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‘Credibility of news’

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ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting on Monday asked Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) to devise a mechanism to ensure credibility of news. The committee observed that electronic media is running after rating of programs and there is no mechanism to ensure credibility of news. The committee, hence, directed PEMRA […]


Contempt plea filed against the government in Pearl case

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KARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Thursday issued notices to the provincial and jail authorities on a petition seeking contempt proceedings against them for not releasing four men after their conviction order was set aside in the abduction and murder case of US journalist Daniel Pearl. Petitioners Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, Fahad Naseem, Salman Saqib […]


Pakistani media faced unique challenges in 2020

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In 2020 Pakistani media was confronted with the unique new challenges both in terms of content to cover as well as in the nature of the measures to restrict press freedom and the free flow of information in the country. The year presented the media with the challenge of covering the spread of COVID-19 while […]


Study finds news coverage helped curb Covid misinformation

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A new study conducted has suggested that media outlets should continue to provide practical information to the public as the efforts of journalists and media organizations has helped keep the general public informed and safe during the pandemic. The research titled “Public Trust in the Media during the Coronavirus Pandemic” was published by Media Matters […]


Shafqat Shah Congratulates Newly Elected Body Of Sukkur Press Club

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SUKKUR, (APP – UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – 30th Dec, 2020 ) :Provincial Leader of Pakistan Muslim League- Functional, Syed Shafqat Ali Shah has congratulated the newly elected governing body and office-bearers of Sukkur Press Club. In his felicitation message on Wednesday, Shah said that the PML- Functional always supports the policy of freedom […]


Plea against offensive material on Google put off

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MULTAN: Lahore High Court Chief Justice Muhammad Qasim Khan on Wednesday heard a petition seeking removal of offensive content from Google and adjourned the case until Jan 20. The public prosecutors informed the apex court that a meeting was held in the office of the Attorney General on Tuesday to work out a mechanism in […]


US says it won’t allow suspect in Pearl case to evade justice

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ISLAMABAD: The US warned on Wednesday it would not allow a man who was convicted and later acquitted in the 2002 murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl to evade justice after a high court ordered his release. The warning from acting US Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen comes days after the Sindh High Court overturned a […]


50 journalists, media workers killed this year: watchdog

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PARIS: Fifty journalists and media workers were killed in connection with their work in 2020, the majority in countries that are not at war, Reporters without Borders (RSF) said on Tuesday. The figure shows an increase in the targeting of reporters investigating organized crime, corruption or environmental issues, the watchdog said. It highlighted murders in […]


Can FIA file a case against Google, wonders LHC

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LAHORE: Hearing a petition against the government’s failure to remove blasphemous material from internet, Lahore High Court Chief Justice Muhammad Qasim Khan on Monday asked a federal law officer if the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has the jurisdiction to lodge a case against search engine Google. Several FIA officials were present in the court in […]


PPF organizes safety training workshop for bloggers, human rights activists

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The incidents of restrictions on freedom of expression, attacks on media professionals, murders, kidnapping, pressures & tortures and harassment continued whole this year in Pakistan. According to the Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) annual review report, 29 incidents of attacks and threats to journalists, including online and offline, happened in Pakistan so far since the inception […]


PTA and social media

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Outlandish warnings that are a source of embarrassment for the country   Despite being a direct beneficiary of unregulated social media that helped propel the party into being a mainstream political contender, the PTI, since coming to power after winning the 2018 general elections has made all-out efforts to control the type and flow of content […]


Sindh not to free main Pearl case accused

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ISLAMABAD: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on December 24 ordered the Sindh government to immediately release the four men accused of kidnapping and murdering US journalist Daniel Pearl. However, the provincial government will not release these men in view of a Supreme Court order. Sources told The Express Tribune that the PPP led Sindh government […]


Democrats Panel sweeps Karachi Press Club elections

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The ruling Democrats Panel has swept the annual elections of the Karachi Press Club (KPC), as none of the candidates of the rival United Panel has managed to become a part of the governing body for the 2021 session. Of the total 1,495 eligible voters of the KPC, 1,185 participated in the balloting. The voter […]


Punjabi writer Nadir Ali passes away

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LAHORE: Punjabi short story writer and poet, retired Col Nadir Ali, was laid to rest at his ancestral village of Machhiyana in Gujrat district on Saturday. He was suffering from chest congestion and had been admitted to the Combined Military Hospital here for around three weeks where he passed away early on Saturday. He had […]