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Govt assails attack on Jang, Geo offices

ISLAMABAD ,February 1, 2005: The government on Monday held out an assurance that attacking media offices was neither its policy and nor was it behind the heinous and uncalled for armed attack on the Jang Group of Newspapers and the offices of Geo television in Karachi. It is condemnable and tolerance has to be promoted […]


Internews – PPF Workshop on Basic Radio Production

Date: January 26-30, 2004 Location: Karachi Internews, an international organization, working for journalism development in the developing countries conducted the workshop. Advisor to Sindh Chief Minister on Information and Archives Salahuddin Haider was the chief guest at certificate awarding ceremony on Friday, January 31, 2004. He deplored that some reporters working for local dailies don’t […]


PTCL reduces fixed circuit fee, by 17pc

LAHORE: Jan.25: Pakistan Telecommunication Company. Limited (PTCL) has reduced fixed circuit charges by 17 per­cent to facilitate mobile phone ,e companies to bring down their,. Tariffs.TaWing to newsmen at the inaugural ceremony of a free Intemet. facility at University of Central Puiyab here on Saturday, Federal Information Technology and Telecommunications Minister, Awais Ahmed Khan Leghari […]


PPF Journalism Training Workshop, Dera Ghazi Khan

Date: January 21-23, 2004 Location: Dera PAKISTAN PRESS FOUNDATION (PPF) RURAL JOURNALISM SKILLS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME PPF Journalism Training Workshop at Dera Ghazi Khan. Dera Ghazi Khan is a small but very important town, located at the Hub of three provinces, Punjab, Sindh and Balochistan. Although majority of the 100,000 population is, just like most Southern […]


PPF Journalism Training Workshop, Hub, Baluchistan

Date: January 13-15, 2004 Location: Hub Hub is on fringe of Baluchistan province, bordering Karachi, having phenomenal growth of industries. Hub is growing into a metropolitan as workers from all over Pakistan throng to work in factories. To attract businesspeople from Karachi, Baluchistan government offers attractive tax benefits. Near Hub is the coastal strip of […]


Journalism award launched

Karachi.Jan.17:The Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) with the sup­port of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) launched second annual Gender in ‘Journalism Award 2004 for print media journalists. All articles published between -January 1 to December 31, 2003 on gender-sensitive reports by ‘hale and female journalists are ,eligible for entry in the award. […]


Saarc media centre starts operation

ISLAMABAD: The media center set up for the 12th SAARC Summit went operational on Thursday with the first briefing by the Secretary Foreign Secretary Riaz Khokhar. The centre made to cater for over 500 newsmen from the seven countries has been set up at the Holiday Inn Hotel. Minister for Information Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, Secretary […]


PPF Journalism Training Workshop, Hiraabad

Date: December 29-31, 2003 Location: Hiraabad, Hyderabad PPF organized a three-day (December 29-31, 2003) training workshop for journalists in Hiraabad, Hyderabad. There were 19 participants belonging to various professional fields. All participants demonstrated an outstanding awareness of social, political and economic issues. With a high level of commitment to upgrade quality of life in their […]


PPF Seminar ‘The Reasons behind the Wheat Crisis’

Date: December 18, 2003 Location: Karachi Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) organized a seminar for journalists titled The Reasons behind the Wheat Crisis on December 18, 2003, at its Vicky Zeitlin Media Library. The speakers Mr. Hasan Ali Chanio, Former Minister for Food and Agriculture, Government of Sindh; Mr. M.H. Punhwar, Agriculture expert and Mr. Syed […]


PPF Seminar on Ordinances Violating Women Rights

Date: December 11, 2003 Location: Karachi Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) organized a Human Rights Day seminar for journalists titled Misusing the Hudood, Qisas and Diyat Ordinances to Violate Women’s Human Rights on December 11, 2003, at its Vicky Zeitlin Media Library in Karachi. The speakers at the seminar Sentor (R) Iqbal Haider, Former Attorney General, […]


PPF Workshop on Work Motivation

Date: October 30, 2003 Location: Karachi Speaker,M. Afzal Janjua Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) organised a workshop for journalists on Work Motivation at its Vicky Zeitlin Media Library October 30, 2003. Noted Education Consultant and faculty member of Hamdard University Karachi M. Afzal Janjua defined motivation by explaining various theories of needs and management and administrative […]


PPF Seminar Promoting Quaid’s values

Date: September 11, 2003 Location: Karachi Pakistan press Foundation (PPF) at its Vicky Zeitlin Media Library organised a seminar for journalists The media’s role in promoting Quaid’s Values on September 11, to mark the death anniversary of the Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. The speakers’ consensus was that despite facing constrains, and impediments print media in […]


Seminar for journalists on “The Art of Translation”

Date: 07 July, 03 Location: Vicky This Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) held a seminar for journalists on “The Art of Translation” at its Vicky Zeitlin Media Library Tuesday in Karachi. Prominent among those who spoke on the occasion included eminent Poet and writer, Shan ul Haq Haqqee, Kunwar Khalid Younus, member National Assembly, Hasan Abidi […]


Editing freedom of electronic media stressed

KARACHI- The roundtable on “Imminent changes: prospective challenges” arranged by Citizens’ Media Commission (CMC) in collaboration with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (a German foundation) at a local hotel appreciated the Musharraf government for having adopted measures for independent electrode media. It stressed the effective efforts and implementation of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) recently approved […]