Twitter sends notice to President Alvi over occupied Kashmir tweets

Twitter sends notice to President Alvi over occupied Kashmir tweetsPresident Arif Alvi was served a notice by microblogging social media platform Twitter for posting in support of Kashmiris and highlighting the reality of the occupied valley after India’s illegal and unilateral move to annex the region. Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari criticised the platform for “becoming a mouthpiece of the rogue Modi government” […]

Pakistan Press Foundation expresses grave concern over suppression of media in Indian held Jammu and Kashmir

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), an independent non-governmental organization committed to promoting and defending freedom of expression has expressed grave concern over the communications blackout in Indian held Kashmir with arrest of journalists and by cutting off access to internet access, cable and television channels. In a letter addressed to India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, PPF […]

Journalists to march on LoC today

Journalists to march on LoC todayMUZAFFARABAD: More than four hundred journalists from different parts of Pakistan and Azad Kashmir have arrived here to take part in a “symbolic march” towards the Line of Control (LoC) on Saturday. The march, organised by the Central Union of Journalists (CUJ), a regional body, has attracted attention of media professionals across the country. “For […]

BBC expands news coverage in held Kashmir

BBC expands news coverage in held KashmirLONDON: The BBC said on Thursday it would expand shortwave radio news coverage in Occupied Kashmir to ease the impact of a communications blackout imposed by the Indian government. The British broadcaster’s announcement came after New Delhi scrapped an article of the Indian constitution granting special status to parts of the disputed Himalayan region under […]

Ghani hints at issuing health cards to journalists

Ghani hints at issuing health cards to journalistsKARACHI: The newly-appointed provincial minister for Information & Archives and Labour, Saeed Ghani presided over on Wednesday his first meeting of the Information & Archives Department. Information secretary Imran Atta Soomro briefed Ghani about the functions of the department’s various directorates. Addressing the meeting, the minister said that he wanted to facilitate the print and […]

Silencing expression

Silencing expressionPRESS freedom was a fundamental pillar of modern civilisation. Nearly all countries, save the communist bloc and dictatorial regimes, ensured special protection for the media in their constitutions. There used to be a competition of sorts to highlight media freedoms in developing countries to gain respectability in the international fora. Jailing a newsperson was rare […]