Concern over curbs on media freedom

Concern over curbs on media freedomISLAMABAD: The stakeholders of the media industry on Tuesday expressed grave concern over growing incidents of unlawful and unconstitutional acts to curb press freedom and restrict free flow of information in the country. At a meeting they discussed pressure tactics against media houses, press and media advices, uncalled-for censorship and threats to journalists and media […]

Facebook blocks JI’s pages ahead of Kashmir March

Facebook blocks JI’s pages ahead of Kashmir MarchKARACHI: Facebook — one of the world’s largest social media platforms — on Monday blocked Jamaat-i-Islami’s (JI) official and other pages related to the party’s information dissemination, days ahead of its Kashmir March scheduled for Dec 22 in Islamabad, stated a JI spokesman. The JI spokesman stated that the Facebook administration without any prior notice […]

40 booked for hurling life threats at media persons

40 booked for hurling life threats at media personsDERA GHAZI KHAN: Civil Lines police have registered a case against 40 unidentified people, including three nominated contractors of building department for hurling life threat at the media person covering a tender opening event at the building department. The police registered the case on the complaint of media person who stated that contractors tried to […]

Journalists speak of media freedom at Urdu conference

Journalists speak of media freedom at Urdu conferenceKARACHI: Whatever freedom the media enjoys today in the country was actually snatched by the media. Since independence, around 150 laws were enacted in various regimes to control journalism in Pakistan. Even today there are a total of 44 laws that are used to control the media in the country. Senior journalist Mazhar Abbas said […]

Minister condemns violence and threats by protesters outside Dawn offices

Minister condemns violence and threats by protesters outside Dawn officesKARACHI: Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari on Saturday condemned the incidents of “violence and threats” by protesters outside the Dawn offices in Islamabad in recent days. In a tweet, Ms Mazari said: “Peaceful protest is everyone’s right but giving threats to others cannot be acceptable. I disagree often with @dawn_com’s line but I strongly condemn […]

Dawn’s Islamabad bureau besieged by protesters for the second time this week

Dawn’s Islamabad bureau besieged by protesters for the second time this weekProtesters on Friday besieged Dawn’s Islamabad bureau — the second time this week — and chanted slogans against the media group and set copies of the newspaper on fire. Nearly 100 people who had arrived in vans gathered outside the newspaper’s office. Police arrived at the scene but the protesters dispersed on their own after about 40 […]