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Monthly Archives: January 2019

On media ethics

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Pakistani electronic media ethics and general human empathy touched a new low last week when a “senior” journalist of a private news channel interviewed the child of one of the Sahiwal incident’s victims on national television. The episode was not a case of some fake news, yellow journalism or defamation, which have become an everyday affair in […]


RTI’s complaints commission itself in complainant mode

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ISLAMABAD: Although the PTI government has set up the Federal Information Commission (FIC) to deal with complaints against the ministries and their subordinate departments denying public their lawful right to seek information, the commission itself has assumed the status of a complainant. It has neither been allocated the staff required to start work nor given […]


Govt documents wildlife population in Hazara

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PESHAWAR: The federal government has launched a comprehensive survey for documentation of wildlife population and dynamics of key wild species in Hazara division that would immensely help in the initiation of new projects, reforms and allocation of funds for its conservation and protection on the basis of solid statistical data in future. The survey study […]


PPF concerned over harassment and detention of journalist in Honduras

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Juan Orlando Hernández, President of Honduras has expressed deep concern over the harassment and detention of journalist Jairo López on January 27, 2019. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter, has condemned the harassment of the journalist and called on the authorities to investigate the […]


Media bodies rejects cabinet decision on PMRA

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The federal cabinet approved the formation of new regulatory body called Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority (PMRA) with the merger of all media regulating bodies including print, electronic and digital media. The meeting was held on January 24, headed by Prime Minister Imran Khan and attended by the journalists’ associations. The Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry […]


Masood urges journalists to highlight Indian atrocities

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MUZZAFARABAD: Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) President Sardar Masood Khan has urged journalists to exercise their professional capacity to effectively highlight the worst-ever atrocities unleashed by Indian army in occupied Kashmir apart from using their pen and camera to ensure rule of law. He was addressing a gathering of senior journalists at a dinner hosted by […]


Climate warning

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Last week, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told the Davos summit that the world is losing the race against climate change. The reality is that there has been more talk about climate change, but very little action. The easy scapegoat is the US, where the Trump presidency decided to pull out of the Paris accord, but […]


IT exports fetch $540 million in six months: SBP

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ISLAMABAD – The Information Technology (IT) and Telecommunication industry of the country has contributed US $ 540 million foreign exchange to national kitty through exports during first two quarters of this fiscal year 2018-2019. The telecommunication, computer and information services managed to export IT and IT-enabled services worth US $ 540 million, seeing an increase […]


Veteran journalist Shaikh Aziz remembered

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HYDERABAD: Speakers at a condolence reference held at the Hyderabad Press Club on Sunday paid homage to Shaikh Aziz, pioneer of modern Sindhi journalism who retired as veteran journalist at Dawn. Pir Mazharul Haq, former Sindh minister for education who chaired the reference organised by the Sahafi Dost group, called Shaikh Aziz an institution with […]


Stifling the press

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A “WALKING shadow”. A “poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage/ And then is heard no more”. A “tale/ Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,/ Signifying nothing”. Shakespeare was describing life. He could as easily have been writing about the state of Pakistan’s media. On television screens, pundits […]


APNS team apprises Punjab PA speaker about media issues

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LAHORE: A delegation of All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) met Speaker Punjab Assembly Ch Parvez Elahi here on Sunday and briefed him about the problems being faced by the Punjab based publications because of the new advertising policy, especially money owed by the government organisations. The delegation included Mehtab Khan, Mujibur Rehman Shami, Tameeza Mizami, […]


President Alvi stresses upon use of technology to control goods smuggling

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Karachi: President Dr Arif Alvi Saturday said that the fast paced changes were taking place in the realms of technology and stressed that its latest trends should be utilized as tools to control the smuggling of goods and plug the narcotics trade. The President was addressing a ceremony held here in connection with the International […]


Internet’s gatekeepers

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“The Supreme Court appropriately understood the importance of the internet to the way politics and free expression occur right now,” says Neil Richards, a professor at Washington University Law School, who specialises in First Amendment law. “We cannot have a functioning First Amendment that doesn’t take First Amendment activity in a digital context into account.” […]


Heritage: Saving The Karachi Press Club

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It is not much different from saving a life. There is the flat-lining patient surrounded by doctors trying everything within their power to resuscitate him, to get him to breathe again. That is what the Endowment Trust (EFT) does for the architectural heritage of Sindh. The EFT sees saving and conserving one’s heritage as a […]