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Minister, PFUJ, CPNE condemn attack on Aheer

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid, on Monday called senior journalist Zafar Aaheer on telephone and inquired after him. While talking to the senior journalist, the minister condemned the assault on him in Multan.He said that the government believed in freedom of expression and would take every possible step […]

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Editors urge channels, dailies to avoid confrontation

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KARACHI: Editors and office-bearers of the Karachi Press Club have appealed to all channels and newspapers to avoid confrontation because the recriminations of the last few weeks have put the “lives of journalists and other workers in danger”. The editors, who met here on Wednesday at the Karachi Press Club, called upon all channels and […]

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Cancellation of any licence, declaration unacceptable, says CPNE

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Asserts Geo transmission blocked, Jang distribution disrupted illegally QUETTA: The Standing Committee of the Council of Pakistan Newspapers Editors (CPNE) announced on Sunday that it will not accept the cancellation of licence of any TV channel or declaration of any newspaper. It declared that any action against the media freedom will be resisted. It said […]

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Media and democracy rise and fall together

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Media is under attack within and without — raft with dangers of its crumbling as a fourth pillar of the state. The whole edifice of democratic dispensation will also teeter as a consequence if this divisive tide continues to sway the media landscape of the country. Indeed the vision of Pakistan of the founding founders […]

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Media freedom should be exercised with responsibility: minister

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ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid has said that the government believes in freedom of expression but it is the need of the hour to exercise this freedom with utmost responsibility. Talking to reporters after visiting an expo at the Pak-China Friendship Centre on Sunday, he said the government was committed to protecting media freedom but […]

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CPNE president to address Sindh members tomorrow

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KARACHI: The President of the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) Mujibur Rehman Shami will address and chair a meeting of Sindh based members to appraise and discuss the current media situation and development on Tuesday, May 13 at 3:30 pm at the CPNE Central Secretariat. The News

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ANP, journalists’ bodies, civil society rally for media freedom


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PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Civil Society Network on Friday staged a protest rally against the attack on senior journalist Hamid Mir and possible curb on the Jang Group, the country’s largest media organisation. Led by Awami National Party leader and former provincial minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain, Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) vice-president Shamim Shahid, […]

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Committee set up to remove ambiguities in media code

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ISLAMABAD: Irfan Siddiqui, special assistant to the prime minister, has got another job in his hand. This time the columnist will spearhead a special committee which will work on “removing ambiguities in code of conduct for media”. Mr Siddiqui was coordinator of the first government committee for talks with the Taliban and remained in the […]

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Attack on Hamid Mir has massively damaged press freedom: PPF chief

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KARACHI: Secretary General, Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), Owais Aslam Ali, has said the armed attack on the life of senior journalist Hamid Mir had massively damaged the cause of freedom of the press and security of media institutions, which was required for their independent functioning. This he said while speaking at a function, organized by […]

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Freedom of speech and its parametres

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“People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought, which they seldom use,” wrote Kierkegaard, realising that there are very few men who can afford to think, and a whole lot of humanity wanting to speak. Speech, admittedly, comes more trippingly on the tongue than losing one’s head on a hard […]

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Geo/Jang Group is a big organisation, we’re proud of it: Sharjeel

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KARACHI: Sindh Information and Local Government Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon on Saturday said that the Pakistan People’s Party’s government in the province would never accept the shutting down of the publication of Daily Jang or the closure of the transmission of Geo TV as it would be in sheer violation of principles of freedom of […]

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Nizami for responsible journalism

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LAHORE: Journalism is the fourth pillar of state, the Nation Editor-in-chief reiterated on World Press Freedom Day Saturday. The veteran journalist laid stress on responsible journalism. “Like Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Army Chief General Raheel Sharif reposed his faith in freedom of the press, acknowledging the significance of journalism. However, the code of conduct is […]

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Need for sanity

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The judicial commission comprising three Supreme Court judges set up by the government to probe the attack on Hamid Mir has started its work. Meanwhile, the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) comprising representatives from the ISI, the MI, the IB and other related intelligence agencies has also launched efforts to uncover the hand behind the attack. […]

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Media will win this battle too

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“We will not surrender. We will win this battle too. We are ready to hear your verdict. Do what your masters must have told you to do,” said one of the four journalists before a Military Court officer sentenced them to nine months imprisonment and 10 lashes each on May 13, 1978. These brave journalists […]

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