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Outdated journalism course still being taught at AIOU

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ISLAMABAD: Humayun, a student of journalism at the Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU), visited the printing press of a newspaper and was taken aback to know that his course of study did not contain any topic on the process of newspaper printing. When he brought the matter to the notice of his teacher, the latter […]

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Training workshop for journalists held

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PESHAWAR: Journalists Welfare, Safety and Development Foundation (JWSDF), Pakistan in collaboration with Press Club and Strengthening Participatory Organisation (SPO) organised a two-day training workshop on protecting the life and losses of journalists and carrying their responsibility during reporting in conflicts. Those who addressed the training workshop was included senior journalists, Ismail Khan, Abdullah Jan, Syed […]

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Journalists’ welfare foundation launched

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PESHAWAR: Journalists Welfare, Safety and Development Foundation (JWSDF) was formally launched here with holding a two-day technical training workshop for journalists on ‘Responsible Journalism’ here at Peshawar Press Club (PPC) on Wednesday. Those who addressed the workshop were included PPC President Nasir Hussein, senior journalists, Bakhtzada Yousufzai, Javed Aziz, chairman JWSDF Ali Hazrat Bacha and […]

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Performance of media not up to mark

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RAWALPINDI: Former Federal Minister for Information Javed Jabbar said the performance of the print and electronic media, as well as the social media, was not up to the mark. He stated this while speaking at a roundtable discussion arranged by Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU) in collaboration with the NGO Fridrich Ebert Stiftung and the […]

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Investing in South Asia: Students, teachers learn photojournalism

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KARACHI: In an effort to strengthen transnational relations between South Asian countries, a regional workshop and photo exhibition was held on Wednesday, marking the end of a-year-long collaborative project called, ‘iEARN Photojournalism 2.0- Images of Social Change between Pakistan, Bangladesh and Tajikistan’. The event was hosted by iEARN Pakistan, as part of a four-day conference […]

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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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