Local court dismisses case of cyber terrorism against Pakistani journalist due to lack of evidence

Local court dismisses case of cyber terrorism against Pakistani journalist due to lack of evidenceCiting lack of evidence, the Session Court in Karachi has dismissed the case of cyber terrorism against journalist Shahzeb Jilani who was charged defamatory remarks against security and law enforcement agencies of Pakistan. During the hearing on May 18, the court has declared that the First Information Report (FIR) against Jilani is non maintainable and […]

سوشل میڈیا کی وجہ سے صحافیوں کو درپیش خطرات

سوشل میڈیا کی وجہ سے صحافیوں کو درپیش خطراتدنیا بھر میں کل آزادی صحافت کا عالمی دن منایا جائے گا، اس میں کوئی شک نہیں کسی بھی ملک کی ترقی میں صحافت کا کردار انتہائی اہم ہوتا ہے یہی وجہ ہے کہ صحافت کو ریاست کا چوتھا ستون قرار دیا گیا ہے لیکن افسوس پاکستان سمیت دنیا بھر کے صحافیوں کے تحفظ کے […]

Journalist Shahzeb Jillani’s pre-arrest bail confirmed by district court

Journalist Shahzeb Jillani’s pre-arrest bail confirmed by district courtA district court in Karachi on Tuesday confirmed the interim pre-arrest bail of journalist Shahzeb Jillani in a case pertaining to alleged cyber terrorism, hate speech and defamatory remarks about state institutions. The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) had booked Jillani in a case registered under Sections 500 (defamation), 109 (abetment) and 34 (common intention) of […]

Journalists targeted with coordinated smear campaigns online

Journalists targeted with coordinated smear campaigns onlineKARACHI: Twitter users on Friday raised serious concerns over the increasing weaponisation of social media and online smear campaigns against several Pakistani journalists. The first series of the malicious hashtag campaigns emerged as the top three Twitter trends in Pakistan on Wednesday. The trends accompanied by scurrilous trolling, misinformation and doctored images targeted Marvi Sirmed, […]

Court reserves order on journalist’s bail plea

Court reserves order on journalist’s bail pleaKARACHI: A district court on Wednesday res­erv­ed its order on an application seeking confirmation of an interim pre-arrest bail of journalist Shahzeb Ali Shah Jillani in a case involving alleged cyber-terrorism, electronic forgery and giving defamatory remarks about state institutions. The FIA had booked Mr Jillani in a case registered under sections 500, 109 and […]

Journalist’s bail extended by one week

Journalist’s bail extended by one weekKARACHI: A district court on Wednesday extended by one week an interim pre-arrest bail of journalist Shahzeb Ali Shah Jillani in a case pertaining to cyber terrorism, electronic forgery and giving defamatory remarks about institutions of the state. The Federal Investigation Agency had booked Mr Jillani in a case registered under Sections 500 (punishment for […]