IHC disposes of plea against interior ministry ban

IHC disposes of plea against interior ministry banISLAMABAD:The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday disposed of a petition challenging the interior ministry’s ban on its officials as well as employees of its subordinate departments from speaking to the media without permission and sharing documents or any other information on social networking websites. The plea against the restrictions was filed by a citizen, […]

Pakistan Press Foundation PPF Investigative Reporting Fellowships For Pakistani Journalists

Call for Applications   Last date for receiving applications:   Sunday January 5, 2020   Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) invites applications for the 7th batch of PPF Investigative Reporting Fellowships.   The fellowships facilitate Pakistani journalists to produce investigative report that meet the professional, ethical and legal standards. PPF will provide support to journalists, to professionally […]

Citizen petitions IHC against ban on govt officials’ social media accounts

Citizen petitions IHC against ban on govt officials’ social media accountsISLAMABAD: A petition has been filed in the Islamabad High Court against an interior ministry notification banning social media accounts belonging to senior capital administration officials. The petition was filed by a citizen, Mohammad Awais, on Tuesday. It asked for the notification, which was sent to the heads of the ministry’s 22 subordinate organisations across […]

Facebook blocks JI’s pages ahead of Kashmir March

Facebook blocks JI’s pages ahead of Kashmir MarchKARACHI: Facebook — one of the world’s largest social media platforms — on Monday blocked Jamaat-i-Islami’s (JI) official and other pages related to the party’s information dissemination, days ahead of its Kashmir March scheduled for Dec 22 in Islamabad, stated a JI spokesman. The JI spokesman stated that the Facebook administration without any prior notice […]

PTI fumes over removal of Kashmiris WhatsApp accounts

PTI fumes over removal of Kashmiris WhatsApp accountsMIRPUR (AJK) -The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Azad Jammu Kashmir strongly condemned Facebook administration decision to suspend the accounts on messaging service WhatsApp used by the besieged Kashmiri people in Indian-held Jammu Kashmir. While condemning the action, Ershad Mahmud, the party’s Secretary Information, said in a press statement issued on Friday that the step has completely compromised the […]

On internet freedom

On internet freedomWith the passage of time, cyberspace has become prominent for human rights like freedom of speech and expression. The diverse battleground over what is right and wrong politically, socially and culturally is increasingly shifting into the cloud. But beyond that, unfortunately, the quest for genuine persuasion, activism and engagement is made for difficult amid the […]

PTA to raise issue of Twitter account’s blocking

PTA to raise issue of Twitter account’s blockingPakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) will raise the issue of blocking of Twitter accounts again with the Twitter administration as it continues to suspend accounts from Pakistan. According to Spokesperson PTA Khurram Ali Mehran, Twitter has recently suspended accounts of a number of Twitter users from Pakistan without any warning and on unsubstantiated grounds. The PTA […]

95pc women journalists say online violence impacts their work: report

95pc women journalists say online violence impacts their work: reportISLAMABAD: Ninety-five per cent of the country’s women journalists feel online violence has an impact on their professional work, according to a Media Matters for Democracy (MMfD) report. The report titled ‘Hostile Bytes — a study of online violence against women journalists’ was launched on Friday to coincide with the Inter­national Day to End Impunity […]