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‘Free media inevitable for stable democratic culture’

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Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) President Arif Nizami has stressed the need for promotion of freedom of expression as well as press, terming it critical for democratic stability in the country. “It is also vital for the country to progress,” said the CPNE president during a luncheon hosted by Federal Minister for Information and […]

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Govt keen to address concerns of print media: Irfan Siddiqui

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ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Affairs Irfan Siddiqui on Monday said the government believed in the freedom of press and was keen to address concerns of print media. Addressing a luncheon meeting with the Executive Committee of APNS Irfan Siddiqui appreciated the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) for raising the issues […]

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Media used for trial of politicians: Ahsan Iqbal

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal has said that state institutions have used media for 35 years for the trial of politicians in a systematic way.He said that good news was no news and 90 percent talk shows were driven from past anger. He said four out of five headlines were of […]

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The media and the plan

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Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, addressing the CPNE meeting in Lahore the other day, emphasised the need for the media to act in a responsible manner and stand united on national issues, particularly with regard to the implementation of the National Action Plan against terrorism. Conceding readily that an independent media was indispensible for the development […]

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PM and the media

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Close to the two-year mark of his third stint in power, Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif has thought it to be a prudent time to address the media directly, taking advantage of the occasion of a meeting with the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE). This is a gathering of distinguished people who matter in […]

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PCOMS, CPDI to host conference

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Coalition on Media Safety (PCOMS) and the Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives (CPDI) are hosting a two-day international conference on January 27-28 to discuss the issue of impunity and growing insecurity of journalists in Pakistan. Pakistan is one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists and over a […]

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CPNE delegation meets DG Rangers Sindh

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KARACHI: A high-level delegation of the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) held a meeting with Director General Rangers Sindh Major General Bilal Akbar at Rangers Headquarters here on Thursday. Apart from overall law and order situation in Karachi city, the delegation also discussed the raid at the house of Resident Editor of Nawa-i-Waqt Saeed […]

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CPNE criticises Rangers raid on Nawa-i-Waqt editor’s house

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KARACHI: The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors has condemned a raid by Rangers on the house of Saeed Khawar, Resident Editor of Nawa-i-Waqt. According to a statement issued by the CPNE on Monday, a meeting of the council expressed solidarity with Mr Khawar and called upon the director general of Pakistan Rangers, Sindh, to investigate […]

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CPNE, APNS say CCP action ‘arbitrary, unreasonable’

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THE President of the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE), Mujeebur Rehman Shami, and the President of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS), Hameed Haroon have deplored the coercive actions initiated by the Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP), against the Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA). They have strongly questioned whether these actions constitute “reasonable” measures. They […]

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MNAs, media bodies at odds over space for terrorists

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ISLAMABAD: Parliamentarians and representatives of print and electronic media failed on Tuesday to forge a consensus over coverage of terrorists and terrorist activities, with industry experts saying the government apparently wanted to impose restrictions on media organisations in the wake of carnage at a Peshawar school. A set of suggestions about changes to laws on […]

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Panel proposes wartime role for media

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ISLAMABAD: A parliamentary panel on Tuesday discussed wartime recommendations for the media to counter the narrative of extremists and terrorists in the country, while proposing changes in the existing laws governing public discourse and behaviour on broadcast and social media. The issue came under discussion during a meeting of the National Assembly Standing Committee on […]

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Black out coverage of terrorists, NA body tells media

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ISLAMABAD: “Just as the story of a banned group claiming a bomb blast was aired, I was approached by security personnel and scrutinised thoroughly,” Jehangir Baloch, a correspondent working in Turbat, Balochistan, recounts. “After examining my phone records, family history and other details, I was able to assure security personnel that I would not be […]

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Book sheds light on role of journalist unions in different eras

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KARACHI: A free press may be biased or unbiased but a press which is not free can never be unbiased, said Dr Riaz Shaikh, the dean of faculty of social sciences at the Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (Szabist). He was addressing the launch of Dr Tauseef Ahmed Khan’s thesis-turned-book at […]

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Pakistani media owner, three others sentenced to 26 years’ imprisonment for blasphemy

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The anti-terrorism court in Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan convicted four persons to 26 years in prison and a fine of 1.30 million rupees (approx. US$130,000) each for blasphemy. Those convicted include Mir Shakil-ur-Rehman, owner of Geo Television network, Geo TV’s morning show host Shaista Lodhi, actress Veena Malik and her husband Malik Asad. [NOTE: The […]

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