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ARY lodges complaint with PEMRA over channel's distribution issues in Punjab     PEMRA to Geo's rescue     Khyber News faces Rs600,000 PEMRA fine     Photojournalist shot dead in Libya by Islamic State     Journalists protest Cyber Crime Bill, stage token walkout from Senate     PFUJ election schedule announced     Turkey issues warrants for 42 journalists after coup     Channel 5 and Dunya in embarrassing Asad Kharal blunder     Ailes quits as Fox News boss amid sex harassment suit     PFUJ elections in Peshawar on August 27     As extremists barred from airwaves, some fear creeping censorship    

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PEMRA to Geo's rescue

ISLAMABAD - Chairman of PEMRA Friday invoked Section 33-A through a letter to the Prime Minister seeking assistance from Rangers, police, intelligence agencies and the provincial government in Sindh in an action being taken against cable operators who illegally disrupted Geo News.

 

A press release said that PEMRA has ordered 11 cable operators to immediately restore Geo News to the position it was on July 28. The release said PEMRA te

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Khyber News faces Rs600,000 PEMRA fine

ISLAMABAD - The Council of Complaints of PEMRA has recommended a fine of Rs600,000 on Khyber News for airing objectionable content against the judiciary.

 

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Council also directed the channel to pay off the fine within seven days and air an apology.

 

A PEMRA release said that if the channel committed the same mistake again or failed to comply with the Council's decisions, their licen

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Khyber News faces Rs600,000 PEMRA fine

Photojournalist shot dead in Libya by Islamic State

BRUSSELS - Photojournalist and cameraman Abdelqadir Fassouk was shot dead on July 21 in Libya while on assignment. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemns the killing of the young photojournalist and has demanded a swift investigation.

According to media reports, Abdelqadir Fassouk, the 28-year-old correspondent for Arraed television, was killed whilst filming forces allied with the government as they circled Islamic state bas

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Photojournalist shot dead in Libya by Islamic State

Journalists protest Cyber Crime Bill, stage token walkout from Senate

ISLAMABAD -Journalists on Wednesday staged a token walkout from Senate to protest the Cyber Crimes Bill 2016.


Chief Whip of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, Mushahidullah Khan, who went after them, later informed the House that the media persons were protesting against not taking them into confidence on the bill. Senate Chairman Mian Raza Rabbani asked Mushahidullah to arrange a meeting of the media representatives with the relevant  quarte

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PFUJ election schedule announced

ISLAMABAD: Rahimullah Yusufzai, chairman of PFUJ Election Committee on Monday announced the formation of a five-member election committee for holding the PFUJ elections in Peshawar on


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Turkey issues warrants for 42 journalists after coup

ANKARA - Turkish authorities have issued arrest warrants for 42 journalists as part of the investigation into the failed coup aimed at toppling President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, televisi


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Channel 5 and Dunya in embarrassing Asad Kharal blunder

ISLAMABAD - Senior investigative journalist Asad Kharal reacted angrily Sunday after his images were flashed in the media, mistaking him for a man with a similar name who is under arre


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Ailes quits as Fox News boss amid sex harassment suit

NEW YORK  - Roger Ailes (pictured with his wife), who built Fox News into a popular and politically powerful cable network that help redefine US television news, resigned Thursday


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PFUJ elections in Peshawar on August 27

ISLAMABAD - The elections of the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) will be held in Peshawar on August 27, after all related matters were settled by the Unification Committee.

 

A spokesman for the committee that met in Islamabad Saturday told JournalismPakistan.com


As extremists barred from airwaves, some fear creeping censorship

ISLAMABAD  - When Hafiz Saeed (pictured), a Pakistani Islamist wanted in the United States and India, led a kilometre-and-a-half long caravan of supporters on an anti-India protest march across Pakistan to the capital this week, the story was not aired by local TV channels.

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AP's executive editor stepping down

NEW YORK  - Kathleen Carroll, the executive editor of The Associated Press for the last 14 years, will leave her post at the end of the year.

The news was announced Wednesday by Gary Pruitt, president and chief executive officer of The AP. Pruitt said that Carroll will help with the leadership transition. A successor is


Ukraine sees ulterior motives after car bomb kills journalist

KIEV - An award-winning journalist working for the online investigative website Ukrayinska Pravda was killed by a car bomb in central Kiev early on Wednesday morning, in what President Petro Poroshenko said was an attempt to destabilize Ukraine.

Pavel Sheremet, a Belarussian known for his criticism of his home country's l


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