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CJF praises KP cultural policy

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PESHAWAR: The Culture Journalists Forum (CJF), Peshawar has appreciated the much-awaited first ever cultural policy of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government. A forum of the meeting held here Sunday expressed satisfaction over the draft and termed it a well-prepared document which they said would safeguard both art and artists in addition to preservation and protection towards building […]


FIA’s Sindh chapter launches cybercrime complaint portal

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KARACHI: The Sindh chapter of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Tuesday launched its web portal for registration of complaints related to cybercrime, becoming the first province to take the initiative with a promise to protect user identity. Addressing a press conference at his office, Sindh FIA director Dr Amir Ahmed Sheikh announced the launch of […]


Entries for media awards invited from KP-Fata newsmen

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The five member judges committee for the 3rd Amir Ahmed Siddiqui Media Awards has invited entries for the contest by January 31, 2018, said a press issued here on Sunday. Journalists based in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Federally Administered Tribal Areas are eligible to participate in the contest. According to the judges’ decision, the journalistic work […]


‘Attack on journalists is an attack on the state’

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ISLAMABAD: Former Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) chairman I. A. Rehman on Tuesday said journalists are the guardian of public interest so whenever a journalist is attacked it should be considered as an attack on society, democracy and the state. He was speaking at a national conference on media safety at a local hotel […]


PTV to launch DTH services, says Marriyum

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ISLAMABAD – Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting & National Heritage Ms. Marriyum Aurangzeb while chairing a high-level meeting here on Friday has directed the management of Pakistan Television Corporation to initiate the work at earliest for launching Direct To Home services (DTH) with a view to provide state of the art, affordable, uninterrupted and […]


From sloggers to celebrities

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IF there is one reality that defines Pakistan’s media consistently across seven decades, it is its commercially powered growth. In 70 years it has mutated in quantum stages to multiple levels. The pen that used to be mightier than the sword has become a nano-chip-powered lightsabre. Today the media is very different from the entity […]


If so pious, TV anchors should declare 10-year income tax, assets: Absar

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SARGODHA: Pemra Chairman Absar Alam on Wednesday said professional standards were diminishing in electronic media, adding that some TV anchors believed that they could utter anything and were above the law. These people think that apologising for a mistake will damage their honour, Absar said at Sargodha Press Club. He said no one could be […]


Role of free media vital for promotion of democracy: Zubair

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The free media has a vital role towards the promotion of democracy. This was stated by the Governor of Sindh, Muhammad Zubair, here on Monday. He was talking to a five-member delegation of the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) which called on him at the Governor House under the leadership of its general secretary, […]


Media role critical in opinion building: PM

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Islamabad – A briefing on Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) was held on Wednesday at Prime Minister’s office with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in the chair. Minister of State for Information Maryam Aurangzeb, SAPM on Media Affairs Dr Mussadiq Malik, Chairman PEMRA Absar Alam and senior officials of Information Ministry and PEMRA were present during the […]


Pakistani media’s misplaced priorities

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The Pakistani media follows a certain template. Pick any newspaper in the morning or tune in to any news channel in the evening, stories related to politics always make it to the front pages and primetime news bulletins. Read articles in any newspaper or watch any talk show on TV, only one issue dominates — politics. It […]


Jang Media Group wins South Asian Digita Media Awards

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CHENNAI: The Jang Media Group won the South Asian Digital Awards 2017 for its augmented reality app Jang Real, in a ceremony recently held in Chennai, organised by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) to recognise the best practices in digital publishing worldwide. Newspapers from Malaysia, India and Bangladesh clinched awards in […]


Tribal journalists imparted first-aid training

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BARA: Tribal journalists were imparted first-aid training to educate them about basic lifesaving techniques. The three-day training was organised by the Pakistan Red Crescent (PRC), Fata chapter in Peshawar. A total of 15 journalists from all seven Fata agencies and Frontier Regions (FRs) took part in training. Speaking on the occasion as a chief guest, […]


Dawn website grabs titles at WAN-IFRA Awards

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KARACHI: The Pakistan Herald Publications (Dawn website) won two awards at the prestigious World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) South Asian Digital Media Awards 2017. The association announced winners at the WAN-IFRA India conference in Chennai on Wednesday. The media group’s digital publication Dawn.com won the silver and bronze titles in the Best […]


CPNE’s women editors body formed

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KARACHI: Zia Shahid President CPNE has announced Women Editors Committee for the tenure of 2017-18. Zahida Abbasi (Daily Nau Sijj) has been appointed as Chairperson and Dr Nosheen (Daily Khabrain) as Deputy Chairperson of the committee. A statement issued by Secretary General Aijaz ul Haq states that Women Editors Committee has been approved in the […]