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Media giants, relatives of ex-servicemen among owners of offshore firms

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KARACHI: Not just prominent political figures of the country, but some big shots ranging from media moguls to close relatives of retired army officers, businessmen and executives have also come under the spotlight as details of the massive leak of Pandora Papers emerged on Monday. The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) had, after a […]


Government decides to charge private TV channels for using PTV Parliament feeds

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ISLAMABAD – The government has decided to charge a fee from the private news channels for using PTV Parliament feeds. Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on Monday told the committee concerned of Senate that a proposal had been finalized to charge private television channels for live telecast of the Parliament proceedings. The […]


Pakistan Media Development Authority to affect every citizen: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists

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PESHAWAR: A convention arranged by the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) and Khyber Union of Journalists (KhUJ) here on Monday rejected the proposed Pakistan Media Development Authority (PMDA) and termed it an effort to suppress the voice of independent media and deprive people of their right to know. The participants of the convention at […]


Will give feedback once Pakistan Media Development Authority draft is shared: Senate body chief

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry Monday informed the relevant committee of the Senate that the draft bill for the proposed Pakistan Media Development Authority (PMDA) would be finalized in consultation with all the stakeholders. Chairing a meeting of the Committee on Information and Broadcasting, Senator Faisal Javed of PTI remarked, “We […]


Legislation against fake news to be done in consultation with stakeholders: Fawad

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Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry on Monday said that the issue of fake news is serious and legislation against it is being done all over the world. Speaking to the journalists outside Parliament House, the minister said that legislation against fake news would be done in Pakistan with the consultation of all stakeholders. […]


Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz to sue Pakistan Television for airing ‘fake’ news about Maryam’s son

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has announced that the party will sue the state-run Pakistan Television (PTV) for wrongly mentioning the name of Junaid Safdar, the son of Maryam Nawaz, in its report on the Pandora Papers. Marriyum Aurangzeb, the party’s information secretary, alleged in a statement on Sunday that the PTI government had […]


Disputes within Pemra turn into altercation with ministry

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ISLAMABAD: The infi­ghting among top officials of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Autho­rity (Pemra) has turned into a bone of contention between the media watchdog and the ministry of information and broadcasting, Dawn can reveal. The documents placed before the Islamabad High Court (IHC) have served to highlight the issue. The papers have been submitted […]


The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors cautions govt against removing papers from media list

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CPNE-1KARACHI: The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) has expressed serious concern at reports of the government’s intention to remove some newspapers from the media list and warned of protests if such a decision is taken. The standing committee of CPNE met via video link on Friday. The meeting was presided over by acting president […]


Police Arrest Fake Journalist for Harassing Members of Dera Press Club

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DI KHAN On the directives of District Police Officer (DPO) Dera Syed Najamul Hassan the district police Thursday arrested a fake journalist whose name is in schedule-IV for harassing members of Dera Press Club and making video footage of the general body meeting without permission. On the complaint of President Dera Press Club Ahmed Khan […]


Journalists convention seeks to prevent Pakistan Media Development Authority imposition

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ABBOTTABAD: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) said on Thursday that the proposed Pakistan Media Development Authority (PMDA) was a black law which would be opposed at every forum. The PFUJ organised a journalists’ convention at the Abbottabad Press Club which was attended by representatives of different journalist organisations from Islamabad, Abbottabad, Peshawar and the […]


Top court orders Federal Investigation Agency, Advocate Generals to submit report on journalists’ harassment cases

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has ordered the provincial advocate generals and Federal Investigation Agency to submit reports on the incidents of alleged torture and harassment of journalists during the past year. The court released the written order of its hearing on September 13 of suo motu notice of the case. The ruling ordered the bosses […]


Press Gallery shows solidarity with 17000 sacked employees

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LAHORE – Punjab Assembly Press Gallery Committee on Wednesday staged a walkout of the Punjab Assembly proceedings to express solidarity with the 17000 sacked employees from various Federal government departments including the Associated Press of Pakistan. Punjab Government Spokesperson Fayyaz-ul-Hassan Chohan informed Punjab Assembly Speaker Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi who constituted a committee to bring back […]


Govt wants to impose centralized censorship office: Reporters without Borders

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KARACHI: A reputable international watchdog has criticised the government’s new draft media law and pointed out that if passed without changes it would lead to imposition of a tribunal capable of issuing arbitrary decisions with no possibility of appeal. In a statement issued on Wednesday, the Reporters without Borders (RSF) said that along with its […]


Dealing with infodemic: Journalists talk about fighting misinformation and disinformation

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COVID-19 is not over and so is the infodemic that came with it. Fighting against it is as important as other steps everyone is taking to flatten the curve. Governments across the globe and World Health Organisation (WHO) have said that “infodemic” is as contagious as the virus itself. So, how do misinformation and disinformation […]