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Health Services Academy plans training for health journalists

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The vice chancellor of the Health Services Academy (HSA), Islamabad, Dr Shahzad Ali Khan, has said that there is need for promoting “sensible reporting” in the area of health due to miscommunication on social media following the Covid-19 pandemic, and announced the conducting of training workshops and courses on health diplomacy and journalism for journalists […]


Media varsity to be equipped with modern technology

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Ch Fawad Hussain said the media university would be equipped with all modern technologies. “Media Uni will be a modern institution for animations, visuals, sounds and everything related to modern media,” he said while sharing a tweet of British Deputy HC in Karachi Mike Nithavrianakis. Newspaper: The News


Fawad wants to boost media ties with Saudi Arabia

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Husain on Monday said that Pakistan and Saudi Arabia enjoyed deep fraternal relations based on common faith, culture, traditions and values, and he would like the media dimension added to these ties. The minister observed this during a meeting with Saudi Ambassador to Pakistan Nawaf bin […]


Fawad Asks Journalists to Adapt To New Technologies

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ISLAMABAD :Federal Minister for Science and Technology, Chaudhry Fawad Hussain Wednesday said that technological advancement has revolutionized the global media so the Pakistani journalists needs to adapt new technologies. Addressing a seminar on “Freedom of Press and Resolution of Media Crisis”, he said the modern technology has disrupted the existing system and formal television channels […]


Pemra issues first teleport license to TeleNest

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KARACHI: Pemra has issued the first Teleport License of Pakistan to TeleNest (SMC) Pvt Ltd. A ceremony was held at the Pemra Headquarter to mark the event. Chairman Pemra Saleem Baig presented the Teleport License to CEO TeleNest Mehdi Raza. Director General Technical (PEMRA) Dr Mukhtar Ahmed Khan and GM Technical (TeleNest) Usman Minhas also […]


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.

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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]