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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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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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