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Monthly Archives: September 2019

‘Contemporary Muslim artists are fascinating’

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KARACHI: Ethics is at the heart of contemporary Muslim artists’ works and to understand them we need to understand our times, said Prof Dr Jonas Otterbeck in his lecture on ‘Contemporary Muslim Artists and Creativity’ on Friday. The event was held in the multipurpose hall of the Centre for Innovation in Medical Studies at the […]


TV channels told to follow PEMRA code

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Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has warned news channels to follow the PEMRA Code of Conduct 2015. The Council of Complaints, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in its 76th meeting held on Thursday under the chair of Dr Yar Muhammad Maghmoom Khattak at PEMRA Regional office, Peshawar recommended issuing warning to various TV news channels for violating […]


Muslim journalists call for urgent steps to check fake news

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A moot of Muslim journalist on Friday severely criticised use of baseless propaganda and fake news as a tool for the advancement of vested interests and called for taking urgent steps to check this menace. On the second day of the 5th International Forum of Muslim Journalists and Bloggers, speakers noted that social media, particularly […]


Feminism in the context of digital media

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KARACHI:The 21st century has seen various worldwide movements gain momentum, with feminism and climate change being the prominent ones. Where methods of demonstrations and disapprovals have also evolved with increasing globalisation and reliance on digital means, what has played a significant role in disseminating messages is social media. To discuss the renewed, contemporary feminist policies […]


Invasion of e-publishing and future of Urdu’s literary journalism

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PUBLISHING one’s poetry electronically has gathered so much currency that many of today’s poets of Urdu do not bother to get their poetry ‘printed’ in any magazine once it is ‘published’ online, mostly on Facebook. If they can get 200 likes or more by the midnight, they go to bed content and can afford to […]


Ex-staffer of Dawn dies

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KARACHI: Musheer Has­san Rizvi, who worked for Dawn in the 1950s and early ’60s as political correspondent, passed away last week in Frankfurt. He was 93. He moved to Germany in the ’60s, joined American Express, and was subsequently posted in Karachi and Bangladesh. He retired in the mid-’80s and had been living in Frankfurt […]


Muslim media moot in Russia condemns mainstream media ‘lies’

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Use of fake news and false pretexts has led to disastrous consequences for the world peace, culminating in the death of around a million Muslims across the world. This was underscored by the speakers at the inaugural session of the 5th International Forum of Muslim Journalists and Bloggers on Thursday. Being held at a beautifully […]


Mahira Khan set to represent Pakistan at Paris Fashion Week

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PARIS PR – After the historic representation of Pakistan at cinema’s grandest international film festival, the Cannes Film Festival in 2018, L’Oréal Paris Pakistan’s Spokesperson Mahira Khan is set to represent Pakistan and the brand at the prestigious Paris Fashion Week happening from 23rd September to 1st October 2019. L’Oréal Paris and Paris Fashion Week have had […]


Woman says she falsely accused Ali Zafar of harassment, issues apology

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In 2018, Meesha Shafi accused Ali Zafar’s of sexual harassment. She claimed the singer-actor harassed her on multiple occasions, in response to which the Channo singer filed a defamation suit against Shafi in the Lahore High Court. The accusations on Zafar did not stop with Shafi’s #MeToo call-out as a few other women also opened up about their stories […]


Rescue services soon an app away

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PESHAWAR: In a bid to improve access to rescue services and their response times, the government in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) has signed an agreement with one of the largest ride-hailing mobile application services in the country. According to the memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between the K-P authorities and Careem, the ride-hailing service, at the Chief Minister’s […]


Facebook exempts political speech from fact-checking

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SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook will not fact-check the statements politicians post to the site, the social network announced Tuesday ahead of the US 2020 elections, even as it works to discredit false information meant to manipulate public opinion. While the social network relies on third-party fact-checkers, including news organisations such as AFP, to help it discredit viral misinformation, […]


Shireen apologises for Firdous’s ‘insensitive’ remarks

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen Mazari on Wednesday apologised for remarks made by Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Informa­tion and Broadcas­ting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan regarding Tuesday’s earthquake which left nearly two scores of people dead, hundreds of others wounded and many houses and infrastructure devastated in Azad Jammu […]


Court orders French #MeToo founder to pay damages for defamation

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PARIS: A Paris court on Wednesday ordered the woman behind France’s answer to the #MeToo campaign to pay thousands of euros in damages for defaming the man she had accused of sexual harassment in a viral Twitter post. Sandra Muller, a French journalist who coined the viral hashtag #balancetonporc ( “expose your pig”) to describe […]


Pakistani documentary on bomb disposal unit wins Emmy

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KARACHI: A Pakistani film-maker’s documentary about the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Bomb Disposal Unit was honoured with a win at the News and Documentary Emmy Awards ceremony in New York on Tuesday night. Asad Faruqi’s Armed with Faith received an Emmy in the category for Outstanding Politics and Government Documentary. Co-directed with Geeta Gandbhir, the film follows […]