PEMRA issues guidelines to media houses for COVID-19 coverage

PEMRA issues guidelines to media houses for COVID-19 coverageISLAMABAD – Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority ( PEMRA) on Thursday asked all electronic media houses to ensure continuity of dedicated public awareness campaigns to sensitize people on coronavirus pandemic and to support the efforts and sacrifices being made by healthcare workers across the country. While issuing directives and guidelines for electronic media licensees for […]

Probe launched against torture of two journalists in Balochistan

Probe launched against torture of two journalists in BalochistanISLAMABAD: The authorities on Tuesday said they had launched an investigation into torture of two journalists in Chaman. The two journalists said that they were tortured for reporting on a coronavirus quarantine centre near the Afghan border. Television reporters Saeed Ali Achakzai and Abdul Mateen Achakzai said they were abused while spending three days in […]

Pakistan: Two journalists in border town arrested, brutally beaten

Pakistan:  Two journalists in border town arrested, brutally beatenTwo journalists based in the border city of Chaman, between Pakistan and Afghanistan, in Balochistan province were arrested on 20th June and brutally beaten by security personnel because of their coverage of poor conditions in the local coronavirus quarantine centre. The two journalists – Saeed Ali Achakzai, of Samaa News TV and Mateen Achakzai of […]

Probe launched into torture of 2 journalists in Balochistan

Probe launched into torture of 2 journalists in BalochistanISLAMABAD: The authorities on Tuesday said they had launched an investigation into torture of two journalists in Chaman. The two journalists said that they were tortured for reporting on a coronavirus quarantine centre near the Afghan border. Television reporters Saeed Ali Achakzai and Abdul Mateen Achakzai said they were abused while spending three days in […]

Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman’s bail plea once again deferred

Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman’s bail plea once again deferredLAHORE: A division bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday adjourned the hearing of Jang-Geo Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman’s post-arrest bail petition in a 34-year-old property case till July 7. As the hearing commenced, Justice Syed Shahbaz Ali Rizvi, head of the bench, asked National Accountability Bureau (NAB) whether it had submitted its reply […]

PFUJ concerned over termination of journalists by Jehan Pakistan

PFUJ concerned over termination of journalists by Jehan PakistanISLAMABAD—Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has expressed concern over the sacking of four reporters and several newsroom staffers by the management of Jehan Pakistan newspaper in Islamabad. In a joint statement, PFUJ  President Shahzada Zulfiqar and Secretary-General Nasir Zaidi said it was a cruel decision at a time when there is widespread unemployment in […]

Jehan Pakistan sacks reporters, newsroom staff in Islamabad

Jehan Pakistan sacks reporters, newsroom staff in IslamabadISLAMABAD—Urdu newspaper Jehan Pakistan has fired four reporters and about seven newsroom staffers in Islamabad. An insider tells JournalismPakistan.com that an administration official phoned up the employees on Friday to inform them their termination letters were ready for collection. Eight years after the paper rolled off the press, the management now reportedly plans to have only an online […]