PTA to raise issue of Twitter account’s blocking

PTA to raise issue of Twitter account’s blockingPakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) will raise the issue of blocking of Twitter accounts again with the Twitter administration as it continues to suspend accounts from Pakistan. According to Spokesperson PTA Khurram Ali Mehran, Twitter has recently suspended accounts of a number of Twitter users from Pakistan without any warning and on unsubstantiated grounds. The PTA […]

International rights groups protest siege of Dawn offices

International rights groups protest siege of Dawn officesKARACHI: As journalist rights groups across the world on Wednesday condemned “harassment and intimidation” of Dawn media group and its staff, Reporters Sans Frontieres (RSF) demanded that Prime Minister Imran Khan issue an unequivocal condemnation of the siege of Dawn offices by an angry crowd on completely spurious grounds. Apart from the RSF, the International […]

Attack on Dawn News Office by Unknown Group of people.

Attack on Dawn News Office by Unknown Group of people.Around 30 to 35 unidentified people on 2 Dec 2019 staged a protest outside Dawn News office in Islamabad over publication of a news report regarding the ethnicity of the London bridge attacker. Holding banners, chanting slogans against the newspaper, standing outside the office from 3:30 PM and making the staffers hostages, they demand for […]

Bilawal visits Dawn offices, condemns besieging of staffers

Bilawal visits Dawn offices, condemns besieging of staffersISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari on Tuesday visited Dawn offices in Islamabad to express solidarity with its staffers who remained “under siege” of a mob on Monday. A few dozen unidentified people staged a protest outside the Dawn offices over publication of a news report regarding the ethnicity of the London Bridge attacker who stabbed two persons to […]

Murder trial of TV anchor, partner to be held in prison

Murder trial of TV anchor, partner to be held in prisonKARACHI: A sessions’ court on Monday one again deferred indictment in a case pertaining to the murder of TV anchor Mureed Abbas after the jail authorities said that the Sindh government had notified the matter for trial inside the prison. Police had booked and detained an alleged prime suspect, Atif Zaman, for killing his two […]

The unpaid journalist

The unpaid journalistDear All, Out of all the many exciting things I could write about this week, I have, for various reasons, chosen to write about the media environment in Pakistan and how journalists seem to be bearing the brunt of the crisis of indirect censorship. Today, we do not have the clarity of the sort of […]