Asma Jahangir Conference: Journalists vow to report facts, resist attacks on press freedom

Asma Jahangir Conference: Journalists vow to report facts, resist attacks on press freedomLAHORE: A session on ‘Electronic and Print Media (Freedom of Expression) in Pakistan’ on the first day of the Asma Jahangir Conference on Saturday started with a minute’s silence for the denial of entry to Pakistan to Committee to Protect Journalists Asia Programme Coordinator Steve Butler. Mr Butler, however joined the session he was supposed […]

TV, radio channels accused of promoting quackery

TV, radio channels accused of promoting quackeryPESHAWAR: The satellite TV channels and FM radios continue to promote quackery despite directives by Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) not to air health-related advertisements without permission of the government. Even some mainstream satellite Pashto channels air such programmes in which the unqualified doctors offer treatment for all ailments. The homoeopaths have become radio […]

IPI calls for release of journalist

IPI calls for release of journalistKARACHI: The Inter­national Press Institute (IPI) has again urged Egypt to free Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein, who has now spent 1,000 days behind bars. The IPI is a global network of editors, media executives and journalists. In 2018, the IPI in collaboration with partner organisations, launched the #PressEgypt campaign to put pressure on the […]

Aleem faces arrest for attacks on parliament house, PTV building

Aleem faces arrest for attacks on parliament house, PTV buildingISLAMABAD: A leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and member of the Punjab Assembly, Abdul Aleem Khan, is facing arrest after an anti-terrorism court (ATC) issued non-bailable warrants for his alleged involvement in the 2014 attacks on the Parliament House and PTV building. ATC Judge Raja Jawad Abbas Hassan issued the warrants a few days […]

Radio Pakistan’s website remains hacked for an hour

ISLAMABAD: The website of state-run broadcaster was hacked for an hour on Sunday evening, sources in the Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) told Dawn. “The Radio Pakistan website was hacked between 3pm and 4pm. Some hackers claimed responsibility. However, the site has been restored,” said a senior PBC official. According to the official, those accessing the […]