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Slain journalist Shahid Zehri survived two attacks in past

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KARACHI: Slain Balochistan journalist Shahid Zehri has survived two deadly attacks in the past before the Sunday’s bomb attack in which he lost his life, sources in the Balochistan Police claimed. They told The News that murdered journalist Shahid Zehri, resident of the Allahabad area of Hub, Balochistan, was associated with a private TV channel, […]


Journalists urged to help remove fears about immunisation

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PESHAWAR: Speakers at a workshop have urged journalists to help in removing misconceptions among people about essential immunisation. The daylong orientation session for journalists was arranged in Abbottabad on Monday to impart understanding of health issues for Informed reporting that help to address community misconceptions about essential immunisation. In the opening remarks, the coordinator of […]


Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists warns of long march if media authority bill passed

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BAHAWALPUR: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) President Shehzada Zulfiqar has announced a long march if the government fails to accept their charter of demands. He made this announcement while delivering his presidential address at a multi-stakeholder journalists’ convention on ‘Legislation, regulation and media crises under the auspices of PFUJ and Bahawalpur Union of Journalists […]


Pakistan Association of Press Photographers honors senior photo journalists

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KARACHI – The Pakistan Association of Press Photographers (PAPP) honored over 35 senior photo journalists with life time achievement awards at its traditional annual Haleem at Karachi Press Club here. Over 35 senior photo journalists were presented with life time achievement awards for their outstanding services in the field of photo journalism. Sindh Minister for […]


Rawalpindi/Islamabad Union of Journalists sets up medical camp at National Press Club

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ISLAMABAD: A free medical camp was organised at the National Press Club (NPC), Islamabad, on Saturday, in collaboration with the Rawalpindi/Islamabad Union of Journalists (RIUJ) and the Association of Health and Medical Organisations. Doctors specialising in various diseases examined about 1,000 journalists and their families, and conducted free medical tests. Political, civil society figures and […]


Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis to join Asports, Pakistan’s first HD sports channel

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On Saturday, cricket stars Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis announced that they are joining Pakistan’s first HD sports channel, ASports, set to launch on October 16. The legendary cricketers made this announcement through their official Twitter accounts. “Delighted to announce that I have joined Pakistan’s first HD sports channel A-SPORTS as President. I would like […]


Arrest of culprits behind attack on journalist demanded

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The various journalist bodies, press clubs and unions on Saturday expressed their concern over Police failure to trace and arrest the culprits behind attack on their colleague one week ago and called upon relevant authorities and law enforcement agencies to bring the culprits to justice without any further delay failing which they would launch a […]


A Nobel for journalists

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With democracy under threat across the globe from various quarters, it is refreshing that the Nobel Prize Committee felt obliged to award its coveted peace Prize for 2021 to two reporters. Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov from the Philippines and Russia respectively are ‘representatives of all journalists’ as the Norwegian Nobel Committee put it. This […]


Stakeholders convention rejects Pakistan Media Development Authority as draconian law

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MULTAN: A multi-stakeholders convention of the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) Saturday rejected the Pakistan Media Development Authority (PMDA) as a draconian and black law. It demanded the government immediately withdraw its draft, otherwise the civil society and trade unions would back the PFUJ plans to launch a countrywide agitation. The convention endorsed the […]


Photo journalists to be provided loans under Kamyab Jawan program: Farrukh

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  Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, Farrukh Habib has said that loans will be provided to photo journalists under Kamyab Jawan program on priority basis. This was stated by him while speaking as Chief Guest of oath taking ceremony of newly elected office bearers of Photo Journalist Association Rawalpindi, Islamabad held on Friday. […]


Kulsoom Nawaz’s ‘jab’: Punjab to quash SAMAA TV reporter FIR

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The Punjab government has indicated that it will quash the first information report (FIR) registered against SAMAA TV reporter Daniyal Umer for reporting ‘fake Covid vaccine entry’ in the name of late Kulsoom Nawaz in Lahore, it was learnt on Thursday. The FIR was registered under Section 420 [cheating and dishonesty]. “Whatever happened with Daniyal […]


Asad Umar urges media to foil international campaign against China Pakistan Economic Corridor: Asad Umar

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar on Wednesday urged the media to foil the international unjustified campaign against China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) instead of becoming part of it. Addressing a press conference flanked by Special Assistant to Prime Minister on CPEC Khalid Mansoor here, the minister said today was the […]


World press, publishers, journalists condemn Pakistan Media Development Authority

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FRANKFURT: The World Association of News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), the International Publishers Association (IPA), and the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) have called on Pakistani authorities to retract plans to establish the Pakistan Media Development Authority (PMDA), saying that the entity would place “strict state controls over media”. A statement issued by WAN-IFRA stated that the […]


Anti-Terrorism Court adjourns Ajay Lalwani murder case: Journalist’s father says family received threats to withdraw case

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SUKKUR: The Anti-Terrorism Court Sukkur on Tuesday heard the proceeding of the murder case of a journalist, Ajay Lalwani and had adjourned case till October 20. Reports said the ATC adjourned the case till October 20, while the defence counsel had filed a petition to transfer the case from ATC to District & Session Court […]