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Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority issues show-cause notice to Channel 24

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has issued a show-cause notice to Channel 24 for allegedly airing hate speech, inciting violence and being offensive to commonly accepted standards of decency in the programme ‘Najam Sethi Show’. The show-cause notice has been issued to the Central Media Network (Pvt.) Ltd — the parent company […]


Citizens must use right to information: Chief Information Commissioner

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KARACHI – Chief Information Commissioner Pakistan Information Commission Muhammad Azam Khan on Friday said it was necessary for each citizen to use his constitutional right of access to information to ensure elimination of corruption and other malpractices from the country. Addressing an awareness seminar tilted “Right to Information” at the S.M Law College, he said […]


Unemployment, inflation force media worker to commit suicide in Karachi

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Unemployment, inflation and the burden of loans forced a journalist to commit suicide in Karachi. According to details, a media worker named Fahim Mughal, a resident of Federal B Area, Karachi, committed suicide due to unemployment and economic hardships. The police said journalist Fahim Mughal was fired from a local newspaper a few months ago. […]


PPF organized 9th safety & security workshop for Bloggers and Human Rights Defenders

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Intimidation, harassment, threats, assault, kidnapping, accounts hacking, stories plagiarism are some fears expressed by a group of bloggers and human rights defenders at a three-days training workshop on Safety and Security for Bloggers and Human Rights Defenders being held on 26 to 28 Nov, 2021 at a private hotel in Islamabad. The workshop is being […]


Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors asks PML-N to apologise for ‘unfair’ advertisement policy

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The (CPNE) Thursday condemned PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz’s admission with regard to the distribution of advertisements to favourite media houses while ignoring certain media groups, and demanded that the PML-N leadership should tender an apology for its undemocratic and anti-media steps. In a statement, the CPNE demanded that the committee constituted by the government […]


Committee formed to probe Maryam’s media cell admission

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ISLAMABAD:The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on Thursday set up a committee to probe Maryam Nawaz’s admission that a viral audio clip in which she can be heard instructing someone to stop ads to certain TV channels was authentic. The PML-N vice president had admitted in a press conference a day earlier that the audio […]


Islamabad High Court orders meeting of missing journalist Mudassar Mehmood’s family with government officials

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday directed the secretary interior to arrange a meeting of the legal heirs of missing journalist Mudassar Mehmood with highest state functionaries. IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah issued the direction while hearing a petition filed by Rana Mehmood Ikram, father of the missing journalist. The petitioner moved the […]


Another ‘first one’ of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government: PTV Sports gets relief from court after Pakistan Cricket Board suspends agreement

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LAHORE: Like various other ‘The first ones’ of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government, a controversy erupted recently when the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) suspended its broadcasting deal with the state-run television network, PTV Sports. However, a civil court in Lahore barred the Cricket Board from granting broadcast rights to any private channel when the PTV Sports […]


Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists denounces Fawad’s remarks

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KARACHI: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), while denouncing the statement of Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry regarding recently-held PFUJ National Convention on The Freedom of Media and Freedom of Expression, Thursday said that he should refrain from generating fake news to divert public attention from the shrinking civic space for debate, discussion and dissent. Reacting […]


Journalist attacked, car damaged

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LAHORE: A journalist was allegedly attacked by an unidentified man here on Wednesday, according to police. In the first information report (FIR), a copy of which is available with Dawn, registered with the Ghaziabad Police Station on Thursday, Ambreen Fatima, the wife of journalist Ahmad Noorani, claimed that she and her two children left their […]


Female journalist attacked

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LAHORE: Unidentified assailants attacked female journalist Umbereen Fatima, the wife of journalist Ahmad Noorani in Ghaziabad area. Umbereen Fatima was on her car with her daughter. Unidentified assailants struck the vehicle with an iron rod and shattered the car’s screen. “I have no enmity with anyone”, said Umbereen Fatima. Ghaziabad police registered a case of […]


Islamabad High Court seeks para-wise comments in petition seeking security of media workers, journalists

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ISLAMABAD – The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Wednesday issued notices to the Secretary Information and other respondents for filing report and para-wise comments in a petition of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) seeking security of media workers and journalists. A single bench of IHC comprising Chief Justice of IHC Justice Athar Minallah issued the […]


Therapy Works Chief Executive Officer seeks ban on media coverage of Noor murder case

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Islamabad – Therapy Works Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr Tahir Zahoor, an accused in Noor Mukaddam murder case, filed a plea in the court through his lawyer on Wednesday seeking a ban on media reporting of the case. The lawyer also pleaded the court to issue order to PEMRA to stop media from coverage of […]


Member of the Provincial Assembly s’ complaints: Punjab Assembly body seeks social media code of ethics

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LAHORE: Expressing concern at posting of fake and humiliating material against legislators, a special committee of the Punjab Assembly has sought preparation of a code of ethics for the social media and a strict action against the elements behind the move. A meeting of the Special Committee No 11 was held here on Wednesday with […]