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Legal battle: Pak Tea House faces lawsuit for ‘defamation’

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Hours after The New York Times report unveiled Axact’s role in selling fake degrees online, the software company threatened to sue a Pakistani blog, Pak Tea House, for publishing Twitter reactions to the report. The report claimed Axact ran a fake education empire that involved paid actors promoting fictitious universities and even fake State Department […]

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Of Media and Media Laws in Pakistan

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Yasmeen Aftab Ali is an acclaimed political writer contributing regularly to different local and foreign journals. She has distinguished herself in the fields of mass communications and law. She has been associated with The Beaconhouse National University, Lahore as an academic since 2004 besides teaching Advertising at Kinnaird College, Lahore for a couple of years […]

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Court summons channel owner Salman, anchor Lucman for defaming Geo, Jang

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ISLAMABAD: An Islamabad Court has issued a written order that a probe by the inquiry officer and evidence prima-facie establish that proceedings in a criminal case against one Salman Iqbal of ARY, Akeel Karim Dhedhi and four others be continued and has summoned them all on June 19. In a criminal complaint filed by Independent […]

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Ansar Abbasi takes TV channel, two journalists to court

ISLAMABAD: Senior Journalist and Editor Investigations of The News, Ansar Abbasi has filed a case of defamation against a private news channel and two media persons for leveling baseless but serious allegations and failing to reply to the legal notice served on them. The private channel had aired a programme on January 1, 2013 hosted […]

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PPF Protests defamation charges against Youssef Jajili

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Pakistan Press Foundation has expressed concern over the defamation charges against Youssef Jajili, editor-in-chief of the investigative weekly, Alaan Magazine on Monday in Ain Al-Saba court in Casablanca. Quoting information from Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in a letter to the Prime Minister of Morocco, Jajili was charged with […]

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Journalist summoned in Supreme Court registrar defamation case

By: Malik Asad ISLAMABAD: A local court, on Saturday, summoned editor-in-chief Friday Times (FT), Najam Sethi, on January 26, in regard to a defamation case filed by the registrar Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) Dr Faqir Hussain. According to the plaintiff’s counsel the defamatory content appears in the anonymous section of the magazine ‘Such Gup’, […]

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