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PSL 2020: Quetta Gladiators announce Jang Group as media partner

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KARACHI: Pakistan Super League (PSL) team Quetta Gladiators today announced the Jang Group as their media partner for the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020. Franchise owner Nadeem Umer and Jang Media Group’s Sarmad Ali signed a contract to officiate the agreement. PSL 2020 is set to kick off from February 20 in Pakistan, with 34 […]


‘Honehar Pakistan Quiz Competition’: Jang Group holds quiz contest for schoolchildren

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Islamabad: The ‘Jang’ Media Group organised the ‘Honehar Pakistan Quiz Competition’ for schoolchildren at the Pakistan Academy of Letters here on Thursday. There were a series of tough quiz rounds for participants about Pakistan, the movement for its creation, literature, China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, eminent Pakistani nationals, science, history, geography, entertainment, sports, and social media. The […]


Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) Investigative Reporting Fellowships For Pakistani Journalists

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Call for Applications   Last date for receiving applications:   Sunday January 5, 2020   Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) invites applications for the 7th batch of PPF Investigative Reporting Fellowships.   The fellowships facilitate Pakistani journalists to produce investigative report that meet the professional, ethical and legal standards. PPF will provide support to journalists, to professionally […]


پاکستان پریس فاؤنڈیشن (پی پی ایف) کی جانب سے پاکستانی صحافیوں کے لیے فیلوشپ برائے تحقیقاتی رپورٹنگ کے لئے درخواستیں موصول کی جارہی ہیں

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آخری تاریخ 5 جنوری، 2020 پاکستان پریس فاؤنڈیشن (پی پی ایف) کی جانب سے فیلوشپ برائے تحقیقاتی رپورٹنگ  کے ساتویں بیچ کے لئے درخواستیں موصول کی جارہی ہیں۔ فیلوشپس میں صلاحیت سازی کے لیے ورکشاپس  کے انعقاد کے علاوہ ادارتی اور تکنیکی معاونت بھی فراہم کی جائے گی۔ منتخب امیدواروں کو سینئر صحافی کے ساتھ […]


It’s Sairbeen’s final goodbye after 51 years

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BBC Urdu’s flagship radio programme about current affairs Sairbeen will fall silent on Dec 31 this year and will not see the New Year after having been on air for 51 years. BBC Urdu Service head Mehvish Hussain has attributed the decision to falling short wave and medium wave audiences and the “migration” of younger […]


Controlling the pen: 50 journalists booked in ‘fake cases’ of kidnapping, extortion

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KARACHI: What happens if you expose the white collar crimes of influential people? If you’re a journalist in rural Sindh, you might end up being charged with kidnapping for ransom or extortion under the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA). Over 30 FIRs have been registered against 50 journalists in different districts of the province, including Nawabshah, Naushero Feroze, […]


Students showcase talent at ZCOMS Media Awards 2019

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Ziauddin College of Media Sciences (ZCOMS) on Friday hosted “ZCOMS Media Awards 2019”at Ziauddin University with the objective of providing an opportunity for young and ambitious students of different institutions to showcase their creativity in media and fine arts. Students from different colleges, universities and arts institutions participated in the contest and won awards in […]


AGAHI Awards-2019 Recognizes 47 Journalists For Excellence

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AGAHI Awards-2019 – Pakistan’s prestigious and most-sought after journalism recognition – has recognized 47 journalists for media excellence and ethics. The AGAHI Awards in its seventh year received thousands of submissions in more than 40 categories from across Pakistan, a press release said. A jury of national and international experts, development specialists, academicians and media […]


Governor denies rift with coalition partners

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KARACHI- Sindh Governor Imran Ismail on Tuesday inaugurated a free medical camp for journalists and their families at Karachi Press Club. The governor also visited the stalls for HIV, BMD, RBS, OPD, Eye, Dental and Physiotherapy at free medical camp. Earlier, the Press Club President Imtiaz Faran and other journalists, including members of the governing […]


‘Injustice, poverty fuelling violence in society’

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KARACHI: A seminar on ‘Non-Violent and Tolerant Society: Transforming Youth into Heroes of Tomorrow’ was held on Thursday at the department of psychology of the University of Karachi (KU). Speaking on the occasion, Prof Dr Iqbal Afridi, head of Pakistan Psychiatric Society, said that to build a peaceful society, one needed to curb the elements […]


Afghanistan’s use of media for levelling allegation against Pakistan regretted

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ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office regretted on Wednesday that the Afghan government, instead of responding to Pakistani proposal for addressing the cause of recent border skirmishes, had resorted to allegations hurled through the media. “It is highly regrettable that despite mutual agreement on utilising recognised channels of communication, Afghanistan has chosen to raise the issue through a […]


‘Animation industry needs trained writers’

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KARACHI: Speakers at a seminar on the potential of animation in Pakistan organised by the Karachi Film Society (KFS) as part of the Pakistan Inter­national Film Festival (PiFF) 2019 have underlined the challenges that the country’s film industry is facing vis-à-vis animation. Asif Iqbal of Bridge Anim­ations said there are a few reasons that we […]


Two arrested in Lahore for harassing women on social media

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LAHORE: The Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) cyber crime wing on Wednesday arrested two suspects separately on charges of harassing and blackmailing women on social media. In a complaint, Muhammad Muzammil alleged that Azeem Khan was harassing and blackmailing his sister by uploading her objectionable pictures on a social media site. Deputy Director Chaudhry Sarfraz constituted […]


Outdated curriculum failing media students at KU

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 Having produced some of the best journalists and media professionals in Pakistan, the Dr Feroz Ahmed Institute of Mass Communication at the University of Karachi (KU) has maintained a decent academic reputation for many decades. However, with the changing media landscape across the globe, especially the rapid merging of previously distinct media technologies and platforms […]