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Islamabad High Court stays PIC decision on information about Presidency staff

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday suspended the decision of the Pakistan Information Commission (PIC) to provide information about the employees of the Presidency to a citizen. A single bench, comprising Chief Justice Athar Minallah, on the request of the federation, issued the stay order on the PIC decision and issued notices to the […]


پاکستان پریس فاوٗنڈیشن نے میڈیا کی آزادی اور حفاظت کے فیلوشپ پروگرام کے لیے درخواستیں وصول کرنے کا اعلان کردیا۔

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درخواست جمع کرانے کی آخری تاریخ جمعہ،27فروری،2020 پاکستان پریس فاوٗنڈیشن (پی پی ایف)نے پاکستان میں میڈیا کی آزادی اور حفاظت   کے فیلو شپ پروگرام کے لیے درخواستیں وصول کرنے کا اعلان کردیا۔ اس فیلو شپ پروگرام کا مقصد آزادی اظہار رائے کو فروغ دینا اور میڈیا کارکنان کو مدد فراہم کرناہے تاکہ وہ میڈیا کی […]


Pakistan Press Foundation issues call for applications for Fellowship program on Media Safety and Impunity

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Last date: Thursday, February 27, 2020 Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) has issued a call for applications for Fellowship program on Media Safety and Impunity in Pakistan. The fellowship program aims to promote freedom of expression by providing support to media professionals to produce stories related to issues on Media Safety and Impunity. The fellowship programs […]


Media growth: the pros and cons

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Be it electronic media, print media, digital media or any other medium for circulating information and making up opinions, it has effectual influence on individuals and society as a whole. Like everything, the forms of media too have pros and cons. However, media and its different forms not only highlight the developments being taken place […]


‘Honehar Pakistan Quiz Competition’: Jang Group holds quiz contest for schoolchildren

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Islamabad: The ‘Jang’ Media Group organised the ‘Honehar Pakistan Quiz Competition’ for schoolchildren at the Pakistan Academy of Letters here on Thursday. There were a series of tough quiz rounds for participants about Pakistan, the movement for its creation, literature, China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, eminent Pakistani nationals, science, history, geography, entertainment, sports, and social media. The […]


Speakers stress importance of RTI law


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KARACHI: Adviser to Sindh Chief Minister on Law, Environment, Climate Change and Coastal Development Barrister Murtaza Wahab has said that bureaucrats, who are civil servants, are not permitted to attend public gatherings as per the rules enacted in 1947. “Police officials [too], as public servants, are not allowed to hold [press] conferences and yet they do […]


An app to rent a car by the hour

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Anyone who doesn’t own a vehicle knows how anxiety-inducing it is to think about running all those errands, the stops and the route to be taken so you pay the lowest fare. And with car prices through the roof, what can you do? Enter Roamer and it might just get a bit more convenient. Roamer […]


Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) Investigative Reporting Fellowships For Pakistani Journalists

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Call for Applications   Last date for receiving applications:   Sunday January 5, 2020   Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) invites applications for the 7th batch of PPF Investigative Reporting Fellowships.   The fellowships facilitate Pakistani journalists to produce investigative report that meet the professional, ethical and legal standards. PPF will provide support to journalists, to professionally […]


Urdu documentary book launch today

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KARACHI- The Artist Liaison Committee of the Arts Council of Karachi has announced that launch ceremony of the 1st documentary book of Urdu language “Documentary: History and Evolution” by the well known writer of PTV Nazimuddin will be held at 6 pm on December 15.  The event will be organized at 1st Floor, Ahmed Shah […]


RTI Commission to launch website to facilitate applicants

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PESHAWAR: The Federal Right To Information (RTI) Commission will shortly launch its official website to facilitate the general public to file applications online for obtaining information from government departments. Federal Chief Information Commissioner, Muhammad Azam, said this while addressing a press conference at the Peshawar Press Club on Wednesday. He was flanked by Commissioner Legal […]


Media literacy skills must to check extremism: experts


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ISLAMABAD: Speakers stressed the need to equip citizens with media and information literacy skills to eliminate extremism and hate speech. The two-day national conference on ‘Media and Information Literacy for Prevention of Violent Extremism’ was organised by Unesco Information for All Programme (IFAP) in collaboration with Media Matters for Democracy, said a press release. Speaking […]


GFMD DELIVER AN ORAL STATEMENT AT THE UN HIGH-LEVEL SEGMENT

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On July 19th at the 2019 UN High-Level Segment held at the United Nations HQ, GFMD, represented by Owais Aslam, Secretary General of Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) and member of the GFMD Steering Committee, delivered an oral statement. In this statement, our network called for the strengthening of pluralistic and independent media and journalism on the road […]

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Implementation of RTI laws not ideal in Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD: Although the citizens and journalists are exercising the Right to Information Laws in federal and provincial governments proactively but the government’s response to these information requests is very unwelcoming. Out of 2,635 information requests filed during last five years, the government responded only to 788 (almost 29 percent), data reveals. The federal as well […]

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CIC pledges implementation of RTI Act in government Institutions

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Chief Information Commissioner Mehboob Qadir Shah has pledged to ensure complete implementation of the Right to Information Act and advised to appoint Chief Public Information Officers in all state-run institutions. Mehboob Qadir expressed these views while addressing a meeting of chief public information officers of various departments at Civil Secretariat here on Thursday. Information commissioner […]

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