Govt officers urged to use social media responsibly

Govt officers urged to use social media responsiblyISLAMABAD: Special As­­­­­sistant to the Prime Min­ister on Information and Broad­casting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Friday said that social media was taking over electronic media and government officers needed to adapt to the changing scenario. Addressing information officers at a function held at the Information Services Academy (ISA), the special assistant said that electronic […]

Notice issued on journalist’s plea against conviction

Notice issued on journalist’s plea against convictionKARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Wednesday issued a notice to the prosecutor general of Sindh on an appeal of a journalist against his conviction in a case of possessing literature to incite religious hatred. An antiterrorism court had sentenced Nasrullah Khan Chaudhry to five years in prison last week and Mr Chaudhry, a journalist […]

SHC restrains police from lodging cases against journalist

SHC restrains police from lodging cases against journalistKARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Thursday restrained the police from lodging more cases against a journalist without its permission. The two-judge bench, headed by Justice Mohammad Iqbal Kalhoro, also directed the police not to harass the journalist and adjourned the matter till Jan 22. Ajeeb Lakho, a Khairpur-based journalist, through his lawyer, moved […]

Electronic media editors, news directors’ panel forms executive committee

Electronic media editors, news directors’ panel forms executive committeeISLAMABAD: The senior professionals from broadcast media formed a 16-member executive committee to run affairs of the newly-established Association of Electronic Media Editors and News Directors (AEMEND). The executive committee will complete membership of the first-ever body of senior TV and digital journalists aimed at promoting independence of media and freedom of expression guaranteed in […]

Hameed Haroon rejects rape charge by filmmaker

Hameed Haroon rejects rape charge by filmmakerISLAMABAD: The chief executive of Dawn has denied accusations he raped an acclaimed filmmaker, in a case that has spotlighted sexual abuse targeting men and added momentum to the country´s fledgling #MeToo movement. Director Jamshed Mahmood Raza took to social media over the weekend to allege that Dawn newspaper´s Hameed Haroon raped him 13 years […]