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‘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Outdated curriculum failing media students at KU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 […]


Effective use of media can create awareness about breast cancer

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Islamabad: The effective use of media alone can create awareness of breast cancer and remove the people’s apprehensions and misconceptions about it, said First Lady Begum Samina Alvi on Wednesday. “Television, radio and social media could play a vital role in creating awareness about the disease and its cure through dissemination of public-service messages,” she […]


METRO EVENTS

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CONFERENCE Sixth annual conference on ‘Pak Association for Dental Research 2019’, organised by the Dow University of Health Sciences at Arag auditorium, Dow Medical College, at 11am. BOOK LAUNCH Launching ceremony of Pakistan Main Sahafat Ki Mutabadil Tareekh, a book by Dr Tauseef Ahmed Khan at the Karachi Press Club at 5pm. Source: Dawn


Kashmiri journalists protest India’s media gag

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NEW DELHI-Dozens of journalists in Indian Occupied Kashmir held a sit-in protest Thursday against an ongoing communication blackout in the region, describing the blockade of the internet and mobile phones as a government-imposed gag. The journalists, holding placards and wearing black bands, said the Indian government was muzzling the press in the region and demanded […]


Media bodies join hands to reject tribunals

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ISLAMABAD: A joint meeting of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society, Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors, Pakistan Broad­casters Association and Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (Burna, Dastoor and Workers) has unanimously rejected the government’s decision to set up special media tribunals. The meeting, held in Islamabad, was attended by heads of all media organisations. They expressed […]


Federal cabinet approves Pakistan’s first e-commerce policy

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ISLAMABAD: The federal government under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Imran Khan Tuesday approved Pakistan’s first e-commerce policy. PM Imran said that e-commerce played a pivotal role in the development of a country and was a source of employment for the youth. Sources added that the policy would help increase exports and strengthen digital economy. The […]


Muslim media moot in Russia condemns mainstream media ‘lies’

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Use of fake news and false pretexts has led to disastrous consequences for the world peace, culminating in the death of around a million Muslims across the world. This was underscored by the speakers at the inaugural session of the 5th International Forum of Muslim Journalists and Bloggers on Thursday. Being held at a beautifully […]


Shireen apologises for Firdous’s ‘insensitive’ remarks

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen Mazari on Wednesday apologised for remarks made by Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Informa­tion and Broadcas­ting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan regarding Tuesday’s earthquake which left nearly two scores of people dead, hundreds of others wounded and many houses and infrastructure devastated in Azad Jammu […]


Film Producers Association elects new governing body

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LAHORE: The Pakistan Film Producers Association’s (PFPA) annual election was held in Lahore in which the organisation elected its new representatives for the year 2019 to 2020. Distribution Club’s CEO and famous producer Sheikh Amjad Rasheed was elected as the new Chairman of PFPA while Sangeeta Begum was elected as the Senior Vice Chairman. As for the Vice […]


Stakeholders’ rejection of media tribunals

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The Cabinet decision to establish Media Tribunals was reportedly prompted due to couple of Ministers’ complaints to the effect that quite a number of journalists have been continuously targeting them to tarnish their public image and of the government by implication with mala fide intentions. The knee-jerk nature of the decision of the Cabinet obviously […]