December, 2019 | Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) - Part 10
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Monthly Archives: December 2019

Moot calls for encouraging positive use of social media

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ISLAMABAD: Speakers at a seminar here on Tuesday stressed the need to encourage positive use of social media to contribute to national integration and eliminate extremism from the society. Two-day training workshop on Naujawanan-e-Pakistan titled ‘Advancing Inclusiveness among Youth through Training and Education’ was held at the Islamic Research Institute, International Islamic University Islamabad, organised […]


Sharmeen launches ninth animated short film from ‘AAGAHI’

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LAHORE-SOC Films has released the ninth animated short film from the series “AAGAHI” focusing on the topic of sexual harassment. AAGAHI is a public service campaign, which aims to educate women about their legal rights in Pakistan. In Pakistan, the National Commission on the Status of Women found that almost 50 per cent of women […]


Four-day international Urdu conference opens tomorrow

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KARACHI: The 12th International Urdu Conference organised by the Arts Council of Pakistan Karachi will begin on Dec 5 and conclude on Dec 8. Talking to the media on Tuesday, president of the council Ahmed Shah said in 2008 the conference was incepted. It’s a one-of-a-kind event where discussions on poetry, film, fiction, children’s literature, […]


Karachi International Book Fair begins tomorrow

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KARACHI: The 15th Karachi International Book Fair, which will take place from Dec 5 to Dec 9 at Expo Centre halls 1, 2 and 3, will bring together 200 publishers and booksellers from Pakistan and 36 from the rest of the world. This was announced at a press conference at a hotel here on Tuesday. […]


CM vows to resolve issues of journalists

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A delegation of Lahore Press Club led by its president Arshad Ansari called on Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar. The chief minister presented a cheque of Rs7.5 million for LPC and assured early solution of problems being faced by the journalists. Talking on this occasion, the Chief Minister said that matters pertaining to the […]


Bilawal visits Dawn offices, condemns besieging of staffers

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari on Tuesday visited Dawn offices in Islamabad to express solidarity with its staffers who remained “under siege” of a mob on Monday. A few dozen unidentified people staged a protest outside the Dawn offices over publication of a news report regarding the ethnicity of the London Bridge attacker who stabbed two persons to […]


Iconic journalist Zafar Mirza is no more

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LAHORE: Iconic journalist Zafar Iqbal Mirza — popularly known as ZIM based on his initials or by his pen name Lahori — breathed his last in the early hours of Monday morning after a pneumonia attack that came at the back of his long persisting lungs’ complications. He was 83. Mr Mirza was laid to […]


Murder trial of TV anchor, partner to be held in prison

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KARACHI: A sessions’ court on Monday one again deferred indictment in a case pertaining to the murder of TV anchor Mureed Abbas after the jail authorities said that the Sindh government had notified the matter for trial inside the prison. Police had booked and detained an alleged prime suspect, Atif Zaman, for killing his two […]


Crafters Expo showcases handicraft ‘made in Pakistan’

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KARACHI: With 130 participants displaying their handiwork, Crafters Expo was rich in its exhibit of handicrafts and other artistic products, ‘Made in Pakistan.’ The event was held at Royale Rodale, Karachi on Sunday, December 1, 2019 and was an all-inclusive affair which hoped to encourage creativity as a way of channelling positive energy. “In a country […]


Sana’s legal team boycotts court proceeding against media ban

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LAHORE: The legal team of former law minister Rana Sanaullah Khan on Saturday boycotted trial proceedings of drug case in protest against ban on media coverage and restriction on lawyers’ entrance to a special court for Control of Narcotics Substance (CNS) by the police. A police contingent deployed outside the courtroom manhandled lawyers and did […]


The unpaid journalist

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Dear All, Out of all the many exciting things I could write about this week, I have, for various reasons, chosen to write about the media environment in Pakistan and how journalists seem to be bearing the brunt of the crisis of indirect censorship. Today, we do not have the clarity of the sort of […]


PTA strongly reacts to report on internet freedom

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Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has strongly protested with Freedom House, a US-based organisation, while terming its report on Pakistan regarding internet freedom heavily biased and one-sided. The PTA through a letter conveyed its concerns to the Freedom House and advised the organisation to suitably amend the report, and in future review the findings of the […]


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