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Man held for sending fake news about COVID-19

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ISLAMABAD: Police has claimed to have arrested a man in Lahore for allegedly spreading fake news through social media about the novel coronavirus and creating panic among the masses, a private news channel reported. According to the details, the suspect was peddling fake news through social media citing that a family of his area has […]


APNS advises member publications on Covid

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Hameed Haroon, President and Sarmad Ali, Secretary General APNS have stated that in view of the pandemic COVID-19, the member publications are advised to take necessary precautions in the production printing functions of their newspapers. This should include, but should not be limited to, keeping your pre-press, press and printing premises regularly sanitized and making […]


PFUJ demands journalists’ protection in Sindh during lockdown

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SUKKUR: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has strongly condemned the manhandling by the police and Rangers of journalists while performing their duties during the lockdown in various cities of Sindh. In a joint statement, PFUJ President Shehzada Zulfiqar, Vice-President Lala Asad Pathan and Secretary General Nasir Zaidi condemned the behaviour of security officials with […]


Akhtar Mengal condemns arrest of Mir Shakil

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KARACHI: The Chairman Balochistan National Party (Mengal), Sardar Akhtar Mengal, reiterated his condemnation over the arbitrary arrest of Jang-Geo Group Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman, saying media played a vital role to strengthen the democratic institutions of any country. Talking to Geo News programme, the Baloch leader said the free press always acted as a bridge between […]


Jang chief editor’s physical remand extended

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LAHORE: An accountability court on Wednesday extended physical remand of Jang group editor-in-chief Mir Shakilur Rehman to the NAB in a case of 54-kanal land allegedly allotted to him by then Punjab chief minister Nawaz Sharif in 1986. A NAB prosecutor assisted by the investigating officer submitted an application to the court seeking another remand […]


AEMEND issued safety protocols of COVID-19 for media

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Safety protocols with regard to COVID-19 for all journalists and media workers issued by Association of Electronic Media Editors and News Directors (AEMEND) The guidelines apply specially to all staff working outdoor including Reporters/ Correspondents, Cameramen, Technicians, Satellite Engineers, staff related to assignment and DSNG Operations Outdoor Assistants, Sales Personnel, any other staff specifically designated […]


Fake news on social media

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I would like to draw your attention towards the fake news on social media. As you can see, it has become a trend nowadays that people on social media tell other fake news on anything to fool others. For example, somebody will say that there were a lot of people at the market or will […]


Gender, security and development – I

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March 8, 2020 was celebrated as International Women’s Day. Women marches were held throughout the world and in Pakistan’s major cities in highlighting the growing awareness of women’s role in national life. Any nation comprising half of the global population and unproductively involved in nation-building efforts cannot progress in the comity of nations. The reality […]


Opposition’s multiparty moot condemns Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman’s arrest

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KARACHI/ LAHORE: The participants of a multiparty conference, called by Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Tuesday condemned the growing atmosphere of media coercion and the restrictions on the freedom of speech. While speaking at the conference through video link, the opposition leaders severely criticised the arrest of Jang/Geo Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman by […]


Media gag

At a time when the cooperation of the media could play a vital role in defeating the corona crisis which has crippled us, NAB continues its vendetta against Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman and the Jang/Geo group. The accountability body has been unable to produce evidence in court, in its case involving land purchase which dates back 34 […]


Disruption in Geo News broadcast: IHC issues notices to govt, Pemra, cable operators

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Tuesday issued notices to the federal government, chairman Pemra and cable operators in a plea seeking action against the cable operators responsible for the Geo News channel closure and disruption in broadcast despite court orders. Chief Justice AtharMinallah took up the petition filed by the Independent Media Corporation. Amir […]


TV channel proposed to mitigate academic losses

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Education ShafqatMahmood on Tuesday chaired a meeting that decided to launch a TV channel as an alternative educational content delivery mechanism in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic to mitigate academic losses. According to a statement issued by the Ministry of Education, the meeting was informed that the proposed dedicated TV channel […]


Press Club To Remain Close Owing To Coronavirus

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PESHAWAR: Peshawar Press Club (PPC) will remain closed from March 23 to March 31 in connections of coronavirus said a notification issued by Press Club administration on Sunday. Ban has been imposed on any Press Conference, Seminar and Workshop during this period. If any person or community has any problems contact with the Press Club […]


Protests for release of Editor-in-Chief Jang-Geo: Group Action Committee appeals to postpone demos

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KARACHI: The Jang-Geo Group Action Committee has appealed to journalists, trade unionists and civil society to put off the country-wide protest for the release of the Jang Geo Group Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman and against his victimization at the hands of the NAB in a 34-year-old case. In a statement issued on the occasion of the […]