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Monthly Archives: February 2019

Social media gags

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“Regulation by social media companies is an added layer of censorship”  Night Dad — Executive Director, Digital Rights Foundation Social media regulation of human rights defenders is on the rise in Pakistan but what’s more surprising is that social media companies are censoring content without any proper explanation. As someone who has worked on the […]


Doctors and the media

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The recent protests by doctors in Sindh were aimed at modification in the current pay structure to match the long and stressful working hours. The media has highlighted this issue in the following words: “Patients across Sindh suffer while the messiah (doctors) go on strike again.” The first impression left by such media statements is […]


HEC chief calls out govt’s ‘weak’ climate change policy

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ISLAMABAD:The federal government’s climate change policy and its implementation strategy were slammed by the head of the apex higher education body for being weak, inconsistent, incoherent, and reactive. Instead, he called for devising an integrated approach to deal with climate change. The Higher Education Commission (HEC) Chairman Dr Tariq Banuri was delivering a lecture on […]


Summit cautions against misuse of cyber space

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LAHORE: Speakers at a summit on cybersecurity Friday said that internet is a popular part of daily life and an amazing resource of information, connectivity and entertainment, but at the same time it is also a breeding ground for criminal and terrorist activities where one’s every move can be monitored and information compromised. The summit […]


Third Sindh Literature Festival opens

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KARACHI: The third Sindh Literature Festival (SLF) opened at a local hotel on Friday with the aim to celebrate the power of words, culture, music and the Sufi teachings of peace and tolerance. Jointly organised by the Sindh Literary Foundation, information department of the Sindh government and the Endowment Fund Trust, the festival is a […]


Govt seeks inquiry into ‘huge payment’ made from PTV’s account

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry on Friday ordered an inquiry regarding payment of a huge sum of money from state-run Pakistan Television’s bank account. In a letter written to the Islamabad Inspector General Police (IGP), Chaudhry sought a report over the matter as it appeared to be a ‘criminal case’. The action […]


Mindshare Pakistan has built AI-rich Media Planning solutions

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KARACHI: Using big data, machine learning and cognitive intelligence, Mindshare Pakistan has built AI-rich solutions that have transformed the way Media Planning has been done for ages. Mindshare Pakistan, a subsidiary of Group M Pakistan, and owned by the Global WPP network, has been in operation in Pakistan since 1999. With an elaborate and wide […]


‘Study journalism if you have the aptitude for it’

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KARACHI: ‘Why should I study media?’ According to Kamal Siddiqi, director of the Centre for Excellence in Journalism at the Institute of Business Admini­stration (CEJ-IBA), this is a question that’s in the mind of everyone studying media sciences these days besides wondering about a future in the media industry, especially now when the media is […]


Users of social media asked to follow code of ethics

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PESHAWAR: Speakers at a training workshop asked the users of social media to follow ethics and use the fast emerging medium for the benefits of the people. The three-day training workshop titled “Digital Citizen Journalism” was organised by Individualland (IL) at a local hotel here on Thursday. Mashhud Ali and Saifullah Khokar acted as resource […]


Sindh govt to launch urban forestry drive

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KARACHI – The Sindh government will start implementing its project to conduct urban forestry in the province within a month as Karachi is going to be the first city to undergo the massive plantation drive. Sindh Minister for Forests and Wildlife disclosed this information while speaking as the chief guest at a dialogue on Corporate […]


Rifts emerge within govt media team over PTV crisis

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ISLAMABAD: Divisions and rifts within the media team of the government surfaced on Wednesday when federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said some special assistants and advisers to the prime minister were backing the Pakistan Television managing director who was taking a huge salary package despite the financial crisis PTVwas facing. During a visit to PTV Centre, the minister […]


Glacier surge poses threat to Hunza villages

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GILGIT – A surge in the Shisper Glacier, located west of Hassanabad village in Hunza, was posing a threat to the residents with every passing day. This was stated by Assistant Director Disaster Management Authority (GBDMA) Gilgit-Baltistan here on Wednesday. He said “the 1,300-meter wide and 600 feet long glacier was moving towards villages housing […]


PEMRA chief presents performance report to president

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Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) chairman Muhammad Saleem Wednesday presented Authority’s performance report over its operations and accounts for the financial years 2015-18 to the President Dr Arif Alvi at the Aiwan-e-Sadr. The president, while appreciating the efforts of PEMRA, directed that PEMRA should make this report a regular annual feature to keep abreast […]


Applications for Media Awards invited from KP journalists

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PESHAWAR: The entries for the Amir Ahmad Siddiqui (AAS) Media Awards have been invited for this year’s competition from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa journalists by March 20, 2019. According to a press release, the intending applicants were asked to send their entries by email to aasaward2019@gmail.com. They can also submit entries to the outgoing president of Khyber Union […]