Role of media in portrayal of disabled persons questioned

Role of media in portrayal of disabled persons questionedKARACHI: Speakers at a programme shared their sentiments about portrayal of persons with disabilities in the media during a panel discussion held in connection with the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on Monday. The programme Media & Disability: Pity-heroism Dichotomy was organised by the Network of Organisations Working for People with Disabilities, Pakistan (NOW­PDP) […]

PEMRA takes notice of anti-army, anti-judiciary commentators

PEMRA takes notice of anti-army, anti-judiciary commentatorsSLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has ‘taken notice’ of anti-military and anti-judiciary comments made by guests on two different private television channels. PEMRA sent letters of ‘advice’ to Aab Taak news and Bol News for airing anti-military and anti-judiciary comments. Aab Taak news found itself in trouble over the programme “Tonight with […]

‘Attack on journalists is an attack on the state’

‘Attack on journalists is an attack on the state’ISLAMABAD: Former Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) chairman I. A. Rehman on Tuesday said journalists are the guardian of public interest so whenever a journalist is attacked it should be considered as an attack on society, democracy and the state. He was speaking at a national conference on media safety at a local hotel […]

Media owners, journalists must stay connected: I.A. Rehman

Media owners, journalists must stay connected: I.A. RehmanLAHORE: Renowned rights activist and writer I.A. Rehman looked back at his life at the Lahore Press Club on Saturday evening, reminding the journalists and media owners of the need to connect to each other and to society to protect the freedom for which his generation had struggled a lot. Journalists could fight for the […]

Govt asked to protect journalists, arrest attackers

Govt asked to protect journalists, arrest attackersA seminar at the Karachi Press Club on Thursday condemned the continuing tendency in the country to murder journalists, and urged the government to ensure protection for media persons. The event was organized jointly by the Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) and the Karachi Press Club (KPC) to mark International Day to End Impunity for Crimes […]

Noorani faces another attack: this time on character

Noorani faces another attack: this time on characterISLAMABAD: Ahmad Noorani has been targeted again within five days. While he was physically attacked late Friday that left him with serious head injuries, the latest attempt made on Tuesday was aimed at his character to damage his reputation. Although, attackers of the first incident still remain unknown, the ones who maligned him through defamatory […]