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U.S. Embassy invites Application for 2012 General Election Embed Program

Islamabad July 10, 2012 – U.S. Embassy Islamabad invites applications for the 2012 General Election Embed Program. Under this program, foreign journalists will be assigned to work alongside American media outlets in “battleground” states in the final days of the U.S. presidential election October 24 – November 9, 2012. During this time applicants will be […]


Social media ‘reporting’ hurting real journalism

By Umer Nangiana “Journalists are bound by rules and ethics. Unlike social media, journalists are required to ¬give information in a responsible way,” Coalition for Ethical Journalism Director Aidan White. ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has laws and a constitution, but nobody follows them. Similarly, the country’s media does have codes of conduct, but very few journalists practice […]


U.S. Embassy Announces Open Applications for a Multi-Country Press Tour to NATO HQ

Islamabad, July 6, 2012: The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce open applications from print journalist for a Multi-Country Press Tour to NATO HQ, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) and Joint Forces Command (JFC) Naples, to promote understanding of NATO capabilities in NATO member and partner countries. This program will take place September 17-20, […]


Seven writers honoured with literary awards

The Jang Group and United Bank Limited (UBL) gave awards to seven writers in both Urdu and English in different categories at an impressive ceremony held at a hotel here on Thursday. Those who got the ‘UBL-Jang Literary Excellence Awards 2012’ included Prof Sehar Ansari for Urdu poetry for his book ‘Khuda Sey Baat Kertey […]


Army launches FM radio in violence-hit areas

ISLAMABAD – The military has launched a new project ‘FM 96 International Radio Network’ in the violence-hit Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Fata and Balochistan, a move described as ‘community service’ but being criticised by many, reported BBC on Tuesday. According to the broadcast, the basic objection raised is that the army is trying to establish an institution […]


Petition moved against TV owners, anchors for defaming Supreme Court

ISLAMABAD: Another petition was moved in the Supreme Court on Tuesday against 61 people, including TV anchors, under Contempt of Court Ordinance, 2004, for allegedly showing disrespect to the chief justice of Pakistan and other judges of the apex court. Syeda Feroza Rubab, former finance secretary of the Lahore High Court Bar Association, filed the […]


Young Doctors Association’s strike: Protesting doctors assault journalists

BAHAWALPUR: The ongoing Young Doctors Association (YDA) strike in Punjab took a turn for the worse on Saturday when an Express News team reporting on the condition of the patients at the Sheikh Zayed Hospital’s emergency department in Rahim Yar Khan was assaulted by the doctors. Several cameramen and journalists were wounded. On the 13th […]


Media freedom: Licences for private TV and radio channels in FATA demanded

ISLAMABAD:The Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) should have independent local media. This will create an enabling environment for political participation in the region ahead of the next general elections, said mainstream political parties and elected officials from the region here on Thursday. The parties and MNAs demanded that President Asif Ali Zardari urgently issue an […]


Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) In Collaboration with NED Report of Workshop with Journalists and CSOs on “Current Political Scenario and the role of Media”

June 27-29-2012 Charsaddah Media can promote religious harmony by giving due coverage to all religious activities and dialogue between the scholars of different religions existing in Pakistan. The assassination of former governor Punjab Mr. Salman Taseer was the result of misreporting of some sections of TV channels. This was observed by the participants of 3-day […]


‘Planted’ interview : SC issues contempt notices to TV channel owner, two anchors

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) has accepted a petition for initiating contempt proceedings against the owner of a private TV channel and two TV anchorpersons over the “planted” interview of real estate tycoon Malik Riaz Hussain on June 13. The court also issued notices to Malik Riaz, Mian Aamir Mehmood, chief executive of the TV […]


PFUJ condemns attack on AAJ TV office

Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has strongly condemned the attack of the private AAJ TV channel in Karachi on Monday night (June 26, 2012). According to media reports, at least two employees of the private TV channel were injured when four armed men opened fire at the main gate of AAJ TV office at […]


National conference on media ethics begins on Thursday

ISLAMABAD: A two-day National Conference on Media ethics, theory and practices would commence here at a local hotel on Thursday aiming at to provide a platform to brilliance of Pakistan to exchange their views for strengthening freedom of press. Minister for Information and Broadcasting Qamar Zaman Kaira will chair the inaugural session on Thursday. The […]


Taliban threaten media offices

KARACHI: The outlawed Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan group has claimed responsibility for the Monday night attack on the offices of the Aaj News TV channel. Two people were injured in the attack. In a phone call made to the TV channel on Tuesday, a TTP spokesperson said the attack had been carried out because Aaj TV did […]


FBR serves notices on cricket stars; media persons, parliamentarians also on list

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has started serving notices to renowned public figures including parliamentarians, generals, judges, lawyers, sport stars, artists, journalists, bureaucrats and doctors for evading taxes and concealing their income, official sources said on Monday. The FBR has identified 10 categories of such “Prominent Pakistanis”, who remain recognized figures in the […]