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Libyan TV host Ahmed al-Sanussi arrested after reporting corruption

Libyan TV host Ahmed al-Sanussi arrested after reporting corruption

 July 12, 2024:  The Committee to Protect Journalists calls for the immediate release of Libyan TV host Ahmed al-Sanussi, who was arrested in Tripoli. CPJ condemns the lack of information on his detention and demands his safe return. Al-Sanussi is known for reporting on local politics and government corruption.

Dictatorship and Drawing: Akhtar Shah's satirical journey through martial laws

Dictatorship and Drawing: Akhtar Shah's satirical journey through martial laws

 July 12, 2024:  Explore the journey of Akhtar Shah, a renowned satirical cartoonist in Pakistan, as he shares his early inspirations, creative process, challenges, and future projects in an interview with JournalismPakistan.com.

Absa Komal condemns sexist remarks during talk show appearance

Absa Komal condemns sexist remarks during talk show appearance

 July 12, 2024:  Dawn News TV anchor Absa Komal has spoken out against the persistent sexism she faces in the media industry. Highlighting an incident during a talk show where a male panelist made a sexist remark, Komal expressed her frustration and called for greater gender equality and awareness.

Over 60 media and civil society organizations call for open access to Gaza

Over 60 media and civil society organizations call for open access to Gaza

 July 12, 2024:  More than 60 media and civil society organizations, including The New York Times, BBC, and CNN, have signed an open letter urging Israel to grant independent access to Gaza for journalists. The Committee to Protect Journalists coordinated the letter amid rising concerns over press freedom and misinformation.

Censorship and career: Working as a journalist in the UAE

Censorship and career: Working as a journalist in the UAE

 July 11, 2024:  Explore the challenges and opportunities expat journalists face in the UAE, with insights from Imran Naeem Ahmad, a former Gulf News journalist. Discover the impact of censorship, career prospects, and the reality of working for leading newspapers like Khaleej Times and Gulf News in Dubai.

Journalists face charges in India for reporting alleged police misconduct and mob lynching

Journalists face charges in India for reporting alleged police misconduct and mob lynching

 July 11, 2024:  The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) calls on Uttar Pradesh police to drop their investigation into journalists Zakir Ali Tyagi and Wasim Akram Tyagi. The journalists are accused of inciting religious enmity through social media posts about a Muslim resident's death in an alleged mob lynching.

Paid Praise: How government endorsements by influencers violated ethical standards

Paid Praise: How government endorsements by influencers violated ethical standards

 July 11, 2024:  The recent controversy in Punjab where actors and social media influencers were paid to praise the government's 100 days in office raises significant ethical concerns. Such paid promotions undermine the credibility of government achievements.

Censorship in India: Media's battle for freedom under Prime Minister Modi

Censorship in India: Media's battle for freedom under Prime Minister Modi

 July 11, 2024:  Since Narendra Modi took office, Indian media has faced increasing censorship and government control. This article examines media suppression and highlights the strategies journalists and news organizations use to navigate these challenges, preserving press freedom in India.

Anchor Ayesha Jahanzaib alleges abuse by husband, FIR filed

Anchor Ayesha Jahanzaib alleges abuse by husband, FIR filed

 July 10, 2024:  Prominent anchor Ayesha Jahanzaib has revealed that she has been subjected to months of domestic abuse by her husband, Haris Ali, due to his secret second marriage. Ayesha, who has visible signs of violence, has filed an FIR, resulting in Haris Ali being sent on a two-day physical remand.

Unveiling the future: How AI is reshaping global news reporting

Unveiling the future: How AI is reshaping global news reporting

 July 10, 2024:  In an era defined by rapid technological advancement, the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) in news reporting has sparked profound transformations across the global media landscape. This article explores the multifaceted impact of AI on journalism, examining its implications for news gathering, storytelling, and audience engagement worldwide.

Debt and mismanagement bring PTV Sports to the brink of collapse

Debt and mismanagement bring PTV Sports to the brink of collapse

 July 10, 2024:  PTV Network, especially its flagship channel PTV Sports, faces a severe crisis due to financial mismanagement and debt. Despite a record-breaking revenue year, the channel is on the brink of collapse. Urgent leadership and strategic reforms are needed to prevent the shutdown of PTV Sports.

Taliban shutter and seize Kawoon Ghag radio station

Taliban shutter and seize Kawoon Ghag radio station

 July 10, 2024:  The Committee to Protect Journalists calls for the Taliban to cease their crackdown on independent media in Afghanistan and allow Kawoon Ghag radio station to resume operations. Following a raid by Taliban intelligence in Laghman province, the station's broadcasting was halted, and staff expelled. CPJ urges the reversal of this suppression to protect media freedom.

Arshad Sharif's widow details justice journey in emotional vlog

Arshad Sharif's widow details justice journey in emotional vlog

 July 10, 2024:  In an emotional vlog, the widow of journalist Arshad Sharif, murdered in Kenya nearly two years ago, shares her arduous journey to justice. A Kenyan High Court has ordered legal action against the responsible police officers and awarded Rs21.67 million to Sharif's family, declaring his killing a human rights violation.

The invisible hand: How censorship shapes Pakistani journalism today

The invisible hand: How censorship shapes Pakistani journalism today

 July 09, 2024:  Explore the profound impact of censorship on Pakistani journalism. Delve into the challenges faced by journalists, the erosion of press freedom, and broader societal implications in a country grappling with media restrictions and government control.

