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KUJ to send its recommendations to government this month

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The Karachi Union of Journalists organised a discussion on the Journalists Welfare and Protection Bill, 2016, on Wednesday and prepared its recommendations and suggestions for incorporation in the proposed law that would be sent to the federal government this month. The discussion session was organised at the Karachi Press Club and attended by senior journalists, […]

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Musharraf begins TV career as analyst

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Former military ruler, retired general Pervez Musharraf, has launched a career as a political analyst on a weekly television talk show, a prominent role for the ex-leader who lives in Dubai and faces several criminal cases at home. The show, “Sab Se Pehle Pakistan with President Musharraf”, debuted Sunday on Bol TV which recently ran […]

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Media-government showdown averted

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ISLAMABAD: A possible showdown between the media and government was averted on Wednesday evening, after the information minister brokered reconciliation between her cabinet colleague Anusha Rehman and a reporter covering Supreme Court proceedings. The two came face to face earlier in the day when Azam Gill, a reporter for a private TV channel, began filming […]

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Staffer of television channel shot dead: Taliban claim responsibility for the killing

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Karachi: One person was killed when unidentified gunmen on a motorcycle fired at the Digital Satellite News Gathering (DSNG) van of “Samaa” television channel on February 12, in Karachi, the largest city of Pakistan.The person killed was twenty two years old Taimoor Abbas who was working as an Assistant on the DSNG van. The DSNG […]

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Psychological counseling essential for journalists physical and emotional well-being : TV reporters

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Karachi, Jan 18 (PPI):  Majority of journalists witness traumatic events and should get regular psychological counseling and medical check-ups to ensure their physical as well as psycho-social safety and productivity. Media houses also need to develop implementation of safety protocols in the field and anti-sexual harassment policies for female journalists. These were some of the […]

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Rush for ‘Breaking News’ putting journalists at risk: Press Clubs’ reps

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Press clubs’ representatives from across Pakistan agreed that the rush for breaking news combined with the unprofessional attitude of editors, newsroom personnel and media houses leave journalists working in the field vulnerable and at risk. This was the consensus at the ‘National Consultative Dialogue on the Safety of Journalists,’ organized by the Pakistan Press Foundation […]

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Media and implementation of NAP

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Though consensus on the National Action Plan captured time and space in media but its implementation did not attract the media enthusiasm. Pakistani media primarily covered 20 points of the NAP in news sections; however on opinion pages and talk shows, the NAP did not get the due space and time. Hence media primarily remained […]

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2014 worst year in history of Pakistani media

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PESHAWAR: The year 2014 was the worst ever in the history of Pakistan for the media with the highest number of casualties – 14 journalists, media assistants and a blogger got killed for their work and dozens injured, kidnapped and intimidated, reveals an annual media trends monitoring and analysis report issued by Freedom Network, Pakistan. […]

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CPNE criticises Rangers raid on Nawa-i-Waqt editor’s house

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KARACHI: The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors has condemned a raid by Rangers on the house of Saeed Khawar, Resident Editor of Nawa-i-Waqt. According to a statement issued by the CPNE on Monday, a meeting of the council expressed solidarity with Mr Khawar and called upon the director general of Pakistan Rangers, Sindh, to investigate […]

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Marvi for creation of consultative body in fight against terrorism

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ISLAMABAD – National Assembly Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting Chairperson Marvi Memon has proposed creation of a consultative body of government and media representatives to help promote better cooperation in the fight against terrorism. In an exclusive interview with Radio Pakistan, she said media has an important and effective role to complement efforts of […]

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Mamnoon stresses responsible role for Pak media

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ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain Thursday said that with unprecedented proliferation of media in Pakistan, its role has become very important, particularly due to its potential to impact norms and culture of the society. Talking to Acting Chairman of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra), Pervaiz Rathore at the Aiwan-e Sadr, the president appreciated Rathore on […]

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‘Guidelines’ for the media

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The tediously lengthy list of guidelines for the media drafted as ‘war time recommendations’ by the Standing Committee on Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage is too school-boyish in content to merit even a passing critique. However, it would not be inappropriate at this point in time to warn the drafters off before they actually cause […]

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Promotions in Pemra

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Several officers have been promoted at the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) from Deputy General Manager (PS-8) to General Manager (PS-9) on the recommendations of the Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC), according to a notification issued here on Friday. The promoted officers are Junaid Nagi, Abdul Jalal Kakar, Amjad Ali Afridi, Rahat Ali, Khurram Siddiqui, […]

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Pakistan ‘most dangerous country for media’ in 2014

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BRUSSELS: The International Federation of Journalists has termed Pakistan the most dangerous country for media, with 14 journalists killed in the country in 2014 alone. The overall number of journalists who died in targeted killings, bomb attacks or shootings around the world rose to 118 in 2014 from 105 the year before, IFJ said. Another […]

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