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Daily Archives: December 13, 2018

Donkey King among the most searched movies

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ISLAMABAD: Google has released its list for most searched movies in Pakistan. The Google Trends Year in Search 2018 is based on search terms that had the highest spike in 2018 as compared to the previous year. The most searched movies in Pakistan are Race 3, Sanju, Tiger Zinda Hai, Baghi 2, Thugs of Hindustan, […]

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Is Pakistan digitally literate?

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The world is currently witnessing the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’, which is characterised by a range of new technologies that are fusing the physical, digital and biological worlds, impacting all disciplines, economies and industries. It should come as no surprise then that the prime minister has recently met with founders and CEOs of both local and […]

Digital Media, New Media , ,


Hawkers union urges govt to save print media

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LAHORE: The newly-elected office-bearers of the Akhbar Farosh Union Lahore were administered oath here on Wednesday at Alhamra Art Centre. The new body comprises President Chaudhry Nazir Ahmed, Senior Vice President Malik Imtiaz Ahmed, Vice President Sajjad Azeem, General Secretary Muhammad Ilyas, Joint Secretary Rana Maqsood Ahmed, Information Secretary Sheikh Umar Yaseen, Office Secretary Owais […]

Media and Governance, Print Media , ,


Advertisers’ body opposes proposed media policy

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KARACHI: The Pakistan Advertising Association (PAA) has said that it is in favour of meaningful changes, or reforms, aimed at improving transparency and agreeing upon a procedure for selection of agencies by the government on merit. The association termed the proposed draft of a new policy for the print, electronic and digital media a virtual […]

Broadcasting, Digital Media, Media and Governance, New Media, Print Media, Television , ,


Pakistan ahead of Russia and China in press freedom, says Russian scholar

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KARACHI: A Russian professor with expertise in international journalism on Wednesday said Pakistan was better placed than Russia and China, though still “least free” on the freedom of press rankings by two prestigious institutions. Prof Aleksei Bykov, a professor of international journalism associated with the St Petersburg University, Russia, spoke at length on the ‘Lesson […]

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Shafiuddin Ashraf remembered

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KARACHI: Colleagues and activists on Wednesday paid glowing tributes to Shafiuddin Ashraf, general secretary of Pakistan Herald Workers Union and chairman of the All Pakistan Newspaper Emp­loyees Confederation (Apnec) who passed away last week. Speaking at a condolence meeting in the premises of Haroon House, Sindh Local Government Minister Saeed Ghani said being a trade […]

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Urdu, Pashto VOA websites inaccessible in Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD: The Urdu and Pashto websites of international news organisation Voice of America (VOA) have reportedly been blocked in Pakistan. Accessing the website shows an alert that reads: “Secure Connection Failed. The connection to www.urduvoa.com was interrupted while the page was loading. The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the received […]

Digital Media, Front Page, Media and Governance, New Media , ,


PPF concerned over assault on journalists in Zimbabwe

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Emmerson Mnangagwa, President of Zimbabwe has expressed concern over the assault on two journalists by police officers. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali condemned the continued attacks on journalists and media practitioners in Zimbabwe and called on the authorities to look into this matter and punish those officers […]

Digital Media, Freedom of Expression, Media and Governance, Media Safety, Protest Letters by PPF


PPF condemns brutal murder of reporter in Mexico

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Andrés Manuel López Obrador, President of Mexico has expressed deep concern over the murder of journalist Diego García Corona in Ecatepec, State of Mexico. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter has condemned this brutal act and called on the authorities to immediately and thoroughly […]

Freedom of Expression, Media Safety, Obituaries, Print Media, Protest Letters by PPF