APNS sees govt ‘ad body’ as attack on press freedom, devolution of power

APNS sees govt ‘ad body’ as attack on press freedom, devolution of powerISLAMABAD: The All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) has expressed its grave concern over the government’s decision to form a “content committee” for prior approval of all advertisements to be released to media. In a statement, the APNS has “deplored” that Federal Minister for Information Fawad Chaudhry has formed the committee “headed by himself” to monitor […]

Media under siege

Media under siegePRESS freedom cannot be gauged by body bags alone. If it was, Pakistan would rank among the comparatively safer countries in the world for journalists today. According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, a total of 15 media workers were killed in this country during 2010 and 2011 for reasons confirmed as being related to […]

Civil society calls for investigation into surveillance of Romanian journalist Cătălin Tolontan

Civil society calls for investigation into surveillance of Romanian journalist Cătălin TolontanTO: His excellency, Klaus Johannis, President of Romania CC: Mr. Petre Tobă, Minister of Internal Affairs Mr. Eduard Helvig, Director of the Romanian Intelligence Service Dear President Johannis, The undersigned members of IFEX, the global network promoting and defending freedom of expression worldwide, express their profound concern over the surveillance operations recently conducted by unknown […]

Past in Perspective

Past in Perspective”Journalists are bigger terrorists than terrorists themselves.” –Asif Ali Zardari’s frustration on Pakistani media during an address to businessmen from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Islamabad 2009. Asif Ali Zardari was addressing members of the delegation of the Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI), during which he commented on the role of journalists in Pakistan. The president […]

Speakers for fair reporting to help bring peace, justice

Speakers for fair reporting to help bring peace, justiceRECORDER REPORT KARACHI: Local and foreign journalists while speaking during the three-day International Media Conference, jointly organised by IFJ, PFUJ and KUJ, called for fair reporting to bring peace and justice at the international level. The conference, which started on Friday at a local hotel, concluded on Sunday. Journalists from 15 countries representing International Federation […]

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