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Media’s role in discussing marginalised communities highlighted

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Highlighting the media’s role in strengthening the conversation about marginalised communities, the Legal Rights Forum (LRF) held a discussion with journalists at a hotel on Monday evening. Expressing concern over the situation at media outlets with regards to censorship, Tahir Hasnain of the LRF said that despite being a democracy, it seems that the country […]

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THE YEAR IN COMEDY

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Pakistan’s politics repeats itself first as tragedy, then as farce. So, while you may initially be inclined to shed tears over it, a better reaction, I humbly suggest, might be to enjoy the absurdities for what they are. It is the greatest comic show, better than anything you could find on Netflix. And it certainly […]

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CS inaugurates SMIU’s FM radio for literacy promotion

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KARACHI: Sindh Chief Secretary Syed Mumtaz Ali Shah has expressed pleasure over FM Radio Channel 96.6, incepted by the Sindh Madrasatul Islam University (SMIU) for promotion of education and literacy entitled “Voice of Education”. Speaking after inaugurating the FM Radio Channel 96.6/Voice of Education on Friday, Syed Mumtaz Ali Shah admired the University Teachers and […]

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Experts say despite problems, media disseminating untwisted news

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KARACHI: Speakers at a session in the ongoing Festival of Arts and Ideas organised by Sindh Madressatul Islam University (SMIU) on Thursday said that despite being influenced by highly divisive society of the country, Pakistani media has still managed to play its role in trying to disseminate untwisted information to people. At a session titled […]

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Role of media in portrayal of disabled persons questioned

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KARACHI: Speakers at a programme shared their sentiments about portrayal of persons with disabilities in the media during a panel discussion held in connection with the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on Monday. The programme Media & Disability: Pity-heroism Dichotomy was organised by the Network of Organisations Working for People with Disabilities, Pakistan (NOW­PDP) […]

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Body formed for site selection of media colony in Peshawar

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PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan Friday constituted a seven-member committee for identification of site for media colony in the provincial capital. Headed by Secretary Information Qaiser Alam Khan, the committee would look into the feasibility and identification of site for the media colony and further process of the demands along with allied modalities. […]

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Media’s role in curbing: gender-based violence stressed

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PESHAWAR: Training was arranged on Friday for media persons to sensitize them on the norms of reporting the Gender-Based Violence (GBV) cases. Blue Veins, a civil society organization, had arranged the training under a project “Policy advocacy and research to strengthen the implementation of pro-women legislation and Gender-Based Violence (GBV) response services in KP”. The […]

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NDMA chief highlights media role during natural calamities

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National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Chairman Lieutenant General Omar Mahmood Hayat Friday said that the role of media is pivotal in building a resilient Pakistan. He stated this while speaking to journalist community at an event titled ‘Consultative Dialogue: Role of Media in Preparing a Resilient Nation’ here. Hayat said that the role of media […]

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Journalists trained in gender-sensitive reporting

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PESHAWAR:  Media persons were sensitised Wednesday during a training workshop on how to report the sexual and gender-based violence cases. The training was organised by Blue Veins, a non-governmental organisation, under a project “Policy advocacy and research to strengthen implementation of pro-women legislation and Gender-Based Violence (GBV) response services in KP” with assistance from the […]

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Eminent columnists hold interactive-session with AIOU students

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Islamabad: Eminent columnists held here an interactive session with the students of Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) and urged them to keep high national cause and good moral practices in their practical life. The session was arranged by the University’s Department of Mass Communication, enabling its students to learn from the experience and achievements of […]

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Youth, media urged to work against extremism, terrorism

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ISLAMABAD: Local government representatives, civil society, youth and media should work collectively in order to eradicate extremism, terrorism and rising poverty and to establish peach in the country, said speakers on Wednesday. They expressed these views during a “Lessons Learned and Networking Conference”, organized by Individualland Pakistan (IL-Pakistan) at a local hotel. The conference was […]

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Media role in highlighting malnutrition impacts urged

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PESHAWAR: The role of the media was termed key to highlight impacts of malnutrition and create awareness among the people to consume nutrients rich food. The Scaling Up Civil Society Alliance Pakistan (SUNCSA) and Nutrition International in collaboration with the United Rural Development Organisation (URDO), Peshawar had organised the session to highlight the importance of […]

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Media urged to apprise voters about electoral procedure

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ISLAMABAD: Participants of a training workshop have said that media should not only play the role of critical watchdogs during upcoming general election 2018 but also inform citizens about conduct of election, political parties and their manifestoes. They expressed these view during three days long training workshop on election laws, role of political parties in […]

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IHC reserves verdict in PBA’s plea

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ISLAMABAD – The Islamabad High Court Tuesday reserved its verdict in a petition of the Pakistan Broadcasting Association seeking stay order against PEMRA’s guidelines on Ramazan transmission for the last ten days of the holy month. A single bench of IHC comprising Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb conducted hearing and reserved its verdict in the petition seeking […]

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