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Journalists, lawyers and human rights activists call for early enactment of effective Protection of Journalists and Media Professionals Bill

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Thirty leading editors, journalists, lawyers and human rights activists expressed concern at the delay in approval of the draft Protection of Journalists and Media Professionals Bill, 2020 that would provide a safe environment for practice of journalism in Pakistan.  The draft Bill, which provides a strong base for legislation for protection of media, was presented […]


Pakistani media faced unique challenges in 2020

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In 2020 Pakistani media was confronted with the unique new challenges both in terms of content to cover as well as in the nature of the measures to restrict press freedom and the free flow of information in the country. The year presented the media with the challenge of covering the spread of COVID-19 while […]


MoU signed to build capacity for digital storytelling

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Islamabad : The Centre for Excellence in Journalism (CEJ) and RINSTRA Technologies Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to work together to build students’ digital storytelling skills. The agreement would enable digital skills through interactive workshops, seminars, and courses, with RINSTRA providing its state-of-the-art platform for digital docu-film festivals and theme-based video competitions, said […]


PTI leader accuses journalists of “acting like PPP workers”.

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Leader of the Opposition in the Sindh Assembly PTI’s lawmaker Haleem Adil Sheikh, while addressing the media after the sindh assembly session on Tuesday, accused journalists of “acting like PPP workers”. Sheikh’s remarks came in response to a question from a journalist, who asked about video footage showing PTI lawmakers manhandling members of their own […]


PFUJ demands Shehbaz Gill’s removal for trolling women journalists

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ISLAMABAD—Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has strongly condemned trolling of women journalists and anchorpersons by Shahbaz Gill, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister, and demanded his resignation In a joint statement, President Shahzada Zulfiqar and Secretary-General Nasir Zaidi called for Gill’s immediate removal. They said he has proven time and again to be unfit […]


CPNE urges Punjab govt to play role in resolving financial crisis of media industry

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LAHORE: The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) has once again urged the government to release outstanding dues of newspapers and publications. A meeting of the CPNE Punjab Committee was held with Editor-in-Chief 92 Newspaper Muhammad Haider Amin in chair at Daily Times’ office on Tuesday. All the participants were unanimous in their demand that […]


بلاگرز اور انسانی حقوق کے کارکنوں کے لئے حفاظتی تربیتی ورکشاپ

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پاکستان پریس فاؤنڈیشن (پی پی ایف) نے بلاگرزاورانسانی حقوق کےحامیوں سےلاہورمیں تین روزہ حفاظتی تربیتی ورکشاپ ک لئےدرخواستیں طلب کرلی ہیں۔ تربیت میں جسمانی،ڈیجیٹل اورنفسیاتی تحفظ سےمتعلق سیشنزہوںگے۔ آزادی اظہار رائے کو لاحق خطرات کے بدلتے ہوئے منظر نامے پر ایک نظر ڈالیں تو یہ ظاہر ہوتا ہے کہ یہ خطرات متواتر طور پر زیادہ […]


Safety Training Workshop for Bloggers and human rights defenders.

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) invites applications for a three-day security training workshop in Lahore from bloggers and human rights defenders. The training will include sessions on physical, digital and psychosocial security. A look at the changing landscape of threats to freedom of expression shows that the threats are increasingly becoming more sophisticated. Where once physical […]


Former editor of Nada-e-Millat Anis-ur-Rehman passes away

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LAHORE—Anisur Rehman, a former editor of Nada-e-Millat magazine of Nawa-e-Waqt Group died of a blood clot in the brain in Lahore. Weekly Corporate Ambassador reported that the senior journalist, also a TV analyst and blogger was driving near Bhatta-Chowk Lahore when he felt unwell. The police called 1122 who rushed him to National Hospital. Following […]


Journalism and the internet

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IT is undeniable that the internet and social media have fundamentally changed the media landscape in the world in more ways than one. And as governments get eager to regulate the internet, media groups are lobbying for laws that can help them get a share of the profits internet companies make through adverts on the […]


Radio Live Shows project for newly merged districts launched

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PESHAWAR: Speakers at a seminar here Saturday said that access to information is key to bringing about socio-economic development and transparency in the governance system. They spoke at the launching ceremony of the Radio Live Shows project in the newly merged tribal districts. Addressing the event, Secretary Local Governments and Rural Development Shakeel Ahmad Mian […]


Digital, media revolution must be considered in curriculum development

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Rawalpindi: Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU) in collaboration with Association of Media and Communication Academic Professionals (AMCAP) with Punjab Higher Education Commission organised Doctoral Spring School 2021. International Academia along with national resource persons delivered lectures and individually advised the students on research proposals. In the nine day doctoral Spring School, forty PhD scholars, researchers […]


Democratic Panel clean sweeps KUJ Dastoor polls

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Rashid Aziz and Moosa Kaleem were elected the Karachi Union of Journalists (KUJ) Dastoor’s president and general secretary respectively for the year 2021-22 after the elections held at the Karachi Press Club. According to the results announced by the election committee, the KUJ’s Democratic Panel bagged all of the seats. Aslam Khan and Wakeelur Rehman […]


IHC grants one month to AGP to review social media regulations

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ISLAMABAD-The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Friday granted one month time to Attorney General of Pakistan (AGP) for consultation with all stakeholders to review the social media regulations that were introduced last year. A single bench of IHC comprising Chief Justice of IHC Justice Athar Minallah conducted hearing of the petition filed by Journalists Defense Committee […]


Jang-Geo reporter in Sanghar passes away

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SUKKUR: The senior reporter of Jang/Geo Sanghar, Akhtar Qureshi, has passed away after cardiac arrest on Friday. Journalists, civil society, and politicians of Sanghar have paid rich tributes to his services and said the deceased would be remembered for long. Newspaper: The News


Shibli discusses FM radio licences, digital cable policy with PBA

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Shibli Faraz Thursday discussed with the Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) through a video conference FM radio licences and the National Digital Cable Policy-2021. The meeting was attended by Information Secretary Shahira Shahid, Pemra Chairman Muhammad Saleem Baig, PID PIO Sohail Ali Khan, DG IP Manzoor Ali Memon and […]