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Monthly Archives: December 2018

Imran reposes full confidence in Fawad

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan Tuesday said that the government believed in freedom of expression and considered critical eye of independent and vibrant media vital for keeping the government on right track. Talking to Federal Information Minister Ch Fawad Hussain who called on him at the Prime Minister’s House Prime Minister reposed full confidence in […]

Freedom of Expression, Media and Governance, Print Media, Television , ,


‘World needs one voice to counter hate speech’

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on Tuesday said the world needed to have one voice to counter hate speech and incitement to violence. “The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government is a staunch advocate of free speech but there is a dire need for international regulatory regime to defy hate content on social media,” […]

Governance , ,


Mayor for protecting women rights

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KARACHI: Mayor Karachi Wasim Akhtar has said that women are half of our population, country cannot progress without taking them into the journey of development. “We have to change our thinking and whole society has to stand against those powerful ones who abused women. The world is now raising voice on animal rights and in […]

Human Rights , ,


Renowned actor Ali Ejaz passes away at 77

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LAHORE: Renowned film, TV and stage actor Ali Ejaz has died in Lahore due to cardiac arrest. He was 77. Ejaz started his career in 1967 and was well known for his role in a popular television comedy drama series Khawaja and Son. The actor also suffered paralysis 12-13 years ago. He was honoured with the prestigious Presidential […]

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Daily News memories

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THOSE involved like me in its launching in 1962 must feel sad over the closure of Daily News, Karachi’s last English language evening paper. The battery of journalists working for the paper at its launch ranged from seasoned newsmen to juniors and apprentice, but at least one of them would rise to become an icon […]

Media Safety, Print Media , ,


Human rights education for a vision

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As per world report 2018 by Human Rights Watch, Women, Religious minorities , children and transgender faced violent attack,and discrimination throughout the year. A recent report by HRCP declares the same dismal situation of human rights in Pakistan with restrictions on freedom of expression, freedom of movement misused continuation of blasphemy law and harassment against […]

Freedom of Expression, Human Rights , ,


PPF concerned over raid in office of online magazine ‘Confidencial’

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Daniel Ortega, President of Nicaragua has expressed concern over the raid in the office of online magazine ‘Confidencial’. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter, considered this incident as an attack on freedom of expression and urged the Nicaraguan authorities to immediately and thoroughly investigate […]

Freedom of Expression, Media Safety, Protest Letters by PPF


Remembering actor Kamal Ahmed Rizvi

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LAHORE: The 3rd death anniversary of legendary TV and stage actor, Syed Kamal Ahmed Rizvi was observed on Monday. Born in 1930 in Bihar’s ancient city of Gaya, Rizvi opted for moving to Pakistan following Partition and settled in Karachi when he was 19. Like most other thinkers of his age, Rizvi was influenced by […]

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PTM and international media

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The warning by Major Gen. Asif Ghafoor, the Director-General of the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), to the Pashtun Tahafuz (protection) Movement (PTM) of severe consequences on crossing the so-called “red line” was viewed as another blow to the democratic rights of representing one’s position through protest and agitation. There were similar attempts of disengaging […]

Media Development , ,


Ask Google

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A resolution has been submitted in the Punjab Assembly to demand explanation from Google as to why when one types ‘bhikari’ in the search bar the picture of Prime Minister Imran Khan pops up. The resolutions asks for Google CEO Sundar Pichai to be summoned and explain why this happens. Notwithstanding the fact that surely […]

Digital Media, New Media , ,


Tehzeeb Festival ends on high note

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KARACHI: The queue outside the auditorium on the third day of the 10th Tehzeeb Festival showed no signs of abating despite the cold winds blowing through the city. The three-day festival ended on Sunday on a high note, after treating the audience to different genres and styles of traditional music — khayal, thumri, ghazal and […]

Arts and Entertainment , ,


Literary notes: Dialogue with divinity and a few other translations

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HOW many books have been translated into Urdu from different languages on different topics so far? The estimated numbers differ wildly. Ubaidullah Qudsi in his book Pakistan mein zehni rujhanaat (1958) had put the number of translated books into Urdu at about 6,000. In an article, Delhi University’s Dr Abdul Haq had estimated that there were about […]

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‘My guard was hit first’: Nawaz defends guard who attacked SAMAA TV cameraman

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Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif defended the guard responsible for the attack on SAMAA TV cameraman Wajid Ali outside parliament on Monday. The PML-N Quaid, who was apologetic before, put the entire blame on the cameraman while he spoke to media inside the accountability court chamber on Tuesday. He said that his guard, identified as Shakoor, was in […]

Freedom of Expression, Front Page, Media and Governance, Media Safety, Television , ,


GEO News grabs ‘News Channel of the Year’ award

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LONDON: Geo News has been declared winner in the category of ‘Urdu News Channel of the Year 2018’ at the 5fth annual Asian Viewers Television Awards (AVTA). Two other private Pakistani television networks were also in the running for the award but Geo News was declared winner after receiving overwhelming popular support from the voters. […]

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