Freedom Of Expression
The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) on Friday gave the government a three-month deadline to resolve the ongoing media crisis which has severely compromised the independence of media in the country.
Social media users are baffled over what Malam Jabba police saw was 'immoral' about students dancing during a harvest festival event at a hotel in Swat. SHO Javed Iqbal, who was the complainant in the case registered against the hotel owner and some 30 to 40 partygoers, stated that the police lodged the case when the video of the event went viral a month later.
January 9th, 2021; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; An anti-terrorism court in Islamabad on Friday sentenced three to death for sharing blasphemous content on social media while a fourth accused was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment.
January 6th, 2021; By Hamid Riaz; LAHORE; In a petition filed before the IHC petitioner, Tariq Asad asserts that if Netflix fails to remove the 'sacrilegious' movie the website should be banned in the country altogether- much like the Youtube Ban of 2012.
January 6th, 2021; Bureau Report; LAHORE; The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has staged demonstrations across the country as part of its #EnoughIsEnough campaign this year to protect press freedom and the financial security of media personnel.
50 journalists worldwide attacked and killed during 2020; Pakistan among top 5 worst countries.
December 23rd, 2020; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; Apart from the legal challenges, Meesha Shafi faced a targeted vilification campaign on social media, primarily to discredit her harassment claims, say women rights activists.
December 19th, 2020; Bureau Report; LAHORE; The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has directed Pakistan Telecommunication Authority's (PTA) to hold a meaningful dialogue with all stakeholders over the newly-introduced social media rules in the country.
December 16th, 2020; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; Friends and admirers pay tribute to noted columnist Irfan Hussain who passed away in England on Wednesday.