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Zaffar Abbas promises to look into complaints of ‘toxic environment’ at Dawn.com

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ISLAMABAD—Editor of Dawn newspaper, Zaffar Abbas has promised to look into complaints of current and former employees about the unhealthy work environment at Dawn.com, saying any mistake or wrong by the institution would be addressed. He was talking with BBC Urdu after some employees of Dawn.com aired their views online regarding “toxic environment” at Dawn […]


‘New media licenses to inject $3bn investment’

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ISLAMABAD: Growth of Pakistan’s media industry has multiplied rapidly over the past decade, with a cumulative investment worth approximately $4-5 billion, and the sector providing employment to over 300,000 people. New licenses issued by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) would inject investment of approximately $2-3 billion, according to the Economic Survey 2019-2020 released […]


FM 91.1 radio station set up in Bajaur

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KHAR: The first Khyber Pakhtunkhwa FM 91.1 radio station set up in Bajaur district on Tuesday started its test transmission programmes. Established by the Information and Public Relations Department in a short span of time despite the prevailing coronavirus pandemic at Khar, the district headquarters of Bajaur, the radio would now disseminate information on important […]


پاکستان میں میڈیا کی حفاظت اور آزادی صحافت آزادی صحافت کے عالمی دن کو یادگار منانے کے لیے پاکستان پریس فاوٗنڈیشن (پی پی ایف) کی رپورٹ

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پاکستان پریس فاوٗنڈیشن (پی پی ایف)نے پاکستان میں میڈیا کی حفاظت اورآزادی صحافت 2019-2020کی عالمی آزادی صحافت پر رپورٹ جاری کردی ہے پاکستان میں میڈیا COVID-19سے رونما نئے اور سخت امتحان میں اپنی ذمہ داری نبھارہاہے۔ملک میں اس وبا کے پھوٹنے سےلے کر اب تک دو صحافی جاں بحق ہوئے اور کم از کم 38کا […]


Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) releases World Press Freedom Report on Media Safety and Press Freedom in Pakistan 2019-2020.

Pakistan Press Foundation

This year, the media in Pakistan, is operating under a new and challenging environment created by the spread of COVID-19. Since the spread of the pandemic in the country, two journalists have died and at least 38 media workers have tested positive. Pakistan Press Foundation’s (PPF) “Report on Media Safety and Press Freedom in 2019-2020” released […]

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Stories of successful Pakistanis ‘Geo To Aise’ on Geo News from today

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KARACHI: A new special programme on the stories of successful Pakistanis “Geo To Aise” is being launched every Friday and Saturday evening from May 1 at 7:15 pm on Pakistan’s most popular news channel “Geo News”. Hosted by Dr Omar Saif, the programme will see the stories of successful Pakistanis who are changing the future […]

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Faraz, Asim urged to work for improving govt-media ties

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KARACHI: The All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) and the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) have welcomed the appointment of Senator Shibli Faraz as information minister and retired Lt Gen Asim Saleem Bajwa as Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information. In a statement released on Tuesday, APNS president Hameed Haroon and secretary general […]

Media and Governance, Media Development


TV channel proposed to mitigate academic losses

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Education ShafqatMahmood on Tuesday chaired a meeting that decided to launch a TV channel as an alternative educational content delivery mechanism in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic to mitigate academic losses. According to a statement issued by the Ministry of Education, the meeting was informed that the proposed dedicated TV channel […]

Broadcasting, Media Development


Pakistan- KP women journalists form Network to raise voice for their rights

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PESHAWAR: The women journalists of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, including the merged districts, have decided to form Women Journalist Network to raise voice for their rights from a single platform. In this regard, the maiden meeting of women journalists of KP was held in Peshawar on Saturday in which women journalists hailing from merged tribal districts were […]

Media Development, Womens Day


APNS names winners of awards in journalists, business category

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ISLAMABAD: The All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) has announced the names of the recipients of its annual awards which include five winners from Dawn. Those Dawn writers who clinched the awards are Khurram Husain (Best Column); Ziad Zafar (Best Investigation); Zofeen T. Ebrahim (Best Business/ Economic Report); Syed Mutaza Ali (Best Photograph) and Mohammad Zahoor […]

Media Development, Print Media


Funds To Include In PSDP For Journalists’ Welfare: Chief Minister

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QUETTA: Chief Minister Balochistan Mir Jam Kamal Khan on Wednesday said provincial government would include more funds in next provincial public sector development program (PSDP) for the welfare of journalists and construction of Journalist Colony in Balochistan. He expressed these views while addressing at oath taking ceremony of new elected member of Balochistan Union Journalist […]

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پاکستان پریس فاوٗنڈیشن نے میڈیا کی آزادی اور حفاظت کے فیلوشپ پروگرام کے لیے درخواستیں وصول کرنے کا اعلان کردیا۔

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درخواست جمع کرانے کی آخری تاریخ جمعہ،27فروری،2020 پاکستان پریس فاوٗنڈیشن (پی پی ایف)نے پاکستان میں میڈیا کی آزادی اور حفاظت   کے فیلو شپ پروگرام کے لیے درخواستیں وصول کرنے کا اعلان کردیا۔ اس فیلو شپ پروگرام کا مقصد آزادی اظہار رائے کو فروغ دینا اور میڈیا کارکنان کو مدد فراہم کرناہے تاکہ وہ میڈیا کی […]

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Pakistan Press Foundation issues call for applications for Fellowship program on Media Safety and Impunity

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Last date: Thursday, February 27, 2020 Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) has issued a call for applications for Fellowship program on Media Safety and Impunity in Pakistan. The fellowship program aims to promote freedom of expression by providing support to media professionals to produce stories related to issues on Media Safety and Impunity. The fellowship programs […]

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Special desk to handle journalists’ issues set up

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A special desk to handle the none-payment of salaries and continues lay off of journalists from newspapers and television channels has been set up at the National Press Club in Islamabad, according to a press release issues by a Joint Action Committee on Media Crisis here on Tuesday. An extra-ordinary meeting of the Joint Action […]

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