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Special persons’ media access act to cater information needs

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The Access to the Media (Deaf) Persons Act, 2022, a long-awaited step will ensure provision of information, knowledge, and entertainment to the special persons. Talking to APP here on Monday, Development Director at Family Educational Services Foundation (FESF) Sarah Shaikh said the government had taken a step in the right direction to add Pakistan Sign […]


Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) act amendment lists new definition of ‘disinformation’

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ISLAMABAD: The Federal Cabinet has approved amendments to Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Ordinance 2002, listing new definition of ‘disinformation’, ARY News reported on Saturday. According to details, the Federal Cabinet approved the amendments to PEMRA Ordinance 2002 through circulation. The cabinet approved extending PEMRA’s jurisdiction to Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Kashmir. The amendments also […]


Journalists’ role important for maintaining peace: District Police Officer (DPO)

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District Police Officer South Waziristan Shabir Hussain Shah has said the role of journalists was very important in elimination of social evils, devel-opment, and establishing peace in any region. He expressed these views while visiting to District Press Club South Waziristan where he was warmly welcomed by President of Press Club Hayatullah, Fayyaz Barki, Shabab […]


Sindh info minister hands over endowment fund cheques to Council of Pakistan Newspapers Editors (CPNE), Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ)

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KARACHI – Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon on Wednesday handed over cheques for the endowment fund to the Council of Pakistan Newspapers Editors (CPNE), and Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), besides giving away a cheque for the grant to Matli Press Club. According to a statement issued here, Secretary General CPNE Aamir Mehmood, […]


Steps taken to protect journalists’ rights: minister

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb on Sunday said that Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM’s) government had taken practical steps for the protection of the rights of the journalist community. In her congratulatory message to the newly elected office bearers of Peshawar Press Club, she said that the incumbent government fully believed in freedom […]


Marriyum inaugurates Pakistan Television Vision (PTV) virtual studio

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb, Friday, said the largest virtual studio of Pakistan Television would help in bridging the tech gap in the era of information technology. While inaugurating the virtual studio of PTV along with Minister for Power Division Khurram Dastgir, she said that Pakistan Television had the required assets but […]


Broadcast media to have sign language interpreters

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ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi has accorded his assent to the Access to the Media (Deaf) Persons Act, 2022. It provides that after six months of the commencement of the Act, the government shall not allow to broadcast any news bulletin on the national broadcaster, state or private-run electronic media, private television channels, cable TV […]


Chief Minister (CM), others pay tribute to late Rahimullah Yusufzai

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PESHAWAR: Paying rich tribute to senior journalist late Rahimullah Yusufzai, Chief Minister Mahmood Khan called him his teacher and named Tehsil Headquarters Hospital Katlang in Mardan district after him in recognition of his services. “Rahimullah Yusufzai was a widely respected name in journalism due to his hard work and impartiality. He was my teacher as […]


President awards dismissal from service, 2.5m penalty to DG PEMRA in harassment case

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President Dr Arif Alvi has awarded the major penalty of dismissal from service to a Director General of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) and also enhanced the fine from Rs2 million to Rs2.5 million. He held that it had been established beyond any reasonable doubt that the female employee was harassed by the accused […]


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 […]


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