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PPF expresses safety concern for journalists amid pandemic

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) has expressed safety concern over the alarming situation for Pakistani media personnel during COVID-19 pandemic. The PPF Saturday released World Press Freedom Report on Media Safety and Press Freedom in Pakistan 2019-2020 on the eve of World Press Freedom Day, which will be observed on May 3 (Sunday). This year, the […]


Media houses: PFUJ concerned at spike in coronavirus cases

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Pakistan Federal Union of Journalist (PFUJ) has expressed deep concern over the alarming increase of coronavirus cases in media houses across the country. In a joint statement PFUJ President Shehzada Zulfiqar, and Secretary General Nasir Zaidi said that since the outbreak of COVID-19, most of the journalists have been covering coronavirus-related news without proper equipment, […]


PML-N concerned at high incidence of virus in media houses


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LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) Secretary Information Marriyum Aurangzab has expressed grave concern at high incidence of coronavirus in media houses. In a statement issued on Monday, she demanded the government take immediate and concrete measures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all journalists. She said that provision of protective gear [personal protective equipment] […]


Media houses sealed over COVID-19 positive cases


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ISLAMABAD: Following nine confirmed cases of coronavirus pandemic in staff of a media house, its office building has been sealed on Monday. Nine staff members of the media house were tested positive as they used to visit nearby mosque for prayers. It is also worth mentioning here that a few days back, the mosque was […]


Journalist dies of Covid-19


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ISLAMABAD: A journalist in Islamabad died of Covid-19 on Monday – the first such death reported from the disease in the country. Zafar Rasheed Bhatti, 70, had served as the head of the English desk at Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) and led the union of the state news agency. He had been placed on […]


Eight more die of Covid-19 in Punjab (145 more test positive; among them are 10 workers of a TV channel)

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LAHORE: The Covid-19 continued taking heavy toll on the patients in Punjab as it claimed eight more lives across the province during last 24 hours while 145 more tested positive for the virus. Meanwhile, 145 more patients, including 10 employees of a local TV channel, tested positive for the virus in Punjab during last 24 […]


Virus content against govt guidelines to be removed: Facebook

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KARACHI: Facebook will remove any content pertaining to the novel coronavirus which is against the guidelines issued by the government and the World Health Organisation (WHO). In a press briefing on Wednesday, Facebook’s Public Policy Manager for Pakistan Sarim Aziz said that anything that went against the WHO recommendations and contravened the guidelines issued by […]


Facebook bans advertisements of Covid-19 related products

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KARACHI: Facebook has banned advertisements of coronavirus related products on its platform in order to avoid possible manipulations by mischievous elements. “Globally and in Pakistan, we are temporarily banning advertisements and commerce listings, like those on marketplaces, of businesses selling medical face masks mentioning that they are for Covid-19,” said Facebook Public Policy Manager Sarim […]


Journalists in Pakistan fear lack of protective equipment

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Many media workers have been infected with COVID-19 while working in the field, without any safety measures. Pakistan is one of several countries where journalists are risking their lives to report on the pandemic, with little or no protective equipment. Journalists working in newsrooms, sitting side by side close to each other without any social […]


Journalists being told off at police pickets despite permission to commute

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Incidents of misbehaving and manhandling of Karachiites, including journalists who are allowed to commute to perform their professional responsibilities, are continuing at police pickets established in various parts of the city to enforce the ongoing lockdown. II Chundrigar Road is an artery frequently used by journalists, as the offices of several media organisations are located […]


TeleSchools get warm response


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ISLAMABAD: The government’s distance learning television channel, TeleSchool, has received tremendous response from parents and students across the country in its first week. This was stated by Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mahmood on Monday. In a message on micro-blogging site Twitter, he said that millions of children were getting quality education […]


KUJ takes exception to blanket ban on pillion riding in city

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Karachi: Karachi Union of Journalists (KUJ) has regretted withdrawal of ex­emption, previously granted to journalists and media workers, with regard to ban imposed on pillion riding in Karachi. KUJ President Ashraf Khan and its General Secretary, Ah­mad Malik along with other elected office bearers of the or­ganization in a joint statement here Sunday said the […]


IT ministry, Google to launch CS First Program

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ISLAMABAD  : Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication is working with Google to launch a grassroots programme that will equip children with information technology skills and help develop applied coding techniques. In addition to recent initiatives launched by Google to bring digital skills resources for students and small businesses in Pakistan, the IT ministry and […]


TCF launches ‘Ilm Ka Aangan’ on Teleschool

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Islamabad: The Citizens Foundation is producing and presenting a 45-minute colourful and engaging show for kids by the name of ‘Ilm Ka Aangan’ (The Learning Courtyard). The show will be aired every Sunday at 11 a.m. on state run television channel’s ‘Teleschool’–a dedicated TV channel for virtual learning launched by the Ministry of Federal Education. […]