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Journalists stage walkout against proposed law

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ISLAMABAD: Journalists covering Senate proceedings on Wednesday walked out of its press gallery against a proposed law described as a move to curb freedom of speech while reporting the proceedings of parliament. The bill titled Members of the Parliament (Power, Immunities and Privileges) Bill, 2014, was tabled in the Senate by PPP’s Senator Farhatullah Babar […]

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Journalists decry curbs on media

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ISLAMABAD: The journalists organisations on Monday continued their protest against the unannounced curbs on Geo and ARY and newspapers Jang and The News and called for complete unity among the media outlets, both print and electronic, to protect the hard-earned freedom of expression. The journalists gathered at the protest camps set up in front of […]

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Protest camp against Geo closure enters ninth day

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PESHAWAR: The journalists community continued protest camp against closure of Geo TV channel on the nineth consecutive day on Sunday and demanded the government to lift the curbs on the largest media group of the country. A large number of journalists from print and electronic media, members of the civil society, political leaders and trade […]

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PPP opposes ban on any TV channel

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party’s Human Rights Cell has cautioned against banning any TV channel and called upon the government to strengthen the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority to ensure that the electronic media abide by a code of conduct that should be effectively enforced and regulated. “Resorting to a ban is censorship and there is […]

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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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Sindh lawyers won’t accept ban on Geo, Jang Group

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SUKKUR: The High Court Bar Association, Sukkur, District Bar Association, Sukkur, and district bar associations of Khairpur, Ghotki and Naushero Feroze on Tuesday pledged to stand by Geo and the Jang Group if any illegal move against the group was initiated. President High Court Bar Association, Sukkur, Qurban Mallano, said the lawyers believe in freedom […]

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UK opposes curbs on Jang, Geo

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ISLAMABAD: The British High Commissioner to Pakistan, Philip Barton, says the United Kingdom is a firm believer in the freedom of press and opposes curbs on Jang, Geo or any other newspaper or channel. Barton, who had gone to London in connection with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s visit to London, returned to Islamabad on Tuesday […]

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No curb will be accepted on independent media: KBA president

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KARACHI: A delegation of the Karachi Bar Association (KBA), led by its President Barrister Salahuddin Ahmed, inquired about the health of senior journalist and anchorperson Hamid Mir at a private hospital here on Monday. Talking to Geo News, Barrister Salahuddin Ahmed strongly condemned the attack on Hamid Mir. He said that no curb would be […]

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Curbs on media, bashing of institutions unacceptable: Ashrafi

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LAHORE: Pakistan Ulema Council Chairman Hafiz Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi has said that no curbs or restrictions on the media are acceptable to the nation but at the same time, no propaganda against state institutions, armed forces can be accepted. Speaking at ‘Ittehad e Ummat’ conference organized by Pakistan Ulema Council, Hafiz Ashrafi said many changes […]

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PTI opposes curbs on media

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s core committee here Thursday emphatically opposed curbs on the Press freedom and closure of any TV channel and also regretted the criticism against the top intelligence agency and the military, unleashed allegedly by Geo and Jang Group. The forum felt the government had tacitly allowed the situation to fester by either deliberately […]

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Pemra may be used to victimise media

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LAHORE: The media community, civil society and democratic forces will not accept any measures to curb the press freedom, said representatives of various organisations on Wednesday. The promise came as representatives of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society, Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors, Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, Lahore Press Club and South Asian Free Media […]

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PBA has worked out code of conduct for media

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Chairman Abdur Rashid has told the National Assembly Special Committee on Information and Broadcasting that over two million Indian Direct to Home (DTH) satellite broadcasting systems are working in Pakistan. He said these DTH systems earn money from Pakistan to send it abroad and the government should act […]

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Pakistan: Case registered against journalists

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On the orders of Supreme Court of Pakistan, police registered a case on August 26, 2013 under the Anti-Terrorist Act of 1997 of the constitution against Salman Iqbal, the chief executive of leading television channel ARY News, Owais Tohid, Executive Director, Shahid Hameed Rind, Quetta bureau chief and Sabir Shakir, Islamabad bureau chief of the […]

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PFUJ, KUJ oppose curbs on media

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KARACHI, Aug 25: The Karachi Union of Journalists will resist attempts by the government, the Pemra or from any other quarter to impose any restraint on electronic media. A resolution adopted at the annual general council of the KUJ on Saturday said the journalist community would thwart attempts by any quarter to suspend transmission of […]

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