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Fawad for strict legislation against fake news

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain Sunday said that strict legislation against fake news is very important. He tweeted that groups, which oppose legislation against fake news and call such actions against freedom of expression, have a dubious state of mind and balance. Newspaper: The News


‘Free media essential for democratic society’

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HYDERABAD: Divisional Director Information, Hyderabad, Sawai Khan Chhalgari, said that for a truly democratic society, independent journalism was essential and the present Sindh government also believed in freedom of the press that’s why to ensure the safety of journalists, the ruling party had tabled “Sindh Protection of Journalists and other Media Practitioners Bill 2021” in […]


Jamaat-e-Islami leader blasts government for bid to gag the media

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MINGORA: Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) provincial chief Senator Mushtaq Ahmad Khan has condemned a government move to bring new media ordinance aimed at gaging the press in the country. “The proposed ordinance will intensify the miseries of journalists and create the worst situation for free media. The rulers want to curb the media and press freedom in […]


Fawad says media authority won’t be set up without stakeholders’ input

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LAHORE: Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Saturday assured a delegation of newspaper editors that an authority to regulate the electronic, print and social media would be set up only after taking the input from all stakeholders.   The minister, while speaking to a delegation of the Council of the Newspapers Editors headed by Arif Nizami, […]


40 journalists file writ petition in Peshawar High Court against occupation of the Swat Press Club

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Swat:  More than 40 journalists, including 20 members of the Press Club, have filed a writ petition in the Mingora Bench of the Peshawar High Court against the occupation of Swat Press Club and closing of the club’s doors on working journalists. Barrister Asadur Rehman, while appealing to a division bench comprising Justice Ishtiaq Ibrahim […]


Letter to Imran: International Press Institute (IPI) calls for withdrawal of Pakistan Media Development Authority (PMDA) Ordinance 2021

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ISLAMABAD: The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom in over 100 countries, in a letter to Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan, on Friday called for withdrawal of Pakistan Media Development Authority (PMDA) Ordinance 2021, says a press release. The letter says that IPI […]


Over 100 women journalists, allies stand for Hamid Mir

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LAHORE/ISLAMABAD: A group of 147 women journalists and allies have released a public statement condemning the removal of Hamid Mir from the airwaves, demanding the government take appropriate measures to ensure that media does not have to face such immense pressures for merely doing its job. According to statement: “The journalists are deeply disturbed with […]


Facebook takes down dozens of ‘suspicious’ Pakistani accounts

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KARACHI: Facebook has removed dozens of Pakistani fake accounts and pages involved in suspicious activities including misleading domestic audiences by posing as international news entities through fake social media handles. “We removed 40 Facebook accounts, 25 Pages, six Groups and 28 Instagram accounts for violating our policy against coordinated inauthentic behaviour,” said the social media […]


Resolution in Punjab Aseembly calls out attacks on journalists

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LAHORE: A resolution was submitted to the Punjab Assembly on Friday condemning attacks on journalists and rights activists in the country. The resolution was submitted by independent MPA Jugnoo Mohsin. Ms Mohsin drew the attention of the state towards growing incidents of torture and murder of journalists. Speaking on the floor of the House, she […]


Petition against Hamid Mir, being not maintainable, returned

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LAHORE: The Registrar Office (RO) of the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday returned a petition to a lawyer/petitioner who sought a direction to the Ministry of Interior to initiate treason proceedings against journalist Hamid Mir. Putting an objection on the maintainability of the petition, the Office said the petitioner needed to approach the first […]


Sindh Bar Council (SBC) urges Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) to take notice of Mir’s removal from show

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ISLAMABAD: In a resolution, the Sindh Bar Council (SBC) on Friday called upon Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Gulzar Ahmed to consider taking suo motu notice of a ban on prominent journalist and anchor Hamid Mir from hosting his own talk show on Geo News. Issued under the signature of SBC vice chairman and chairman […]


Police arrested the accused involved in the incident of threatening a senior journalist

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Hyderabad: The accused involved in the incident of threatening a senior journalist Shahnawaz Talpur, a senior journalist belonging to private TV and newspaper was arrested by Tando Jam police, according to police,. A complaint was lodged at Tandojam police station that Muhammad Khan son of Nabi Bakhsh Unar was threatening him with serious consequences and […]


Pakistan Media Development Authority Ordinance black law

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LAHORE: Jamaat-e-Islami Naib Ameer and president of party’s Political and National Affairs Committee Liaqat Baloch said Pakistan Media Development Authority Ordinance has been rejected by all the journalistic and democratic organisations terming it government’s black law. Talking to media Thursday, he said the proposed ordinance is an executioner for freedom of the press and declaration […]


Media reforms aimed to protecting press freedom: minister

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ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Farrukh Habib Thursday said that the PTI government is introducing large-scale reforms in the media sector to improve its performance, ensure the job security of its workers and protect freedom of the press. “[The proposed] media regulatory authority is part of our agenda to introduce new media […]