Undermining the media

Undermining the mediaThe federal government constituted a ‘content committee’ to approve the issuance of government advertisements to the print and electronic media on September 17, 2018. The committee is headed by federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry and includes the information ministers of Punjab, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as well as the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister […]

APNS sees govt ‘ad body’ as attack on press freedom, devolution of power

APNS sees govt ‘ad body’ as attack on press freedom, devolution of powerISLAMABAD: The All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) has expressed its grave concern over the government’s decision to form a “content committee” for prior approval of all advertisements to be released to media. In a statement, the APNS has “deplored” that Federal Minister for Information Fawad Chaudhry has formed the committee “headed by himself” to monitor […]

Govt to facilitate growth of free, responsible media: Fawad

Govt to facilitate growth of free, responsible media: FawadISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry Friday said the government believes in freedom of expression and would continue to facilitate the growth of free and responsible media.In a meeting with a delegation of All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) here, the minister said independent media was sine qua non for strengthening democracy and nurturing […]

CPNE, APNS say CCP action ‘arbitrary, unreasonable’

THE President of the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE), Mujeebur Rehman Shami, and the President of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS), Hameed Haroon have deplored the coercive actions initiated by the Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP), against the Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA). They have strongly questioned whether these actions constitute “reasonable” measures. They …

GB court verdict threat to press freedom

KARACHI: The president of the Council of Pakistan News­paper Editors (CPNE), Mujibur Rehman Shami, and the president of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS), Hameed Haroon, have, in a joint statement, expressed dismay at what they called unlawful conviction of Mir Shakeel ur Rehman, the Editor-in-Chief of the Jang-Geo media group and associated media persons, …