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Media role critical to ‘defeat menace of malnutrition’

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QUETTA: The media’s commitment is critical in mobilising and garnering action to defeat the menace of malnutrition in Pakistan. These views were shared with participants of a meeting organised by Scaling Up Nutrition Civil Society Alliance, Pakistan (SUNCSA, Pak) in collaboration with Nutrition International and Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF), member and chair of the SUNCSA […]

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Journalism and development

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This week, I had opportunity to participate in a workshop organised by the Rural Support Program Network (RSPN) under its EU-funded Sindh Union Council and Community Economic Strengthening Support (SUCCESS) programme. The workshop was convened in the remote district of Qambar Shahdadkot of Sindh where the programme is being implemented by the Sindh Rural Support […]

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Workshop on business reporting held

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KARACHI: To improve the understanding of data among business journalists, the Centre for Excellence in Journalism (CEJ) and the Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OICCI), on Wednesday organized a one-day workshop on ‘Data and its significance in Business Reporting. The workshop was attended by several journalists covering the business sector for various print […]

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KPC, AKUH’s health session for journalists on September 25

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The Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) in collaboration with the Health Committee of the Karachi Press Club (KPC) is organising heart health consultation followed by awareness dialogue of expert panel on healthy heart for journalists at the Karachi Press Club on Tuesday, September 25, 2018. The experts will perform cholesterol test, blood sugar, colorectal, ECG […]

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Journalists trained in gender-sensitive reporting

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PESHAWAR:  Media persons were sensitised Wednesday during a training workshop on how to report the sexual and gender-based violence cases. The training was organised by Blue Veins, a non-governmental organisation, under a project “Policy advocacy and research to strengthen implementation of pro-women legislation and Gender-Based Violence (GBV) response services in KP” with assistance from the […]

Media and Society, Media Development


Workshop on humanitarian reporting

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KARACHI – A two-day workshop on Humanitarian Reporting for journalists concluded at the Centre for Excellence in Journalism on Tuesday. Twenty-three journalists belonging to media organisations from across the country participated in the training which was held in collaboration with the International Committee for the Red Cross. The trainer for this course was Mahim Maher, […]

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Chinese media team visits SZABIST

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KARACHI – Chinese media delegation visited SZABIST, Karachi on 1st August 2018. The delegation was hosted by the SZABIST Media Sciences Department. SZABIST is the only educational institution in Sindh to which foreign media delegates are brought for an exchange of ideas. The Chinese media delegation consisted of five members who are renowned journalists, editors […]

Front Page, Media Development


EU observers meet journalists in Hyderabad

Pakistan Press Foundation

HYDERABAD: Tereza Lewis and Ingo Buettner, the long-term members of the European Union (EU) Election Observation Mission (EOM)-Pakistan 2018 on Friday visited the local press club to ascertain first-hand information about the July 25 general elections in Hyderabad. The observers explained to journalists the main objectives of the mission, saying that they were to support […]

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PM says no room for censorship in today’s world

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ISLAMABAD: Asking the media to impose a “self-regulating mechanism”, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said the PML-N government has made every effort to ensure freedom of expression and independence of media as the age of censorship is over. Speaking at the 23rd All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) Awards ceremony at PM Secretariat here on […]

Freedom of Expression, Front Page, Media and Governance, Media Development, Media Ethics


SHC orders establishment of information commission

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KARACHI: Sindh High Court (SHC) directed the provincial chief secretary to move the summary to the chief minister in order to take appropriate measures for the establishment of an information commission as well as a permanent secretariat in accordance with the law. The direction came as a result of a petition from Tariq Mansoor who […]

Freedom of Expression, Front Page, Media Development


Supreme Court Overturns DTH Decision Against PEMRA

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The Supreme Court has overturned Lahore High Court’s (LHC) decision against the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on DTH auction. Back in 2016, LHC issued a verdict stating that PEMRA violated several rules when it auctioned Direct-to-Home (DTH). A DTH box allows customers to view channels aired within the country without any cable connection. […]

Broadcasting, Media Development, New Media


CM opens counselling centre for terror victims

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QUETTA : Balochistan Chief Minister Mir Abdul Quddus Bizenjo on Wednesday inaugurated Individualland, the province’s first counseling centre for journalists working in war zones as well as victims of terrorism. Addressing the inauguration ceremony, the chief minister said the counseling centre would be beneficial for the journalist community in the province. “Media in Balochistan has […]

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APNS, its Chinese counterpart sign MoU on media cooperation

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KARACHI: The All Pakistan Newspaper Society (APNS) signed a cooperation memorandum with the All-China Journalists Association (ACJA) on April 18, 2018 at Beijing for developing bilateral media ties between Pakistan and China under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) framework. Kazi Asad Abid, Senior Vice President of APNS, and Ms. Wang Dongmei, Executive Secretary of […]

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Non-negotiable for PPP

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Democracy and freedom of media are indispensible to each other. Their co-relationship is cherished for making qualitative difference in the political economy. For, they supplement the cause of each other to create enabling conditions for the nation to tread on the trajectory of stability, peace, prosperity and above all standing on the platform with respectable […]

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