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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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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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