Pakistan’s independent digital media rejects draconian attempt to muzzle media

ISLAMABAD: The Digital Media Association of Pakistan (DigiMAP) has expressed deep concern at the government proposal to create a new authority to regulate the entire spectrum of the country’s media sector including print, electronic, digital, and film. 

“The proposed establishment of Pakistan Media Development Authority [PMDA] by merging all existing regulators and repealing major media-related legislation is unacceptable because this entails bulldozing existing structures and mandates to address government concerns rather than reforming them from the perspective of either the media or its consumers,” the Digital Media Alliance of Pakistan (DigiMAP) said in a statement issued here on Thursday (June 3, 2021). 

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Declaration of Association of Pakistani Independent Online Journalism Platforms

The representatives of independent online journalism platforms from across Pakistan, gathered in Lahore on November 18-19, 2020 and issued the following declaration:

We, the representatives of independent online journalism platforms from across Pakistan, gathered in Lahore on November 18-19, 2020, have agreed to join together into an Association and outlined its following mission and core charter:

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Journalist Fareeha Idrees Tells Details of the Heinous Crime at the Motorway

Journalist Fareeha Idrees has shared details of the heinous crime at the motorway. Following is a series of tweets by her which explains what happened and how police and citizens failed to help her.

Some more details on the sad #motorwayincident .The woman called the emergency number #130 and spoke to them giving them her location. They gave her a local number where she was told to call for help.She called that number and gave them the location too. Shethem waited for help

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A Pair of Lions Succumbed to Death After Cage was Put to Fire

Islamabad, a pair of lions succumbed to death after it’s cage was put to fire in order to get them out of it. The officials were trying to transfer these lions to an animal shelter in Lahore to comply with the Islamabad High Court’s orders.

In 2016 animal activists of Islamabad started a campaign to end suffering of the captive animals in the Islamabad Zoo. A particular case was of an elephant named Kaavan.

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