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Financial support of press clubs, journalists top priority: Shibli

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Shibli Faraz said on Sunday that provision of financial support to press clubs and deserving journalists across the country was the top priority of present government. Addressing a ceremony organised at the Press Information Department for financial support of various press clubs, he said it was the long-standing […]


Charge-sheet submitted in Aziz Memon murder case

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NAUSHAHRO FEROZE: Nawabshah police on Saturday submitted the charge-sheet of senior journalist Aziz Memon’s murder case in the Kandiaro court. The body of Mr Memon, who had a long association with the Sindhi language Kawish newspaper and news channel, was found floating in a water channel in Mehrabpur in February. Initially, police believed it was […]


Journalism and textbooks – Part I

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Many senior journalists, and observers of the media in Pakistan often complain about new or younger media professionals who have become self-styled promoters of chauvinism, jingoism and sectarian tendencies in the country. This point appears to have some truth in it. We find an overwhelming majority of professionals in the media belonging to a mindset […]


PFUJ for restoration of journalists’ concession by Railways

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) have urged authorities at Pakistan railways to restore concessional tickets to the journalist community and their families. In a joint statement, President PFUJ Shahzada Zulfiqar and Secretary General Nasir Zaidi said that concessional tickets for journalists and their families is a decades old facility which has never been […]


Anil Datta was a journalist through and through

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It’s been a year since the sudden passing of Mr. Anil Datta but I still find it hard to believe that he’s left us. I always addressed him as Mr. Datta because he called me Mrs. Saiyid formally, simply because that was his preferred form and I respected it. Mr. Datta was a totally professional […]


AP changes writing style to capitalize ‘b’ in Black

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The Associated Press changed its writing style guide to capitalize the “b” in the term Black when referring to people in a racial, ethnic or cultural context, weighing in on a hotly debated issue. The change conveys “an essential and shared sense of history, identity and community among people who identify as Black, including those […]


Accused of DHA double murder granted bail as case lingers on

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A sessions court on Wednesday granted bail to Adil Zaman, the co-accused for the murders of anchorperson Mureed Abbas and his friend Khizar Hayat, in a case pertaining to unlawful use of a firearm. The additional district and sessions judge south, Aurangzeb Shah, ordered Adil to submit a surety bond of Rs50,000 with the court […]


NPC employees demand four months of unpaid wages

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ISLAMABAD—National Press Club (NPC) has failed to pay salaries to its employees for four months. On Tuesday, they demanded the immediate disbursement of their wages. Tariq Virk, a reporter at Urdu daily Jinnah and a member of the NPC election committee, tells JournalismPakistan.com that the COVID-19 pandemic delayed the club’s polls, which created problems for the employees. […]


Editor’s Note: If you’re not paying for journalism, you’re paying to not have journalism

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This leads to an important question: if, in such a brief period of time, Profit has managed to get on top of the business journalism segment, why didn’t the rest of the news media houses, with decades upon decades of experience in journalism, even try to get in on the game? Granted, they all do […]


Indictment deferred in TV anchor murder case

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KARACHI: A sessions court on Saturday once again deferred indictment of two suspects in a case pertaining to double murder of anchorperson Mureed Abbas and another individual over alleged shady investments worth of billions of rupees. Police had detained and booked Atif Zaman and his brother Adil Zaman for allegedly killing his two business partners […]


Kashmiri photojournalist Masrat Zahra wins Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award

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ISLAMABAD—Masrat Zahra, a Kashmiri photojournalist, and documentary photographer, contributing to Al-Jazeera, Washington Post, and other international organizations, has won the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWWF) Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award. Zahra, born in Srinagar, announced her achievement on Twitter, saying she was happy for the recognition of her work. “I am incredibly honored to […]


Legendary photojournalist B. K. Bangash set to retire

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ISLAMABAD—Pakistan’s legendary photojournalist B. K. Bangash who covered Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto’s hanging, Ziaul Haq’s martial law, and the civil wars in Rwanda and Afghanistan in a career spanning 42 years is retiring this month. He will quit as the Pakistan photo chief at the American news agency, The Associated Press, on June 30 after an […]


Blogger Cynthia D. Ritchie alleges three PPP leaders molested her nine years ago

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ISLAMABAD: Cynthia D. Ritchie, a Pakistan-based blogger from the United States, has accused senior Pakistan Peoples Party leaders of molesting her in 2011, a week after the opposition party filed a complaint with the Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) cybercrime wing against her for hateful comment and slander agai­nst slain prime minister Benazir Bhutto. In a video […]


Indictment in DHA double murder case deferred yet again

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A district and sessions court on Saturday deferred the indictment of the Zaman brothers in the DHA double murder case once again after the prison authorities did not produce them during the hearing. Expressing displeasure, the additional district and sessions judge (South) in the Central Jail’s judicial complex put off the hearing until June 13 […]