Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) summons journalist Asad Toor in inquiry about ‘defamation of government institution’

Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) summons journalist Asad Toor in inquiry about ‘defamation of government institution’The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Monday issued a summons to journalist and YouTuber Asad Ali Toor to appear before it and record his statement in an inquiry regarding “defamation” of a government institution through social media. A notice titled ‘Order for attendance under Section 160 CrPC for recording of statement’, a copy of which […]

Sindh Human Rights Defenders Network (SHRDN) hails legislation to protect journalists in Sindh

Sindh Human Rights Defenders Network (SHRDN) hails legislation to protect journalists in SindhThe Sindh Human Rights Defenders Network (SHRDN) has lauded the landmark legislation adopted by the provincial assembly to protect journalists. The Sindh province has always been ahead in enacting pieces of legislation, be it on women’s rights, journalists or peasants. “We believe that the Sindh Protection of Journalists bill 2021 will help protect the journalists […]

Association of Electronic Media Editors and News Directors (AEMEND) rejects Pakistan Media Development Authority (PMDA) ordinance

Association of Electronic Media Editors and News Directors (AEMEND) rejects Pakistan Media Development Authority (PMDA) ordinanceISLAMABAD: Association of Electronic Media Editors and News Directors (AEMEND) has rejected newly proposed ‘Pakistan Media Development Authority (PMDA) ordinance. Detailed discussion was held on the draft of PMDA, shared by government, during an urgent meeting of AEMEND which was held via video link, says a press release on Monday. AEMEND termed the newly proposed […]

Statement by Jang and Geo Group

Statement by Jang and Geo GroupISLAMABAD: In a protest demonstration by civil society and media rights organisations for a journalist Asad Toor who was beaten up by yet to be identified men, Geo’s senior anchorperson Hamid Mir made a speech that has resulted in a backlash from different segments of society. The Editorial Committee and lawyers will check for violation […]