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  • Pemra seeks ARY News response to IB complaint against 'fake news'

    The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Saturday directed ARY News to respond to a complaint filed by the Intelligence Bureau (IB) against its report on a list of lawmakers suspected of links with banned militant groups allegedly compiled by the IB...

    The list first came to light when ARY News programme 'Power Play' aired a report on Sept 25 claiming that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif had directed the IB on...

  • Comedian Sami Shah lands BBC Radio show

    You might have asked this question lately: where in the world is Sami Shah?The answer is: he's planning to take over Britain with a new two-part BBC Radio 4 series called 'A Beginner's Guide To Pakistan'...

    "How did I land this gig?" says the home-grown comedian of 'Black Fish' fame (a Karachi-based comedy troupe), while talking to Dawn...

  • Brahamdagh met Dr Malik Baloch, discussed Balochistan issue: BBC report

    Talking to BBC on Tuesday, Bugti claimed that he discussed the Balochistan issue with the chief minister of the province but said that Dr Abdul Malik Baloch has no 'authority' to discuss the all important issue with him...

    "If our friends, companions, political allies and finally the people are in favour of this, then we are definitely ready to live with Pakistan,” Bugti had said during a BBC interview...

  • BBC reviews staff pay over gender gap

    LONDON: The BBC is reviewing employee pay after it was forced to reveal that male stars were paid far more than their female counterparts, damaging the British public broadcaster’s image and angering women employees...

    “These are difficult and often deep-rooted challenges, and they are not unique to the BBC, but I see this as a moment of real opportunity for us,” Director General Tony Hall said in a speech on Wednesday...

  • Imran slams distorting of BBC interview

    KARACHI: A day after his interview that hit the headlines, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chairman Imran Khan on Wednesday defended the performance of his party’s government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and criticised a section of media for what he described as “misstating and distorting” his interview to BBC Urdu...

    In the interview which was published on the BBC Urdu website, Mr Khan talked about the four-year performance of Pervez Khattak-led...

  • BBC journalist on trial for Thailand crime reporting

    A British BBC journalist appeared in a Thai court on Wednesday for the start of a criminal defamation trial brought by a lawyer who featured in an investigation about foreigners being scammed of their retirement homes...

    Jonathan Head, the BBC's Southeast Asia correspondent, faces up to five years in jail at the private prosecution on the popular tourist island of Phuket...

  • Thai lawyer drops defamation suit against BBC reporter

    A Thai lawyer has dropped a criminal defamation suit against a BBC journalist over his investigation into foreigners being scammed out of retirement homes in the country, the broadcaster said on Thursday...

    Jonathan Head, the BBC's Southeast Asia correspondent, faced up to five years in jail after his report exposed how two foreign retirees had properties on Phuket island stolen from them by a network of criminals and corrupt...

  • Blogger claims he was 'tortured' during detention: BBC report

    A Pakistani blogger who went missing mysteriously earlier this year and returned home several weeks later has alleged that he was tortured while in detention, a BBC report said on Wednesday...

    The other four include academic Salman Haider, bloggers Waqas Goraya and Ahmed Raza Naseer, and Samar Abbas, head of an anti-extremism activist group in Karachi...

  • UN rapporteur urges Iran to stop harassing BBC Persian staff

    UNITED NATIONS: A UN special rapporteur on Wednesday urged Iran to stop harassing BBC employees from the Persian service after Tehran launched a criminal investigation of 152 staff for “conspiracy against national security...

    “We urge the government of Iran to stop harassing the employees and the families of employees of the BBC Persian service as well as other journalists,” Kaye told a news conference at UN headquarters...

  • Insight: Juve’s ‘BBC’ face uphill task against Real counterparts

    Real’s attacking trio are widely termed as BBC in Spanish media but they face their Italian namesakes — Leonardo Bonucci, Andrea Barzagli and Giorgio Chiellini — willing to put everything on the line to ensure Juve advance to their first final of Europe’s premier club competition since 2003...

    He did, however, train on Tuesday and Real manager Ancelotti will hope the Frenchman returns to form his deadly ‘BBC’ alongside Bale and...

  • Qatar arrests BBC journalist on government press trip

    DOHA: A BBC journalist invited to Qatar to examine the living conditions of workers building infrastructure for the 2022 football World Cup was detained for more than 24 hours, the broadcaster reported on Monday...

    Mark Lobel, a BBC business correspondent based in Dubai, said he and three colleagues were arrested in the capital Doha as they tried to film a group of Nepalese labourers earlier this month...

  • BBC journalist on sponsored press trip held in Doha

    DOHA: A BBC journalist invited to Qatar to examine the living conditions of workers building infrastructure for the 2022 football World Cup was detained for more than 24 hours, the broadcaster reported on Monday...

    Mark Lobel, the BBC business correspondent based in Dubai, said he and colleagues were detained in the capital Doha as they went to film a group of Nepalese labourers earlier this month...

  • Iran freezes assets of over 150 BBC staff

    DUBAI: More than 150 Iranian current and former BBC staff and contributors have been barred from major financial transactions in Iran, an Iranian court order showed, in a fresh step against foreign media seen as hostile to Tehran...

    All individuals on the list work, or have worked, for BBC Persian, part of the BBC World Service...

  • BBC women want wide gender pay gap fixed soon

    LONDON: Some of the BBC’s most prominent female journalists and TV presenters are banding together to demand that the broadcaster fix its wide gender pay gap immediately rather than in several years as management has proposed...

    TV personalities including Clare Balding, Victoria Derbyshire and others wrote an open letter on Sunday to the BBC’s top manager saying that plans to resolve the company’s gender pay gap by 2020 must be...

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