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Centre for excellence in journalism opens at IBA

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KARACHI: An initiative for the professional training of journalists in Pakistan, the Center for Excellence in Journalism, was inaugurated at the IBA (city campus) on Saturday. The CEJ is a collaboration of the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), International Centre for Journalists (ICFJ), Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and the United States Department of […]

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Media persons’ safety

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TUESDAY’S showdown at Karachi airport was a prime example of how the authorities should not handle large-scale protests. The killing of two protesting PIA employees came as a major shock; an unbiased investigation is needed to look at how exactly the men were killed and who fired the shots. What was clear, though, was that […]

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Over 45 scientists, academicians get training at MUET workshop

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HYDERABAD: More than 45 scientists and academicians from all around Pakistan and regional countries attended a two-week workshop jointly organised by the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) Italy (which works under the umbrella of Unesco/IAEA) and the Mehran University of Engineering and Technology. Titled “Asian Regional School”, the workshop was held on […]

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Minimising risk: Freedom Network, UNESCO give journalists safety training

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PESHAWAR: Journalists from Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Federally Administered Tribal Areas received a training session on how to remain safe while reporting for their respective national and international news organisations in the region. The two-day training—one day each for journalists of K-P and Fata—that culminated on Sunday, was held in the city by Pakistani media development organisation […]

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Media part of solution for war on terror: Rashid

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ISLAMABAD: Law enforcement agencies should swiftly push their viewpoint in the media after any terror attack to deny terrorists space, said Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid in Islamabad on Thursday. The minister told a group of police officials that media was part of the solution, not the problem. He emphasised on the need to protect media […]

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Sensitised : Journalists in Peshawar trained on child abuse coverage

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To sensitise the media on issues such as child abuse, the Federal Ministry of Law, Justice and Human Rights arranged a workshop in the city on Monday. “The idea is to impart knowledge on how to protect child rights while covering stories for the media,” said the ministry’s Deputy Director Haroonur Rehman. “Journalists in Pakistan […]

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Pemra starts training programme for its field staff

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LAHORE: As part of training, development and capacity building of field staff of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra), three day “In-House Training & Capacity Building Programme” starts at its Regional Office in Lahore from today (August 10), says a press release on Monday. Pemra has been established to regulate private electronic media in the […]

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Seminar for 150 alumni begins

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Karachi: The US Department of State and the International Centre for Journalists (ICFJ) launched a training seminar for 150 alumni of the US-Pakistan Professional Partnership in Journalism program on Thursday at the city campus of the the Institute for Business Administration (IBA). US Consul General Karachi Brian Heath opened at the new Centre for Excellence […]

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Police completes security survey of 38 media houses

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Police have completed the security audit and survey of 38 media houses and installed panic alert systems at 31 outlets to avert any untoward incident there. Following the directions of Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, various steps have been taken by Islamabad police to ensure fool proof security arrangements at media houses and […]

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Three-month ‘Development Journalism’ training course organised

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The Department of Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC), University of Peshawar organized a three-month training course on Development journalism in collaboration with local and foreign donor’s organisations. The three month certification course is a joint venture of the University of Peshawar and FATA Development Programme, which is commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic […]

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Coverage of terrorist incidents needs to go through boot camp

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Speakers at a seminar on media role during crisis and conflict situation called for training of the media persons covering such events and better editorial control of live reports and footage shown by electronic media. They said that conflict reporting was a specialised field, but unfortunately, in Pakistan no training is given to working journalists […]

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President for better education, training of youngsters

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KARACHI: President MamnoonHussain said on Tuesday that imparting quality education and training to the younger generation was the need of the hour. He was talking to a delegation of Kiran and Akhuwat Foundation here at the State Guest House. Students from Lyari area were also present on the occasion. “We desire that the best possible […]

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Elections improved image of Pakistan abroad, moot told

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Karachi: Despite many shortcomings the role of general elections 2013 in furthering the process of democracy in Pakistan is widely accepted, besides completion of the five-year tenure of previous democratic government and holding elections successfully and peacefully to elect the coming administration has improved the image of Pakistan at global level, said speakers of a […]

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SZABIST, FM 100 Sign MoU To Produce Trained Radio Journalists

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ISLAMABAD: Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST) and FM 100 on Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for grooming the aspiring journalists in the rapidly flourishing field of broadcast journalism. The MoU was signed by Wajid Zulqarnain, Head of Media and Communication Studies SZABIST and Khawaja Kamran Chief Executive Officer […]

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