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CPNE announces to constitute Press Freedom and Monitoring Committee

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KARACHI: Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) President Arif Nizami on Monday announced to constitute CPNE Press Freedom and Monitoring Committee (PFMC). A statement issued by CPNE Secretary General Dr Jabbar Khattak said that the approval of setting-up PFMC was given during a recent meeting of Standing Committee of CPNE. According to the announcement, the […]


On the right to publish and self-censorship

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Little help from state institutions . One can observe that in the 21st century and more so in the preceding months, journalism in Pakistan has not only become more professional but has also innovated new ways to resist control. An antagonistic relationship between the state and media is the hallmark of any progressive liberal democracy. […]


Protest held across country to show solidarity with Dawn

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ISLAMABAD: A large number of journalists, politicians, lawyers and civil society activists showed up at protest camps set up by the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), headed by Afzal Butt, across the country on Wednesday to express solidarity with Dawn newspaper and DawnNews TV channel. The PFUJ has also given a call for boycott […]


SC stops contempt proceedings against Mir Shakil after he apologises

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday stopped contempt of court proceedings against Mir Shakilur Rehman after he tendered an unconditional apology. A three-member bench of the top court, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, had issued a notice to Rehman for his contemptuous statements made outside the Supreme Court. When Rehman […]


SC adjourns contempt hearing against Jang Group

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday directed Editor-in-Chief Jang Group Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman to tender an unconditional apology in a contempt case and adjourned the hearing for today (Thursday). A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar resumed hearing into a contempt petition, filed by former deputy attorney general […]


Pakistan condemns assassination of Kashmiri journalist

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ISLAMABAD – Pakistan on Thursday condemned the assassination of noted Kashmiri journalist Shujaat Bukhari in Srinagar and said there can be no justification for anyone to commit such brutality. “We have learned with deep shock and sadness about the assassination of noted Kashmiri journalist Shujaat Bukhari by unknown gunmen outside his office in Srinagar around […]


Journalist Shujaat Bukhari shot dead in Srinagar

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NEW DELHI: Veteran Ka­s­hmiri journalist Shujaat Bukhari was shot dead with his security guard in Srina­gar on Thursday, reports said. The audacious attack by motorcycle-borne assassins has left Srinagar’s media community shaken. Buk­hari, former correspondent for The Hindu and the editor of the Rising Kash­mir newspaper, was attac­ked when he had stepped out of his […]


CPNE delegation calls on interim Sindh information minister

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Karachi: A 15-member delegation of the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) led by its Secretary General Dr Jabbar Khatak called on caretaker Sindh Minister for Information Jameel Yusuf at the latter’s office on Wednesday. The CPNE delegation congratulated Jameel Yusuf on becoming a member of interim Sindh cabinet. They discussed the 6 point agenda, […]


Book launched

LAHORE: A book titled “Expression of Masculinities on Pakistani Television” written by Fatima Bilquis and Sara Tahir, was launched Wednesday at a hotel. The writers told The News that the widespread i.e. mass reach of the media makes it an indispensable tool for reinforcing the ideologies of the dominant class. Thus, in line with the […]


Multan local court stays publication of Reham’s book

MULTAN: A civil court issued a stay order on the publication of Reham Khan’s book on a petition filed Mustafa Chohan, the PTI lawyers’ wing president, reported Geo News. The court after a brief hearing also summoned Reham, who is the former wife of PTI chief Imran Khan, as well as Husain Haqqani and the […]


PFUC chairman elected

LAHORE – Young journalist and columnist Farrukh Shahbaz Warraich Wednesday was elected Chairman of Pakistan Federal Union of Columnists (PFUC) thrice. Farrukh is one of the founding members of PFUC. Journalists and people from different political parties greeted Farrukh and hoped he would continue with the cause. The Nation


IHC rejects application to stop SECP’s legal action against ‘parallel CPNE’

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Islamabad High Court (IHC) Judge Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb on Sunday dismissed a petition to restrain the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) from taking action against a falsely registered CPNE, which was done using false and fictitious information. According to a news release, the parallel CPNE was formed and was registered with SECP after […]


Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists concerned over notice served on Dawn

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KARACHI: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has expressed concern over a notice served by the Press Council of Pakistan on Dawn for what it called violating the Ethical Code of Conduct by publishing an interview of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif about the 2008 Mumbai attacks. The PFUJ president, Afzal Butt, and its […]


NA speaker, deputy speaker congratulate Arif Nizami on elected as President CPNE

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ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq and the Deputy Speaker Murtaza Javed Abbasi have congratulated Arif Nizami and Dr. Jabbar Khattak on their election as President and General Secretary of the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) respectively, reported Radio Pakistan. In their separate congratulatory messages, the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker expressed hope […]