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Monthly Archives: September 2018

Journalism and development

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This week, I had opportunity to participate in a workshop organised by the Rural Support Program Network (RSPN) under its EU-funded Sindh Union Council and Community Economic Strengthening Support (SUCCESS) programme. The workshop was convened in the remote district of Qambar Shahdadkot of Sindh where the programme is being implemented by the Sindh Rural Support […]

Media Development ,


Arshad Khan appointed as PTV Chairman

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ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet on Tuesday approved appointment of Arshad Khan as chairman of the Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV). Briefing the media after the federal cabinet meeting, Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry said that the ministers also decided to make right to information law more strong. The News International

General News ,


Rating cos asked to register with Pemra within 3 days

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday directed the media rating companies to provide the viewership data to Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) and the authority will display the same on its website. A three-member bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar and comprising Justice Umer Ata Bandial and […]

Television , ,


Amnesty, RSF express concern over warrants for journalist’s arrest

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KARACHI: The Amnesty International and Reporters Sans Frontieres (RSF) have expressed concern over the issuance of arrest warrants for journalist Cyril Almeida. In a press release issued on Thursday, the Amnesty called upon the authorities in Pakistan to ensure that the criminal justice system is not used to harass or intimidate journalists. Mr Almeida, an […]

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Challenges in the cyberworld

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Inventions are being made all the time everywhere, but the invention that has truly changed the lives of everybody on the planet whether they know it or not is the internet. The rise and rise of social media and the freedom of expression that goes with it has already challenged a number of governments that feel threatened by such […]

Digital Media, Freedom of Expression , , ,


Radio Pakistan DG not allowed to attend office by protesting employees

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ISLAMABAD: Despite an announcement by the government that the plan to lease out the headquarters of Radio Pakistan has been shelved, angry employees on Thursday forced the director general out of his office to lodge their protest, forcing the information minister to issue a statement saying that action would be taken against those involved in […]

Front Page, Media and Governance, Radio , ,


PPF expressed concern over assault on cameramen

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Juan Orlando Hernandez, President of Honduras has expressed concern over the physical and verbal assault against two cameramen in Western Honduras. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali, in his letter denounced this act by the municipal director and urged authorities to take action against him for restraining […]

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Call to tackle environmental degradation

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KARACHI  –  Worldwide survey reports reveal that around 13 million people die annually across the globe due to preventable environmental causes. In Pakistan, the government is required to ensure concrete measures to control the worst effects of environmental factors. Prof Dr Zafar Fatmi, head of Environmental and Occupational Health and Injuries Unit of Aga Khan University, […]

Environmental Journalism


No curbs on release of ads: Govt

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ISLAMABAD – A spokesman of the government Wednesday dispelled the impression created in a section of the media that a high-level committee constituted by the prime minister to oversee content of advertisements/campaigns had curbed the release of advertisements by the federal government as well as provincial governments of KP, Sindh and Balochistan. The spokesman clarified that no such […]

Print Media


Ministries have not provided information required under federal RTI law: study

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ISLAMABAD: Federal ministries have not provided 39 categories of information required under the 2017 Federal Right of Access to Information Act, 17 ministries have not set up websites and 29 have performed poorly in complying with the proactive disclosure clause, a study revealed on Wednesday. A study titled Impeding Transparency, Accountability and Access to Information: […]

Access to Information ,


Workshop on business reporting held

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KARACHI: To improve the understanding of data among business journalists, the Centre for Excellence in Journalism (CEJ) and the Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OICCI), on Wednesday organized a one-day workshop on ‘Data and its significance in Business Reporting. The workshop was attended by several journalists covering the business sector for various print […]

Media Development , ,


CPNE deplores treason case against Cyril

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ISLAMABAD: The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) has expressed concern over filing of a treason case against Cyril Almeida and placing his name on the exit control list. In a statement released on Wednesday, Arif Nizami, the council’s president, senior vice president Imtinan Shahid and Dr Jabbar Khattak stressed that all state and non-state […]

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Senate forms committee to resolve data services suspension in parts of Balochistan

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ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Information Technology and Telecommunication on Wednesday directed a committee to be constituted to resolve the issue of the suspension of internet and mobile cellular services in several districts of Balochistan. The committee met under the chairmanship of Senator Rubina Khalid while Senator Abdul Rehman Malik, Dr Ghous Muhammad Khan Niazi, […]

Information Technology , ,


Govt delays leasing out Radio Pakistan premises by one-month

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) led government has given one month’s time to the management of Radio Pakistan to table a plan to bring out the state-run broadcaster from the financial crisis it is currently facing. The federal government had given directives t lease out Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation headquarters building in the federal capital. However, the one […]

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