Moot discusses media’s woes, external and internal

Moot discusses media’s woes, external and internalKARACHI: Speakers highlighted the importance of a free and fair press at a conference held at a local hotel on Saturday in connection with World Press Freedom Day. Before the first interactive session hosted by Najia Ashar, a documentary on the plight of journalists working in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas was shown. It was […]

Journalists to express solidarity with Dawn on press freedom day

Journalists to express solidarity with Dawn on press freedom dayISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) will observe the World Press Freedom Day on Wednesday during which journalists across the country will express solidarity with Dawn. This was announced by PFUJ president Afzal Butt in a statement issued here on Tuesday. He said this year the World Press Freedom Day would be observed […]

Foreign Office refutes ‘malicious allegations’ against Tariq Fatemi

Foreign Office refutes ‘malicious allegations’ against Tariq FatemiISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office on Monday rebutted news stories against Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs (SAPM) Tariq Fatemi as “irresponsible and malicious allegations.” “A section of the media has been running baseless stories about Tariq Fatemi, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs (SAPM), alleging that he has left the country,” the Foreign […]

Keeping safe and secure

Keeping safe and secureAs a profession, journalism in Pakistan is one of the most dangerous ones to be in. The number of journalists killed over the past decade puts Pakistan at the top of countries where it is almost impossible to work freely and fairly as a media person. Despite the challenges, we continue to strive and struggle […]

‘Dawn leaks’ probe report within 2-3 days: Nisar

‘Dawn leaks’ probe report within 2-3 days: NisarISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has said that the inquiry report into the ‘Dawn leaks’ will be submitted to his ministry within two to three days. The inside story published in Dawn about a high-level civil-military huddle, which both civil and military officials called ‘fabricated and concocted’, stirred a huge controversy last year. Subsequently, […]

‘PTA lacks manpower, resources to monitor online content’

‘PTA lacks manpower, resources to monitor online content’ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) told a Senate committee on Wednesday that it lacked the human and financial resources to monitor and control objectionable content online. Instead, PTA Chairman Dr. Ismail Shah stressed the need for developing better relations with social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to ensure better monitoring and […]