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The worst form of censorship is killing journalists

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LAHORE: Censorship in Pakistan appears in many forms, but of them is the worst is: intimidating, threatening, torturing and even killing journalists. Media analyst Adnan Rehmat said this at a seminar on ‘Media Ethics in the Time of Threat’ on Thursday. The seminar was held by Rozan’s Secretariat of Pakistan Coalition for Ethical Journalism with […]

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CGPA urges citizens to use RTI laws

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PESHAWAR: The Centre for Governance and Public Accountability (CGPA) urged citizens of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab to use the Right to Information law to improve transparency and accountability in public service delivery. Filing requests for information under these laws is not only a legal and constitutional privilege, but should also be taken as an obligation, stated […]

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An unused right

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VARIOUS international and domestic factors have led to the adoption of Right To Information (RTI) laws across the world over the last 25 years. More than 90 countries now have laws on access to information, up from 13 in 1990. There is now global recognition of the importance of transparency in promoting effective governance. RTI […]

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Rozan seminar: ‘Media, civil society should form anti-torture lobby’

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LAHORE: The media and civil society should together put pressure on the government to comply with international commitments, as well as Pakistani laws, against the use of torture by security agencies, said speakers at a seminar here on Monday. The seminar on ‘Prevalence of torture in Pakistan, our international commitments and the role of media’ […]

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Right to know

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The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Right to Information Ordinance 2013, promulgated by the provincial PTI government, is a complex piece of legislation which will require time to properly analyse and digest. And, as with all such laws, good intentions will not be enough and will have to be followed by effective implementation. These caveats aside, the law […]

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