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Daily Archives: January 4, 2019

Malala to launch her new book on refugees on Jan 8

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Malala Yousufzai is set to launch her third book following the release of her memoirs “I Am Malala” and a children’s book “Malala’s Magic Pencil”. The education activist’s latest book, “We are Displaced: My Journey and Stories from Refugee Girls Around the World”, is set to release on January 8. The book will be published […]

Anwar Maqsood’s new play Naach Na Jaane from March

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KARACHI: Writer Anwar Maqsood’s new play Naach Na Jaane will be staged from March 1 at the Arts Council of Pakistan Karachi. This was announced at a press conference on Thursday afternoon. Mr Maqsood said the play was the first stage production of the council. Director of Naach Na Jaane Dawar Mehmood had been imploring […]

APNS criticises minister’s statement

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KARACHI: The APNS has slammed the uncalled-for and misleading observation of the Federal Information Minister Ch Fawad Hussain stating that the future of print media is bleak in Pakistan. Sarmad Ali, Secretary General of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society, reacting to a media talk of the federal information minister, stated that the print media in […]

Pemra issues advice to TV channels on ads

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Thursday issued an advice to all satellite TV channel licensees regarding the airing of indecent and misleading healthcare/fitness related advertisements of various products for weight loss, hair growth, loosing body fats, improving complexion, treatment for infertility etc. Airing of such content, it noted, is in violation of […]

HR Ministry to start media campaign for child protection

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Islamabad: To sensitise people over rights of the children and their protection the Ministry of Human Rights was going to start an awareness media campaign, said Human Rights Minister Dr. Shrieen Mazri here on Wednesday. Talking to APP, she said that the Zainab Alert Bill was aimed to pre-empt any child abuse incident. Moreover, the […]

Conference highlights heinous practice of forced marriage

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Islamabad : Centre for Rule of Law Islamabad Pakistan (CRoLI), conducted a conference on the Hague Convention’s post-ratification scenario at the Punjab Police College, Sehala. The conference addressed, inter alia, the requisite procedure pertaining to the enforcement of the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (ratification and aftermath). More than 30 […]

Tackling Online Harassment

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While the advent of social media has had huge outreach in Pakistan, allowing easier connection to rural or neglected regions, it has also brought in new mediums of abuse and harassment- which grow faster than the time it takes for protection laws to catch up. The Digital Rights Foundation (DRF), a research-based advocacy organisation which […]

PPF condemns online harassment of female journalists in Brazil

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Jair Bolsonaro, President of Brazil has expressed concern over the harassment of female journalists on social media. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has condemned such incidents of harassment on social media and called on the newly elected government and authorities in Brazil to stop targeting journalists. […]