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National Press Club settles harassment case

ISLAMABAD: National Press Club, Islamabad has settled a harassment case amicably with the offender Siddique Sajid publicly apologizing to senior journalist Aneela Riazuddin for harassing her.


Riazuddin had accused Sajid of sexual harassment, filing a false news story against her in daily Nai Baat and blackmailing her for money.

She had urged President of National Press Club Shaharyar Khan through a letter to constitute a committee of senior jo

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Right to Information bill to be taken up in next cabinet meeting

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in a letter has asked the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to introduce Right to Information Bill in the next cabinet meeting.

Senate Standing Committee on Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage was informed Friday. The committee meeting was held under the chairmanship of Senator Kamil Ali Agha at the Parliament House. The committee called the letter from the Prime Minister a good gesture b

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Right to Information bill to be taken up in next cabinet meeting

Express News anchor, producer tender unconditional apology to court

PESHAWAR: Ahmed Quraishi (pictured), anchor of current affairs program @Q on Express News Television and his producer Faheem have tendered an unconditional apology to Peshawar High Court for airing a program on a subjudice matter.
 
In the program aired on May 29, Quraishi did a short commentary on an alleged tiff between Peshawar High Court Justice Ikramullah Khan and Bannu Cantonment Commander Brigadier Attique Ahmad.
 

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Express News anchor, producer tender unconditional apology to court

Minister promises to have journalists' outstanding dues cleared before Eid

ISLAMABAD: Federal Information Minister Senator Pervaiz Rashid has assured a delegation of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) of getting outstanding dues of journalists associated with different media houses cleared before Eid.
 
The delegation led by PFUJ President Afzal Butt informed the minister that some media houses have not paid their workers for many months. They sought the minister's help in this regard.


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New National Security Law in China suppresses media freedom:

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has expressed strong concern for the National Security Law that was passed by the Chinese National People’s Congress on July 1. The law wa


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BBC to cut 1000 jobs over license fee shortfall

ISLAMABAD: The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is all set to cut around 1,000 jobs because of a £150m budget gap in its license fee income.
 
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Asad Kharal joins Channel 24 as chief of investigation cell

ISLAMABAD: Award-winning senior investigative journalist and anchorperson Asad Kharal has joined Channel 24 as head of investigation cell where he will also host a program.

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IHC dismisses petition against National Press Club

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court Wednesday dismissed a petition against the National Press Club and reprimanded the petitioner for misleading the court.
 
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Parliamentary panel recommends weather forecasts on all TV channels

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly Standing Committee on Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage has proposed airing of weather forecasts on all electronic me


Shaista ties the knot, likely to restart program on Geo News

ISLAMABAD: Leading anchorperson Shaista Lodhi got married a few days back, breaking the news on her twitter account Tuesday.
 
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Tips for female journalists to avoid harassment on job

ISLAMABAD: Sherry Ricchiardi, an international journalist and media development specialist, has listed some useful tips for female journalists to avoid harassment o


PBA fails to name members for PEMRA slots

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court was informed Monday that Pakistan Broadcasting Association (PBA) had failed to suggest names to fill slots of private members for Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA).
 
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WikiLeaks rejects Mubasher Lucman's claim

ISLAMABAD: WikiLeaks, the international whistleblowing organization, has denied television anchor Mubasher Lucman’s claim of having had a conversation with the organization’s editor-in-chief Julian Assange about Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) getting funds from India.
 


Arif Nizami takes over at Channel 24 as Chief Executive Officer

ISLAMABAD: Veteran journalist Arif Nizami has taken over as the Chief Executive Officer at Channel 24 where he already co-hosts a current affairs program named Debate News Analysis.
 
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