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Govt committed to resolving media industry’s problems, Faraz assures CPNE

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Shibli Faraz on Monday said that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government firmly believed in the fundamental right of freedom of expression and was committed to resolving the issues faced by the journalists and media workers. Speaking during a meeting with office-bearers of the Council of Pakistan Newspapers Editors […]


Payment of dues, APNS concerned at govt’s indifference

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KARACHI: The APNS expresses its dismay on federal government’s consistent indifference to payment of media dues before Eid despite clear instructions by the Prime Minister Mr. Imran Khan. Hameed Haroon, Present and Sarmad Ali, Secretary General of All Pakistan Newspapers Society in a statement have stated that the Committee on Media Issues headed by Senator […]


Live bullets thrown at protest camp

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RAWALPINDI: An unidentified person threw live bullets on the peaceful protesters at the protest camp outside the offices of the Jang and The News at Murree Road here on Monday against the illegal arrest of Jang/Geo Group Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman and flee the scene. The unknown person also abused and harassed the peaceful protesters before […]


Outage in Pakistan not from company’s end, says Twitter

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KARACHI: While the world observed Telecommunication and Information Society Day on Sunday (May 17), social networking site Twitter was inaccessible to users in Pakistan for almost two hours. The platform’s website, app and video streaming service Periscope were inaccessible across the country from around 10pm till 1.30am, with news feeds refusing to refresh. Despite this, […]


Journalist, his three children in Khanewal test positive for Covid-19

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LODHRAN: A senior journalist and his three children tested positive for coronavirus in Khanewal on Sunday. According to the district administration spokesman, the journalist’s wife has tested negative. A health department team isolated the infected people at their home. Before isolation, Assistant Commissioner Babar Suleman and the health team supervised the residence to check if […]


Clear newspapers’ dues within 20 days, SHC tells Sindh govt

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KARACHI: Expressing its displeasure over non-payment to media, Sindh High Court has ordered the government of Sindh to pay outstanding dues to CPNE member’s newspapers within 20 days. This order was passed on Wednesday by a division bench comprising of Justice Muhammad Ali Mazher and Justice Agha Faisal during hearing a contempt of court application […]


Govt begins clearing media organisations’ dues

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ISLAMABAD: In the light of the directives of Prime Minister Office for clearing outstanding payments of media organisations, the Press Information Department (PID) has taken up the issue with all the federal ministries/departments/organisations and expedited the payment process. In this connection, the first tranche of payment worth Rs63 million was distributed by Shahera Shahid, Principal […]


Twitter, Periscope services disrupted in Pakistan

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Popular social networking site, Twitter, was down in Pakistan, from a little after 10pm on Sunday. Despite this, #TwitterDown was the top trend in the country. Internet blockage observatory NetBlocks confirmed the disruption to Twitter and Periscope “with multiple impact to multiple networks”. A screengrab of the information tweeted by NetBlocks. In a later tweet, […]


Can Facebook’s self-regulation ensure information hygiene?

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We have spent a decade discussing the problems posed by social media platforms and looked at issues such as filter bubbles, echo chambers, information silos, viral virus, misogynist trolling and amplification of toxic content. The platform companies have now started acknowledging their role in vitiating the information universe and undermining the lives of millions. Last […]


Senior Journalist Tested Positive For COVID-19

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MULTAN: A senior journalist from Shujabad has tested positive for coronavirus and been admitted in the intensive care unit (ICU) of Nishtar Hospital on Thursday evening. Sadiq Wains, 63, brought to the hospital with suspicion of COVID-19 who unfortunately tested positive for the viral disease. Later, he was shifted on ventilator due to his serious […]


Two Journalist Brothers Along With 17 Family Members Recovered From Corona Infection

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PESHAWAR: Two Peshawar based journalist brothers along with their 17 family members have been recovered from coronavirus infection. According to details, Senior Reporter Asif Shezad of GNN tv and his brother Wajid Shezad of Such TV had contracted coronavirus infection due to coverage of cases, facilities at quarantines centers besides burial of the dead. The […]


Planning minister vows relief package for newspaper sellers

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Special Initiatives Asad Umar has assured newspaper sellers that the government will play its role for pulling them out of the financial crisis in this critical time. The minister said this while talking to a delegation of the All Pakistan Akhbar Farosh Federation headed by its secretary general […]


Unemployed newspapers hawkers demand relief package

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SWABI: The lockdown imposed in the district and other parts of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the wake of outbreak of Covid-19, dozens of newspaper hawkers have been rendered jobless. The Swabi District Newspaper Vendors’ Union, in a joint statement issued here on Sunday, said that due to the pandemic of coronavirus, businesses had been badly […]


Journalist laid to rest

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ATTOCK – A journalist from Fatehjang City, associated with a private TV channel and died as a result of a car-truck head on collision on Rawalpindi-Fatehjang road Saturday last, was laid to rest in Fatehjang on Sunday. Farhat Ali Khan along with his son was on his way to Fatehjang when he met the accident. […]