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At a time when the cooperation of the media could play a vital role in defeating the corona crisis which has crippled us, NAB continues its vendetta against Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman and the Jang/Geo group. The accountability body has been unable to produce evidence in court, in its case involving land purchase which dates back 34 […]


Pemra asks channels not to hold morning shows inviting audience live

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Saturday issued another advice to the television channels, asking for promotion of social distancing and desisting from holding morning shows, inviting live audience with a view to checking coronavirus spread. The authority’s advice titled: Advice regarding precautionary measures to control spread of coronavirus Covid-19, says, “it has […]


Experts highlight need to maintain calm during virus crisis

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Karachi: Media’s role This is one time, said Dr Murad Moosa Khan, when the media can play a really useful role. He has a few suggestions: They should stop sensationalising, stop putting out four news bars on their channels. One slow moving should be sufficient. No flashing of news blurb every few seconds as they […]


Society without freedom of expression can’t develop: IHC

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court Chief Justice Athar Minallah has said that freedom of expression comes first in fundamental human rights given in the Constitution but Pakistan stands at number 143 in freedom of expression among the world countries. He said no society can develop without freedom of expression. “The constitutional courts of Pakistan will […]


Good journalism and Aurat March

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In her 34 years of reporting, Maria Ressa has “changed nothing” in how she works. What has changed is the unprecedented rise in the targeted abuse she faces. Speaking with the Nieman Foundation at Harvard University recently, she unpacks a pattern that is visible all the way from her native Philippines to the United States. […]


Senior women journalists share their triumphs and travails

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KARACHI: To mark International Women’s Day, Uks Research Centre celebrated women who made a space for themselves in the media industry and emerged as critical cogs of their organisations to pave way for other women to enter the profession. The seminar on ‘Women in the Media: Pages from the Past’ at a local hotel here […]


FIA probed only 32 of 56,000 online abuse cases, senators told

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ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Information Technology on Wednesday decried the performance of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and Pakistan Telecommuni­cation Authority (PTA) in controlling growing abuse at social media platforms and sought their annual performance reports. The Senate committee meeting, which was chaired by Pakistan Peoples Party Senator Rubina Khalid, expressed concern over the […]


Story of a hardworking journalist

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A Rs 2,700 bank deposit, a rented house and a leased car were the total assets of a journalist who spent 24 years of his life in Pakistan’s top news organisations. It is extremely painful to write these lines for a journalist friend who died unexpectedly leaving behind four children (two sons and two daughters) […]


The role of media as fourth pillar of the state

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Media in the advanced world is used as an agent of pursuing its foreign and domestic policies. Today CNN, Fox News and ABC news networks are effectively extending US foreign policy to the entire world. Hollywood is exporting US culture and justifying its invasions in the name of US national security. Burgers, jeans, pizzas and […]


Literary Notes: Meena Kumari, Pyare Lal Shakir Meruthi and journalism

THE writers and journalists whose contributions enriched Urdu language and literature in the early 20th century include some who have generally been ignored. One of the reasons for this was, perhaps, the religious beliefs of these writers. Pyare Lal Shakir Meruthi, a poet, prose writer and journalist was a Christian. In fact, his paternal grandfather […]


Experts say free media essential for country’s development

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The role of the media in poverty alleviation and promotion of social justice was discussed on Monday on the inaugural day of a two-day conference organised by the Bahria University Karachi Campus in collaboration with the Association of Media & Communication Academic Professionals (AMCAP) on Monday. Addressing the inaugural session, Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani […]


Relevance of mainstream media in the digital age

LAHORE: ‘Digital Trumps Print’ was one of the interesting sessions of the Lahore Literary Festival that analysed the state of mainstream media in the age of digital media in Pakistan on the final day of the festival on Sunday. The panel for the session included renowned media professionals, including Arif Nizami, Munizae Jahangir, Zafar Siddiqi […]


Media’s role in poverty alleviation to be discussed at Bahria varsity int’l moot

The Media Studies Department of Bahria University Karachi Campus will hold an international conference titled ‘Role of Media in Poverty Alleviation and Promoting Social Justice’ in collaboration with the Association of Media & Communication Academic Professionals on February 24-25, 2020, at the Bahria University’s Karachi Campus (BUKC). The conference aims to provide a platform to […]


Media should play vibrant role in nation building: Alvi

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KARACHI: President Dr Arif Alvi on Wednesday said the media should not only highlight evils of the society but also play a vibrant role in nation building. It was a collective responsibility and all the people, including the media persons, would have to actively contribute towards achieving the goal, he said while speaking at the […]