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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 […]


Data collection under RTI laws helps in investigation journalism

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Karachi, Feb 8:  For better investigative stories it is necessary for reporters to gather important data from related departments using the laws of right to information, said PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali. Speaking to the participants of a training workshop on use of RTI Act, he said these laws have ensured more transparency and […]


Importance of media literacy stressed

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Though the landscape of Pakistani media — electronic and news media — in the country has expanded and dozens of Pakistani media outlets have been providing news 24/7, but to maintain authenticity and sanctity of news, it is imperative for media outlets to do fact-checking and cover the news in a comprehensive and holistic manner. […]


Attack on media freedom

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The Federal cabinet gave its go-ahead on Thursday to the government plan to form a new Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority (PMRA) bringing under it the existing media regulatory bodies. This, said Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry, is to be done by merging all the rules related to Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA), Press Council of […]


Media bodies rejects cabinet decision on PMRA

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The federal cabinet approved the formation of new regulatory body called Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority (PMRA) with the merger of all media regulating bodies including print, electronic and digital media. The meeting was held on January 24, headed by Prime Minister Imran Khan and attended by the journalists’ associations. The Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry […]


Stifling the press

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A “WALKING shadow”. A “poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage/ And then is heard no more”. A “tale/ Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,/ Signifying nothing”. Shakespeare was describing life. He could as easily have been writing about the state of Pakistan’s media. On television screens, pundits […]


Heritage: Saving The Karachi Press Club

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It is not much different from saving a life. There is the flat-lining patient surrounded by doctors trying everything within their power to resuscitate him, to get him to breathe again. That is what the Endowment Trust (EFT) does for the architectural heritage of Sindh. The EFT sees saving and conserving one’s heritage as a […]


Prime Time: Morning Sickness

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Turn on the TV in the morning if you dare and tune in to the morning show circus. You may encounter a bride, swathed in red, with a beautician who declares that she will clean the ‘dulhan ki moochhein’ (the bride’s upper lip hair). Surf ahead and you may see 20 enterprising beauticians, bending over […]