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PID team visits Bara Press Club after 10 years

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BARA: A delegation of officials of the Provincial Information Department visited the Bara Press Club to assess the requirements here on Thursday. The delegation comprising Director Information, Project, Ghulam Hussain Ghazi along with Senior Engineer FM Radio Peshawar Jalal Khan, Senior Engr FM Radio Kohat Athar Khan, Producer FM Radio Peshawar Nizamuddin and Muhammad Ali, […]

Advertising transforms imperfection into beauty: Tay Guan Hin

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LAHORE: The second day of the AdAsia 2019 was a learning experience for young advertisers as renowned experts from Pakistan and abroad shared their success stories ranging from making advertisement from imperfection to beneficial use of technology to surmounting difficulties against all odds. The event started a bit late that forced the organizers to skip […]

CM vows to resolve issues of journalists

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A delegation of Lahore Press Club led by its president Arshad Ansari called on Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar. The chief minister presented a cheque of Rs7.5 million for LPC and assured early solution of problems being faced by the journalists. Talking on this occasion, the Chief Minister said that matters pertaining to the […]

Randi Zuckerberg to be keynote speaker at AdAsia 2019

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Lahore Randi Zuckerberg will be delivering a keynote address at the 31st Asian Advertising Congress-AdAsia 2019. AdAsia is being held in Lahore from December 2-5, 2019. Randi Zuckerberg is an entrepreneur, investor, bestselling author, and tech media personality. She is the founder and CEO of Zuckerberg Media, developing technology, content, and live events all with […]

KMC hoists national flag at highest point of Kidney Hill Park

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The Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) hoisted the national flag on a 219 feet point in the Kidney Hill park on Monday. Metropolitan Commissioner KMC Dr Syed Saif-ur-Rehman hoisted the flag along with Chief Fire Officer Tehsin Ahmed Siddiqui and other fire brigade staff, according to a press statement issued by the KMC. The size of […]

Pakistani media community to set guidelines, protocols for journalists’ safety

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KARACHI: Pakistan’s media fraternity has decided to set up national protocols and guidelines for the safety of the media personnel, the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) announced in a press release issued Thursday, terming it “a milestone for safety of media houses and media practitioners”. The guidelines and protocol “will envisage self-regulation charter having […]

Ex-ambassador of US advises Pakistan to try & reconcile with India

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KARACHI: Cameron Munter, a former ambassador of the United States to Pakistan, on Monday suggested to Pakistan to go for smart diplomacy and try to reconcile with India although it was very hard to do so in the current scenario. Addressing members of the Karachi Council on Foreign Relations (KCFR) at a local hotel, he […]

PM’s speech gained global attention: Naseebullah Marri

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QUETTA: Provincial Minister for Health and Deputy Parliamentary Leader PTI in Balochistan Assembly Meer Naseebullah Marri has said that Prime Minister Imran Khan with his stimulating speech presented a strong case of Kashmir in the United Nations. He is being praised not just in Pakistan but in India as well, he added.  “Prime Minister Imran Khan […]

Media literacy skills must to check extremism: experts

ISLAMABAD: Speakers stressed the need to equip citizens with media and information literacy skills to eliminate extremism and hate speech. The two-day national conference on ‘Media and Information Literacy for Prevention of Violent Extremism’ was organised by Unesco Information for All Programme (IFAP) in collaboration with Media Matters for Democracy, said a press release. Speaking […]

Turkish journalists briefed on rights violations in IOK: ISPR

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A group of Turkish journalists who visited ISPR headquarters on Monday were briefed on New Delhi’s human rights violations in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK), the military’s media wing said. “The delegation was briefed about Pakistan-India February stand-off, situation along the Line of Control and the Working Boundary and human rights violations in IOK, including implications […]

AFP joins BBC initiative to fight misinformation

A dozen international media organisations, including AFP, have signed up to a new initiative launched by the BBC to fight misinformation. AFP said in a statement on Saturday it has joined the BBC initiative, alongside organisations such as the European Broadcasting Union, the Financial Times, First Draft, The Hindu, the Wall Street Journal, CBC/Radio Canada, […]

Cable operators told to remove cable TV apparatus from poles in Karachi

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KARACHI: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has asked all cable TV operators to remove cable boosters from electric poles of K-Electric. Sources in the power utility told Dawn that a letter had been sent to Pemra informing it that the KE had received several complaints regarding current in electric poles “due to cables […]

Dawn among RSF press freedom award nominees

KARACHI: The global media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has issued the list of nominees for its press freedom awards ahead of its 25th anniversary. Journalists and media outlets from 12 countries have been shortlisted for three international awards. Among them are a Russian investigative journalist who has been attacked several times, a Vietnamese journalist […]

Journalist shot at, injured in Quetta

QUETTA: A local journalist working for a newspaper was shot at and critically injured on Friday, official authorities said. Jamil Ahmed, who is a sub-editor at daily Azadi, was going home after completing his shift late at night when armed men shot him several times in the Kirani road area on the outskirts of Quetta, […]