Journalists slam censorship, layoffs

Journalists slam censorship, layoffsISLAMABAD: Journalists held countrywide demonstrations on Tuesday in protest against an “undeclared censorship”, layoffs in media organisations and non-payment of salaries. The demonstrations were held in Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, Quetta, Hyderabad, Nawabshah, Sakrand, Daur, Badin, Qazi Ahmed and some other towns and cities. Journalists from Islamabad and Rawalpindi gathered at the National Press Club […]

Bilawal slams media censorship

Bilawal slams media censorshipSukkur: Rejecting curbs on freedom of expression and independence of speech, PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said they are committed to upholding these basic human rights and will fully support and defend journalists against government censorship. Addressing the media at Sukkur Press Club on Thursday, he said the media fought against dictators generals Ayub, Ziaul […]

Punjab IGP’s new media policy stirs outrage

Punjab IGP’s new media policy stirs outrageLahore: Punjab Inspector General of Police (IGP) Arif Nawaz Khan has issued a new media policy through which certain restrictions have been imposed on media interaction. The policy has been met with outrage from stakeholders who have termed it as a form of censorship and an attack on freedom of information. A circular issued by […]

Aimal Wali says curbs on media unacceptable

Aimal Wali says curbs on media unacceptablePeshawar: Awami National Party (ANP) provincial president Aimal Wali Khan has said that the censorship on the media is a violation of the Constitution and his party will resist it. Through a statement issued here on Monday, he said the censorship on television and newspapers was a violation of Article 19 of the constitution.He said […]

Notices issued to 14 TV channels for violating Pemra advisory

Notices issued to 14 TV channels for violating Pemra advisoryISLAMABAD: The electronic media regulator on Saturday issued show-cause notices to 14 news TV channels for what it believes violating its earlier advisory according to which they should not hold discussion about the reference filed against two senior judges with the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC). The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) issued the show-cause […]

Media muzzled

Media muzzledPrevention of Electronic Crimes Act, 2016 (PECA) is just an addition to the already existing laws that are often used against the media and journalists; laws that allow the government of the day and the state to resort to newer tactics of censorship without having to use muscle power. To this day, no one knows […]