PFUJ criticises Pemra over non-coverage of Qadri’s funeral

PFUJ criticises Pemra over non-coverage of Qadri’s funeralISLAMABAD: Terming the ban on media to cover funeral of Mumtaz Qadri as violation of Article 19 of the Constitution, the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) maintained that the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) caused damage to reputation of independent news channels in the country. Speaking at a meeting, jointly held by the […]

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Violence against media

Violence against mediaREPORTING on trouble spots such as Balochistan or the operation against extremists in the northwest has often brought threats, even violence to the country’s media organisations and their workers. But this past week brought to light a new dimension of the issue that renders the field even more treacherous for media persons and their organisations. […]

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Media freedom: Assembly unanimous in condemning TV station attack

Media freedom: Assembly unanimous in condemning TV station attackLAHORE: The Provincial Assembly on Monday passed a unanimous resolution condemning an attack on the office of a television channel. The resolution demanded that the government take the necessary security measures to protect journalists and media houses. The session chaired by Speaker Rana Muhammad Iqbal had earlier witnessed a token walkout by journalists from the […]

Report sees dramatic increase in censorship

Report sees dramatic increase in censorshipISLAMABAD: 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 […]

‘Media owners should share responsibility for journalists’ safety’

‘Media owners should share responsibility for journalists’ safety’ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly Standing Committee on Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage, while discussing the Protection of Journalists Bill 2014, suggested that media owners should attend meetings to address the issue. The committee has decided to form a subcommittee, in order to discuss the matter further and will report within 30 days. The meeting was […]