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Daily Archives: November 23, 2019

Aspiring citizen journalists lauded for digital storytelling

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KARACHI: Journalists in Pakistan continue to face immense challenges in the quest to seek the truth. From receiving death threats to reporting in perilous, war-torn regions and facing censorship issues, the prolonged list of challenges is a ghastly reality that haunts the future of journalism in the country. Pakistan is among the states where journalists get murdered, […]

Dawn Editor receives prestigious Press Freedom Award

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NEW YORK: Dawn Editor Zaffar Abbas received the prestigious Gwen Ifill Press Freedom Award for 2019 on Friday for his “extraordinary and sustained achievement in the cause of press freedom”. The award is named after Ms Ifill, the first woman of African descent to host a nationally televised news show in the United States. American […]

Mellifluous confluence of poetry and music

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KARACHI: What do the names of Hafiz, Rumi, Faiz and Farough Farrokhzad bring to mind? Pure, unadulterated poetry. Imagine their poems being set to music by four musicians of exceptional talent — musicians who are known to play jazz at that. Isn’t it beautifully unique! It happened on Thursday evening at the Arts Council when […]

Finance and IT school of Sindh police inaugurated

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The Sindh police on Friday inaugurated its school of finance and information technology built in collaboration with various dignitaries and financial institutions. The inauguration ceremony was attended by senior police officers. The chief guest at the event was Adviser to the Sindh Chief Minister on Law Barrister Murtaza Wahab. Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Zulfiqar Larik […]

International Writers Conference Held At Islamabad Art Festival

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ISLAMABAD:A day-long International Writers Conference was held here at Sir Syed Memorial Complex organized by Pakistani Branch of the Writers Union of Africa, Asia and Latin America in collaboration with Islamabad Art Festival 2019 and Progress Writers Association Pakistan. Eminent international writers and scholars attended the conference including Dr. Helmi Al Hadidi, Head of the Afro-Asian Peoples’ Solidarity Organization (AAPSO), Cairo Film Festival President Cherif El-Shoubashi, Director General National Language […]

Social media access

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The government is reportedly mulling over a ban on social media access in government offices, fearing that the related websites and apps could lead to leaks of important data. But members of the National Assembly panel hearing the proposal quickly pointed out that the move could well be a ploy to curb freedom of speech. It could […]

Only real journalism can counter fake news, says DW-TV DG

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Addressing a lecture on the subject ‘Digital Journalism in the Age of Fake News’ at Habib University, Deutsche Welle TV Director General Peter Limbourg said on Friday that social media had had a transformative effect on the spread of news, having made news about global events accessible to literally everyone. However, he warned that this […]

LHC bans media coverage of protests on The Mall

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday put a ban on the media coverage of all kind of protests held on The Mall, a red zone, and also ordered the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to ensure its compliance. Justice Jawad Hassan passed the order while hearing the petitions against a prolonged protest/sit-in […]