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Participants of moot review recommendations of Media Commission


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Experts of civil society, owners of private TV channels, representatives of associations of electronic and print media and advertisers, teachers and students of Mass-communication Department University of Karachi and others have reviewed the recommendations of Media Commission appointed by Supreme Court of Pakistan. This review was held at a roundtable event jointly organised by Citizens’ […]

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Professional education: ‘Teach journalism in south Punjab colleges’

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MULTAN: More than 300 journalists from Multan district organised a demonstration here on Sunday, demanding the introduction of journalism courses at colleges and universities in the south Punjab. Currently journalism is taught at master’s level at Bahauddin Zakariya University and Islamia University Bahawalpur. The protesting journalists gathered in front of the Multan Press Club. They […]

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Baat Cheet Launched

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KARACHI: Amidst tensions at the LoC and an exchange of belligerent rhetoric from politicians and the media on both sides of the border, an alternative media platform called Baat Cheet initiated by Tehelka in India and PeaceNiche in Pakistan was launched at T2F on Wednesday. The Indian participants in the event led by Kunal Majumder, […]

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The prize of prizes

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EVERY industry must be permitted the luxury of self-congratulation, particularly if no one else is too eager to do the honours. The foundations of this modern excess were laid in the little town of Hollywood, created in the late 19th century by an eccentric millionaire determined to nurture the ideals of abstinence. Look where good […]

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Towards media reforms?

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By: ZOHRA YUSUF WHILE there is much hand-wringing in society on the powerful and irresponsible role the media has assumed for itself in Pakistan, little attention was paid by the media itself to the report released by the two member media commission appointed by the Supreme Court in January 2013. The authors of the report, […]

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Proposal to make state media independent hailed

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By: Shabbir Sarwar LAHORE: In a seminar organised by the South Asian Free Media Association (SAFMA) on the Media Commission report, Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors former president Arif Nizami, SAFMA Secretary General Imtiaz Alam and Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) Associate Professor Dr Osama Siddique addressed the audience, while participants from various media […]

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PEMRA hears plea against BOL TV licence

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LAHORE: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) heard the plea against issuing of licence to ‘BOL TV’ on Thursday at its headquarter in Islamabad following a court order issued by a single-judge bench of the Lahore High Court. A citizen, Agha Shahid Rasheed, has moved the court through Advocate Azhar Siqqique claming that PEMRA […]

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Professionalism: Media training workshop held

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BAHAWALPUR: Students of the Media Studies department at Islamia University of Bahawalpur (IUB) attended a seven day media professional training workshop until Friday in Lahore, arranged by Rafah International University and the Unified Media Club of Pakistan. They also met with the Education minister Rana Mashhood. He said IUB students had been excellent at the […]

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Journalists given first aid training by PRCS

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KARACHI: Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) Sindh Branch organised First Aid Training for Journalists at Karachi Press Club (KPC) on the occasion of celebrating 150 years of World Red Cross Movement. The training was attended by more than 100 journalists including cameramen, health and crime reporters and office bearers of Karachi Press Club, where they […]

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New face of news: Exploring the tech-savvy facets of journalism

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By Maryam Usman ISLAMABAD: Journalists, social media gurus and blogging activists gathered to discuss the impact of digital technology on the global media dynamics at Kuch Khaas on Monday. They zeroed in on the fact that Pakistan has been slow in the catch up and the mainstream media is still experimenting to converge with digital […]

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Digital media report launched

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ISLAMABAD: A report on mapping digital media on Friday documented ups and downs the Pakistani media faced in the last decade when it grew from one State run TV channel to over 100 today. Launched by the Open Society Foundation in collaboration with a local NGO, Mishal, the report titled Mapping Digital Media Pakistan touched […]

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Media team paying for PM’s China trip

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By: Umar Cheema ISLAMABAD: As Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif leaves for China on Wednesday in a 12-seater jet, the media persons who will cover his visit are going to travel by commercial flights and pay for their trips for the first time. There are six journalists from private media going to China, a trip that […]

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The media challenge

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By: HUMA YUSUF INFORMATION Minister Pervaiz Rashid recently emphasised the PML-N government’s support for free media, acknowledging that it’s vital for promoting democracy. Ironically, that was one of the first things General Pervez Musharraf said after seizing power, in part to distinguish himself from his predecessor Nawaz Sharif, only to be ousted a decade later […]

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Collection of data on families of slain journalists begins

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PESHAWAR: The Journalists Welfare, Safety and Development Foundation (JWSDF) has issued a data form to all of its coordinators to collect basic information about the relatives of the slain mediapersons so that practical steps could be taken for the welfare of the bereaved families. The decision was taken in a meeting of the foundation at […]

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