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Doctors assault journalists

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Six reporters representing different TV channels and newspapers were assaulted and then forcibly removed from Civil Hospital, Thul by doctors and other staff on September 13.  Thul is located in Jacobabad District in Sindh Province of Pakistan. The reporters had reached the hospital to cover the visit of Justice (retd) Ameer Hani, Chairman of the Water Commission.  While waiting for him to arrive the reporters were approached by patients admitted in the hospital and their […]

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CPNE to be consulted on advertisement policy: Wahab

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KARACHI: Adviser to the Sindh Chief Minister on Information, Barrister Murtaza Wahab, said on Thursday that efforts were being made to improve the information department’s efficiency, and its coordination with the major stake holders of the media industry, including the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors. Barrister Wahab was addressing the ‘Meet the Editors’ session held under […]

Access to Information, Front Page, Media Safety, Print Media


Freedom of press on the decline in Pakistan, warns CPJ

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KARACHI/ISLAMABAD: The climate for press freedom in Pakistan has been deteriorating, even as overall violence against and murder of journalists decline, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said on Wednesday. In a special report compiled after recording testimonies of journalists in various cities of the country, the CPJ said that journalists, including freelancers, had “painted […]

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Imran exempted from court appearance

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ISLAMABAD – Special Anti-Terrorism Court Tuesday exempted Prime Minister Imran Khan permanently from his personal appearance before the court in cases registered in 2014 for allegedly attacking the buildings of Parliament and Pakistan Television (PTV). ATC judge Kausar Abbas Zaid conducted hearing of the cases regarding alleged attacks on PTV headquarters and the Parliament House during sit-in of […]

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SC suspends high court order to seal offices of private TV channels

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ISLAMABAD: Hours after the Islamabad High Court (IHC) ordered the Capital Development Authority (CDA) to seal the offices of private television channels located in residential sectors, the Supreme Court suspended the IHC’s order on Monday. Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui of the IHC directed the CDA to take action against certain media houses over the non-conforming […]

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Journalist shot dead in dacoity

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KHANEWAL – A journalist was shot dead by unidentified dacoits in Abdul Hakeem here on Sunday According to police, two dacoits entered Butt Medical Store, the business point of journalist Saeed Butt in Abdul Hakeem. They made him hostage at gunpoint and looted cash and a mobile phone. They also opened firing on the journalist when he put up […]

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Govt to facilitate growth of free, responsible media: Fawad

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry Friday said the government believes in freedom of expression and would continue to facilitate the growth of free and responsible media.In a meeting with a delegation of All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) here, the minister said independent media was sine qua non for strengthening democracy and nurturing […]

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We’ll consult media before drafting its laws: minister

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ISLAMABAD:Federal Minister for Information Fawad Chaudhry on Thursday said the government will not enact any legislation related to the media without taking the journalist bodies into confidence. “The journalist bodies will be consulted before enacting any law related to the media industry. The government believes in freedom of expression and regulation does not mean censorship,” […]

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CPJ to launch report on media freedom in Pakistan

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Karachi: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) will launch its report titled, “Acts of Intimidation: In Pakistan, journalists’ fear and censorship grow even as fatal violence declines,” at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. on September 12, 2018. CPJ Asia Program Coordinator Steven Butler is the author of the report and the report launching event […]

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Pemra directs TV channels to follow Code of Conduct

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Wednesday issued directions to all satellite TV channels, reminding them to review their entertainment and news content in accordance with the provisions of the Electronic Media Code of Conduct 2015. While issuing advice to news and current affairs channels, Pemra asked the channels to avoid dramatization of […]

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PEMRA says Pakistani dramas are “bold” and “not depicting the true picture of our society”

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PEMRA (Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority) has issued a blanket statement advising all entertainment channels to produce drama content responsibly.The statement, which was released Monday night says, “that the quality of Pakistani dramas is deteriorating everyday.” PEMRA’s reason is that the themes in the dramas are “quite bold” and “not reflective of majority of the […]

Front Page, Media Ethics


Give us three months to perform, Imran asks media

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Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday asked the media to give the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government time to settle in before being judged for its actions. “Give us three months before criticising our performance,” the prime minister said while talking to a select group of senior journalists at the Prime Minister House. The prime minister […]

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APNS urges consultation for structural changes in media bodies

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KARACHI: The All Pakistan News­papers Society (APNS) has expressed the hope that the new government will hold “meaningful consultations” with media stakeholders before bringing about structural changes in state-managed media bodies. In a statement released on Thursday, the APNS welcomed the government’s intention to revamp the structure of state-run media. However, it pointed out that […]

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It’s media trial: TV talk shows can’t discuss sub judice matters, says SC

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday issued a show-cause notice to ARY News anchor Arshad Sharif for discussing a sub-judice matter in his talk show regarding an affidavit, the other day submitted by former president Asif Ali Zardari pertaining to his assets in NRO case. Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar had taken a suo […]

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