Al Jazeera Receives Prestigious Platinum Recognition at DotComm Awards

Al Jazeera Receives Prestigious Platinum Recognition at DotComm Awards

Doha – July 23, 2023 Al Jazeera Media Network is proud to announce that it has been honoured with nine prestigious DotComm Awards. A Platinum DotComm award was given for the year-long campaign seeking justice for the slain journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, as well as for the revamping of Al Jazeera’s corporate website and the…

Blinken stresses US engagement with Pakistan on freedom of expression, rule of law

Blinken stresses US engagement with Pakistan on freedom of expression, rule of law

WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken stressed consistent engagement with Pakistan as blanket ban on speeches poses threat to freedom of expression. In a letter to US lawmakers, Blinken highlighted consistent talks with all Pakistani stakeholders while emphasizing significant concerns on issues like freedom of expression and political inclusion. Blinken responded as scores of…

Rs1bn allocated in budget for journalists’ health insurance

Rs1bn allocated in budget for journalists’ health insurance

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb on Friday said the federal government had allocated an amount of Rs1 billion in the budget for fiscal year 2023-24 for health insurance of working journalists and media workers. “Delighted to announce that an allocation has been made in the budget for health insurance of working journalists…

NAB prepares to challenge Mir Shakeel acquittal

LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Wednesday prepared a draft to challenge acquittal of Jang/Geo media group owner Mir Shakilur Rehman and two others in a reference of 34-year-old illegal land allotment, contending that the “accountability court did not apply judicial mind in this case”. The NAB will challenge the acquittal in the high…

Hitmen were paid Rs0.5m to kill journalist Hasnain Shah in Lahore: CCPO

LAHORE: Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Fayyaz Ahmad Dev claimed on Saturday that hitmen were paid Rs500,000 to kill journalist Hasnain Shah. Addressing a press conference at Police Lines Qila Gujjar Singh on Saturday, he said four suspects were arrested for killing a senior crime reporter of a private TV channel. DIG Operations Dr Abid…

Senator Mandviwalla’s observation: ‘Commission has no powers to solve genuine issues of journalists’

ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting on Thursday observed that the Commission as per Government Bill does not have the powers to solve genuine issues of journalists. The committee meeting was held under the Chairmanship of Senator Faisal Javed. At the outset, the Committee discussed the “The Protection of Journalist Bill, 2021”…