Chaudhry said bluntly, referring to the Pakistan Media Development Authority Bill.
“There will be no compromise on clauses related to the rights of journalists,” Fawad Chaudhry said bluntly, referring to the Pakistan Media Development Authority Bill.
ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information Chaudhry Fawad Hussain has said that the biggest challenge of modern media is to separate fake statements from real ones. All existing laws were enacted before the revolution of digital media. social media. Yes, there will be no compromise on the rights clauses of the journalists. It has decided to approach the Competition Commission against this unilateral media campaign
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According to details, Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain and Minister of State for Information Farrukh Habib were met by officials of various journalism organizations Fourth Pillar International, PFUJ (Professional) and Young Journalists Association. Officials of the journalists ‘organizations said that an advertisement about the Pakistan Media Development Authority was being aired on various TV channels stating that all the journalists’ organizations had rejected the Media Development Authority Bill, despite the fact that all Journalism The organizations did not reject the proposed bill. Officials said that in the past governments have been blackmailed by media owners, Pakistan is the only PTI government that has taken steps to protect the rights of media workers, some organizations can not be allowed to protect the interests of media owners. Therefore
We will approach the Competition Commission of Pakistan against this unilateral advertisement and media campaign.
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Speaking on the occasion, Federal Minister for Information Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said that the biggest challenge of modern media is to separate fake statements from real ones. All existing laws were enacted before the revolution of digital media. Owners have two objections that there should be separate authorities for social media and newspapers. Media owners should guarantee that social media news will not be published in the newspaper and newspaper news will not be published on social media.
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The Federal Minister for Information said that for the establishment of the Pakistan Media Development Authority, we have studied the laws of five countries. In this authority, Media Complaints Commission and Media Tribunal will be two bodies, they should not be controlled by the government. A separate independent commission will be set up for this. We have paid Rs. 70 crores to the media houses but they are still not paying salaries to their workers.
Referring to digital advertising, the Federal Minister for Information said that when he became the Minister of Information for the first time in 2018, he had written a letter to the Ministry of Finance to bring digital advertising into the tax net. In just three years, it has reached Rs 25 billion. “Netflix and Amazon receive about ً 250 million from Pakistan. We are trying to include Pakistani content on these platforms,” he said. The Federal Minister said that for the first time the present government has allocated funds for digital media, there will be no compromise on the provisions related to fake news and rights of journalists in the Media Development Authority Bill, Would welcome Today, Boris Johnson will present a plan to impose economic sanctions on the Taliban at the G7 summit