Media men rally against life threats

LAHORE, March 9: Hundreds of media persons took out a procession on Saturday and condemned life threats to senior photographer Azhar Jafri and his family by the banned Lashkar-i-Jhangvi. Pamphlets inscribed with threats to Jafri and his family were dropped at his under-construction house in the Journalists Colony. Similar warnings had also been spray-painted on …

Free expression

By: Farooq Sulehria The post-modernist dictatorship over media scholarship 1980s onwards has banalised journalistic narratives. While important issues – for instance debate over media imperialism – have been trivialised, trifles have been assigned centrality in the media discourses. In recent years and months, we have seen the consequences of this banality. Kerfuffle over an anti-Islam …

Banned outfits, security institutions held responsible for attacks on media

By: Iqbal Khattak ISLAMABAD: Banned militant organisations, state’s security institutions and political parties were identified on Wednesday as key elements responsible for attacks on the media, as delegates framed problems to promote collaborative approaches to combating impunity on crimes against journalists during the inaugural day of international conference on safety and security of journalists in …

Senate body recommends ban on foreign TV content

Pemra to shut GEO

By Sajid Chaudhry ISLAMABAD: Senate Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting on Tuesday recommended ban on telecasting of foreign content by foreign television channels including dramas with Urdu dubbing during 7 pm to 11 pm to save the local artists and drama industry. Senate body also directed for rationalizing showing of foreign contents by 10% …