Journalist’s bail extended by one week

Journalist’s bail extended by one weekKARACHI: A district court on Wednesday extended by one week an interim pre-arrest bail of journalist Shahzeb Ali Shah Jillani in a case pertaining to cyber terrorism, electronic forgery and giving defamatory remarks about institutions of the state. The Federal Investigation Agency had booked Mr Jillani in a case registered under Sections 500 (punishment for […]

RSF slams move to charge reporter with ‘cyber-terrorism’

RSF slams move to charge reporter with ‘cyber-terrorism’KARACHI: A global media watchdog, Reporters Without Borders (RSF), on Tuesday slammed attempts to “intimidate Pakistan’s journalists” and said a reporter critical of army and intelligence services was being prosecuted for “cyber-terrorism”. The global watchdog said Shahzeb Jillani, who worked for Dunya News and had also worked for BBCand Deutsche Welle in the past, was currently facing charges under a controversial electronic […]

Alleged defamation of state institutions: Journalist Shahzeb Jillani’s bail extended by 2 days

Alleged defamation of state institutions: Journalist Shahzeb Jillani’s bail extended by 2 daysA sessions court in Karachi on Monday extended by two days the interim pre-arrest bail granted to journalist Shahzeb Ali Shah Jillani in a case pertaining to alleged cyber terrorism, electronic forgery and defamatory remarks regarding the state institutions. Last week, the court had granted an interim bail before arrest to the journalist in a […]

BIEK imposes ban on journalists as exams begin

BIEK imposes ban on journalists as exams beginIn view of the cheating culture at its peak in the ongoing Secondary School Certificate annual examinations 2019 being held under the Board of Secondary Education Karachi since April 1, the Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) has imposed a ban on education journalists from the coverage of examination centres apparently in a bid to […]

HRCP concerned over action against journalist, HR activist

HRCP concerned over action against journalist, HR activistLahore: Following attempts to malign academic Dr Arfana Mallah and the FIR lodged against journalist Shahzeb Jillani, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed its alarm at ‘the frequency with which human rights defenders and journalists are made the subject of propaganda amounting to incitement.’ In a statement issued today, HRCP has said […]