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[Philippines] Pakistani media group appeals to President Duterte over killing of radio broadcaster

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The Pakistan Press Foundation, an independent media organization that seeks to promote and defend freedom of expression, expressed “deep concern” on the killing of Philippine radio announcer Gabriel Alburo in a letter to President Rodrigo Duterte, dated 31 December 2018. Alburo was on his way home to Guihulngan City in La Libertad, Negros Oriental — […]

No reason to keep YouTube blocked, PTA tells SC

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ISLAMABAD: Even though the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) acknowledges that Google has made it possible for the Pakistani government to ask for the removal of objectionable videos from YouTube, the site’s Urdu version still remains largely inaccessible inside the country. The PTA told the Supreme Court on Saturday that YouTube was blocked because it was […]

Coverage of terrorist incidents needs to go through boot camp

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Speakers at a seminar on media role during crisis and conflict situation called for training of the media persons covering such events and better editorial control of live reports and footage shown by electronic media. They said that conflict reporting was a specialised field, but unfortunately, in Pakistan no training is given to working journalists […]

Slain Pakistani journalist honoured by Newseum

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WASHINGTON: Fourteen journalists killed covering the news in 2014 — including Pakistani journalist IrshadMastoi — were recognised on Monday by the Newseum, which added their names to its Washington journalists’ memorial. IrshadMastoi, who was associated with Online International News Network and ARY News was shot dead in Quetta on August 28, 2014. Among those honored […]

Journalism as a career option?

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Since 2000, more than 90 journalists have been killed in Pakistan and hardly any of these cases have been solved. Most journalists dying in the pursuit of their profession are Pakistani citizens Throughout the years of my life I have gained interest in various career fields — law, medicine and even government office — but […]


Peace journalism

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The post-9/11 scenario saw more and more journalists being attracted towards ‘conflict reporting’. The terms suicide attack, VBIED, IED, suicide jacket, extortion, ransom, martyrs, death squad, mastermind, operations, explosive, assassination, assault, target killing, terrorism and counterterrorism are some of the terms that came into vogue during this period. The repetitive usage of such terms by […]

Suppressed voices: Remembering the struggle of journalists in 1977

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KARACHI: While many journalists today seem to have forgotten the time when they worked under the martial law of 1977, Ahfazur Rahman remembers. Journalist and writer Rahman has written a book about the journalists’ movement of 1977-1978. The book titled ‘Sab se Bari Jang‘ was launched on Saturday at the Arts Council of Pakistan. Many […]

Your Best Choice for Holiday in China

Holidays can offer you a chance to be together with your family. You ought to like to devote this time with the one you love most. This person might be your families, classmates, friends, colleagues or someone else. However, if you plan a trip to China during your holidays, you might leave your beloved ones […]

Nadra changes elderly man’s gender in new CNIC

SIALKOT: NADRA officials issued the Computerised National Identity Card (CNIC) to an old man and changed his sex despite his photo on the card. 76-year-old Muhammad Nazir, a resident of Village Harrar-Uggoki, applied for his CNIC. The NADRA officials issued him CNIC under his name Muhammad Nazir, gender female and his husband’s name as Suraya […]

The women of Karbala

By: Asghar Ali Engineer TRADITIONAL Muslim set-ups place many restrictions on women. They cannot even venture out of their homes; most are required to restrict themselves to performing household chores only. Few Muslim women take up public roles; fewer still participate in outdoor events. All this is being done in the name of Islam by […]

Violence against women

By: Yaqoob Khan Bangash November 25th, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, passed almost without a whimper in Pakistan. At a time when we are endlessly discussing the latest political gimmick, the absence of any airtime given to the large-scale lack of such a fundamental right – the protection of women […]

Women and the Taliban

By: Tammy Swofford The Daily Times editorial pages on Wednesday, November 23 provided fragrant herbs of thought. I always look forward to reading the gentle musings of Mehboob Qadir. He writes in a manner recognisable to those dwelling within the military chain of command. Restrained strength borne under the burden of rank is a writing […]

Police chief warns against harassment of women

FAISALABAD: Faisalabad City Police Officer on Thursday issued a warning to all police stations against harassment of female relatives of suspects. CPO Bilal Siddique Kamyana said the warning would be followed up by strict action against police officials found guilty of harassing relatives of suspects during raids and at police stations. He said several complaints […]

‘Kari’ buried as per Islamic way

SUKKUR: After intervention by police, a woman killed by her husband over the pretext of karo-kari in the area of Ghoto Market Ghotki on Thursday was buried as per Islamic tradition at the Kot Bulla graveyard. Accused Ali Murad Shar strangled his 29-year-old wife Fatima Shar and fled. On information, the police reached the spot […]