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What is PMDA and why are journalists protesting against it?

Ever since Fawad Chaudhry reassumed charge as information minister, the Ministry for Information and Broadcasting has once again started working to establish a new media regulatory authority. The proposal to establish the Pakistan Media Development Authority (PMDA) has met with

Veteran journalist Rahimullah Yusufzai passes away

PESHAWAR: Renowned Pakistani journalist, war correspondent and political analyst Rahimullah Yusufzai has passed away after battling cancer. He was aged 66. His son Arshad confirmed his passing away in a statement on social media. “My father Rahimullah Yusufzai has breathed

Has Shiffa Yousafzai won the moral battle against Asad Toor’s allegations?

Islamabad High Court (IHC) has dismissed a petition and directed the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to conduct inquiry against journalist Asad Ali Toor for making personal attacks against female anchor Shiffa Yousafzai. Asad Toor, who was alleged done last month,

Asad Toor attack: ISI says being ‘targeted’ under an organised conspiracy

ISLAMABAD: Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) has issued a statement in response to allegations levelled against the agency after an attack on journalist Asad Ali Toor. A high-level meeting on the incident was convened between the ISI and the Ministry of Information,

Media ethics, lies and deception

In 1995, Princess Diana gave an explosive interview to BBC in which exposed Prince Charles’ infidelities and the reason for their unhappy marriage. Two years late in August 1997, the Princess of Wales was killed in a car crash in

‘Never wanted to harm Diana,’ British journalist denies link to her death

LONDON: A former BBC journalist found to have deceived Princess Diana in order to secure an explosive interview with her in 1995 has denied he was responsible for a chain of events that led to her death Martin Bashir told

TV reporter, cameraman robbed during live transmission

ECUADOR: A journalist was robbed in front of a camera during a live broadcast on an Ecuadorian sports channel. The incident took place in one of the cities in Ecuador, a journalist named Diego Ordinola, who works at Ecuador’s TV

US State Dept expresses concerns over SHC ruling in Daniel Pearl case

WASHINTON: The United States has expressed concern over the Sindh High Court’s (SHC) ruling ordering the release of the main suspects in the murder of journalists Daniel Pearl, saying they will be “closely following” the case. “We are deeply concerned

Gunmen shoot dead Afghan woman journalist in Jalalabad

KABUL: A journalist and women’s rights campaigner has been gunned down by assailants on Thursday in eastern Afghanistan. Malalai Maiwand, a reporter at Enikas Radio and TV, was killed with her driver, Mohammad Tahir, on her morning commute to work

Indian journalist Arnab Goswami arrested in suicide abetment case

MUMBAI: Controversial Indian journalist Arnab Goswami was arrested on Wednesday from his house in connection with abetment to suicide case filed against him in 2018. According to Indian media, a senior police official has confirmed that Goswami has been arrested.

Fake female journalist deprives man of half million rupees

ISLAMABAD: A woman impersonating as a journalist has allegedly defrauded a citizen of half a million rupees on the pretext of installing a mobile phone tower. Naseem Bibi, who falsely claims to be a member of the Tarnol Press Club,

Journalists quarantined after interviewing Brazil’s president

RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazilian broadcasters have pulled journalists off the job after they were exposed to President Jair Bolsonaro in an interview where he announced he had tested positive for the coronavirus, quarantining them until they test negative for the

Family of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi forgives killers

RIYADH: The sons of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi said on Friday that they have forgiven the killers of their father. “In this blessed night of the blessed month (of Ramadan) we remember God’s saying: If a person forgives and

Turkey charges 20 Saudis over Khashoggi murder

ISTANBUL: Turkish prosecutors have charged 20 suspects including two former top aides to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over the 2018 murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Prosecutors accuse Saudi Arabia’s deputy intelligence chief Ahmed al-Assiri and the royal court’s

Anti-state posts: Journalist remanded in FIA custody

LAHORE: A local court in Lahore sent a journalist on three-day physical remand into the custody of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) in a case pertaining to sharing anti-state content on social media.  The FIA Cyber Crime wing apprehended Azharul

Mehwish Hayat slams journalist over polio worker video

KARACHI: Actress Mehwish Hayat slammed Pakistani-Canadian journalist Tarek Fatah after he post a video of polio workers, advising him to check every information before publishing it. The Canadian author had taken to Twitter with a footage telling his followers about

Srinagar Press Club demands lifting of communication blockade

Srinagar: The Kashmir Press Club (KPC) in Srinagar has expressed serious reservations over the “unprecedented communication blockade” in the valley and criticized authorities for allegedly forcing some senior journalists to vacate their government provided accommodation. Rejecting the restraints imposed on