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Solution to electronic media issues: Notification to form task force soon: Pemra chairman

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ISLAMABAD: Pemra is constituting a task force for resolving issues pertaining to electronic media industry by reviewing existing Pemra laws and recommending appropriate proposals in this regard. This task force would have representation of all the stakeholders including satellite TV, FM radios as well as that of media regulator. Formal notification of this task force […]


NA committee asks Pemra to streamline working of private channels

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ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting on Monday discussed various issues, including bans and censorship on the electronic media by the Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) and the proposed ‘media tribunals’. The committee expressed concern that Pemra was unable to maintain effective control on private channels, due to the absence of […]


Media bodies join hands to reject tribunals

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ISLAMABAD: A joint meeting of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society, Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors, Pakistan Broad­casters Association and Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (Burna, Dastoor and Workers) has unanimously rejected the government’s decision to set up special media tribunals. The meeting, held in Islamabad, was attended by heads of all media organisations. They expressed […]


Electronic media professionals to form association

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LAHORE: Senior media professionals belonging to television news channels met in Lahore on Monday and decided to form an association consisting of Director News/Editors. According to a press release, there was a consensus at the meeting that a body was needed to ensure the professional growth of electronic media and confront challenges faced by news […]


Workshop for Balochistan journalism students held in Karachi

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A three-day ‘Balochistan Media Literacy Workshop’ for journalism students has urged improving journalistic skills to identify fake image or content. “We believe that media literacy is equally important along with health and education for a society,” stated by IndividualLand (IL) Pakistan Chairperson Gulmina Bilal at the inauguration ceremony of the workshop on ‘Balochistan Media Literacy,’ […]


Media students unfazed by financial crunch plaguing industry

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The financial crisis that has been plaguing the entire media industry in Pakistan is a harsh reality that everyone associated with it has been affected by in some ways, if not completely. But students who are yet to enter the so-called glamorous world of the media are either in denial of the prevalent situation or […]


Pakistan high risk country for media pluralism: report

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ISLAMABAD: A collaborative research study, the Media Ownership Monitor (MOM) Pakistan — carried out by the global media rights organisation Reporters Without Borders and Pakistani media watchdog Freedom Network — has found Pakistan a “high risk country” in terms of media pluralism. The study says more than half of the mass media ownership in Pakistan is […]


Dawn Editor honoured with Gwen Ifill award

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KARACHI: The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has announced Gwen Ifill Press Freedom Award of 2019 for Dawn Editor Zaffar Abbas. The award is presented annually to an individual who has shown extraordinary and sustained achievement in the cause of press freedom. “Abbas, who has decades of experience as a reporter in Pakistan, […]


Newsmen urged to keep abreast of modern technology

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An interactive brainstorming session to assess the modern training needs of today’s journalists was conducted by the Corporate Relations and Communications Department (CRCD) in collaboration with the Centre for Excellence in Journalism at the Institute of Business Administration, Karachi (CEJ-IBA). The session was attended by journalists from various media houses. The informal session started off […]


APNS invites entries for journalist awards

Karachi: The All Pakistan Newspapers Society is seeking applications of journalists, photographers, cartoonists of member publications to submit their respective entries for the 23rd APNS Journalist Awards. Editors, chief executives of member publications may also forward the entries on behalf of their journalists for the contest. The entrants are not allowed to send entries for […]


APNS for commemorating National Newspaper Reading Day

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Karachi: The APNS has proposed commemorating the National Newspaper Reading Day on September 25th, 2019 to encourage reading habits in the country with particular emphasis on newspaper reading. This proposal was given by Hameed Haroon, President, and Sarmad Ali, Secretary General of All Pakistan Newspapers Society, to improve newspaper reading through a nationwide campaign catering […]


APNS announces categories for journalist awards

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PR Karachi – All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) of the Sarmad Ali has announced categories that constitute 23rd APNS Journalist Awards. According to a press release, journalists/ photographers/ cartoonists of member publications have been asked to submit entries in any one the categories. The Editors / Chief Executives of member publications may also send the […]


Pakistan Press Foundation PPF Investigative Reporting Fellowships For Pakistani Journalists

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Call for Applications Closing Date: July 2, 2019 Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) invites applications for the 5th batch of PPF Investigative Reporting Fellowships. The fellowships are part of “Supporting Investigative Journalism in Pakistan” project, which aims to facilitate Pakistani journalists to produce investigative report that meet the professional, ethical and legal standards. PPF will provide […]


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پاکستان پریس فاؤنڈیشن پی پی ایف کی جانب سے پاکستانی صحافیوں کے لیے فیلوشپ برائے تحقیقاتی رپورٹنگ کے لئے درخواستیں موصول کی جارہی ہیں آخری تاریخ 02 جولائی، 2019 پاکستان پریس فاؤنڈیشن (پی پی ایف) کی جانب سے فیلوشپ برائے تحقیقاتی رپورٹنگ  کے پانچویں بیچ کے لئے درخواستیں موصول کی جارہی ہیں۔ فیلوشپس  کے لئے […]