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BBC Urdu brings new-look Sairbeen to Aaj News

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BBC Urdu has announced the re-launch of its TV programme, Sairbeen, on Aaj News channel and online on bbcurdu.com. From Monday 31 March, the new-look Sairbeen will be broadcast live from London by Aaj News and streamed on bbcurdu.com at 19.30 PST (14.30 GMT) Monday to Friday, covering key global and regional issues. Sairbeen developed […]

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Daily Times, Xinhua sign bilateral cooperation pact

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ISLAMABAD: The Daily Times and Xinhua, Chinese state news agency, signed a bilateral cooperation agreement at a ceremony organised at a local hotel on Saturday. Under the pact, Xinhua has provided Daily Times an exclusive access to its news as well as pictorial content, in a first-of-its-kind deal by the Chinese official news agency with […]

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Association for female journalists launched

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KARACHI: At an event where the audience comprised mostly women, an exclusive association for female journalists was launched at the Karachi Press Club on Tuesday. The Association for Women Journalists promises its members day care centres and life insurance. Its president, Durdana Shahab, said, “The need for this association was felt because even though women […]

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Pemra sets up 24-hour public complaint centre

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ISLAMABAD: In order to facilitate public complaints against any aspect of broadcast media or cable TV operators, Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has set up a 24-hour Complaint Call Centre (0800-73672). The toll free number is active round the clock. Pemra has urged the public to immediately inform Pemra through this call centre, if […]

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Sindh govt to establish Newseum

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SUKKUR: Sindh Information and Archive Department has decided to establish ‘Newseum’ like museum to preserve the record of newspapers and also preserve the record of PRCs, domiciles and other ancient record relating to the province. Secretary Information and Archive Sindh, Dr Zulfiqar Shalwani said this at Meet the Press programme at Sukkur Press Club on […]

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Two literary magazines out

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KARACHI: The latest issues of Qaumi Zuban and Urdu literary magazines of the Anjuman Taraqqi-e-Urdu are now available in the market. An Ibn-e-Insha special, the monthly Qaumi Zuban features articles by Jamiluddin Aali titled Ibn-e-Insha Aur Yaadon Kay Dareechay and another by Dr Javed Manzar, Inshajee Aur Unki Tahreerain.There are other articles in the magazine […]

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AIOU: ‘Varsity to have TV channel soon’

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Islamabad: The Allama Iqbal Open University will soon launch a TV channel and FM radio station to promote education across the country. Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Nazir Ahmed Sangi said this at the oath-taking ceremony of the newly elected office-bearers of the educational broadcasters Forum on Monday. He said that the University has already applied […]

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Media Times Limited opens bureau office in SCCI

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SIALKOT: Business Plus TV, an electronic media project of Media Times Limited (MTL), is the only TV channel that completely represents the business community and vows to raise its voice to resolve their problems. This was stated by First Capital Group’s Group Director Finance Imran Hafeez, who was speaking on behalf of Media Times Limited […]

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Senate body presents cyber security report for journalists

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ISLAMABAD: Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Defence and Defence Production, Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed Wednesday presented a report of the Committee titled Cyber Security Manual for Journalists, 2013.The 40-page manual provides journalists with basic know-how regarding security protocols for dealing with the threats that are becoming complex with the passage of time. It […]

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Media stopped corrupt from devouring country: SC

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday observed that reports on corruption continue to come due to the media and had there been no media, the corrupt elements would have sold out and devoured the country. A two-member bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, was hearing Intelligence Bureau (IB) Secret […]

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Journalists to be trained for blogging

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PESHAWAR: To use modern techniques of disseminating information and get a feedback from general readers and authorities concerned, a training workshop for working journalists and bloggers held in Peshawar. The training workshop was arranged by the Individual-land Pakistan, a non-governmental organization (NGO) in collaboration with another organisation National Endowment for Democracy (NED) on the concept […]

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Honour: Pakistani journalist on ICC awards body

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KARACHI: A seasoned sports journalist from Pakistan has been inducted in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Award Voting Academy (AVA). Saleem Khaliq, sports editor of the Daily Express will continue to be the member of the body for two years where he will select outstanding cricketers for the ICC awards along with other members. The […]

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South Asian Media School launched: media in Third World plays oppositional role, says Sarwar

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Governor Punjab Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar has said that media is playing the opposition role in the third world countries where opposition is failed to play its role. Addressing the ceremony organised by South Asian Media School (SAMS) in connection with the launching of new programs in SAMS. Executive Director SAMS Imtiaz Alam, senior journalist Munno […]

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Talent recognition: Journalism awards next week

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ISLAMABAD: The country’s only acknowledgement of journalists, “Agahi Awards 2013”, will take place on September 21 in the capital at a ceremony organised by Mishal Pakistan, a communication consultancy firm. The awards will be celebrated in collaboration with leading press clubs across the country, local and international media development bodies, regulatory authorities and other stakeholders, […]

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