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Call for research on how media adapts to new challenges

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ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Wednesday accepted that the media industry was in a crisis but claimed that it was related to technology. He suggested carrying out solid research to understand how media could adapt to new challenges. Speaking at the event in which a media lab was launched, he said his ministry had […]


Media bodies rejects cabinet decision on PMRA

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The federal cabinet approved the formation of new regulatory body called Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority (PMRA) with the merger of all media regulating bodies including print, electronic and digital media. The meeting was held on January 24, headed by Prime Minister Imran Khan and attended by the journalists’ associations. The Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry […]


APNS, CPNE assail move to form new media body

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KARACHI: The All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) and the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) have criticised the federal cabinet’s decision to set up the Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority (PMRA) that is to replace the existing bodies regulating print and electronic media. The APNS termed the decision a particularly regressive measure and the CPNE described it as […]


Role of women journalists in society praised

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QUETTA: Adviser to the Balochistan Chief Minister on Sports, Culture and Youth Affairs Abdul Khaliq Hazara has highlighted the importance of media in the development of society, saying the face of Pakistani media is being changed and women are the catalyst of this transformation. “The media-persons always work with devotion and highlight the issues faced by […]


CPNE honours senior KP journalist

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ISLAMABAD: The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) has awarded life time achievement award to Hafiz Sanaullah, senior journalist of KP, in recognition to his services spanning over half a century in the field of journalism. The award was given to him by President Dr Arif Alvi during Pakistan Media Convention held under the auspices […]


Pakistan introduces first business robot journalist

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KARACHI: Pakistan has introduced the first-ever business robot journalist, Dante, who writes and publishes a comprehensive report on stocks traded at the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) within a few seconds after the market’s closure. “The Pakistan Stock Exchange is closed at 3:30pm (from Monday to Thursday and at 4:30pm on Friday) and it gets the daily […]


Pakistani journalist Asad Hashim wins AFP’s Kate Webb Prize

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ISLAMABAD: Freelance reporter Asad Hashim was named as winner of the 2018 Agence France-Presse Kate Webb Prize on Monday for his coverage of the plight of ethnic Pashtuns and blasphemy issues in his native Pakistan. The award, named after one of AFP’s finest correspondents, recognises journalism by locally-hired reporters in Asia operating in risky or difficult conditions. Hashim, 33, was honoured […]


Responsible media vital for national development: Imran

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ISLAMABAD – Reiterating his government’s commitment to freedom of media, Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that responsible media plays a vital role in national development and watchdog of masses interests. He expressed these views while talking to the heads of different departments of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting in Islamabad on Monday. He said […]


PTM and international media

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The warning by Major Gen. Asif Ghafoor, the Director-General of the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), to the Pashtun Tahafuz (protection) Movement (PTM) of severe consequences on crossing the so-called “red line” was viewed as another blow to the democratic rights of representing one’s position through protest and agitation. There were similar attempts of disengaging […]

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GEO News grabs ‘News Channel of the Year’ award

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LONDON: Geo News has been declared winner in the category of ‘Urdu News Channel of the Year 2018’ at the 5fth annual Asian Viewers Television Awards (AVTA). Two other private Pakistani television networks were also in the running for the award but Geo News was declared winner after receiving overwhelming popular support from the voters. […]

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Int’l Trademark Conference on Dec 5

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is all set to host the first-ever an International Trademark Conference in the Federal Capital, commencing from December 5, to revolutionize trademark profession in the country. The three-day long regional Conference on “Competency-Based Trademark Examiner” was being organized in collaboration with World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPPO), Chairman, Intellectual Property Organization (IPO-Pakistan) Mujeeb Ahmed […]

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Govt believes in freedom of expression: Fawad

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ISLAMABAD – Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain Monday said the present democratic government fully believed in the fundamental right of freedom of expression. The minister was talking to a delegation of journalists belonging to Gilgit-Baltistan, Azad Kashmir and Hazara. He said freedom of media and democracy were intertwined and were indispensable for each […]

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Jang Media Group scoops top awards at WAN 2018

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KARACHI: The Jang Media Group won three awards at WAN-IFRA for its Jang VR and Jang Real Apps, recently. The publications from various countries had sent their entries in more than 20 categories for their work in the print and publishing industry. The Jang Media Group bagged the bronze award at the Print Innovation Awards […]

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Govt to give roadmap for release of dues to media houses

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ISLAMABAD – Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar chaired a meeting on account of non-payment of dues by the government to the media houses. The meeting chaired by Chief Justice of Pakistan decided that the federal government will verify the claims of media houses and will suggest a roadmap for release of dues to […]

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