Cabinet approves journalist protection bills

Cabinet approves journalist protection billsISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet has approved two long-awaited bills for protection of journalists and media professionals and criminalising forced disappearances in the country. Federal Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen Mazari confirmed the approval. “Today, the (federal) cabinet approved the Protection of Journalists and Media Professionals Bill and the Forced or Involuntary Disappearance (Criminal Law […]

Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) notices to journalists worst example of censorship: Islamabad High Court (IHC)

Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) notices to journalists worst example of censorship: Islamabad High Court (IHC)ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday served notices on Attorney General for Pakistan and other senior lawyers for assistance in case regarding powers of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) under anticyber crime Act. The court questioned whether section 20 of cyber crime act was contradicting the Articles 14, 19 and 19A of the Constitution. […]