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Govt in process of clearing outstanding dues of media houses: Fawad

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry said on Tuesday that the government stood with media workers and was in the process of clearing outstanding advertisement dues of media houses to stop them from sacking employees. Speaking on the floor of the National Assembly, he said that the government and the media owners had […]

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APNS, PBA reject minister’s claim

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KARACHI: The All Pakistan Newspapers Society and the Pakistan Broadcasters Association have taken exception to a claim made by Federal Information Minister Chaudhry Fawad Hussain that media houses have not paid salaries to workers even though the government had cleared almost half of their dues. The information minister had said in a statement on Wednesday […]

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Bleak era for media

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There is little doubt that the media in Pakistan is besieged today as it is getting battered by different elements that range from the authorities to the economy. Supreme Court Justice Faez Isa is not known to mince his words on transgressions of the rule of law and the Constitution. He remarked during a hearing on Thursday […]

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Media houses to get all outstanding dues: Fawad

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry Thursday said the federal cabinet had decided to release all the outstanding amounts to the media organisations at the federal level.He said this while briefing the media on the decisions of the federal cabinet which met under Prime Minister Imran Khan at the Prime Minister Office […]

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Government orders clearance of media houses’ dues to prevent layoffs

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Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Monday said Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed the concerned departments to immediately clear all pending dues accruing to media houses. “In the past few weeks, the government has observed that people are being sacked from various media houses. The PTI government is committed to providing livelihood to people and […]

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Govt to give roadmap for release of dues to media houses

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ISLAMABAD – Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar chaired a meeting on account of non-payment of dues by the government to the media houses. The meeting chaired by Chief Justice of Pakistan decided that the federal government will verify the claims of media houses and will suggest a roadmap for release of dues to […]

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Report sees dramatic increase in censorship

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistani journalists and media houses during the year 2015 saw dramatic increase in censorship and silent, but potent crackdown on dissent and freedom of expression during the incumbent democratic setup which was never seen in previous civilian set ups. Freedom Network, an independent Pakistani media and civil liberties watchdog pinpointed this fact in its […]

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Police to prepare plan for media houses

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KARACHI: In the wake of growing attacks on media houses, Sindh police authorities have decided to prepare a comprehensive security plan to protect the organisations. The decision to formulate a ‘standard operating procedure’ (measures to be taken) was taken at a meeting presided over by Additional Inspector General of Karachi Police Mushtaq Ahmed Mahar and […]

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Speakers urge in-house training, safety of journalists

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ISLAMABAD: Speakers on Wednesday stressed for developing in-house training facilities for media persons and a mechanism for safety of journalists to enable them to provide accurate information to general public. It was the prime responsibility of media houses as well as the government to develop a mechanism for training media persons, their safety and pay […]

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The fourth pillar: Speakers discuss ways to make media stronger

KARACHI: At a consultative meeting on ‘Citizens’ Role in Strengthening Democratic Media’, Society for Alternative Media and Research executive director Mazhar Arif asked what citizens should do if media ignores their rights. According to him, a lot of this depends on the people’s trust on the information they receive. The meeting was held on Wednesday […]

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‘Duty of a journalist not to release news without investigation’

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KARACHI: Journalism is a very pious profession as it provides knowledge and awareness to the general public through true evidence. All journalists needed to be honest and provide true information. This was stated by speakers at a daylong workshop titled ‘Media ethics and code of conduct’, conducted by the Pakistan Council of Media Women (PCMW). […]

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Live broadcast of upper house sessions planned

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ISLAMABAD: People will soon be able to hear live proceedings of Senate sessions and its committees on the Senate’s official website and an FM radio station. After approving the proposal of live webcasting on Senate’s website and a self-acquired FM radio station, Senate Chairman Syed Nayyer Hussain Bokhari on Tuesday referred the matter to the […]

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Journalists boycott Qureshi’s talks over Imran’s charges

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Vice Chairman and ex-foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Wednesday had to face an awkward situation, when the media persons resorted to a token boycott of his news briefing over party Chairman Imran Khan’s allegations that the government had paid billions to buy journalists, anchorpersons and media houses. In a […]

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Imran accuses govt of buying journalists, media houses, anchors, analysts

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JHELUM: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Sunday alleged that billions of rupees were spent to buy journalists, media houses, anchors and analysts. He said Rs10 bn were given to media houses in one year and now Rs3 bn are being given to them every month.He said the government had provided the Intelligence Bureau […]

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