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Zardari takes pride in upholding media freedom

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By: Shoaib A Raja Kaira reaffirms commitment to freedom of expression ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari on Tuesday took pride in upholding media freedoms and showing tolerance for dissent. He said, “We have extended the hand of friendship to all political forces, to the media and all stakeholders as well and we feel satisfied that […]

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2013 World Press Freedom Index- Pakistan

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151 out of 179 in the latest worldwide index The press is caught in a vice between the Taliban which has stepped up its attacks and the security forces who continue in their old ways of harassing journalists. The country has scores of privately owned television and radio stations, putting it on the path of […]

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Better legal mechanisms to defend journalists urged

Islamabad: Attack on journalists during duty should be considered an act of terrorism. This was discussed at a media consultation session that concluded on Wednesday, said a press release issued by the Press Council Pakistan (PCP). The participants stressed on the increased role of legal aid committees of lawyers’ bodies for the protection of human […]

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Press Council of Pakistan to ensure safety of journalists, says chairman

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ISLAMABAD: Chairman Press Council of Pakistan (PCP) Raja Muhammad Shafqat Abbasi on Wednesday vowed to protect the journalists for their right of freedom to access information. Addressing a consultative meeting of journalists and lawyers organised by Intermedia for “Attacks against Journalists” here, he said the mandate of Council was to receive the complaints and to […]

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Pakistan Bar Council, Press Council of Pakistan to provide media-persons legal aid

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) and Press Council of Pakistan (PCP) have agreed to work together as strategic partners to provide legal aid to media persons at all levels. PCP Chairman Raja M Shafqat Khan Abbasi and Vice Chairman, Pakistan Bar Council, Akhtar Hussain have signed a MoU in this regard here on Friday. […]

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Press Council of Pakistan, Women’s Empowerment Group sign accord promoting media ethics on portrayal of women

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KARACHI: Press Council of Pakistan (PCP) and Women’s Empowerment Group (WEG) signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to become strategic partners to collaborate on interventions on social development and media ethics related to human rights, while emphasising women rights particularly. As per the signed MoU, scope of intervention of both parties includes creating public awareness, […]

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PPF protests attack on offices of Nepal Republic Media

Pakistan Press Foundation has expressed concern over the attack on offices of Nepal Republic Media at Sundhara in the capital city of Kathmandu, on the afternoon of 20th December 2012. Quoting information from Freedom forum, PPF secretary general Owais Aslam Ali in a letter to Prime Minister of Nepal, Baburam Bhattarai, said the unidentified persons […]

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