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President confers awards on eight journalists

ISLAMABAD: Pervaiz Shaukat, president of the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), is among the eight journalists who have been conferred civil awards by the president on the occasion of the Independence Day. According to a press release, the other journalists who got awards include Azhar Abbas, Hamid Mir, Jugnoo Mohsin, Sikandar Hameed Lodhi, Qazi […]

Pemra faces technological constraints

ISLAMABAD: As the associations of the Pakistan Cable Operators and the Pakistan Broadcasters moved the Supreme Court to become party in an ongoing case against obscenity and vulgarity in the electronic media, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) told the court that technological constraints restrained it from monitoring cable operators. “Television channels (Indian channels) […]

Pakistani journalists, bloggers not concerned about digital security

With 103 journalists killed in the year 2011, Pakistan was ranked as the fourth dangerous place to work in the field of journalism by Vienna-based press watchdog, IPI. And as the general perception puts journalists and bloggers in the same category, the online news disseminators are equally at risk. However, a recent research shows that […]

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa delays cash distribution to journalists on KHUJ protest

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government, on Tuesday, postponed scheduled “distribution of money” among a few selected journalists of provincial capital following “strong criticism” from within the journalist community. “That ceremony has been postponed after strong protest from the journalist community,” a Khyber Union of Journalists (KhUJ) office-bearer told Daily Times, requesting not to be named. […]

Case filed in SC against Abidi, TV anchor, Pemra

By: Usman Manzoor & Sohail Khan ISLAMABAD: A contempt of court petition has been filed in the Supreme Court against Senator Faisal Raza Abidi, a private TV anchor and Dr Abdul Jabbar, acting chairman of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra), for deliberately maligning the judiciary and criticising the person of the chief justice […]

Questionnaire for Pakistani journalists to seek inputs for media monitoring report

Intermedia has launched different sets of questionnaire for Pakistani journalists seeking their inputs to the second media monitoring report topic. Click the link below for the “Questionnaire for Pakistani journalists”

Press Council Pakistan emphasizes pursuing media code of conduct

LAHORE: Raja Shafqat Khan Abbasi, Chairman Press Council of Pakistan on Friday underscored the need for acting upon media code of ethics. “Ethics for journalists are very much there and impression against its non-existence is unrealistic,” he added. Talking to media persons at the Council’s newly established regional office at Aiwan-e-Iqbal he said the code […]

Baloch woman writer attacked in Quetta

QUETTA: The renowned Baloch poetess, writer, thinker and a lecturer at the Sardar Bahadur Khan Women’s University (SKB) Nusheen Qambrani was attacked by unidentified armed men at her residence, late Tuesday night. According to the police, unidentified armed men entered Qambrani’s house and threatened to kill her and kidnap her daughter. The armed men also […]

Supreme Court issues notices on journalists’ pleas

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court observed on Tuesday that the media should also present itself for accountability and an effective and implementable code of conduct was necessary for the media. During proceedings on applications of known journalists – Hamid Mir and Absar Alam – the two-member SC bench comprising Justice Jawad S Khwaja and Justice Khilji […]

Fire safety: Four TV guests killed in blaze on sehri show set

By: Rana Yasif LAHORE: Four people were killed and 15 injured when a television studio in Garhi Shahu caught fire during the transmission of a live sehri show on Monday. Two people including Asim Obaid, the host of Ramazan Kareem, and production head Rasheed Dogar are in critical condition with burn injuries, doctors said. Pir […]

Blast in CD shop injures 2

MANSEHRA: Two persons were injured and a CD shop was destroyed in a blast here on Sunday. The bomb, planted at a CD shop, went off when Mohammad Adnan, the owner of the adjacent vegetable shop, pulled the shutter of his shop up to open it. Mr Adnan and a passerby identified as Shahzad were […]

Pemra urges complainants to attend hearings

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has asked Jamaat-i-Islami leader Qazi Hussain Ahmed and Justice (retd) Wajihuddin to attend a hearing with specific details about programmes and channels referred to in their complaint about increasing vulgarity in local media. A spokesman for the authority said that Mr Ahmed and Justice (retd) Wajihuddin had […]

SC takes suo moto notice of obscenity in media

By: Ahmad Noorani ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has converted the letters of Justice (R) Wajihuddin Ahmed, Qazi Hussain Ahmed and Muhammad Hussain Mehnati against obscenity and vulgarity on the media into a petition and issued notices to chairmen PTA and Pemra and has fixed it for hearing on July 27, 2012. The petition is marked […]

2013 Pakistan-US Journalists Exchange

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS This program, now in its third year, is designed to increase and deepen public understanding of the two countries and their important relationship, one that is crucial to regional stability and the global war on terrorism. This study tour offers U.S. and Pakistan journalists an opportunity to gain on-the-ground insights and firsthand […]