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Speculation Abounds as X Suspension in Pakistan Enters Third Day

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Internet and social media disruptions deal a blow to online businesses and communication in Pakistan

PFUJ rejects PEMRA notices to channels over Islamabad blast 

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The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) on Tuesday rejected show-cause notices to news channel by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) over coverage of a suicide bombing in Islamabad, urging the federal government to refrain from muzzling media freedom in the country.

FIA gets powers to act against anti-state social media posts

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FIA has been empowered to act against anyone who intends to spread “rumours and false information against state institutions” on social media after the federal government approved an amendment to the FIA Act with the insertion of the PPC's Section 505 relating to statements conducing to public mischief in its scheduled offences.

PEMRA told to act under SC verdict over live speeches

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The Islamabad High Court on Monday expressed its displeasure over recent remarks made by Pakistan Tehrik Insaf Chairman Imran Khan about the chief of army staff, directing Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority to follow Supreme Court judgment over the broadcast of speeches
Mis/disinformation in Pakistan's media landscape

Mis/disinformation in Pakistan’s media landscape

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What is fake news? Is the state worried about social media? How is media transforming to keep up an information influx? Join Ramsha Jahangir, Nighat Dad and Matiullah Jan, with host Usama Khilji, as they discuss disinformation trends and narrative-building in Pakistan.

Rights Watch | 31st January 2022

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17 people including two traffic police constables were injured when two unidentified motorcyclists hurled a live grenade near Subatpur Chowk in Dera Allahyar, Jaffarabad district, on Sunday. For more stories on human rights violations, keep reading.

Biopic on psychopath child killer distort’s Pakistan image: CBFC

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Central Board of Film Censors did not clear biopic film on psychopath child killer Javed Iqbal for screening over objections that it would distort Pakistan’s image while the film makers have approached LHC against Punjab government’s decision to halt its screening in cinemas.

کسی شخض کو قانون کی خلاف ورزی کرتے ہوئے خطاب کے لیے مدعو نہیں...

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پیمرا نے بعض افراد کو ٹی وی پر نشر کرنے پر پابندی عائد کی ہے تاہم ان افراد پر عوامی اجتماعات سے خطاب کرنے کی کوئی ممانعت نہیں

Journalists reaffirm opposition to PMDA

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At a meeting of the Federal Executive Council of the PFUJ journalists re-affirmed their opposition to the PMDA black law
Human Rights Watch slams move to curb press freedom with PMDA

Human Rights Watch slams move to curb press freedom with PMDA

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As the Human Rights Watch denounces the proposed PMDA as a move to curb freedom of expression, Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry made it clear that the government will not budge on clauses regarding "fake news" and the rights of journalists