Senators urge parliament’s role in exposing elements behind incidents

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By Mumtaz Alvi ISLAMABAD: Lawmakers in the Senate on Monday called on parliament to play its role in unearthing the elements behind the mysterious disappearances and equally mysterious reappearances of the bloggers. Through a joint motion PPP’s Senator Farhatullah Babar and Usman Khan Kakar of PkMAP on the mysterious disappearances of bloggers urged the Chairman Senate …

March 8 – International Women Day: Pakistan Press Foundation calls on media to promote safety of female staff

Karachi March 7: Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) has called on the country’s media to seriously examine the safety of female staff members within their organizations and implement measures to provide a safe working environment that would encourage women to enter the profession in greater numbers. In a statement issued on the International Women Day, PPF …

Bajaur journalists receive threats from militants

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BAJAUR AGENCY –  Frequent threats to media persons from militants groups have triggered fear and panic among the journalist community in Bajaur Agency. A number of journalists in Bajaur Agency, working with different national and international media organisations have said that they have received threats from different banned militant groups living in Afghanistan over their …

Censorship Committee on Defence Planning revived

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By Ansar Abbasi ISLAMABAD: The Censorship Committee on Defence Planning (CCDP) has been revived by the government after 18 years to protect the “national interest” being threatened, particularly by the unregulated and unchecked electronic media of the country. Sources said that the CCDP, which met on Dec 16, 2015, after a long gap of 18 …

‘Protection of journalists’ rights a distant dream’

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Karachi: “Considered one of the frontline defenders of human rights, protection of media personnel’s rights was, however, still a distant dream in Pakistan,” observed Solidarity Centre country programme manager Immad Ashraf on Wednesday. He was speaking at a day-long paralegal workshop titled ‘Communicating rights at work’, organised by IRADA – a not for profit organisation …