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Sindh government allocates Rs 135 million for media fraternity

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KARACHI: The Sindh government has allocated Rs 135 million for press clubs, media unions, deserving journalists, and Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors in budget 21-22. According to the details of official budget allocation document received on Wednesday, the provincial government has allocated a grant of Rs 50 million for Karachi Press Club, Rs 20 million […]


World bodies seek fresh probe into journalist’s murder

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KARACHI: Three international bodies working for press freedom and protection of media persons on Wednesday launched a joint report citing “significant errors” in police investigation into the murder of a senior journalist in rural Sindh more than 13 years ago whose reporting had “exposed local corruption and human rights abuses.” The representatives of three global […]


Moot to discuss Human Rights situation, attack on judiciary, curbs on media today

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ISLAMABAD: Legal fraternity, journalists’ community and civil society organisations have decided to wage a joint struggle against the government’s plans to muzzle media, target judiciary and put curbs on fundamental human rights of the masses. In order to discuss this, a conference of human rights activists, lawyers, media workers and civil society organisations’ activists is […]


Senior Journalist Parel Wayu and his friend again attacked.

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Panu Aqil: Senior Journalist Parel Wayu and his friend Ejaz Mangi attacked by unidentified assailants, Journalidst and his friend transferred to local hospital and then transferred to Civil Hospital Sukkur in serious condition. FIR of the attack has been registered in Baichi Police Station. FIR filed against main accused Yaqoob Chachar and 11 others. Newspaper: […]


Pakistan reiterates call for justice in Shujaat Bukhari’s murder case

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Pakistan has reiterated its call for justice in the case of noted Kashmiri journalist Shujaat Bukhari’s assassination in the Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir. Shujaat Bukhari was assassinated three years ago in Srinagar in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. Foreign Office spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhry, in a statement, said the perpetrators of […]


‘Read digital platforms’ community guidelines before using them’

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Media experts urged on Monday that citizens comprehensively read community guidelines of digital platforms before using them to upload content. They were speaking at a webinar organised by the Express Media Group and TikTok for awareness on using TikTok and other digital platforms and ensuring safety of the uploaded content. Tik Tok Head of Safety […]


Social media firms not cooperating with Federal Investigation Agency, National Assembly body told

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ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Defence was informed on Monday that the social media companies were not doing enough to work on combating cybercrime in the country. The meeting, headed by MNA Amjad Khan, was briefed over the compliance of social media giants such as Facebook, Twitter and TikTok to curb cybercrime in […]


15 years later, no justice for Hayatullah Khan, the journalist who was abducted and murdered on June 16, 2006

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One of the most high profile murder case of a journalist in Pakistan remains unsolved 15 years later. On June 16, 2006, the body of English-language daily The Nation and Urdu-language daily Ausaf reporter as well photographer for the European Press Agency Hayatullah Khan was found outside a village in Mirali in North Waziristan tribal agency in the erstwhile Federally Administered […]


Saleem Khan made director press information Sindh

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KARACHI: Muhammad Saleem Khan, Senior Director of Information Department, has been posted as Director Press Information, Information Department Sindh. In this regard, a notification has been issued by Services, General Administration and Coordination Department on Monday. Muhammad Saleem Khan possesses more than 31 years’ experience in the field of media management and public relations. He […]


Journalist Raja Tariq passes away.

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Senior journalist and former deputy chief reporter of Daily Jang Raja Tariq passed away on Sunday night in a hospital as a result of cardiac failure. Tariq suffered a major cardiac arrest after he reached near his residence in FC Area from the Karachi Press Club (KPC). “He was fit and fine,” said fellow journalist […]


PPF Investigate Reporting Fellow passes away

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) mourns the death of Moniza Inam, a PPF Investigative Reporting Fellow and in-charge of the Gallery section of the Daily Dawn’s Sunday magazine. Inam passed away on June 12 at the age 58. She is survived by her husband and three sons. Inam was a PPF Investigative Reporting Fellow in 2017, […]


‘Minorities are overlooked in mainstream media’

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Religious and ethnic minorities have been overlooked in the country’s mainstream media and it is because reporting priorities in the media industry are dictated by commercial interests rather than human rights or public good. Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists President Shahzada Zulfiqar said this while addressing a session on marginalised communities and the media’s role […]


Over 7m subscribe to Facebook’s blood donation feature

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KARACHI: The use of social media has been increasing in Pakistan not only for the purposes of business and infotainment but for noble cause of saving lives of others which depicted the overwhelming trend in the country as more than seven million people in Pakistan have registered with a special feature of Facebook to donate […]


‘Media reporting must truly reflect children’s trauma in incidents like rape’

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KARACHI: How to report trauma, not just in adults but the trauma that children go through in an incident was the main topic of discussion during a Zoom meeting organised by the Uks Research Centre on Saturday. Taking the motorway gang-rape reporting as a case study, Uks director said that the issue of ‘trauma’ was […]