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Long Live Media!

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The Canvas Gallery is hosting Aamir Habib’s solo art exhibition titled ‘Media is Dead; Long Live Media!’ until March 21. A press release issued by the gallery stated that since the advent of the radio, the newspaper has been at risk of becoming redundant, being dethroned. It subsequently begged the question, would “video really kill […]


FM radio stations in tribal districts to counter ‘negative’ propaganda

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PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government is likely to make functional five FM radio stations in the merged districts of the province to counter the narratives shaped by foreign radio broadcasts focused on the region, according to officials. “Several foreign radio channels including some international broadcasters having local setups and some others based in border areas […]


New broad-based media association formed

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An announcement has been made regarding the establishment of a broad-based and comprehensive organisation named the Pakistan News Media Association (PNMA). Zia Shahid has been appointed the chairman of the organising committee for the new entity. As per the plan, the committee has been tasked with framing a constitution for the PNMA as well as […]


People of Pakistan, India driven by hysterical media: Javed Jabbar

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Former Senator Javed Jabbar gave a talk on ‘Indi-Pakistan Relations – Future Known and Unknown’ at CMC. Jabbar observed that the Pakistan-India relationship is the most complex bilateral relationship. There are no two other nations in the entire world with this kind of multilayered complexities as found between India and Pakistan. The people, he said, […]


PPF condemns assault and detention of journalist in Malawi

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Peter Mutharika, President of Malawi has expressed concern over the assault and detention of journalist, John Paul Kayuni. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali, has denounced the vicious attack and detention of journalist in the line of duty and urged the authorities to drop all charges against […]


Branding media persons as PPP agents condemnable

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KARACHI  –   Slamming roughing up of media men in Tharparkar, Adviser to Sindh Chief Minister on Information, Law and Anti-Corruption Barrister Murtaza Wahab strongly condemned the incident and branding independent media persons as PPP agents. He said that PTI had forgotten the fact that media is the fourth pillar of the state. Talking to media persons at media corner […]


PPF condemns imprisonment of Nigerian journalist

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Muhammadu Buhari, President of Nigeria has expressed concern over the imprisonment of Nigerian journalist, Obinna Don Norman. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter, has called on the Nigerian authorities to immediately release Norman and drop all charges against him. PPF also urged to review […]


Journalists protest against layoffs, pay-cuts

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KARACHI: Dozens of journalists took out a procession on Tuesday from their offices to the Karachi Press Club in protest against layoffs, non-payment of salaries and deduction in salaries of their colleagues by both print and broadcast media houses. A large number of members of the Pakistan Herald Workers Union representing Dawn Media Group, working […]


Media urged to highlight Sindh’s positive image

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Adviser to Sindh Chief Minister on Information & Archives, Law, and Anti-Corruption Establishment Barrister Murtaza Wahab said on Sunday that by covering the Sindh Literature Festival media should highlight the positive image of the country, especially Sindh. The Adviser said that the large attendance today proved the success of Sindh Literature Festival. Barrister Murtaza Wahab […]


Doctors and the media

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The recent protests by doctors in Sindh were aimed at modification in the current pay structure to match the long and stressful working hours. The media has highlighted this issue in the following words: “Patients across Sindh suffer while the messiah (doctors) go on strike again.” The first impression left by such media statements is […]


‘Study journalism if you have the aptitude for it’

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KARACHI: ‘Why should I study media?’ According to Kamal Siddiqi, director of the Centre for Excellence in Journalism at the Institute of Business Admini­stration (CEJ-IBA), this is a question that’s in the mind of everyone studying media sciences these days besides wondering about a future in the media industry, especially now when the media is […]


Home dept opposes transfer of convicts in Wali Babar case

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KARACHI: Sindh home department on Tuesday opposed the transfer of convicts, accused in the murder of journalist Wali Khan Babar, from Larkana to Karachi Central Jail. A two-member bench, comprising Justice Aftab Gorar and Justice Amjad Ali Sahito, heard the plea about the transfer of Syed Muhammad Ali Rizvi, Faisal Mehmood, Tahir Naveed and Muhammad Shahrukh […]


Faizabad judgment

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The apex court has issued a strong verdict in the 2017 Faizabad sit-in case. The court had taken up the matter as a suo-motu case and had reserved judgment in November 2018 after hearing the attorney general of Pakistan, the Election Commission of Pakistan and Pemra. The SC has minced no words while noting with […]


Senior Pakistani journalist, Rizwan Razi released on bail

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Rizwan Razi, senior Lahore based journalist, social media activist and anchor of Dada Pota program on Din News channel was arrested by the cybercrime wing of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on cybercrime charges. On February 10, the journalist was released on bail. According to Attorney Ejaz Basra the court denied federal prosecutor’s request that Razi […]