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Daily Archives: May 4, 2020

“Radio is a powerful medium for crisis communication during COVID-19”

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Interview with Zohare Ali Shariff, CEO APR: As the world experiences one of the most debilitating and unprecedented health and economic crises of recent times, corporations have a tough task on their hands-how to continue to reach out to their customers and target audiences while keeping business afloat. BR Research sat down with Zohare Ali […]


Cybercrime registers sharp decline amid Covid-19 lockdown

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ISLAMABAD: The measures taken by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) during the lockdown being observed to stem the spread of coronavirus have resulted in the decline of cybercrime cases — including financial crimes – across the country. The data analysis of complaints at the cybercrime wing (CCW) unveiled a substantial decline in the rate of online […]


World Press Freedom Day observed in Sukkur region

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SUKKUR: The World Press Freedom was observed in Sukkur, Khairpur, Hyderabad, Dadu, Naushahro Feroze, Ghotki, Jacobabad, Mirpurkhas, Umarkot, Mithi and other cities. The journalists’ bodies took out rallies to mark the Press Freedom Day throughout the Sukkur region. They waved black flags on their respective press clubs to record their protest against the discrimination with […]


Faraz hints at good news for media workers before Eid

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Shibli Faraz said on Sunday that the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) government would take all possible steps for resolving financial problems being faced by media workers. Addressing participants of a media workers’ sit-in outside Parliament House, the minister said he would strongly advocate the cause of the media […]


Media provides antidote to misinformation: UN chief

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ISLAMABAD: The UN Secretary-General António Guterres in his message on Press Freedom Day said, “Journalists and media workers are crucial to helping us make informed decisions. As the world fights the COVID-19 pandemic, those decisions can make the difference between life and death.” “On World Press Freedom Day, we call on governments — and others […]


Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman’s arrest: Journalists’ countrywide protests enter 52nd day on World Press Freedom Day

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RAWALPINDI/ LAHORE/PESHAWAR/ KARACHI: The protest of journalists and workers of Geo and Jang Group along with the cross section of civil society, political workers and journalists organisations continued on Sunday against the illegal arrest of Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman. The protest of media workers entered 52nd day on Sunday on the eve of International Press Freedom […]


Firdous Ashiq Awan, Jehangir Tareen can’t dare talk against PM Imran: Hamid Mir

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LAHORE: Senior journalist and Geo News anchor Hamid Mir said Sunday Firdous Ashiq Awan and Jehangir Tareen lacked courage to criticise Prime Minister Imran Khan and, instead, they had made his Principal Secretary Azam Khan a scapegoat. Speaking in Geo News programme Naya Pakistan, Mir said over two dozen people belonging to Firdous’s constituency were […]


Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman’s arrest faded image of media freedom: Shahbaz Sharif

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LAHORE: The PML-N President and Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly Shahbaz Sharif on Sunday condemned the arrest and continued detention of Editor-in-Chief of Jang/Geo Group Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman and said his arrest in a baseless case has made fun of Pakistan in the whole world.In his message on World Press Freedom Day, Shahbaz Sharif […]


Nasir says democratic progress only possible with free media

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KARACHI – Sindh Minister for Information Syed Nasir Hussain Shah on Sunday said, the progress and promotion of democracy in the country was not possible without journalists. In a message on World Press Freedom Day, he said PPP stand with journalists community against every discrimination. Nasir Shah said the PPP valued sacrifices rendered by journalists […]


Sanjrani felicitates journalists on World Press Freedom Day

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Islamabad: Senate Chairman Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani, while felicitating the journalistic community on the eve of World Press Freedom Day, on Sunday said media was an important pillar of the state. In his message, the chairman said the services rendered by the journalists for the nation and the country would always be remembered. He said the […]


Let’s celebrate press freedom day and stand together for it today and every day

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Press freedom is never a given. It is threatened and should, therefore, be defended. What is striking today is that, in addition to the usual methods implemented by authoritarian regimes like censorship, threats against journalists, financial pressure, denial of access to information, political control and propaganda, new threats have emerged. Large-scale online misinformation is undermining […]


No freedom in Occupied Kashmir on Press Freedom Day

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KARACHI: As the countries around the globe mark World Press Freedom Day, independent media in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJ&K) continues to be brutally muzzled by New Delhi. Through violence and intimidation, Narendra Modi’s government has unleashed renewed wave of authoritarianism in the disputed valley. With the people of IOJ&K still languishing in what is […]


World Press Freedom Day

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Pakistan condemns Indian repression of media, journalists in IoJ&K ISLAMABAD: On World Press Freedom Day, Pakistan condemns India over repression of media and harassment of journalists in Indian occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IoJ&K). On World Press Freedom Day, we express solidarity with the journalist fraternity in the Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IoJ&K), which continues […]