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Baluchistan journalists deserve maximum patronage: Sadiq Sanjrani

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ISLAMABAD: The Senate Chairman Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani said Wednesday that the journalists of Baluchistan were working in difficult conditions and hence they deserve maximum patronage. This he observed during a meeting with a delegation of journalists of Baluchistan Press Club, who called on him here. He said he would consult with relevant stakeholders on other […]


PEMRA ban on airing Nawaz speeches challenged in court

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ISLAMABAD: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) and 15 renowned journalists, anchorpersons and media analysts have filed a petition before the Islamabad High Court (IHC) against the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra)’s prohibition order to all TV news channels banning the broadcast of speeches, interviews and public addresses by proclaimed offenders and absconders. […]


Stakeholders up in arms as social media rules notified

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ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Information Technology on Wednesday notified social media rules that all other stakeholders, including internet service providers as well as digital rights activists, have rejected, terming them draconian and violation of cyber laws of the country. The rules titled, “Removal and Blocking of Unlawful Online Content (Procedure, Oversight and Safeguards) Rules 2020,” […]


Emax Media to launch first Urdu OTT UrduFlix in Pakistan

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Emax Media, the internationally acclaimed digital network has forayed into the on-demand streaming segment with the announcement of Pakistan’s first Urdu OTT platform UrduFlix, offering original and exclusive content in Urdu worldwide. ‘UrduFlix’ will provide viewers with access to original Urdu films, series, documentaries, cartoons, and Urdu dubbed Turkish dramas. The new platform brings in […]


Journalists should always stand by democracy, says Hamid Mir

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KARACHI: A series of webinars on research and educational issues are being held at the Dawood University of Engineering and Technology in which eminent personalities of Pakistan from various walks of life are participating. The webinars are organized by the Office of Research Innovation and Commercialization (OREC) of DUET. Speaking on the occasion, Hamid Mir, […]


LHC terms FIR against journalist unnecessary

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ISLAMABAD: The Lahore High Court’s (LHC) Rawalpindi bench on Tuesday termed the First Information Report (FIR) registered against journalist Asad Ali Toor infructuous. Mr Toor was represented by Advocate retired Col Inamur Rahim and Imaan Zainab Hazir-Mazari before Justice Sadiq Mahmud Khurram. Besides, prominent lawyers Umar Gillani, Imtiaz Haider and Sikandar Naeem Qazi being part […]


Global Conference for Media Freedom 2020: CSOs call on States for concrete actions

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On November 16, the Advisory Network to the Media Freedom Coalition, a group of 17 national, regional and international organizations, delivered a statement at the ministerial meeting of the 2020 Global Conference for Media Freedom Honorable Ministers and Media Freedom Coalition members, The Media Freedom Coalition Advisory Network is a group of 17 national, regional […]


Geo News’ Arshad Waheed laid to rest

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RAWALPINDI: Senior Geo News journalist Arshad Waheed Chaudhry was laid to rest at graveyard of Media Town late Saturday night. Arshad Waheed, who was suffering from COVID-19, passed away on Saturday afternoon. A large number friends of Arshad Waheed Chaudhry attended his Nimaz-e-Jinaza. Dua for the departed soul was held at Jamia Masjid of Media […]


Senior TV journalist dies of Covid-19

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ISLAMABAD: Senior journalist and TV anchor Arshad Waheed Chaudhary passed away on Saturday due to Covid-19. According to sources in the family and friends, Mr Chaudhry had been diagnosed with Covid-19 two weeks ago and was admitted to Holy Family Hospital in Rawalpindi. The doctors had put him on a ventilator after his condition deteriorated […]


Senior journalist Shah Nawaz Mohal passes away

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Senior journalist and former Pakistan Today employee Shah Nawaz Mohal passed away on Saturday. Born on Aug 3, 1990, Mohal excelled in feature writing and regularly wrote columns and features for leading publications of the country. He also ventured into reporting where he brought to life key issues that needed immediate attention. He completed his […]


SC Approves PBA Appeal for Hearing

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ISLAMABAD, (APP – UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – 13th Nov, 2020 ) :The Supreme Court on Friday suspended high court and the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) order regarding issuance of new TV channels license and accepted the Pakistan Broadcasters Association’s (PBA’s) appeal for hearing. A three-member bench of the apex court headed […]


PFUJ rally warns govt to stop retrenchments, media gagging

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ISLAMABAD/MULTAN: Speakers in protest rallies of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) across the country warned the government with the message of “Enough is enough, no more retrenchments, censorship and media gagging in Pakistan”, says a press release on Wednesday. The PFUJ, with the support of all journalist unions, arranged protest rallies across the country, […]


Jang group editor released from jail

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LAHORE: Editor-in-Chief of Jang Group Mir Shakilur Rehman was released from the jail on Wednesday as he furnished a bond of Rs10 million along with two sureties with an accountability court in light of the bail granting order by the Supreme Court. The SC had allowed post-arrest bail to Rehman two days ago in a […]


Journalist Protection Bill finalized, says Shibli Faraz

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Shibli Faraz on Tuesday said the Journalist Protection Bill had been finalized by the Ministry of Information and Human Rights Division. In a tweet, he said it would soon be submitted to Parliament for approval. “Protecting the rights of journalists and workers is our number one priority,” he […]