CJA welcomes experts’ report on safe refuge for journalists at risk

CJA welcomes experts’ report on safe refuge for journalists at riskKARACHI: The Commonwealth Journalists Association (CJA) has welcomed the report of the Independent High-Level Panel of Legal Experts (IHLPLE) on media freedom published on Monday and urged the Commonwealth governments to implement its recommendations to provide safe refuge to journalists at risk. Endorsing the report, CJA president Mahendra Ved said: “This is a timely report […]

IOJK journalist nominated for RSF Press Freedom Awards

IOJK journalist nominated for RSF Press Freedom AwardsRAWALPINDI: A journalist from Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJK) has been nominated for the 2020 RSF Press Freedom Awards. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) have issued a list of 12 journalists and media outlets from 12 countries who have been nominated for the awards, to be awarded in Taipei on December 8, says an RSF […]

PEMRA ban on airing Nawaz speeches challenged in court

PEMRA ban on airing Nawaz speeches challenged in courtISLAMABAD: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) and 15 renowned journalists, anchorpersons and media analysts have filed a petition before the Islamabad High Court (IHC) against the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra)’s prohibition order to all TV news channels banning the broadcast of speeches, interviews and public addresses by proclaimed offenders and absconders. […]

LHC terms FIR against journalist unnecessary

LHC terms FIR against journalist unnecessaryISLAMABAD: The Lahore High Court’s (LHC) Rawalpindi bench on Tuesday termed the First Information Report (FIR) registered against journalist Asad Ali Toor infructuous. Mr Toor was represented by Advocate retired Col Inamur Rahim and Imaan Zainab Hazir-Mazari before Justice Sadiq Mahmud Khurram. Besides, prominent lawyers Umar Gillani, Imtiaz Haider and Sikandar Naeem Qazi being part […]

Jang group editor released from jail

Jang group editor released from jailLAHORE: Editor-in-Chief of Jang Group Mir Shakilur Rehman was released from the jail on Wednesday as he furnished a bond of Rs10 million along with two sureties with an accountability court in light of the bail granting order by the Supreme Court. The SC had allowed post-arrest bail to Rehman two days ago in a […]

Journalist Protection Bill finalized, says Shibli Faraz

Journalist Protection Bill finalized, says Shibli FarazISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Shibli Faraz on Tuesday said the Journalist Protection Bill had been finalized by the Ministry of Information and Human Rights Division. In a tweet, he said it would soon be submitted to Parliament for approval. “Protecting the rights of journalists and workers is our number one priority,” he […]