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Media denied entry at some NA-35 polling stations

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: The media Sunday faced a great deal of inconvenience at some polling stations to cover the NA-35 by-election. The accreditation cards issued by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) were not accepted. However, at some polling stations, the media teams were allowed entry but only after tough questioning. There was a low turnout at […]

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After a short break…: Hamid Mir to host Capital Talk at Geo News again

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KARACHI: Attached with the profession of journalism for decades in Pakistan, famous journalist, analyst, columnist and anchorperson Hamid Mir will host Capital Talk programme on Geo News again from Monday, after a short break. His strong comments and analyses are given very importance in journalistic circles. Hamid Mir has spent a long period of his […]

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Pemra issues notice to TV channel for airing ‘false’ reports against ministers

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) issued a notice to a TV channel on Saturday for airing news reports deemed to be against Federal Finance Minister Asad Umar and the Minister of State for Interior, Shaharyar Afridi. The regulator directed the TV channel to air rebuttals or furnish evidence in support of its […]

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Applications sought for Jang, Geo, Aga Khan Trust Architecture Design Awards

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LAHORE: The Architecture Design Awards under the Jang Group, Geo TV and Aga Khan Trust for Culture has been announced. An introductory ceremony for this purpose was organised at Alhamra on Wednesday. On the occasion, Faqeer Ijazuddin, Nayyer Ali Dada, Masood Khan and Kamran Lashari expressed their views about Lahore city and its landscape. Maria […]

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State’s duty to uphold social and economic justice: HRCP

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Islamabad: At its recently held meeting, the Council (governing body) of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) expressed ‘grave concern at efforts to roll back the 18th constitutional amendment, evidenced by remarks made reportedly by state institution representatives as well as elected members of the National Assembly.’ The Council said it condemned any such […]

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Media can play great role in anti-measles campaign: experts

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Rawalpindi: For the effective control of measles that emerged as an epidemic in 2012-13 claiming lives of well over 500 children across the country, an anti-Measles Campaign is being launched from October 15 to 27 during which 190 million children from the age of six months to seven years would be given booster dose of […]

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Journalists, media workers hold rallies against downsizing, curbs

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ISLAMABAD: Journalists and media workers held rallies across the country on Tuesday in protest against downsizing, stopping of advertisements and measures aimed at curbing newspapers circulation and TV channels’ transmission in certain areas. The protest rallies were held on the call of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ-Afzal Butt group). In Islamabad, journalists and media […]

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Protecting the media

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Media freedom is at its lowest point when journalists are forced to operate in an increasingly hostile environment. While in Pakistan, there are no official curbs at the moment, as they were in the days of Gen Ziaul Haq, there is increasing pressure on media houses to conform to the narrative spun by various state […]

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Rating cos asked to register with Pemra within 3 days

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday directed the media rating companies to provide the viewership data to Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) and the authority will display the same on its website. A three-member bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar and comprising Justice Umer Ata Bandial and […]

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Pemra hears 29 channels viewpoint on fake blast report

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Thursday conducted a hearing of 29 TV channels with regard to airing fake news of a blast in Gulberg, Lahore on February 23. The TV channels through their representatives submitted their replies to the show cause notices.  It may be mentioned here that following a blast […]

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PPF condemns the arson attack on Ukrainian journalist’s car

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 Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Volodymyr Groysman, Prime Minister of Ukraine, expressed concern over the arson attack on a journalist Sergei Guz’s car by unknown perpetrators in the morning of February 12, 2017 in Kamianske (Dneprodzerzhinsk). PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter urged the government of Ukraine to take […]

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PPF seeks investigation of publisher’s murder in Philippines

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Pakistan Press Freedom (PPF), in a letter to President of Philippines Rodrigo Duterte, expressed concern over the murder of newspaper publisher Larry Que on December 19. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter urged the government of Philippines to investigate the incident to establish motive and to bring the perpetrators to justice. According […]

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BoI bars officers from sharing information with media

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ISLAMABAD: The Board of Investment (BOI) has barred all its officers at federal and provincial levels from sharing any information with media persons. Instead of sharing information with potential investors and public at large to promote investments in this part of the world, in a strange directives given to all officers both at federal and […]

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Media misreporting PIA assets’ facts, Zubair tells Senate body

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ISLAMABAD: Privatisation Commission Chairman Muhammad Zubair informed the Senate Standing Committee on Cabinet that the facts about the evaluation of PIA property were misreported in the media. The Commission was responsible to re-evaluate the PIA assets in accordance with its current market value if the government went for any such move. He said the senate […]

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