Pakistan is ranked 159 on list of 180 countries on media freedom: RWB report

Pakistan is ranked 159 on list of 180 countries on media freedom: RWB reportWASHINGTON: Reporters Without Borders, which campaigns for media freedom around the world, issued a freedom index on Sunday to mark the World Press Freedom Day. According to this index, Finland tops the list of the countries with a free media, followed by two other Scandinavian countries – Norway and Denmark. Eritrea is at the bottom […]

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Is Pemra’s directive aimed at curbing hate speech?

Is Pemra’s directive aimed at curbing hate speech?KARACHI: The latest order from the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) warning private television channels to not broadcast what it called hate speech has once again caught the electronic media off-guard. Media managers and practitioners once again find themselves at a crossroads between military, political parties and the government. The warning was issued late […]

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Challenges to media despite its phenomenal growth highlighted

Challenges to media despite its phenomenal growth highlightedThough mass media was flourishing in Pakistan the country was still among most unsafe states for journalists to work in. Denmark’s Ambassador to Pakistan Jesper Mollar Sorensen made these remarks while presiding over the inaugural session of the 2nd ‘Transforming Youth Media Summit’ on Saturday. The envoy said that some 110 journalists had lost their […]

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Registration of anti-terrorist case against TV channel against freedom of expression: Senate committee

ISLAMABAD: Expressing its displeasure over registration of a case under anti-terrorist law against a private TV news channel, the Senate Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting Monday directed the Balochistan government to refrain from registration of cases against media. The committee meeting chaired by Senator Kamil Ali Agha said that FIR against a private TV …