Media Research Documentation and Training Center - Part 2
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PTA Conducts Successful Raids to Crack Down on Illegal SIMs Activation and Unlicensed ISPs

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According to the Daily Times, The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has launched a series of raids aimed at curbing the illegal activation of SIM cards and shutting down unlicensed Internet Service Providers (ISPs). The crackdown comes as part of the PTA’s ongoing efforts to regulate the telecommunications sector and ensure compliance with regulations. In a statement […]


Islamabad Capital Police Enhances Collaboration with Journalists to Build Public Trust

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The Islamabad Capital Police has taken steps to strengthen collaboration with journalists, recognizing the importance of fostering mutual understanding between law enforcement and the media to enhance public trust. These efforts include the appointment of a journalist as a public relations officer and the hosting of interactive sessions on policing and journalism. According to The Nation on […]


Pakistan to Launch 5G Services by July-August 2024

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Pakistan is making a significant leap in telecommunications with the launch of 5G services slated for July-August 2024. This development is expected to revolutionize connectivity across the nation, offering high-speed internet and bolstering the Information Technology (IT) sector. According to Pakistan Today, officials have confirmed the upcoming introduction of 5G technology, which promises to significantly enhance […]


Once again, access to X disrupted in Pakistan, cutting off citizens’ right to freely access information; authorities must provide a credible explanation

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Once again, access to the internet in Pakistan was restricted with the disruption in access to X, formerly Twitter, cutting off citizens’ right to freely access information. The disruption in access began on February 17 and has intermittently continued to be experienced for a third day on February 19. The Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA), which […]


Rawalpindi Police Official Suspended for Alleged Assault on Journalists

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A police official in Rawalpindi has been suspended pending an inquiry following allegations of assaulting journalists covering a protest, as reported by Dawn on February 14, 2024. The suspension came after a police official was charged for reportedly torturing journalists during a protest held by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in front of the Divisional Election Commission […]


NACTA delegation, DG Information KP discuss media role in peace

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PESHAWAR: A two-member delegation from National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) on Thursday met with Director General Information and Public Relations here at his office and discussed matters relating to the role of Information Dept in promotion of peace in the province. The role of media, especially the Radio in providing timely and accurate information to […]


BUJ to move courts against wrongful termination of journalists

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QUETTA: The Balochistan Union of Journalists (BUJ) on Thursday decided to move courts against wrongful termination of journalists from several media outlets. The decision to the effect was taken in the inaugural meeting of the newly-elect BUJ cabinet, chaired by President Khalil Ahmed, at the Quetta Press Club. The BUJ’s leadership voiced their concern over […]


Federal Information Minister Faces Backlash for Physical Altercation with BBC Reporter During Interview

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A video capturing Federal Caretaker Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Murtaza Solangi, in a physical altercation with BBC journalist Mobeen Azhar during an interview has sparked controversy. Azhar’s probing questions on press freedom in Pakistan led to the tense exchange, raising concerns about journalistic integrity and government transparency. A video circulating online has ignited widespread […]


KPIC Directs KP Police: Promotions Data Must Go Online

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PESHAWAR: In a significant move towards transparency and accountability, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Commission (KPIC) has summoned the Additional Inspector General (Legal) of Police to address citizen concerns regarding promotion cases within the Police Department. According to details, Citizen Muhammad Iqbal filed a complaint regarding the police department’s refusal to disclose information about promotions from […]


Pakistan Press Foundation condemns smear campaign against journalists in Pakistan’s post-election turmoil

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The Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) strongly denounces the targeted smear campaign on social media against journalists in the aftermath of their reporting on Pakistan’s recent general elections. This campaign is characterized by a deluge of abusive, offensive, and vulgar comments. The PPF is alarmed by the intensification of cyberbullying tactics, particularly against female journalists, in […]


IT industry playing pivotal role in country’s economy: Umar

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Caretaker Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunications (MoITT) Dr. Umar Saif distributed Rs825 million as cash prizes to companies playing a significant role in IT and IT services exports during the “IT and ITeS Export Award” organized by the Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB), an organization of the Ministry of IT and Telecommunication, here […]


PHC bans media interviews of suspected criminals in custody

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PESHAWAR: A Peshawar High Court bench on Tuesday temporarily banned interviews of suspected criminals in police’s custody by journalists and social media channels. Justice Ijaz Anwar and Justice Syed M Attique Shah also directed the provincial inspector general of police to respond to a petition of lawyer Jabir Khan, who sought orders for the Pakistan […]


PFUJ urges PML-N to take action over smear campaign against journalists

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In a strong-worded statement, the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has expressed deep concern over an organised campaign of character assassination and threats directed at senior journalists Meher Bokhari of ARY TV and Amir Mateen of 92 TV by elements associated with the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on social media. PFUJ President Afzal Butt […]


Absar Alam attacked at ‘behest of two France-based individuals’: police report

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad police have submitted a report in the Supreme Court’s suo motu case regarding the protection for journalists. According to the report, six people were involved in the attack on senior journalist Absar Alam and have been arrested. It further says that suspect Hammad Suleman confessed to attacking Alam at the behest of individuals […]