SHC restrains police from lodging cases against journalist

SHC restrains police from lodging cases against journalistKARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Thursday restrained the police from lodging more cases against a journalist without its permission. The two-judge bench, headed by Justice Mohammad Iqbal Kalhoro, also directed the police not to harass the journalist and adjourned the matter till Jan 22. Ajeeb Lakho, a Khairpur-based journalist, through his lawyer, moved […]

Electronic media editors, news directors’ panel forms executive committee

Electronic media editors, news directors’ panel forms executive committeeISLAMABAD: The senior professionals from broadcast media formed a 16-member executive committee to run affairs of the newly-established Association of Electronic Media Editors and News Directors (AEMEND). The executive committee will complete membership of the first-ever body of senior TV and digital journalists aimed at promoting independence of media and freedom of expression guaranteed in […]

Hameed Haroon rejects rape charge by filmmaker

Hameed Haroon rejects rape charge by filmmakerISLAMABAD: The chief executive of Dawn has denied accusations he raped an acclaimed filmmaker, in a case that has spotlighted sexual abuse targeting men and added momentum to the country´s fledgling #MeToo movement. Director Jamshed Mahmood Raza took to social media over the weekend to allege that Dawn newspaper´s Hameed Haroon raped him 13 years […]

KP Assembly approves endowment fund for journalists

KP Assembly approves endowment fund for journalistsPESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly has approved Endowment Fund Act meant for the welfare of the journalists’ community that would resolve issues of media persons, said Speaker provincial assembly, Mushtaq Ghani. Talking to the newly elected cabinet of Peshawar Press Club here, he felicitated the newly elected president and his cabinet and hoped that he would […]

Facebook blocks Radio Pakistan over IOK posts

Facebook blocks Radio Pakistan over IOK postsISLAMABAD.: A popular social networking site has blocked live news streaming by Pakistan’s national broadcaster over posts about Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) which has been under siege since August 5, 2019 after the Narendra Modi government unconstitutionally stripped the disputed region of its special status. Radio Pakistan accused Facebook of blocking live news bulletins by the […]