Journalists’ Bill 2020 to ensure freedom of expression: Ministry of Human Rights (MOHR)

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Human Rights (MOHR) after detailed consultation with stakeholders has prepared the Protection of Journalists and Media Professional’s Bill, 2020 to promote, protect and effectively ensure the independence, impartiality, safety and freedom of expression especially among female journalists. “The government is working progressively to resolve problems being faced by the journalist’s community in order to protect their fundamental rights on priority basis,” said Director General Ministry of Human Rights, Muhammad Arshad in an exclusive conversation with APP.

He added that all the relevant parliamentarians, policy makers, government officials, heads of UN agencies, media representatives, representatives from academic institutions and think-tanks, and civil society organizations were part of this consultation before finalizing the Bill.

Source: Business Recorder

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