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PM highlights importance of media

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Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday said that his government believed in freedom of press. The prime minister stated this while chairing a meeting about reforms in Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, the role of Press Information Department in projecting the government’s social welfare and economic development initiatives and highlighting positive image of the country […]


Pakistani-American journalist to moderate US presidential debate

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WASHINGTON: A Pak­istani-American, Amna Nawaz, has created history by becoming the first South Asian American journalist selected to moderate a US presidential debate. Amna Nawaz of PBS News Hour will co-moderate the sixth Democratic primary debate on Dec 19 at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California. PBS NewsHour anchor and managing editor Judy Woodruff will lead the […]


CFWIJ organizes mentorship accelerator around challenges, solutions for Pakistani women in journalism

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The Coalition For Women In Journalism hosted a discussion today at the Institute of Business Management, focused on overcoming the many challenges women journalists face in Pakistan. The session included CFWIJ member and senior journalist Afia Salam, who discussed the different issues that women journalists face in the industry, and how they could be overcome. […]


Media freedom in Pakistan is seeing dark times, says panel

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Press freedom in Pakistan is the worst today than it has ever been before, said panelists at a talk on censorship held at the Khalili Lecture Theatre (KLT) at SOAS on Friday. The talk titled ‘Reign of censorship: Pakistan, Kashmir and India’ featured journalist Talat Hussain, writer and academic Farzana Sheikh, British journalist Christina Lamb […]


‘Animation industry needs trained writers’

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KARACHI: Speakers at a seminar on the potential of animation in Pakistan organised by the Karachi Film Society (KFS) as part of the Pakistan Inter­national Film Festival (PiFF) 2019 have underlined the challenges that the country’s film industry is facing vis-à-vis animation. Asif Iqbal of Bridge Anim­ations said there are a few reasons that we […]


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 […]