#HoldTheLine campaign launched in support of Maria Ressa and independent media in the Philippines

#HoldTheLine campaign launched in support of Maria Ressa and independent media in the PhilippinesSixty press freedom groups and civil society organisations, journalism institutions, filmmakers, and other supporters have formed a coalition in support of Maria Ressa and independent media in the Philippines, united around the call to #HoldTheLine.   Today the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), and Reporters Without Borders (RSF) announced […]

Jang editor in chief denied bail

Jang editor in chief denied bailLAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Wednesday denied post-arrest bail to Jang Group Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakilur Rehman in a 34-year-old case about some land allegedly allotted to him in violation of rules by the then Punjab chief minister Nawaz Sharif. A two-judge bench comprising Justice Sardar Ahmad Naeem and Justice Farooq Haider dismissed the bail […]

Mir Shakil: Hearing adjourned till today

Mir Shakil: Hearing adjourned till todayLAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Tuesday adjourned hearing till today (Wednesday) in the bail matter of Jang/Geo Media Group’s Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman as his counsel was still on his legs. Earlier, the counsel for Mir said the NAB had arrested his client in a 34-year-old concocted case relating to private property illegally for criticizing […]

On the market of information

On the market of informationMisinformation and disinformation has become a growing menace, not just over social media but also at conventional media, leading to growing demands by media consumers and by some senior members of journalistic community for better code of conduct to improve the standard of news and views. Yet somehow the subject of regulation irks nearly all […]

LHC restores license for Channel-24 to resume transmission

LHC restores license for Channel-24 to resume transmissionLahore High Court (LHC) has suspended the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) orders and directed PEMRA to restore the license of private TV Channel -24 News HD. Justice Sajid Mehmood Sethi of Lahore High Court (LHC) took up for hearing a petition filed by City News Network against PEMRA on Tuesday. City News Network […]

Journalists protest in Srinagar against crippling media curbs

Journalists protest in Srinagar against crippling media curbsSrinagar: In occupied Kashmir, dozens of journalists staged a protest demonstration in Srinagar against crippling restrictions, imposed by India on Kashmiri journalist fraternity in the name of new media policy. The journalists gathered under the banner of ‘J&K Media Guild’ outside Press Club in Srinagar and demanded immediate rollback of the so-called policy. Carrying banners […]