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US appreciates independent media in Pakistan

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LAHORE The American Consul General Lahore is pleased to see a vibrant and independent media playing vanguard for sustained democracy and to create national unity in Pakistan. “It is exciting to see an energetic, vibrant and independent media as essential to sustain democracy, is in place in Pakistan,” US Consul General Zachary Harkenrider said while […]

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Press freedom day: Rights of journalists in FATA emphasised

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JAMRUD: The press ordinance should be extended to the tribal belt, said participants at a ceremony held on Sunday at Jamrud Press Club to commemorate World Press Freedom Day. Speaking on the occasion, participants said journalists from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas have been performing their professional duties with unflinching resolve and under dangerous conditions. […]

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LG system, free media vital for democracy

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ISLAMABAD: Academics, media practitioners and rights activists at a conference have said that democracy was essential for safeguarding peoples’ rights and stability of the country. They also said that independent media, decentralisation of power and local governments were imperative to cater to the needs of a diverse group of people. They were speaking at the […]

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Geo to appear on its original numbers soon: minister

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LAHORE: Federal Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid on Sunday said he loved the media, as a powerful and independent media was vital for democracy in the country. Talking to the media after a function at the National College of Arts (NCA) here, the minister said Geo News was awarded punishment by Pemra for a mistake; it […]

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Moves on to weaken independent media, democracy

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ISLAMABAD: The intriguing but matching timing of an attack on the most influential media group in Pakistan — the Jang/Geo Group — and the street agitation of the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehrik (PAT) have raised many eyebrows here. This situation raises the fundamental question of whether the stage is being set to […]

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Towards media reforms?

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By: ZOHRA YUSUF WHILE there is much hand-wringing in society on the powerful and irresponsible role the media has assumed for itself in Pakistan, little attention was paid by the media itself to the report released by the two member media commission appointed by the Supreme Court in January 2013. The authors of the report, […]

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Government Prepares Media ‘Guidelines’

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Islamabad: The government has evolved ‘guidelines’ for all federal government institutions to handle the fast-growing “independent” media. The seven-point guidelines, a copy of which is available with Dawn, appear to focus on two factors – publicity of government plans and monitoring of contents in media, especially in the electronic media. The prime minister’s secretariat has […]

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Destructive role of media

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Media has a significant role to play in the country’s success. Its duty is to show the truth but it should not always portray the negative aspects of the country. Qualitative, independent media reporting can play an important role in pressuring the government to act in the public interest. It can change opinions because it […]

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Freedom of expression and democracy

By: Malik Muhammad Ashraf Our nation has suffered enough at the hands of self-styled saviours and proponents of unconstitutional remedies to fix the maladies afflicting the system John Wilkes, a radical and popular politician of London, a journalist and pioneer of freedom of the press in Britain during the 18th century, writing in the first […]

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United States support vibrant, free media in Pakistan: Olson

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United States Ambassador in Pakistan Richard Olson has said that the US government strongly supports a vibrant and independent media in Pakistan to provide factual information to the people for holding their government accountable. “I want to make it very clear that the US government strongly support your efforts to provide the people of Pakistan […]

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