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Role of media vital for creating awareness about corona vaccine’

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Islamabad: Prime Minister’s Task Force on Science and Technology cum Head of Corona Task Force Chairman Prof. Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman on Saturday urged upon the media to play its vital role to create an awareness campaign regarding the benefits of vaccination against the coronavirus. In an interview, Dr. Atta Rahman said availability of the vaccine is […]


Pakistan, Facebook join hands to fight Covid-19

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Facebook have partnered to fight Covid-19 as the world’s prominent social media platform has provided Marketing Partner Support and Ad Credits for campaigns against the deadly virus and helped the government increase its engagement rates with the public on these posts. As part of these campaigns, Facebook and some ministries focused on […]


Police told to treat journalists, other citizens with utmost courtesy

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A day after the Karachi police roughed up some journalists as the Sindh government began imposing stricter restrictions to curb the spread of Covid-19, the city police chief directed his department to treat all journalists as well as other citizens with the utmost courtesy. “Implementation of the SOPs [standard operating procedures] issued by the provincial […]


Vaccination centre for Peshawar Press club (PPC) journalists to be set up soon

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Special Assistant to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister on Information and Higher Education Kamran Bangash Tuesday said Chief Minister Mahmood Khan had issued special directives for the vaccination of the members of Peshawar Press Club (PPC) on priority basis. Kamran Bangash, in a news statement, said the chief minister on the request of Peshawar Press […]


Punjab to vaccinate journalists against coronavirus on priority basis

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On the directives of Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar,  Punjab will begin vaccination of journalists against coronavirus on a priority basis,  Jang reported on Tuesday. In a statement, CM Buzdar said that the vaccinations will begin after Eid. He has  directed the health department to review whether special vaccination centres can be established in press […]


PTI calls for providing Covid-19 vaccine to media workers

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The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s Karachi chapter urged the National Command and Operations Centre on Sunday to provide the Covid-19 vaccine for media workers. In a letter to the NCOC chief and federal minister Asad Umar, the PTI Karachi’s information department said the federal government and the NCOC had played a commendable role in combating the coronavirus […]


Six die of Covid, including a journalist

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RAWALPINDI: Six people, including senior journalist Johar Majeed, have lost their lives due to the novel coronavirus as Pakistan witnessed a major surge in cases during the third wave while the positivity rate rises to 10.29 percent, a spokesperson said on Friday. According to the data obtained from the District Health Authority, another 138 people […]


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 […]