media, rights of media workers and further improvement of laws and regulatory framework. To this effect, representatives of PBA, APNS, CPNE and PFUJ and AEMEND called on […]