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South Asian Free Media Association conference and the Line of Control

The eighth regional conference of the South Asian Free Media Association (SAFMA), in which members from eight countries of South Asia participated, was recently held in both Amritsar and Lahore. Their ‘peace caravan’, comprising over 200 delegates, crossed the border into Lahore on Monday in the hopes of “opening minds and borders”. The usual themes […]

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SAFMA Amritsar-Lahore Declaration

We, the journalists from eight member countries of SAARC, having met at SAFMA’s 8th South Asian Free Media Conference on: “A vision for South Asia and union: Opening minds, opening borders”, in Amritsar on 6 January and Lahore on 8-9 January 2013, underlining the historical, cultural, social and economic ties across South Asian borders, and […]

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Pakistani FM Radio Sector to Establish Platform to Promote Professionalism and Local Community Development Agenda

About 40 licensed independent FM radio stations in Pakistan have decided to establish a formal platform to represent the radio broadcast sector’s interests and to promote greater professionalism and an enhanced and prioritized focus on local communities to become the premier voice of the people across Pakistan. This was resolved at a National Radio Conference […]

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‘Urdu will survive the test of time’

By: Waqas Naeem ISLAMABAD: In 2000, Tasleem Elahi Zulfi took an early retirement from Air Canada in Toronto. He had a simple reason to leave: he planned to launch a TV channel. 12 years later, Zufli’s project, Urdu TV, is one of the most popular desi cable channels among Canada’s South Asian community. It would […]

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Geo Tez Channel To Launch Soon

By: Zafar Mughal Geo Television new channel Geo Tez will be launched soon and it is expected that within few weeks the new channel will be on air. Geo English (English Channel) name was changed to Geo Tez and also changed from English to Urdu. Moreover Islamabad High Court (IHC) also permitted Geo Tez to […]

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