Media Research Documentation and Training Center - Part 5
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Jang apologizes for cartoon that targeted Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)

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ISLAMABAD—Daily Jang on Thursday expressed a half-hearted regret for publishing a cartoon seen as offensive by readers, portraying the supporters of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf as donkeys. The cartoon, published on the newspaper’s front page, also showed the party Chairman Imran Khan, using the pejorative term ‘youthia’ for PTI supporters.   In its regret note, the paper […]


Punjab government bans ‘Joyland’

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LAHORE: The government of Punjab has banned the screening of Saim Siddiq’s ‘Joyland’ movie, less than 24 hours after the federal government decided to lift the ban, reported local media. The notice sent by Punjab Information and Culture Department to Sarmad Sultan Khoosat on November 17 reads that the ‘Joyland’ team cannot exhibit their film […]


Arshad Sharif’s mother raises questions over torture of slain journalist before death

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NAIROBI: Expressing disappointment in Pakistan’s justice system as well as the government, the bereaved mother of slain journalist Arshad Sharif has raised questions over her son’s torture before he was killed by Kenyan police in inexplicable circumstances. In an interview with CNN International, Sharif’s aggrieved mother, Riffat Ara Alvi, said: “They tortured him.” The interview […]


Freedom of Expression: Dimensions

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Freedom of expression is a fundamental human right, besides a fundamental human faculty to subsist in the world. Freedom of expression comes with four dimensions. The first dimension is that freedom of expression gives liberty, though under certain reasonable restraints, to express oneself by speaking or writing. The availability of freedom of expression nudges one […]


‘Joyland’ cleared for screening

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LAHORE: Joyland, a Pakistani film portraying romance between a married man and a transgender woman, was cleared for domestic screenings on Wednesday, officials said, reversing a government ban. Lauded by critics, awarded the Jury Prize at Cannes, and nominated as Pakistan’s entry for next year’s Academy Awards, the movie was set to open in cinemas […]


Ready to face Imran in court: Shahzeb Khanzada

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ISLAMABAD: Geo News anchor Shahzeb Khanzada Wednesday welcomed PTI chief Imran Khan’s threat to move to court against him and Geo over the Toshakhana transactions, saying he would be happy to reply to him in the court as well. Welcoming Imran’s statement, Shahzeb tweeted, “Thank you Khan Sb for taking the legal route for once. […]


Commission to protect journalists, media practitioners formed

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KARACHI: The Sindh government on Wednesday announced the formation of a 14-member commission for protection of journalists and media practitioners. Information Secretary Abdul Rasheed Solangi briefed the provincial cabinet about the commission and said Sindh was the only province where protection had been given to media persons. “The commission will promote, protect and effectively ensure […]


Arshad Sharif’s mother unaware of investigation into son’s murder, Supreme Court (SC) told

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ISLAMABAD: Mother of slain journalist Arshad Sharif, in a written letter to the Human Rights Cell of the Supreme Court (SC), has pointed out that she was unaware of any ongoing investigation on the murder of her son. Riffat Ara Alvi, in the letter written to the cell’s director general, states: “I am a housewife […]


Basharat directs convenience for media

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Provincial Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Environment Protection and Cooperatives Muhammad Basharat Raja has directed that the media should be provided with all possible facilities for the coverage of the long march. “Matters related to the media should be left to the organizers of the long march instead of the police and district administration”. While presiding […]


United Nation (UN) probe into Arshad’s killing demanded

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The family of slain journalist Arshad Sharif has called for an independent investigation overseen by the UN Human Rights Office into the murder of renowned journalist in Kenya. International media outlet CNN has spoken to the widow and mother of Pakistani journalist Arshad Sharif who was shot dead in Kenya on Oct. 24 in unclear […]


Joyless-land

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The critically acclaimed film ‘Joy land’, Paki­stan’s official entry to Oscars 2023, which was all set to release in Pakistan this month, has been banned in Pakistan. The movie that re­ceived global awards was prohibited from re­leasing here when religious groups and oth­ers protested its objectionable storyline where a middle-class man falls in love with […]


Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) summons Faisal Vawda, Murad Saeed in Arshad Sharif murder case

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ISLAMABAD: A fact finding committee set up by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to probe the murder of senior journalist and anchorperson Arshad Sharif has summoned two prominent members of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) including Faisal Vawda and Murad Saeed. The two politicians have been directed to appear before the committee on Monday, November 21. […]


Information commission fails to enforce Right to Information (RTI) law

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KARACHI: Despite the existence of a provincial right to information (RTI) law, which guarantees citizens access to information with regards to the working of public functionaries, Sindh’s populace has failed to gain anything substantial from it due to bureaucratic hurdles. The Sindh Transparency and Right to Information Act was unanimously passed back in 2017 and […]


PTI leaders summoned in journalist killing probe

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RAWALPINDI: Interior ministry’s fact-finding team formed to probe slain journalist Arshad Sharif’s murder has called Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leaders Murad Saeed and Faisal Vawda on Monday. The PTI leaders are asked to present evidence, if any, before the team at the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) headquarters. The team has asked for the leaders’ help because […]