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People urged to use right to information for govt’s accountability

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KARACHI: Teachers and workers from the education and health departments as well as librarians and councillors gathered to attend a workshop titled ‘Improving public service delivery through Right to Information (RTI)’ organised by Shehri-Citizens for a Better Environment in collaboration with Friedrich Naumann Foundation Pakistan at a hotel here on Wednesday. At an earlier RTI […]


Call for prompt recovery of journalist

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KARACHI: Dozens of journalists gathered outside the Karachi Press Club on Tuesday and staged protest demonstration against “enforced disappearance” of a young reporter associated with Daily Jang last week. The demonstration organised by the joint action committee — an umbrella body representing KPC and factions of Karachi Union of Journalists — demanded the government safely […]


Fawad, PTV MD lock horns again

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ISLAMABAD: PTV managing director and federal minister for information are once again at loggerheads as the latter has said that conditions of the national television will not improve until a new MD is appointed. Information minister Fawad Chaudhry believes the current administration has completely failed to provide pensions to the employees yet the MD remains glued […]


Will utilise all available resources to address journalists’ issues: CM

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QUETTA: Razaur Rehman and Zafar Baloch were elected president and general secretary of the Quetta Press Club (QPC) respectively in the election for the year 2019-20 held here on Saturday. According to the results announced by Election Committee Chairman Advocate Nadir Chalgari, Abdul Khaliq Rind was elected senior vice president (unopposed) while Banaras Khan was elected […]


Karachi newspaper reporter picked up from home

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KARACHI: A reporter associated with the daily Jang, Karachi, was forcibly taken away by unidentified armed men from his home early on Saturday morning, according to his family. Around two dozen masked armed men entered the house in Salman Farsi Society, within the jurisdiction of the Al-Falah police station, by scaling a wall at around […]


Cyber Crimes Wing of investigative agency launches inquiry against prominent Pakistani journalists

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The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA’s), Cyber Crime Wing has initiated investigation against five prominent Pakistani journalists, an activist and four groups for ‘executing a targetted social media campaigns’ during the Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman visit to Pakistan in February of this year. The five journalists names included in the FIA’s list are Matiullah […]


KP makes RTI as first pillar of good governance strategy

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PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has pronounced people’s right to access information, data and record of the public functionaries as first pillar of its good governance strategy it launched here on Thursday. The provincial government affirmed that right to information (RTI) remains the most effective tool to ensure transparency that leads to accountability, which serves […]


TV journalist victim of malicious social media campaign

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Gharidah Farooqi, a prominent Pakistani female journalist and TV anchorperson has been the target of malicious online harassment campaign for sharing a post on her Twitter about the Christchurch attack in New Zealand. Farooqi, who hosts political talk-show ‘G for Gharidha’ on Aaj News television channel is facing online harassment since she tweeted a year […]


Next budget to help address media issues: minister

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LAHORE: Punjab Information Minister Syed Samsam Ali Bokhari on Monday assured the media and working journalists that the media industry would get a wave of fresh air soon, and the next budget would prove helpful in addressing grievances of the media workers. Speaking at a reception, hosted by All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) at a […]


Pakistan Press Foundation issues call for applications for fellowships on safety of journalists

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Karachi: Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) has issued a call for applications for fellowships on safety of journalists in Pakistan. The fellowship program aims to promote freedom of expression by providing support to media professionals to produce stories related to issues on safety of journalists. The fellowship programs will include the capacity building workshops as well […]


پاکستانی صحافیوں کےلیے’صحافیوں کا تحفظ’ کے عنوان سے فیلوشپ پروگرام درخواستوں کی طلبی

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 پاکستان پریس فائونڈیشن (پی پی ایف) فیلوشپ پروگرام کے لئے درخواستیں چاہتا ہے جس کا مقصد صحافیوں کی حفاظت کے معاملات سے متعلق تحقیقی اسٹوریز پر توجہ مرکوز کرنے والے صحافیوں کی مدد کے ذریعے اظہار رائے کی آزادی کا فروغ ہے فیلوشپس میں صلاحیتوں کو بڑھانے کے لیے ورکشاپس ، ایڈیٹوریل اور تکنیکی مدد […]


Pemra chairman discusses issues with Punjab CM

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ISLAMABAD – A delegation of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) led by its Chairman Muhammad Saleem along with Executive Member Ashfaq Jumani called on Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar. The Chairman presented PEMRA’s Performance Report for the FY 2015-18 to the Chief Minister. During the meeting, the Chairman PEMRA discussed various issues related […]


Cameraman beat up by political party supporters

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Shiraz Gardezi, cameraman of Geo News television channel was assaulted by the supporters of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) political party on March 20, 2019 outside the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) court in Islamabad, the federal capital of Pakistan. Gardezi, who is also a joint secretary of the National Press Club (NPC), Islamabad, was covering the […]


Officials trained in e-RTI web portal use

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PESHAWAR: The Chief Commissioner, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Right to Information Commission (RTIC), Azmat Hanif Orakzai, addressed the Public Information Officers (PIOs) of Peshawar district on Tuesday. He said the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa RTI law was a flagship initiative of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government aimed at promoting transparency and accountability in the functioning of public bodies. Ever since […]