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“From Terrorism to Television”: A new book on media and society

LAHORE – A new book “From Terrorism to Television: Dynamics of Media, State, and society in Pakistan” published by Routledge (London and India), narrates media freedom story with scholarly and well-researched themes contributed by university professors, researchers, and journalists from Pakistan, England, Australia, and the United States.  Co-editors of the book, Qaisar Abbas and Farooq […]


PIA crash coverage: The melodramatic news trade

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Here is what is etched in my memory in the aftermath of the crash: A grieving father being pushed for comment on television. As if the unfathomable loss alone was not enough, victim’s families at the behest of reporters who are badgering them for an ‘interview’. The mourners, who can barely contain themselves, struggle to […]


Pakistan- Why local journalists are silent over Waziristan video scandal?

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PESHAWAR: The issue of murder of two girls in North Waziristan in the name of honour after a video leak is getting coverage in the national and international media, but the local journalists and social activists are surprisingly silent over the issue. The journalists and social workers of North Waziristan remain very active in highlighting […]


PM calls upon media to highlight Islamic values

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ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday called upon media to highlight Islamic values based on respect for humanity and compassion. In a meeting with Chairman Standing Committee on Information Broadcasting and Heritage Senator Faisal Javed Khan here on Wednesday, the Prime Minister said Islamic teachings were based on principles of helping out the […]


Three Kashmiri journalists win Pulitzer for coverage of India’s lockdown

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NEW YORK: Three Kashmiri photojournalists working with the US-based Associated Press (AP) have been awarded the 2020 Pulitzer Prize in the feature photography for images made during India’s harsh military clampdown on Jammu and Kashmir. AP photographers Dar Yasin, Mukhtar Khan and Channi Anand snaked around roadblocks, sometimes took cover in strangers’ homes and hid […]


PCJCCI Distributes Protective Masks Among Journalists

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LAHORE: Pak-China Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCJCCI) distributed protective masks against coronavirus here at Lahore Press Club (LPC) on Saturday. PCJCCI Secretary General Salahuddin Hanif gave away anti-corona masks to members of Lahore Press Club. Speaking on the occasion, he said that the way China managed to control this dreadful virus was a […]


Media gag

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) […]