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Countering radicalisation through media

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In the face of mounting radicalisation and terrorism in Pakistan and beyond, the media along with the military and the government can effectively indoctrinate de-radicalisation among the masses. The famous “CNN effect” explains the significance of the media’s influence on a state’s policies particularly in conflict prevention and egalitarian interventions. As Colin Powell once observed, […]


Ahsan urges media to portray positive image of Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD: The PML-N government has put the country on the path of development and prosperity after 2013, ended energy crisis, uprooted terrorism and made massive progress in education and economic sectors. These views were expressed by Federal Minister for Interior Ahsan Iqbal during a meeting with senior journalists and editors here on Thursday. He said […]


Police reforms: role of media

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Media is uniquely placed to play an important role in police reforms at the policy as well as operational level. Media persons are constantly in touch with policymakers and frontline police officers, and importantly with the community at large. According to PILDAT’s publication, Policing and Media in Pakistan, media can support police reforms through its […]


There’s more sensationalism in Pakistan than real news, claims Bilawal at World Economic Forum

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Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari in a panel address at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos discussing Fake news vs Real politics said the big business models pose a threat to real journalism in Pakistan. Discussing the concept of fake news, Bilawal said that fake news recently gained popularity primarily through […]


Material uploaded on social media during Aga Khan’s visit ‘not profane’

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CHITRAL: The inquiry team, probing uploading of controversial material on social media, has given its recommendations after three weeks deliberations. The controversial material, uploaded last month on social media, created unrest among the people across the district. Briefing the local journalists about the recommendations of the team after its concluding session, District Police Officer Mansoor […]


Shahbaz urges journalists to bring soft revolution in society

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Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Tuesday said that the law and order has been restored and foreign investors are rushing towards Pakistan in a large number. While talking to the newly-elected office-bearers of Lahore Press Club on Tuesday, Shahbaz said, “I appeal to the journalists to utilize their authority and power for bringing soft […]


Withering journalistic ethics

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A humanitarian gesture—optimists and pro-peace activists hoped— could have ended the tumultuous 2017 on a positive note. But that was not to be. On the contrary, Pakistan’s move to permit convicted Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav to meet his mother and wife had further vitiated the atmosphere between the two estranged neighbours. India accused Pakistan of […]


Media under pressure

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THE nature of the peril may have undergone a change, even if temporary, but journalists around the world continue to work in hostile environments. A number of organisations that fight for the rights of journalists to report without fear of violence or repression have documented a steep drop in fatalities compared to previous years. According […]


‘Attack on journalists is an attack on the state’

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ISLAMABAD: Former Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) chairman I. A. Rehman on Tuesday said journalists are the guardian of public interest so whenever a journalist is attacked it should be considered as an attack on society, democracy and the state. He was speaking at a national conference on media safety at a local hotel […]


Media owners, journalists must stay connected: I.A. Rehman

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LAHORE: Renowned rights activist and writer I.A. Rehman looked back at his life at the Lahore Press Club on Saturday evening, reminding the journalists and media owners of the need to connect to each other and to society to protect the freedom for which his generation had struggled a lot. Journalists could fight for the […]


Govt asked to protect journalists, arrest attackers

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A seminar at the Karachi Press Club on Thursday condemned the continuing tendency in the country to murder journalists, and urged the government to ensure protection for media persons. The event was organized jointly by the Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) and the Karachi Press Club (KPC) to mark International Day to End Impunity for Crimes […]


Noorani faces another attack: this time on character

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ISLAMABAD: Ahmad Noorani has been targeted again within five days. While he was physically attacked late Friday that left him with serious head injuries, the latest attempt made on Tuesday was aimed at his character to damage his reputation. Although, attackers of the first incident still remain unknown, the ones who maligned him through defamatory […]


RIUJ condemns social media campaign against journalist Talat Hussain

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ISLAMABAD: Rawalpindi-Islamabad Union of Journalists (RIUJ) has expressed strong reaction to a campaign on the social media to malign a senior journalist and anchorperson Syed Talat Hussain, says a press release on Monday. An important meeting of elected members of the RIUJ was held to condemn this drive. The meeting was presided over by RIUJ […]


Internet censorship

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DISTURBING though it may be, it is hardly surprising that internet access in Pakistan is being selectively filtered — ‘censored’ is perhaps the more accurate word here. A research report released last week regarding random tests that involved 22 internet service providers in the country bore witness to the fact that at least 210 URLs […]