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Kashmiri photojournalist Masrat Zahra wins Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award

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ISLAMABAD—Masrat Zahra, a Kashmiri photojournalist, and documentary photographer, contributing to Al-Jazeera, Washington Post, and other international organizations, has won the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWWF) Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award. Zahra, born in Srinagar, announced her achievement on Twitter, saying she was happy for the recognition of her work. “I am incredibly honored to […]


Sami Abraham of BOL News tests positive for COVID-19

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ISLAMABAD—Sami Abraham, President and Managing Director of BOL News, has tested positive for coronavirus. He announced on Twitter that he had symptoms of the virus and got himself tested, saying he visited the hospital on the advice of the doctors. He asked people to pray for his recovery. Journalists Sabir Shakir, Matiullah Jan, and others […]


Senate panel discusses social media campaign against Zardari

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meeting on Thursday discussed matters of fake videos and rumours being circulated about former president Asif Ali Zardari and implementation on the committee’s report regarding payment to PTCL pensioners. The meeting was held under the chairmanship of Senator Rubina Khalid at the Parliament House. The chair noted that till the time proper punishments were given […]


Former chief editor of Hilal-i-Pakistan passes away

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THATTA: Former chief editor of Sindhi daily Hilal-i-Pakistan and founding member of Thatta Press Club, Nawaz Ali Memon, passed away after a prolonged ailment here early on Thursday. He was 80 and is survived by a daughter. The veteran journalist who went by the alias Nawaz Chand among his friends received a presidential award for […]


‘New media licenses to inject $3bn investment’

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ISLAMABAD: Growth of Pakistan’s media industry has multiplied rapidly over the past decade, with a cumulative investment worth approximately $4-5 billion, and the sector providing employment to over 300,000 people. New licenses issued by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) would inject investment of approximately $2-3 billion, according to the Economic Survey 2019-2020 released […]