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Daily Archives: July 20, 2019

Remembering the humility of Anil Datta and Idrees Bakhtiar

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The last story Anil Datta put his name on was about Idrees Bakhtiar. Five days before his own death, Datta covered a condolence reference for Idrees, who had passed away a month ago. He wrote “glowing and affectionate tributes were heaped on the late journalist”, unaware that a similar event would be held for both […]

Weak eyesight: Too much screen time may harm your child’s eyes

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PESHAWAR: While smart gadgets and laptops have become more of a necessity than luxury these days, the technology always comes with a price tag. Youngsters, particularly children, have become increasingly dependent on their digital devices and while they can provide endless hours of entertainment as well as educational content, increased screen time can have various harmful […]

Freedom of expression

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The Foreign Minister of Pakistan Shah Mehmood Qureshi was severely criticized by a Canadian social media activist during the ‘Global Conference for Media Freedom: London 2019’. The complainant accused the foreign minister (his government) of censoring his twitter account, telling him that ‘he had no right to silence his journalistic and personal freedom’. Both the […]

SECP holds second ‘Design Thinking Workshop on LEAP

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ISLAMABAD: The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) has held second Design Thinking Workshop on LEAP in Karachi. Leading Efficiency through Automation Prowess (LEAP) is the SECP’s project for end-to-end process automation and digital transformation, said a press release received here on Friday. The primary focus of this initiative was to facilitate ease of […]

PPF condemns the attack on TV journalist in Uganda

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Yoweri Museveni, President of Uganda has expressed concern over the attack on journalist Godfrey Katongole on July 15, 2019. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has condemned the attack on journalists working in the line of duty and urged the concerned authorities to immediately look into this […]

Alfred Friendly Press Partners Fellowship Opportunities

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General Fellowship  Early-career professional journalists from developing countries with proficiency in English can apply for a six-month fellowship. Alfred Friendly provides fellows with basic and advanced hands-on instruction at the Missouri School of Journalism and places them in leading U.S. newsrooms. The successful candidate will be 25-35 years old and have at least three years […]

National and regional experiences can enrich SDG monitoring of journalists’ safety

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New possibilities to strengthen the monitoring of attacks on journalists were explored this week at a side-event held at the UN within the context of the High-Level Political Forum reviewing SDG progress. The occasion was a side-event organized by UNESCO, three NGOs – Article 19, Committee to Protect Journalists and IFEX, the permanent missions to […]