Media freedom in Pakistan is seeing dark times, says panel

Media freedom in Pakistan is seeing dark times, says panelPress freedom in Pakistan is the worst today than it has ever been before, said panelists at a talk on censorship held at the Khalili Lecture Theatre (KLT) at SOAS on Friday. The talk titled ‘Reign of censorship: Pakistan, Kashmir and India’ featured journalist Talat Hussain, writer and academic Farzana Sheikh, British journalist Christina Lamb […]

Data collection under RTI laws helps in investigation journalism

Data collection under RTI laws helps in investigation journalismKarachi, Feb 8:  For better investigative stories it is necessary for reporters to gather important data from related departments using the laws of right to information, said PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali. Speaking to the participants of a training workshop on use of RTI Act, he said these laws have ensured more transparency and […]

Press conference on effective implementation of Sindh Transparency and Right to Information Act 2016

Press conference on effective implementation of Sindh Transparency and Right to Information Act 2016Call for taking measures for ensuring public access to information under RTI Coalition on Right to Information (CRTI) and its partners Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) and Center of Peace and Development Initiatives (CPDI) raised the voice to urge the government to ensure implementation of Sindh Transparency and Right to Information Act, 2016 on February 6, […]

Media bodies rejects cabinet decision on PMRA

Media bodies rejects cabinet decision on PMRAThe federal cabinet approved the formation of new regulatory body called Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority (PMRA) with the merger of all media regulating bodies including print, electronic and digital media. The meeting was held on January 24, headed by Prime Minister Imran Khan and attended by the journalists’ associations. The Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry […]

APNS, CPNE assail move to form new media body

APNS, CPNE assail move to form new media bodyKARACHI: The All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) and the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) have criticised the federal cabinet’s decision to set up the Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority (PMRA) that is to replace the existing bodies regulating print and electronic media. The APNS termed the decision a particularly regressive measure and the CPNE described it as […]

Role of women journalists in society praised

Role of women journalists in society praisedQUETTA: Adviser to the Balochistan Chief Minister on Sports, Culture and Youth Affairs Abdul Khaliq Hazara has highlighted the importance of media in the development of society, saying the face of Pakistani media is being changed and women are the catalyst of this transformation. “The media-persons always work with devotion and highlight the issues faced by […]