Fire erupts at PTV station

Fire erupts at PTV stationKARACHI: A fire broke out at the Pakistan Television (PTV) Karachi station loca­ted in the New Town area on Friday, which destroyed wooden structures, said officials. No one was hurt in the incident. A fire brigade official added that the blaze erupted at the set designing store at around 12.36pm. Four fire engines rushed to […]

A free media

A free mediaExactly eight years ago, a huge number of PTI workers were gathered at Minar-e-Pakistan Lahore on October 30, 2011 to participate in the historical jalsa. Besides this, people were also sitting in front of their television sets to eagerly listen to thjeir beloved leader Imran Khan. The impressive coverage by Pakistani media helped PTI transform […]

Police officials thrash 24 News cameraman

Police officials thrash 24 News cameramanISLAMABAD — Freedom Network has called for action against police officials involved in violence against a 24 News Television cameraperson in Sukkur. In a video clip shared on Twitter, several police officers are seen hurling punches at Amin Buksh Ali, pushing and slapping him repeatedly. The network did not mention what prompted the violence against […]

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 […]