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PTV to telecast NA proceedings

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has directed the state-run PTV to broadcast live proceedings of the National Assembly. In a meeting on Monday, the new prime minister directed Marriyum Aurangzeb, the State Minister for Information, to broadcast live on PTV the National Assembly proceedings so that the nation could know the perspective of both […]


Pemra serves notice on TV channel

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) issued a show cause notice to ARY News on the complaint of a staff reporter associated with NEO TV, Shakir Younas Abbasi. The complainant alleged while airing the press conference of MNA Ayesha Gulalai and subsequent reports on August 1 and August 2, 2017, the TV channel […]


پاکستانی صحافیوں کے لئےتحقیقاتی صحافتی فیلوشپس

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درخواستوں کی وصولی کے لئے دوسرا اعلان آخری تاریخ 20 اگست 2017ء پاکستان پریس فاؤنڈیشن (پی پی ایف) کی جانب سے فیلوشپ برائے تحقیقاتی رپورٹنگ کےلئے درخواستیں موصول کی جارہی ہیں۔ فیلوشپس کے لئے درخواستوں کی موصولی “پاکستان میں تحقیقاتی صحافت میں معاونت” کے پراجیکٹ کا حصہ ہیں جس کا مقصد تحقیقاتی صحافت کو فروغ […]

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Investigative Journalism Fellowships for Pakistani Journalists

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Second Call for Applications Closing Date August 20, 2017 Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in collaboration with Netherlands-based Free Press Unlimited, seeks applications for fellowships on investigative journalism. The call for applications is part of the “Supporting Investigative Journalism in Pakistan” project, which aims to promote investigative journalism by providing support to media professionals focusing on […]

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‘Foreign policy of Pakistan, India seems to be media-driven’

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KARACHI: “The foreign policy of both India and Pakistan seems to be media-driven,” said journalist Mazhar Abbas at a seminar titled ‘Indo-Pak relations and role of media’ at the HRCP office on Friday. Journalists and civil society activists had gathered there to try to understand the increasingly confrontational media presence between both countries, and how […]

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Use of derogatory language against Pashtuns evokes protest

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KARACHI: To show their anger against a private TV and its anchor Aamir Liaquat Hussain for using derogatory language against Pashtuns, particularly the Wazir tribe, a large number of Pashtun activists on Friday demanded Pemra to impose a ban on anchor’s program. A large number of Pashtun activists belonging to various literary organizations, political and […]

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Asma Jahangir lashes out at the powers that be

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ISLAMABAD: Outspoken human rights activist Asma Jahangir on Thursday criticised military involvement in politics and the judiciary’s role over the years, wondering why only politicians were held accountable in Pakistan. Addressing a ‘Meet the Press’ event at the National Press Club, the senior lawyer sarcastically observed that the law on freedom of expression allowed individuals to speak […]

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Planning politics and media

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Media represents the government and political picture at large. It is fair to assume that the broader picture shows issues of Pakistan on contentions between India and Pakistan, the Kashmir issue, Pakistan-Afghanistan foreign policy, role of the US, Saudi Arabia, Iran and China. But as a citizen one may ask: Where is the political contest […]

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APNS suspends publication of Sindh govt advertisements

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KARACHI: All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) in a letter to Nasir Hussain Shah, Sindh Minister for Information flayed delay in clearance of longstanding dues and suspended publication of their advertisements. The letter written by President APNS Sarmad Ali read as, We have to inform you that the Sindh Committee of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society […]

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Modern war: divesting states of their nations

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When Musharraf was eventually seen off after a decade-long military rule, and the PPP – perceptively the most anti-military government – was ushered in, it signified the moment of anti-military reflux. It became natural to assume freedoms associated with a democratic government and react to the assumed suppression under military dispensations. Thus began a period […]

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Age of social media

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IMPASSIONED and often irreverent, there is no denying that social media users have changed the dynamics of public debate in Pakistan, and elevated issues that tend to fall by the wayside. Equally true, with this growing ‘people power’, is that the state has felt its authority threatened and sought to curb the extent to which […]

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PTV News changes policy – at least for now

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ISLAMABAD: Soon after the Supreme Court disqualified Nawaz Sharif as prime minister for hiding his assets in his nomination papers, a visible change was seen in the policy of the state-run Pakistan Television (PTV). Ahead of the grand verdict in the Panamagate case, the PTV News was projecting the ruling party. But just hours after the […]

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PFUJ seeks indiscriminate accountability for all

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) on Friday said the accountability process should be extended to all political parties, journalists, bureaucrats, generals and judges with an aim to ensure transparency and strengthen democracy in the country. During a meeting of the central executive committee held under the chairmanship of PFUJ president Afzal Butt, the […]

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Tributes to Nizami on 3rd death anniversary

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KARACHI – Veteran journalist and Nawa-i-Waqt Editor-in-Chief late Dr Majid Nizami was remembered on Wednesday at a programme organised by Nawa-i-Waqt group to mark his third death anniversary. On the occasion, the speakers said that Nizami spent his life for the cause of Two-Nation Theory, democracy and journalism. They said that Nizami was the man […]

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