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UN takes notice of harassment of journalists, HR defenders

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LAHORE: The UN has taken notice of harassment of journalists and praised the judiciary for dismissing meritless charges against them. A statement from the UN says: “We are seriously concerned that the number of complaints received illustrate an alarming pattern of using the legal system to harass, intimidate, threaten and retaliate against journalists and human […]


Six die of Covid, including a journalist

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RAWALPINDI: Six people, including senior journalist Johar Majeed, have lost their lives due to the novel coronavirus as Pakistan witnessed a major surge in cases during the third wave while the positivity rate rises to 10.29 percent, a spokesperson said on Friday. According to the data obtained from the District Health Authority, another 138 people […]


Pakistani Journalist bagged second prize in Equitable Asia Journalism Awards

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PESHAWAR: Pakistani journalist and a fellow of Tribal News Network (TNN) bagged second prize in Equitable Asia Journalism Awards. Krixia Subingsubing and Mariejo S. Ramos from the Philippines jointly clinched the first prize, and Vietnamese journalists, Pham Thi Thu Ngan and Pham Thi Song Mai, secured the third prize for their series of articles, “Shirts […]


KP opposes ban on TikTok

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ISLAMABAD: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government on Thursday opposed a ban on the popular short video sharing app TikTok. Addressing a press conference in Islamabad KP IT Minister Zia Bangash said the decision to ban TikTok in Pakistan is not right. Banning social media Apps in the country damages country’s impression at the International level. […]


‘Fake’ woman journalist demands Rs10, 000 from cop in audio leak, case registered

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KARACHI: A ‘fake’ woman journalist has been booked over demanding extortion from a policeman in Karachi, ARY News reported on Thursday. As per details, the woman named Sania Shahrukh Awan, portraying herself as a journalist was booked under terrorism, extortion, and telegraph act at Karachi’s Sir Syed police station on the complaint of a policeman, […]


Petroleum price narrative: Build it, don’t push it

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First things first. Understanding of petroleum pricing in the Pakistani mass media at large is amateurish at best. No surprise that the reporting if often devoid of ground realities. There should be no second opinions that the understanding and the subsequent quality of reporting needs to improve drastically. That said, how this qualifies for the […]


Protest against non-arrest of Lalwani’s killers

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SUKKUR: Journalists, civil society members and parents of slain journalist Ajay Lalwani took out a protest rally and later staged a sit-in outside the DGIP Office, Sukkur, against failure of police to arrest Lalwani’s killers here on Thursday. Seven-year-old Lalwani’s son Hamesh, Dilip Kumar, father and uncle Heera also participated in the rally. Addressing the […]


PFUJ slams Pemra’s advice to TV channels

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has strongly condemned the issuance of advice barring all satellite TV channels to stop analysis on the performance of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) as this is unnecessary as per the standards of the globalised world we live in today. In a joint statement, PFUJ President Shahzada Zulfiqar […]


Daniel Pearl murder case: SC allows Omar Saeed Sheikh to be moved to Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat jail

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The Supreme Court on Thursday allowed government authorities to move Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, who was on death row for 18 years before his acquittal in the 2002 beheading of American journalist Daniel Pearl, to the Kot Lakhpat jail in Lahore. A three-judge bench, headed by Justice Umar Ata Bandial, issued the order while hearing […]


First TV host Kanwal Naseer passes away

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s first television host, anchor and artist Kanwal Naseer passed away on Thursday. She was 70. She was the one who spoke to viewers along with Tariq Aziz during the first ever transmission of PTV in 1964, saying Yeah Pakistan Television Hai (This is Pakistan Television). Kanwal was suffering from diabetes and was admitted […]


Sarmad Ali elected new All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) President

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KARACHI: The annual meeting of the APNS General Council held on March 24, 2021 at the APNS House, Karachi, unanimously elected Sarmad Ali as President, Jamil Ather as Senior Vice President, Shahab Zuberi as Vice President, Ms Nazafreen Saigol Lakhani as Secretary General, Mohsin Bilal as Joint Secretary and Owais Khushnood as Finance Secretary of […]


Pemra issues advice on airing biased analysis against NAB

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ISLAMABAD – The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has issued advice on airing unsubstantiated and biased analysis regarding National Accountability Bureau (NAB). A statement issued by PEMRA said it has been monitored with concerns that Satellite TV licensees of (news & current affairs category) are indulged in airing highly unsubstantiated, judgmental and unipolar remarks […]


Registration of terrorism cases against journalists highlights the urgent need for effective journalists’ safety legislation.

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The Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) is concerned over the registration of terrorism of cases against journalists as an alarming misuse of authority and works as a tool to intimidate the media thus limiting the space for free expression, objective reporting and holding power to account. On March 15, police registered a case against protestors and […]


APNS to hold Annual General Council today

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KARACHI: The Extraordinary General Council and the Annual General Council of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society will meet on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 10:00am and 11:00am respectively at the APNS House, Gulistan Jauhar, and Karachi. A press release of the APNS stated that Sarmad Ali, Secretary General, All Pakistan Newspapers Society, has announced that […]