PFUJ welcomes Kenyan court's ruling in Arshad Sharif case

PFUJ welcomes Kenyan court's ruling in Arshad Sharif case

 July 09, 2024:  The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) commends the Kenyan High Court's decision to compensate the family of murdered journalist Arshad Sharif, emphasizing the need for greater accountability and justice.

Journalist Ahmed al-Zoubi jailed in Jordan 11 months after conviction under Cybercrime Law

Journalist Ahmed al-Zoubi jailed in Jordan 11 months after conviction under Cybercrime Law

 July 09, 2024:  CPJ urges Jordanian authorities to drop charges against journalist Ahmed Hassan al-Zoubi, citing misuse of the Cybercrime Law to stifle free speech. Learn about the controversy and international reactions.

Wafa Abu Dabaan among five Palestinian journalists killed in Gaza

Wafa Abu Dabaan among five Palestinian journalists killed in Gaza

 July 09, 2024:  Women Press Freedom condemns the killing of five Palestinian journalists in Gaza, including Wafa Abu Dabaan, and calls for an immediate ceasefire and international investigation into potential war crimes by Israeli forces.

Interior Ministry defends ban on social media platform X

Interior Ministry defends ban on social media platform X

 July 08, 2024:  The Federal Ministry of Interior defends the ban on social media platform X (formerly Twitter) in a response to the Sindh High Court, citing legal violations and security concerns. The ministry asserts that the ban complies with Article 19 of the Constitution and aims to protect Pakistan's institutions and public order.

IHC demands answers from PTA, PEMRA, and journalists in contempt case

IHC demands answers from PTA, PEMRA, and journalists in contempt case

 July 08, 2024:  The Islamabad High Court has issued notices to PTA, PEMRA, and journalists Gharidah Farooqi, Hasan Ayub, and Ammar Solangi in a contempt of court case regarding a social media campaign against Justice Tariq Mahmood Jahangiri. The IHC Chief Justice expressed concern over institutional inaction.

Enter the 2024 Young Journalist of the Year Award

Enter the 2024 Young Journalist of the Year Award

 July 08, 2024:  Young journalists from developing countries can apply for the 2024 Young Journalist of the Year Award, organized by the Thompson Foundation and the Foreign Press Association. Submit a portfolio of work by August 9, 2024, for a chance at international recognition and opportunities.

Arshad Sharif's widow thanks Kenya judiciary amid justice struggles in Pakistan

Arshad Sharif's widow thanks Kenya judiciary amid justice struggles in Pakistan

 July 08, 2024:  Javeria Siddique, the widow of late journalist Arshad Sharif, finds relief in the Kenyan court's ruling on her husband's killing, expressing gratitude for the justice delivered, which has been denied in Pakistan. She vows to seek justice through international forums, including the United Nations.

Kenyan court orders legal action against police for Arshad Sharif's murder

Kenyan court orders legal action against police for Arshad Sharif's murder

 July 08, 2024:  A Kenyan High Court judge has ordered legal action against police officers responsible for the killing of Pakistani journalist Arshad Sharif and awarded Rs21.67 million to his family. The court declared the police firing a human rights violation and mandated a thorough investigation into the killing.

Justice for Arshad Sharif: Wife announces victory in legal battle

Justice for Arshad Sharif: Wife announces victory in legal battle

 July 08, 2024:  A significant breakthrough has been announced in the tragic murder case of Pakistani journalist Arshad Sharif, sparking hope and anticipation among supporters. Sharif's wife, Javeria Siddiqui, shared the news on Twitter, indicating a positive development towards justice. The global journalism community eagerly awaits further details.

Why local journalism matters more than ever in a globalized world

Why local journalism matters more than ever in a globalized world

 July 08, 2024:  Discover the critical role of local news in a globalized world and how grassroots journalism empowers communities, ensures informed citizenship, and strengthens our societal fabric in the age of global connectivity.

Umair Farooqi appointed head of programming at BOL News

Umair Farooqi appointed head of programming at BOL News

 July 07, 2024:  Umair Farooqi has been appointed as the Head of Programming at Bol News, promising significant improvements in programming and digital innovations under the leadership of new COO Shahid Javed.

Journalists in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa face escalating threats

Journalists in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa face escalating threats

 July 07, 2024:  Journalists in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa face increasing threats from militant groups and state actors, as highlighted by an editorial in Business Recorder. Last month's murder of journalist Khalil Jibran underscores the urgent need for enhanced safety measures and media freedom protection.

Actor Saba Faisal admits paid promotion for Punjab Government

Actor Saba Faisal admits paid promotion for Punjab Government

 July 07, 2024:  Actor Saba Faisal has confirmed that her video praising the 100-day performance of the Punjab government was a paid promotion, sparking controversy over the use of paid endorsements by public figures. Punjab Information Minister Uzma Bukhari denies the allegations.

Dawn refutes claims of Imran Khan requesting better prison conditions

Dawn refutes claims of Imran Khan requesting better prison conditions

 July 07, 2024:  Daily Dawn refutes claims published by Express Tribune and broadcast by Capital TV that former Prime Minister Imran Khan requested better facilities in Adiala prison, clarifying that the letter in question was initiated by the Judicial Activism Panel and not by Khan or PTI.