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Journalists awarded for best reporting on humanitarian issues

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KARACHI: The Centre for Excellence in Journalism (CEJ) at the Institute of Business Administration, in collaboration with the International Committee of the Red Cross, hosted an awards distribution ceremony on Thursday to recognise and decorate the achievements of journalists for their contributions in the field of humanitarian reporting. As many as six journalists were recognised for […]

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Media can play great role in anti-measles campaign: experts

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Rawalpindi: For the effective control of measles that emerged as an epidemic in 2012-13 claiming lives of well over 500 children across the country, an anti-Measles Campaign is being launched from October 15 to 27 during which 190 million children from the age of six months to seven years would be given booster dose of […]

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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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HEC chief to go live on web-based TV channel

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ISLAMABAD: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) Chairman Dr Tariq Banuri will go live on the commission’s web-based television channel, Higher Education EduTV, once in a month from Oct 18. According to a statement, the basic objective of the EduTV is to address the critical need for improving communication with the stakeholders and creating awareness about […]

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Protecting the media

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Media freedom is at its lowest point when journalists are forced to operate in an increasingly hostile environment. While in Pakistan, there are no official curbs at the moment, as they were in the days of Gen Ziaul Haq, there is increasing pressure on media houses to conform to the narrative spun by various state […]

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Farhatullah for parliamentary body on freedom of expression

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Some brandish guns, some hold religious books and some others wield contempt law and dissent and as a result free expression is stifled. This has been stated by Senator Farhatullah Babar while addressing a seminar on ‘Media & Democracy’ organised by the National Institute of Cultural Studies here at Lok Virsa on Saturday, according to […]

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Media role critical to ‘defeat menace of malnutrition’

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QUETTA: The media’s commitment is critical in mobilising and garnering action to defeat the menace of malnutrition in Pakistan. These views were shared with participants of a meeting organised by Scaling Up Nutrition Civil Society Alliance, Pakistan (SUNCSA, Pak) in collaboration with Nutrition International and Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF), member and chair of the SUNCSA […]

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Journalism and development

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This week, I had opportunity to participate in a workshop organised by the Rural Support Program Network (RSPN) under its EU-funded Sindh Union Council and Community Economic Strengthening Support (SUCCESS) programme. The workshop was convened in the remote district of Qambar Shahdadkot of Sindh where the programme is being implemented by the Sindh Rural Support […]

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Workshop on business reporting held

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KARACHI: To improve the understanding of data among business journalists, the Centre for Excellence in Journalism (CEJ) and the Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OICCI), on Wednesday organized a one-day workshop on ‘Data and its significance in Business Reporting. The workshop was attended by several journalists covering the business sector for various print […]

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KPC, AKUH’s health session for journalists on September 25

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The Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) in collaboration with the Health Committee of the Karachi Press Club (KPC) is organising heart health consultation followed by awareness dialogue of expert panel on healthy heart for journalists at the Karachi Press Club on Tuesday, September 25, 2018. The experts will perform cholesterol test, blood sugar, colorectal, ECG […]

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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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Workshop on humanitarian reporting

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KARACHI – A two-day workshop on Humanitarian Reporting for journalists concluded at the Centre for Excellence in Journalism on Tuesday. Twenty-three journalists belonging to media organisations from across the country participated in the training which was held in collaboration with the International Committee for the Red Cross. The trainer for this course was Mahim Maher, […]

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Chinese media team visits SZABIST

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KARACHI – Chinese media delegation visited SZABIST, Karachi on 1st August 2018. The delegation was hosted by the SZABIST Media Sciences Department. SZABIST is the only educational institution in Sindh to which foreign media delegates are brought for an exchange of ideas. The Chinese media delegation consisted of five members who are renowned journalists, editors […]

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EU observers meet journalists in Hyderabad

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HYDERABAD: Tereza Lewis and Ingo Buettner, the long-term members of the European Union (EU) Election Observation Mission (EOM)-Pakistan 2018 on Friday visited the local press club to ascertain first-hand information about the July 25 general elections in Hyderabad. The observers explained to journalists the main objectives of the mission, saying that they were to support […]

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