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Lahore Press Club Demands Special Care Of COVID-19 Affected Journalist

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The Lahore Press Club (LPC) body has demanded the government ensure special look after of senior journalist, Shahid Ali Farrukh, who has been admitted to the Punjab Kidney and Liver Institute (PKLI) after being declared a COVID-19 positive by doctors LAHORE, (APP – UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – 8th May, 2020 ) :The Lahore […]


24 media people test positive for coronavirus in Balochistan

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QUETTA: Over two dozen journalists and other media workers were infected with coronavirus in Quetta on Sunday while 72 doctors and 40 paramedics also tested positive for the deadly virus and were quarantined in hospitals and in their homes. Health authorities said that Coronavirus cases were increasing with every passing day in the province. According […]


YouTube to provide $5m to Pakistan as Covid-19 aid

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ISLAMABAD: YouTube said it would provide $5 million to Pakistan to help the country tackle the coronavirus pandemic. Pakistan has recorded just over 640 deaths but experts have voiced fears that the country of 215 million people could see a rapid and devastating increase due to its shortage of medical infrastructure and crowded cities. Meanwhile, […]


Punjab announces relief package for media workers

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LAHORE: Information Minister of Punjab, Fayyaz-ul-Hassan Chauhan, has said that Information Department will give any media worker affected by Covid-19 Rs100,000 while in case of death the government will give one million rupees to the family of the deceased in addition to monthly pension of Rs10,000 for life. Fayyaz-ul-Hassan Chauhan said that applications for availing […]


Journalists Always Risked Their Lives In Pursuing Professional Obligations: Ajmal Wazir

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The Advisor to Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Information and Public Relations Ajmal Khan Wazir has said that journalists have always risked their lives in pursuit of professional obligations and the provincial government will extend all out support to the media persons affected by Covid-19 PESHAWAR: The Advisor to Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Information […]


PIMS finally forms media cell

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ISLAMABAD: Recognizing the significance of communications as a tool for public information during the Coronavirus epidemic, the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) Thursday notified the creation of a three-member Media Cell led by the hospital’s deputy director coordination. The Media Cell will create official accounts of PIMS on Twitter, Facebook and related social media […]


Journalists hit by Covid-19 in KP provided relief packages

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PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government on Thursday provided relief packages to media persons who had tested positive for coronavirus. According to an official handout, the packages were handed to the elected office-bearers of the Peshawar Press Club. Speaking on the occasion, Adviser to Chief Minister on Information and Public Relations Ajmal Wazir said the KP […]


Webinar on role of media during COVID-19 crisis

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Islamabad : A webinar on ‘Press Freedom and Journalism During Crisis’ was held here in partnership with the European Union Delegation to Pakistan, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Embassy of Sweden in Pakistan and Media Matters for Democracy. It was attended by more than 50 participants from civil society, media professionals, academia, international […]


Mansehra newspaper hawkers get ration

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MANSEHRA: The Mansehra district administration gave away ration packages to newspaper hawkers here on Tuesday.Deputy Commissioner Aurangzeb Haider Khan handed over the packages to 28 newspaper hawkers at a function held at his office. Speaking on the occasion, the official said newspaper hawkers had been affected as were other segments of the society because of […]


Virus infects another TV journalist

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PESHAWAR: Another journalist working with a private television channel tested positive for coronavirus, raising the number of infected mediapersons to eight in the provincial capital. The infected cameraperson isolated himself at home after the test result was communicated to him. All the infected mediapersons have a history of covering stories related to Covid-19 and have […]


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 […]


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 […]


‘Seven journalists infected with virus’

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PESHAWAR: At least seven journalists have tested positive for the Covid-19 in the province while the government would provide all facilities to the affected media persons. Adviser to Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister on Information and Public Relations Ajmal Wazir said this during a meeting with a delegation of Peshawar Press Club and Khyber Union of Journalists on […]


Press Freedom Day: Journalists’ bodies demand release of Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has chalked out a wide ranging plan to observe Press Freedom day today (3rd of May) and will arrange protest rallies across the country as the media and press freedom in the country is deteriorating continuously and apart from media freedom, freedom of speech and expression guaranteed in […]