PCP unanimously rejects proposed PMRA

PCP unanimously rejects proposed PMRAISLAMABAD: The Press Council of Pakistan has unanimously rejected the proposed creation of Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority (PMRA) and urged the government to ensure the Freedom of Press, if it intends to streamline the various institutions then it should table a Bill in the Parliament, says press release. The Press Council of Pakistan’s General Council, […]

Govt believes in freedom of press, speech: Jehangir Iqbal

Govt believes in freedom of press, speech: Jehangir IqbalPESHAWAR: Government firmly believes in freedom of press and freedom of expression and is fully aware of the importance of regional press as much as national newspapers and is striving for resolving their problems, said Principal Information Officer Mian Jehangir Iqbal. He was talking to editors of local newspapers at a lunch hosted in his honour […]

CPNE passes resolution to ‘protect’ freedom of press

CPNE passes resolution to ‘protect’ freedom of pressThe Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) has expressed deep concern over the prevailing condition of freedom of press in Pakistan, saying the media is undergoing a phase of extreme congestion and unnecessary restrictions. According to a resolution passed in a standing committee’s meeting headed by CPNE President Arif Nizami, despite non-implementation of the notorious censorship, […]

PFUJ forms NAC to fight for workers’ rights

PFUJ forms NAC to fight for workers’ rightsThree factions of the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) on Monday constituted a National Action Committee to fight for the media workers’ rights, including delay in salaries, retrenchment and freedom of the press. “We will not allow the government and media owners to target the workers,” said the representatives of all the three factions […]

Media freedom: Assembly unanimous in condemning TV station attack

Media freedom: Assembly unanimous in condemning TV station attackLAHORE: The Provincial Assembly on Monday passed a unanimous resolution condemning an attack on the office of a television channel. The resolution demanded that the government take the necessary security measures to protect journalists and media houses. The session chaired by Speaker Rana Muhammad Iqbal had earlier witnessed a token walkout by journalists from the […]

SOURCE OF INFORMATION: PBA EXPRESSES CONCERN OVER ‘CONTROVERSIAL’ CLAUSE OF DRAFT LAW

Karachi: The Pakistan Broadcasters Association, taking note of recent articles in various newspapers about the Journalists Protection and Welfare Bill 2011, appreciates the steps being considered by the Government to provide social benefits and protection to journalists. Pakistan is one of the most dangerous countries for journalists with 83 journalists/media workers killed since 1994 according …

Journalists to stage hunger strike for acceptance of demands

Journalists to stage hunger strike for acceptance of demandsISLAMABAD: Journalists from all over the country will stage a coffin wearing protest sit-in and hunger strike in front of the Parliament House after the month of Ramazan to raise their grievances and apathy of the government to resolve them. The representatives of the journalist community during a seminar here on Wednesday to commemorate senior […]

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