PFUJ slams govt for imposing ban on ads for Dawn

PFUJ slams govt for imposing ban on ads for DawnISLAMABAD: The Paki­stan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has condemned the government’s decision to impose a ban on advertisements to the Dawn Media Group and termed it a move against media freedom. Afzal Butt, who heads his own faction of the PFUJ, and Ayub Jan Sarhandi, its secretary general, said in a statement on Friday […]

CPNE concerned at ban on govt ads to Dawn group

CPNE concerned at ban on govt ads to Dawn groupKARACHI: The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) on Thursday expressed grave concern over a ban imposed by the federal government on advertisement to the Dawn Media Group, calling it a move against freedom of expression. In a statement, CPNE president Arif Nizami, senior vice president Imtinan Shahid and secretary general Jabbar Khattak said the […]

Journalists hold token hunger strike

Journalists hold token hunger strikeHYDERABAD: Office-bearers of the Hyderabad Union of Journalists (HUJ) (Dastoori group) staged a token hunger strike on Sunday against sacking of journalists and other technical staff from electronic and print media organisations and forced reduction in their salaries and other facilities. They demanded immediate reinstatement of all sac­ked journalists and media workers. The also called […]

New broad-based media association formed

New broad-based media association formedAn announcement has been made regarding the establishment of a broad-based and comprehensive organisation named the Pakistan News Media Association (PNMA). Zia Shahid has been appointed the chairman of the organising committee for the new entity. As per the plan, the committee has been tasked with framing a constitution for the PNMA as well as […]

PML-N questions logic behind establishing PMRA

PML-N questions logic behind establishing PMRAISLAMABAD: The Pakis­tan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has questioned the logic behind establishing the Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority (PMRA). During a meeting of the National Assembly Stan­ding Committee on Infor­mation, Broadcasting, Nat­io­nal Heritage and Literary Heritage on Tuesday, Mar­riyum Aurangzeb of the PML-N asked the reasons for setting up the new authority. She claimed that the […]

‘The state has been hostile to the press from day one’

‘The state has been hostile to the press from day one’KARACHI: “Trying to suppress information, subduing journalists, launching press agencies from the presidency, introducing press policies and revising them often; the state has been hostile towards the press from day one,” said veteran journalist and activist I.A. Rehman while delivering the first Razia Bhatti Memorial Lecture on Monday. Held at the Centre for Excellence in […]