New Delhi, 28 December: Indian Federation of Working Journalists (IFWJ) has strongly condemned the unethical, unprofessional and slavish behaviour of Pakistani journalists, who taunted and jeered at the mother and wife of Kulbhushan Jadhav, when they were coming out from Pakistani jail after meeting him on 26th December.
KARACHI: Renowned journalist Nargis Khanum died of a heart attack on Tuesday afternoon. She was coming to the Karachi Press Club (KPC) in her car when she felt uncomfortable. She managed to stop the car after which she passed away. Khanum was born in 1943 in Pune in pre-partition India. Her family shifted to Pakistan after independence. She did her MA in English Literature from the University of Karachi.
ISLAMABAD: A parliamentary committee on Thursday rejected the government’s bill on the safety of journalists and set up a three-member subcommittee to draft another bill in consultation with stakeholders which will be tabled as a private member’s bill in case the government does not own it. The decision was taken during a meeting of the Senate Standing Committee on Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage, which was chaired by Senator Kamil Ali Agha.
Pakistan Television (PTV) on Friday sacked its suspended director of current affairs, Agha Masood Shorish, following allegations of sexual harassment and misuse of authority by multiple staffers at the state-run broadcaster. A total of five inquiries had been initiated against Shorish, including three for sexual harassment. PTV’s 14 producers had also filed a complaint against him in the Islamabad High Court, and the issue was also taken up in the National Assembly.
Karachi : The Pakistan Press Foundation has awarded 19 journalists from across Pakistan fellowships to pursue investigative stories on a range of social, political and economic issues. The fellows were selected from a pool of over 150 applicants in a rigorous selection process conducted by a panel of 17 reporters and editors who evaluated their pitches. The fellows come from all four provinces of Pakistan as well as its Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Kashmir.
The administration of Islamabad, Pakistan’s capital city, cancelled the publication licenses or ‘declarations’ of Urdu the dailies “Sahafat” and “Dopahr” on October 20, 2017. Khushnood Ali Khan, editor in chief of both newspapers, said the order was given when he submitted a request to upgrade his printing press and to change the printers. When he did not receive a response from the Islamabad administration, Khan said he wrote a letter to the deputy commissioner Islamabad.
Ahmad Noorani, an investigative journalist of the English-language daily “The News International” was assaulted by unidentified men in broad daylight at the busy intersection of Islamabad, the capital city of Pakistan. Noorani’s car was intercepted by six assailants riding on three motorbikes. They severely beat up Noorani and his driver with iron rods after throwing out the keys from the ignition.
Journalists’ safety bill will soon be discussed by cabinet body : minister
ISLAMABAD: Briefing the Senate committee on Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage on different issues related to media, the Minister of State Marriyum Aurangzeb said the first draft of the Bill for safety, security and protection of journalists, prepared in consultation with all the stakeholders including All Pakistan Newspaper Society (APNS), Council of Newspapers. Editors (CPNE), Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) and inclusive of the recommendations of the committee members and the UN guidelines, would soon be presented before the cabinet legislative committee for its approval.
Pemra issues notice for airing Dangal
LAHORE – Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Wednesday issued a show cause notice to Urdu 1 channel for Aamir Khan’s Bollywood film Dangal. Urdu1 aired Dangal which was not given permission for screening by Board of Film Censors in Pakistan. Pemra has identified certain scenes which were deemed inappropriate for viewing in Pakistan as well.
ATC indicts four for blasphemy on social media
ISLAMABAD: An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Tuesday indicted four out of seven suspects for allegedly publishing blasphemous content about Islam on social media. ATC Judge Shahrukh Arjumand arraigned the suspects, who pleaded not guilty and decided to stand trial. The suspects were brought to the court amid tight security. Subsequently, the court directed the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to start producing witnesses and evidence from the next date of hearing – September 25.
ISLAMABAD:The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz-led government has prepared a draft law to control media and impose more restrictions on the freedom of press. The speed with which the law is being prepared has sent alarm bells ringing in the journalist community, including the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) and Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE).
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