PEMRA bans Sami Ibrahim talk show featuring Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD—Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Thursday imposed a ban on Tajzia, a Bol TV talk show hosted by Sami Ibrahim, for airing a statement of PTI chairman Imran Khan. In a notification to all TV channels, PEMRA said: “Reference is invited to a talk show...

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Pakistan Television (PTV) anchorperson removed from job for visiting Israel

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Television (PTV) anchor Ahmed Quraishi has been sacked from the state television channel after backlash over his recent visit to Israel as part of an interfaith peace delegation. The delegation also met with the Israeli president during their visit. Federal Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb Monday...

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) joins 34 rights groups demand independent investigation into the killing of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) has joined a coalition of 34 press freedom and human rights groups calling for an immediate and independent investigation into the killing of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh on May 11. Read the full statement below. We, the undersigned organisations, call for...

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PTI supporters attack SAMAA TV journalists in Karachi, Rawalpindi

SAMAA TV journalists covering a protest near Karachi’s Numaish Chowrangi were attacked by several PTI supporters who left reporter Zamzam Saeed and cameraperson Imran wounded. A TV camera was also damaged in the attack. In another attack that came a few hours later, reporter Yasir Hussain...

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Imran Khan’s attitude towards journalists is worrying, KHUJ

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Union of Journalists (KUJ) has expressed concern over the inappropriate attitude of PTI Chairman and former Prime Minister Imran Khan towards journalists in Peshawar, said Union President Nasir Hussain and Senior Vice President Imran Ayaz in a statement. In a joint statement,...

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PPF condemns widespread acts of violence against media during PTI long march

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) condemns the acts of violence against members of the media during a long march by the political party, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf on May 25. It is unacceptable for journalists to be made the target of violence during any kind of political demonstrations...

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PPF alarmed by registration of cases against four journalists

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) is concerned at the registration of cases against four journalists — Sami Ibrahim, Arshad Sharif, Imran Riaz Khan and Sabir Shakir. These cases registered on sedition and defamation charges are a concerning attempt to police members of the media and restrict...

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Maryam Nawaz gets ARY news mic removed before presser

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) vice president Maryam Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday removed ARY News’ mic before addressing a press conference here in Punjab’s capital, ARY News reported. The PML-N leader once again singled-out ARY News and not only removed the most popular news channel’s mic...

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Maryam Nawaz gets ARY news mic removed before presser

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) vice president Maryam Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday removed ARY News’ mic before addressing a press conference here in Punjab’s capital, ARY News reported. The PML-N leader once again singled-out ARY News and not only removed the most popular news channel’s mic...

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ARY news transmission suspended in parts of Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The transmission of ARY News has been suspended in parts of the country, ARY News reported on Tuesday. As per details, the transmission of ARY News has been reportedly taken down in parts of Pakistan following the orders of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority...

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