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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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A growing media


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Today everyone in Pakistan is conscious of the drone strikes, TTP’s offer of talks to the government and many other issues of Pakistan. It is all due to the flourishing media in the country. When people know exactly what is happening around, they can become active citizens and play their role in the affairs of […]

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N working for free media: Pervez

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Pervez Rashid has said that PML-N, has been working for freedom of the media as vibrant media was in the best interest of the country. Talking to a private TV channel, he stated that the government had abolished the secret funds. Replying to a question, he observed that […]

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PPP spent lavishly on the media, budget documents show

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By: Ahmad Noorani ISLAMABAD: A perusal of the supplementary grants of the outgoing financial year show how mercilessly public funds were used by almost all the ministries, especially ex-information ministry bosses who spent millions on Press Clubs and newspapers.But apparently the PML-N dominated lower house of the parliament seems not ready to approve this lavish […]

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Changing times for TV industry

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Tahseen Shaukat Television industry in the Indian Sub-continent and Saarc region witnessed a phenomenal growth during the last decade. While Pakistan saw an overwhelming rise of privately-owned news and entertainment-based TV channels, the slightly older and developed Indian television market embarked upon developing advanced distribution systems in the form of addressable cable television and Direct […]

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Media cell formed in Information department

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KARACHI: Provincial Minister for Information and Archive Sharjeel Inam Memon in order to modernise Information Department announced the establishment of a modern media cell. He also directed that at least ten officers must be present at a time in the media cell which will monitor news broadcast by electronic media and report to concerned ministers […]

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Journalists awarded certificates

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PESHAWAR: The certificates distribution ceremony of the first batch of three-month development journalism course was held at the University of Peshawar (UoP) on Tuesday. Fifteen students from private organisations and reporters from Fata had been selected through proper examination and interviews for the course. A German organisation funded the course held in collaboration with the […]

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Dawn columnist awarded fellowship

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KARACHI: The Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars, in collaboration with the Fellowship Fund for Pakistan (FFFP), announced on Wednesday the appointment of columnist Khurram Husain as the centre’s new Pakistan Scholar, according to a statement. “Mr Hussain will spend nine months in residence at the Wilson Centre beginning [on] September 3, 2013, working on […]

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Punjab governor’s go-slow delays important media freedom law


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ISLAMABAD: The Governor Punjab did not promulgate the proposed Punjab Freedom of Information Ordinance 2013 though caretaker CM Najam Sethi wanted him to do it. The governor has left it for the new elected government to consider. The entire work on Punjab Freedom of Information Bill 2013 was done by Mian Shahbaz Sharif’s government and […]

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‘Pakistani media has moved towards accuracy and balance,’ Aamer Ahmed Khan

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Aamer Ahmad Khan is a respected name in the field of journalism in Pakistan. He is one of the few who have made a name for themselves internationally. He started his career as a reporter for The Nation newspaper, and then was in the launch team of Friday Times. Before joining BBC, he was serving […]

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FM ‘Mezaan’ launched: CJ PHC highlights role of media in freedom of judiciary

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The Chief Justice, Peshawar High Court, Justice Dost Mohammad Khan highlighted that the role of media in transformation of knowledge and restoration of judiciary is vital, saying that judiciary always supported for nurturing democracy and avoid confrontation between key state organs. Speaking at an inauguration ceremony of FM Radio “Mezaan” here at Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Judicial […]

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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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