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Study finds news coverage helped curb Covid misinformation

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A new study conducted has suggested that media outlets should continue to provide practical information to the public as the efforts of journalists and media organizations has helped keep the general public informed and safe during the pandemic. The research titled “Public Trust in the Media during the Coronavirus Pandemic” was published by Media Matters […]


Covid-19 claims journalist’s life

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ISLAMABAD: Senior journalist Tariq Mehmood Malik lost his life to Covid-19 on Thursday. He was 50. While the country’s politicians and journalists have expressed grief and sorrow over his demise, the Foreign Office has postponed its weekly briefing as Malik had been covering foreign affairs for over a decade. Irfan Ghauri, a relative of the […]


Media’s role crucial in preventing spread of COVID-related misinformation

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Islamabad: The risk of COVID-19 related misinformation and stigmatization is a critical challenge that requires a concerted effort on the part of all stakeholders, especially the media, which shoulders a huge responsibility in terms of keeping the public informed. Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Health Dr. Faisal Sultan expressed these views while […]


Pakistan: Reporting in a Pandemic

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Disinformation has been growing since the outbreak of COVID-19 last December in the central Chinese city of Wuhan. Social media users – including world leaders such as Donald Trump – shared false information about the virus, intensifying an already dire “infodemic.” In developing countries like Pakistan, people are more likely to believe in conspiracy theories […]


Dealing with Covid-19 : Shuttered cinemas face new challenges

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LAHORE: For movie fans, the wait may still not be over. The long intermission triggered by the Covid-19 health crisis may gradually be coming to an end, but the return to movie theatres that remained closed for months during the pandemic, comes with conditions and a long list of challenges. While the government has revoked […]


Bangash Assures To Resolve Journalists Problems

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SWABI, (APP – UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – 15th Jul, 2020 ) ::Advisor to the Chief Minister, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Information and Local Government, Kamran Bangash has assured to journalists that the provincial government would utilize all available means for the wellbeing of journalist community. “Doctors and journalists who worked in frontline in coronavirus […]


Journalist A.T. Nizami dies of Covid-19

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KARACHI Veteran journalist Abu Talib Nizami, better known as A.T. Nizami, passed away, his family and friends said on Saturday. He was 88. “He tested positive for Covid-19 a few days ago and was in self-isolation at home but his health deteriorated and he died on June 25,” said his wife Nuzhat Nizami. He was […]


Special Correspondent Of Geo Rasool Dawar Tested Positive For COVID-19

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PESHAWAR: Special Correspondent of Geo news Peshawar Bureau Rasool Dawar tested positive of coronavirus. The health of Rasool Dawar was not good for the last few days and had quarantined himself at his home. He received positive test result from Islamabad Diagnostic Center on Friday. The journalist had contracted the virus while performing his duties […]


Journalist S.K. Sami Recovers From COVID-19

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PESHAWAR: A local Journalist S.K Sami, recovered from coronavirus after battling with the pandemic disease for 18 days. Talking to APP on Thursday, S.K Sami said that his wife and two children had also got affected by the disease but rather getting admitted in a hospital he preferred to consult his private family doctor for […]


Digitalization of PTV, expansion of cable TV network, launch of DTH service mass media targets

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ISLAMABAD, Jun 12 (APP):The government’s initiatives for next financial year 2020-21 include digitalization of terrestrial network of Pakistan Television Corporation (PTVC), and expansion of cable TV network to rural and far flung areas, Direct to Home Television (DTH) and Over the Top (OTT) Media platforms which deliver film and TV content through Internet. Annual Development […]


Four Business Recorder journalists test positive for coronavirus

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ISLAMABAD— Four senior reporters of Business Recorder newspaper have tested positive for the COVID-19. According to an insider, the four senior reporters—Ali Hussain Toori, Abdul Rasheed Azad, Naveed Butt, and Fazal Sher—contracted the virus. He said the reporters had expressed reservations about working in the office amid the pandemic. More than 160 journalists have tested […]


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 […]


Chief Minister Calls Senior Journalist, Inquires After Health Of Corona Infected Son

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PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan Tuesday called senior journalist and former President of Peshawar Press Club Muhammad Riaz to inquire after health of his son, Aimal Khan who contracted coronavirus infection. The chief minister expressed his well wishes for ailing son of Muhammad Riaz, said a news release issued here by CM Secretariat. […]


Covid-19: PTV takes precautionary measures

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ISLAMABAD: In wake of Covid-19 pandemic Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV) has put in place elaborate precautionary measures for its staff all over Pakistan, this was stated by Managing Director PTV Aamer Manzoor. The measures include providing proper guidance to our employees about their protection from infections, making the workplace safe for everyone and making available […]