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Journalists given training at workshop in Dubai

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YASIR BABBAR Latest innovations in education and general reporting were highlighted at a four-day workshop (March 21 to 25) held in Dubai for Pakistan-based journalists. The participants included 10 Karachi-based reporters who were given extensive lectures by senior journalists from the UK on the latest skills required in education and general reporting. The workshop was […]

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KU Education TV to offer 16,000 courses

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SYED JAFAR ASKARI KARACHI – International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), Karachi University and PI Pakistan on Thursday inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to launch a internet and cable-based “Free Education TV” at Latif Ebrahim Jamal National Science Information Center, Karachi University. It will offer 16,000 educational courses of different levels from […]

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CPNE body to serve security needs of media fraternity

KARACHI (PR) – The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) has constituted a defense and security committee to serve the security needs of the media community across the country. In a statement issued on Tuesday, the CPNE designated senior journalist and defense analyst Ikram Sehgal as chairman and Aamer Memood as deputy chairman of the […]

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CPNE forms Press Council Committee

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KARACHI- Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) has constituted Press Council Committee, says a press release issued by CPNE Secretary General Amir Mehmood on Wednesday. Khushnood Ali Khan (Daily Sahafat) was nominated as Chairman, while Rameeza Majid Nizami (Daily Nawa-i-Waqt) as Vice Chairperson of the newly formed committee. Other members of Press Council Committee (PCC) […]

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Sindh CM announces Rs4 million for KPC

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* Qaim says uplift funds will also be released for Journalists Housing Society KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah had a meeting with newly elected office-bearers of Karachi Press Club (KPC), who called on him at Chief Minister House, under leadership of Imtiaz Khan Farhan, the President of KPC. The chief minister congratulated […]

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Havas Media Group created

Havas announced another step forward with its integration strategy to underscore its simple and agile structure. The newly created ‘Havas Media Group’ will include all of Havas’s media agencies, consisting of Havas Media (operating in 126 markets), within which its media brand MPG and its digital brand media contacts will be fully incorporated and rebranded, […]

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BBC Urdu programme on private TV channel soon

KARACHI: BBC World Service is launching the first ever BBC Urdu TV programme, Sairbeen, which will be broadcast by a private TV channel in Pakistan. From Monday, 11 February, the BBC’s new TV programme in Urdu will air three times a week, on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, at 11 pm PST. Sairbeen draws on the […]

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BBC Urdu, Express News collaborate to air Sairbeen

By: Farhan Zaheer KARACHI: For the first time ever BBC World Service is making a mark on Pakistan’s national television with its flagship programme, Sairbeen. The live show is going to start from February 11 on Express News with live input from the BBC World Service Studio, London. Sairbeen, an Urdu word, does not need […]

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Aalam Aur Aalim’ starts on Geo TV today

KARACHI: ‘Aalam Aur Aalim’, hosted by Dr Aamir Liaquat Husain will start today (Monday, February 4) and will be aired every Monday to Thursday at 6:00pm on Geo TV. As usual it will encompass social and religious problems of our society. The chief objective of this programme is to teach and guide the masses, so […]

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Launch of BBC Urdu’s Sairbeen programme from Feb 11th

KARACHI: BBC World Service has announced the upcoming launch of the first ever BBC Urdu TV programme, Sairbeen, which will be broadcast from Monday, 11 February on a private TV channel in Pakistan. The new BBC TV programme builds on the longstanding success of the flagship daily BBC Urdu radio programme brand, Sairbeen, which is […]

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A trendsetter in Pakistani journalism

By: Zeeshan Azmat In Pakistani history of journalism, one name that outshines all the others and will always be remembered, in the sub-continent, for the years to come is of, none other than, Late Mir Khalil-ur-Rahman. This is not only because of his sheer dint of hard labour but also because of his courageous attitude […]

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Press Council of Pakistan, Women’s Empowerment Group sign accord promoting media ethics on portrayal of women

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KARACHI: Press Council of Pakistan (PCP) and Women’s Empowerment Group (WEG) signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to become strategic partners to collaborate on interventions on social development and media ethics related to human rights, while emphasising women rights particularly. As per the signed MoU, scope of intervention of both parties includes creating public awareness, […]

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Express’ entertainment launches two new shows

After getting rave reviews for the Urdu dubbing of Turkish soap Manahil aur Khalil, Express’ entertainment channel has two new foreign shows that promise to leave viewers glued to their TV screens. This time around, the channel will be launching two foreign contents — one of them is a Turkish mega hit serial Asi, while […]

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South Asian Free Media Association conference and the Line of Control

The eighth regional conference of the South Asian Free Media Association (SAFMA), in which members from eight countries of South Asia participated, was recently held in both Amritsar and Lahore. Their ‘peace caravan’, comprising over 200 delegates, crossed the border into Lahore on Monday in the hopes of “opening minds and borders”. The usual themes […]

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