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EU observers meet journalists in Hyderabad

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HYDERABAD: Tereza Lewis and Ingo Buettner, the long-term members of the European Union (EU) Election Observation Mission (EOM)-Pakistan 2018 on Friday visited the local press club to ascertain first-hand information about the July 25 general elections in Hyderabad. The observers explained to journalists the main objectives of the mission, saying that they were to support […]


Journalist missing since July 13

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Zaibdar Marri, president of the Kohlu Press Club and correspondent of the Express News has been reported missing since July 13, 2018. Zaib’s family is concerned for his safety and has been unsuccessful in determining ascertaining his whereabouts. Kohlu is a district in the restive province of Balochistan where a simmering separatist insurgency has resulted instability […]


Silence from judiciary over media attacks increases self-censorship, Pakistan’s journalists say

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When it comes to the military and the judiciary, Pakistan’s journalists are “between a rock and a hard place,” Zohra Yusuf, of the independent non-profit Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, told CPJ. In recent months the judiciary, which has a history of siding with Pakistan’s powerful military, has remained largely silent amid attempts to censor […]


ECP takes digital measures to assist voters

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With less than a week to Pakistan’s internet-driven polls, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has taken various tech-savvy measures to guide voters on the polling process. Among other steps, the ECP has updated its short message service, putting an end to the ambiguity surrounding the path to polling stations. Voters will be able to […]


Senate body for raising issue of unannounced media censorship in cabinet

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ISLAMABAD: The Senate Committee for Information and Broadcasting on Tuesday said the issue of unannounced media censorship and stoppage of Dawn media group circulation and transmission in cantonment board areas should be raised in the cabinet meeting.Senator Faisal Javed chaired the committee meeting attended by Senator Maula Bux Chandio and Senator Rubina Khalid. The senators […]


Pak media facing worst kind of intimidation: Hameed Haroon

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ISLAMABAD – Hameed Haroon, Chief Executive Officer of Dawn Group of Publication, said that Pakistani media was facing the worst kind of intimidation at the hands of ‘deep state’ which would not good for the future of democratic institutions in the country. Talking in the BBC Hardtalk programme, Hameed Haroon, who is also President of […]


Pakistan: Correspondent of Norwegian TV2 channel, arrested while covering political violence

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Kadafi Zaman, correspondent of Norwegian TV2 channel was beaten up and arrested on Friday, July 13, 2018, in Kotla, in the province of Punjab while covering a protest demonstration. He was held for three days before being released on bail on July 16. The journalist was covering a protest rally ostensibly called to welcome Nawaz […]


FAFEN to deploy 19,000 observers for election day

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Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN), a coalition of 50 leading civil society organisations, on Sunday announced that 19,000 observers will be deployed to monitor 85% National Assembly polling stations across the country. The voting and counting process will be observed at 272 polling stations setup by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP)for the National […]


On the right to publish and self-censorship

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Little help from state institutions . One can observe that in the 21st century and more so in the preceding months, journalism in Pakistan has not only become more professional but has also innovated new ways to resist control. An antagonistic relationship between the state and media is the hallmark of any progressive liberal democracy. […]


PTV imposes ban on coverage of Nawaz’s homecoming rally

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ISLAMABAD: The state-run Pakistan Television (PTV) has imposed a ban on coverage of Nawaz Sharif’s homecoming rally and political activities a day before the former prime minister is set to return to Pakistan. “Please note that no convicted person is to be shown or talked about on any PTV channel/programme, whether in paid advertisements, news […]


Ready to fight ‘dark forces’ for freedom of expression: PFUJ

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ISLAMABAD (PR): Journalists and media workers on Wednesday staged protests across the country against the unannounced censorship imposed by the “hidden and dark forces” on media and creating hindrances in the distribution of Daily Dawn in the Cantonment areas of the country. The protests were organised on the call of the Pakistan Federal Union of […]


Journalists boycott Senate proceedings.

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ISLAMABAD: Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani has referred complaints of “unannounced media censorship” and disruption in the distribution of Dawn to the Standing Committee on Information and asked it to present its report in one week. The decision came on Thursday after a boycott of the Senate session by journalists in response to a call given […]


Protest held across country to show solidarity with Dawn

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ISLAMABAD: A large number of journalists, politicians, lawyers and civil society activists showed up at protest camps set up by the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), headed by Afzal Butt, across the country on Wednesday to express solidarity with Dawn newspaper and DawnNews TV channel. The PFUJ has also given a call for boycott […]


PPP asks Pemra to ensure TV coverage to all parties

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has asked the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to ensure non-discriminatory coverage to election campaigns and press conferences of all political parties. In a letter to the Pemra chairman, PPP secretary general and former Senate chairman Nayyar Hussain Bukhari said that a press conference was held at Bilawal […]