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GB court verdict threat to press freedom

Pakistan Press Foundation

KARACHI: The president of the Council of Pakistan News­paper Editors (CPNE), Mujibur Rehman Shami, and the president of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS), Hameed Haroon, have, in a joint statement, expressed dismay at what they called unlawful conviction of Mir Shakeel ur Rehman, the Editor-in-Chief of the Jang-Geo media group and associated media persons, […]

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CPNE resents Imran’s allegations

Pakistan Press Foundation

KARACHI: The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE), while reiterating complete solidarity with the freedom of the media, expressed extreme annoyance over the ongoing campaign of criticising and levelling allegations against journalists and the media by Imran Khan, chief of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. The CPNE vowed to resist, defend and counter the campaign with full strength. […]

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It’s not journalism, it’s just business now, claim journalists

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KARACHI: Newspapers don’t have space for the oppressed who sit outside Karachi Press Club, said Mazhar Arif, the executive director of the Society for Alternative Media and Research. “Media house owners have less space for the oppressed and more space for advertisements.” He added that journalism used to have a cause. Now, he claimed, it […]

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CPNE training for senior journalists starts from Karachi today

Pakistan Press Foundation

Karachi: A training programme for editors and senior journalists by the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) will commence at 10am at the Pearl Continental Hotel on Monday (today). The course pertains to awareness and reporting about management complexities and issues emerging in view of the transfer of powers between federal and provincial authorities after […]

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Do not force court to probe assets: Justice Siddiqui

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ISLAMABAD: Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) while hearing a writ petition against defamatory programmes against the judiciary by ARY News channel observed Tuesday that the media was supposed to spread morality among the general masses and spreading of hatred was of no benefit. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ARY Television […]

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Court orders Pemra to cancel licences of defiant cable operators

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ISLAMABAD: Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday directed the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to ensure the restoration of Geo TV broadcasts in all parts of the country. The IHC judge said if any cable operator was found violating the directions of the court or Pemra, immediate action […]

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Jang Group asks Imran Khan to prove his allegations

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: The Independent Media Corporation, Independent Newspapers Corporation and News Publications through their counsel Khalid Jawed Khan advocate served legal notice on Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan for leveling false, defamatory and misleading allegations against the media group and its owner Mir Shakil ur Rehman. Following is the text of the legal notice. This […]

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Govts failed to honour its commitments: APNS

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KARACHI: The All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) Wednesday paid tributes to Majid Nizami, publisher/chief editor, Nawa-i-Waqt Group of Publications, the Executive Committee members offered Fateha and expressed their profound grief over the sad demise of the veteran colleague. In a press release APNS Secretary General Sarmad Ali stated that the Executive Committee of APNS held […]

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Majid Nizami was a voice of Quaid

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LAHORE: Speakers at a reference organised in the honour of noted journalist and Nawa-i-Waqt Group Editor-in-Chief Dr Majid Nizami said Nizami was the voice of Quaid-i-Azam and Allama Iqbal and he would be remembered as a beacon in the history of Pakistan. Paying glowing tributes to him for his national services, they said Nizami was […]

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APNS expresses grief over Majid Nizami’s demise

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KARACHI: APNS President Hameed Haroon and Secretary General Sarmad Ali have expressed profound grief over the sad demise of their veteran colleague, Mr. Majid Nizami (former president APNS & CPNE) and Publisher / Chief Editor of Nawa-i-Waqt Group of Publications. In a statement issued on behalf of the office bearers and members of the APNS, […]

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Majid Nizami laid to rest

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LAHORE: Majid Nizami, a veteran journalist and editor-in-chief of the Nawai Waqt Group, died here at a hospital in the small hours of Saturday. He was 86. Majid Nizami was under treatment for severe chest infection for the past three weeks. He had earlier undergone three heart bypass surgeries. His daughter and managing editor of […]

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Journalists observe ‘black day’

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ISLAMABAD: Journalists observed a ‘black day’ on Friday across Pakistan on the call of the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) to protest curbs on the media and the promulgation of two anti-media ordinances. Journalists set up camps and held meetings, wearing black ribbons and armbands. They also boycotted official functions. Some buildings housing newspaper […]

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HR activist condemns Pemra’s ban on Geo

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ISLAMABAD: A prominent human rights and social activist Tahira Abdullah has strongly and unequivocally condemned Pemra’s 15-day suspension of Geo TV.Closing down private independent media by Pemra is not the answer to anything, she said. “Today it is Geo suspended, tomorrow it can be any other channel. Do not celebrate the death of your enemy, […]

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Media ‘red lines’: ‘Revamped code of conduct a month away’

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ISLAMABAD: The government’s committee is inching closer to revamping the code of conduct for print and electronic media, according to Special Assistant to Prime Minister on National Affairs Irfan Siddiqui. On Thursday, Siddiqui told The Express Tribune that the code would not only ensure freedom of expression but also set certain red lines’. “We are […]

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