PTI fumes over removal of Kashmiris WhatsApp accounts

PTI fumes over removal of Kashmiris WhatsApp accountsMIRPUR (AJK) -The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Azad Jammu Kashmir strongly condemned Facebook administration decision to suspend the accounts on messaging service WhatsApp used by the besieged Kashmiri people in Indian-held Jammu Kashmir. While condemning the action, Ershad Mahmud, the party’s Secretary Information, said in a press statement issued on Friday that the step has completely compromised the […]

Pakistani-American journalist to moderate US presidential debate

Pakistani-American journalist to moderate US presidential debateWASHINGTON: A Pak­istani-American, Amna Nawaz, has created history by becoming the first South Asian American journalist selected to moderate a US presidential debate. Amna Nawaz of PBS News Hour will co-moderate the sixth Democratic primary debate on Dec 19 at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California. PBS NewsHour anchor and managing editor Judy Woodruff will lead the […]

Show of solidarity with Dawn over threats

Show of solidarity with Dawn over threatsISLAMABAD: A large number of journalists, media workers, civil society activists, politicians, labour leaders and students assembled outside the offices of daily Dawn across the country on Thursday to show solidarity with the staff in the wake of an episode earlier this week in which a mob besieged the newspaper’s Islamabad bureau. The unidentified men […]

Media should protect interests of state: Firdous

Media should protect interests of state: FirdousISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said on Thursday that freedom of expression was a constitutional right of all citizens. But at the same time, she said the media should also understand its responsibility and protect interests of the state. “The responsible role of media should be promoted […]

IPI executive board condemns death threats to Dawn editor and CEO

IPI executive board condemns death threats to Dawn editor and CEOThe undersigned members of the global Executive ~ of the International Press Institute (IPI) vehemently condemn death threats made against fellow P1 Executive Board member and Dawn editor Zaffar Abbas as well as Dawn CEO Hamid Haroon during demonstrations outside the offices of Dawn in Pakistan. “On December 3 protestors laid siege to Dawn’s Islamabad […]

On internet freedom

On internet freedomWith the passage of time, cyberspace has become prominent for human rights like freedom of speech and expression. The diverse battleground over what is right and wrong politically, socially and culturally is increasingly shifting into the cloud. But beyond that, unfortunately, the quest for genuine persuasion, activism and engagement is made for difficult amid the […]