Publishers, HR activists to contest Tahaffuz bill

LAHORE: The publishing industry, education sector, research and human rights organisations have expressed their concern at the Tahaffuz-i-Bunyad-i-Islam Bill recently passed by the Punjab Assembly and threatened to challenge the proposed legislation in a court of law. “We believe the bill is an invasion on freedom of expression and critical thinking and will also spell […]

PFUJ concerned over termination of journalists by Jehan Pakistan

PFUJ concerned over termination of journalists by Jehan PakistanISLAMABAD—Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has expressed concern over the sacking of four reporters and several newsroom staffers by the management of Jehan Pakistan newspaper in Islamabad. In a joint statement, PFUJ  President Shahzada Zulfiqar and Secretary-General Nasir Zaidi said it was a cruel decision at a time when there is widespread unemployment in […]

پاکستان پریس فاوٗنڈیشن نے میڈیا کی آزادی اور حفاظت کے فیلوشپ پروگرام کے لیے درخواستیں وصول کرنے کا اعلان کردیا۔

پاکستان پریس فاوٗنڈیشن نے میڈیا کی آزادی اور حفاظت  کے فیلوشپ پروگرام کے لیے درخواستیں وصول کرنے کا اعلان کردیا۔درخواست جمع کرانے کی آخری تاریخ جمعہ،27فروری،2020 پاکستان پریس فاوٗنڈیشن (پی پی ایف)نے پاکستان میں میڈیا کی آزادی اور حفاظت   کے فیلو شپ پروگرام کے لیے درخواستیں وصول کرنے کا اعلان کردیا۔ اس فیلو شپ پروگرام کا مقصد آزادی اظہار رائے کو فروغ دینا اور میڈیا کارکنان کو مدد فراہم کرناہے تاکہ وہ میڈیا کی […]

Pakistan Press Foundation issues call for applications for Fellowship program on Media Safety and Impunity

Pakistan Press Foundation issues call for applications for Fellowship program on Media Safety and ImpunityLast date: Thursday, February 27, 2020 Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) has issued a call for applications for Fellowship program on Media Safety and Impunity in Pakistan. The fellowship program aims to promote freedom of expression by providing support to media professionals to produce stories related to issues on Media Safety and Impunity. The fellowship programs […]

Fight for media freedoms

Fight for media freedomsLeaders of the media industry have come together to resist a blatant government attempt at media control. All print and electronic media organisations, owner of media groups, and all factions of journalists’ unions met in Islamabad the other day where they unanimously rejected the government move to set up special media tribunals aimed at giving […]

Journalists to march on LoC today

Journalists to march on LoC todayMUZAFFARABAD: More than four hundred journalists from different parts of Pakistan and Azad Kashmir have arrived here to take part in a “symbolic march” towards the Line of Control (LoC) on Saturday. The march, organised by the Central Union of Journalists (CUJ), a regional body, has attracted attention of media professionals across the country. “For […]

Diary of a Sceptic wins praise for looking at history thru journalist’s eyes

Diary of a Sceptic wins praise for looking at history thru journalist’s eyesKARACHI: “The book tells you about the situation in the newsroom, the pressures, the censorship and the compromises made during reporting of events like the general election,” said Kamal Siddiqi, a former journalist and director of Centre for Excellence in Journalism at IBA, while speaking at the launch of senior journalist Nizamuddin Siddiqui’s book, Election […]

Herald’s closure is a sad statement on state of media

Closure of the prestigious Herald Magazine is a classical example of curbs on media, resulting in financial squeeze, and changing reading habits. Though it’s been in the grapevine for some time now, the official announcement that Herald has published in its last issue is still shocking. Herald has been a voice of dissent for decades. […]