Pakistani media community to set guidelines, protocols for journalists’ safety

Pakistani media community to set guidelines, protocols for journalists’ safetyKARACHI: Pakistan’s media fraternity has decided to set up national protocols and guidelines for the safety of the media personnel, the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) announced in a press release issued Thursday, terming it “a milestone for safety of media houses and media practitioners”. The guidelines and protocol “will envisage self-regulation charter having […]

Radio Pakistan employees protest against govt decision to lease out PBC HQs’

Radio Pakistan employees protest against govt decision to lease out PBC HQs’Employees of Radio Pakistan on Monday held a peaceful demonstration in Islamabad and other Units of the organization across the country in protest against the decision of the government to lease out Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation Headquarters building. Employees of all the wings of the national broadcaster participated in the demonstrations and demanded the government to […]

FBR chairman, interior, information secretaries removed as permanent members of PEMRA

FBR chairman, interior, information secretaries removed as permanent members of PEMRAThe federal government on Friday issued amendments in the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Ordinance of 2002, Radio Pakistan reported. According to the ordinance, federal govt can issue directives only on PEMRA’s policy matters and in accordance with Article 19. However, PEMRA will not be bound to accept all instructions issued by the government. […]

Right of access to information is prerogative of everybody: Ali Zafar

Right of access to information is prerogative of everybody: Ali ZafarISLAMABAD: Caretaker Federal Minister for Information, Broadcasting, National History and Literary Heritage Barrister Syed Ali Zafar Thursday said that right of access to information was the prerogative of every citizen and the government was bound to provide information in all matters of public importance. Talking to a private news channel, he said he strongly condemned […]

Islamabad police only ‘stopped’ journalists’ press freedom rally, officials tell sessions judge

Islamabad police only ‘stopped’ journalists’ press freedom rally, officials tell sessions judgeIslamabad police on Saturday told a sessions court judge that its officials had merely “stopped” a group of journalists from marching towards the Red Zone on World Press Freedom Day rather than manhandled them, as alleged earlier. On World Press Freedom Day, observed on May 3, a group of journalists had marched towards Islamabad’s D-Chowk […]

Issues facing journalists highlighted

Issues facing journalists highlightedISLAMABAD: It is unfortunate that journalists always highlight issues of marginalised segments of society but when they lose their own lives in the line of duty, no one remembers them. This was stated by senior journalist Nawaz Raza while speaking at an event held on the ‘Remembrance Day of Journalists’. The event was organised by […]