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Daily Archives: April 16, 2019

Music dissemination in the age of social media

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The dynamics of the music dissemination process have been completely altered by rapid technological advancements, and the open-access to various social media outlets which has ensued in the last two decades. The results are manifold and various dimensions call for a serious investigation which can by no means be exhaustive. On the positive front, artists […]

‘Mangroves are the custodians of the coast’

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KARACHI: Mangroves can help ensure a sustainable development process in the country. This was emphasised by Coastal Areas Commander Vice Admiral Fayyaz Gillani at the mangrove plantation campaign organised by the Pakistan Navy at Port Bin Qasim on Monday. Mangroves play a significant role in fending-off the adverse effects of coastal hazards spurred by climate […]

‘Fighting climate change most crucial war right now’

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Fighting climate change is the most important war that we need to fight right now, said Sindh Governor Imran Ismail on Monday while addressing a seminar as its chief guest. ‘Climate Change, Summer & Monsoon Safety Awareness Seminar’ was organised in collaboration with the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), the […]

PTI govt finalises cyber security policy

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ISLAMABAD:Minister for Information Technology Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui has said that the government will allocate a piece of land in Haripur, Hazara to telecom companies for setting up mobile manufacturing plants. Speaking at the Huawei Mobile Pakistan Summit, the IT minister said the government had discussed with some telecom companies including Huawei the setting up […]

Media Prosecutors

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If one was to do a breakdown of the Information Minister’s press conferences by subject, it would emerge that the vast majority of them have been reserved for a single subject – corruption and the ongoing investigations into the opposition’s politicians. Given this imbalance, one could be forgiven for thinking that the Information Minister also […]

Human rights put on the back burner in election year: report

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ISLAMABAD: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan’s (HRCP) annual report 2018 documented that the overall situation of human rights deteriorated across the country during the election year, with a startling curtailment of individual and collective freedom of expression. The commission’s council members — during the launch ceremony of the report at a local hotel on […]

Alleged defamation of state institutions: Journalist Shahzeb Jillani’s bail extended by 2 days

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A sessions court in Karachi on Monday extended by two days the interim pre-arrest bail granted to journalist Shahzeb Ali Shah Jillani in a case pertaining to alleged cyber terrorism, electronic forgery and defamatory remarks regarding the state institutions. Last week, the court had granted an interim bail before arrest to the journalist in a […]

BIEK imposes ban on journalists as exams begin

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In view of the cheating culture at its peak in the ongoing Secondary School Certificate annual examinations 2019 being held under the Board of Secondary Education Karachi since April 1, the Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) has imposed a ban on education journalists from the coverage of examination centres apparently in a bid to […]

Breaking the barriers

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When it comes to hard hitting stories, female journalists in Pakistan at times play second fiddle. It is high time we stop putting a patriarchal lens on stories. You! takes a look… There have been a number of famous male journalists in Pakistan who are inspirational reporters and news anchors. Their stories are concrete and […]