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Unequipped on the frontlines

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Photojournalists seek better safety equipment, gear Dateline: Karachi, December 9 Photojournalists from across Pakistan emphasized the need for media houses to provide safety equipment and better gear to enable them to better cover major incidents like explosions, attacks and protests without exposing themselves to mortal danger. This was the consensus at the ‘National Consultative Dialogue […]


Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) completes UNESCO-supported training program on safety of journalists in Pakistan

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Karachi, 11 November 2016: Pakistan Press Foundation and through UNESCO’s International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC) is completing the last round of trainings in Pakistan on promoting safety of journalists. 116 journalists and media professionals benefited from the last round of trainings held in Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab and Sindh provinces. The three-day […]


Another blatant lie of Asad Kharal, ARY

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UK media regulator rules in favour of Kashmir affairs minister LONDON: Britain’s media regulator, Ofcom, has established that Pakistan’s Minister for Kashmir Affairs Chaudhry Barjees Tahir was unfairly and unjustly treated by the ARY News through malicious and false allegations in one of its shows called Kab Tak. The media regulator made the ruling while […]


Concern on growing commercialism of media

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Working journalists have expressed concerns over growing commercialism of media and urged giving more focus on news related to public interest. Speaking at a three-day training workshop here arranged by Pakistan Press Foundation on Journalism Skills in collaboration with International Media Support and the Embassy of Denmark in Islamabad, they said though the security threats […]


Thematic journalism trainings conclude

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LAHORE: Training should be mandatory for journalists entering the field, said a participant at a training session on journalistic skills conducted by Individualland Pakistan, a research-based advocacy firm. Individualland Pakistan had organised a three-day training for trainers which concluded on August 29. The organisation has recently started work on an initiative titled, Support to Media […]


UNESCO and Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) join efforts to promote safety of journalists in Pakistan

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UNESCO Pakistan through its International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC) is contributing to the Safety of Journalists in the country. This year Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) is the implementing partner. The project “Promoting Safety of Journalists through Security Training” is the result of joint efforts between UNESCO and Pakistan Press Foundation. The safety […]


Pakistan Press Foundation calls for ethical journalism

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MULTAN – Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) has called upon journalists to observe journalism’s ethics and demonstrate gender sensitivity while revealing any information or social ills. A three-day workshop, organized by PPF, concluded at local press club on Friday. It was attended by a number of journalists hailing from print and electronic media from across the […]


PPF to train trainers on journalism

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in collaboration with DANIDA and International Media Support (IMS) is conducting trainings of trainers on journalism skills and journalism thematic reporting in Karachi. International trainer from Sri Lanka Ranga Kalansooriya, Regional Advisor for Asia, IMS will train the journalists participating from different parts of the country. One training on Democracy and […]


Call for the The Hague Training Course June 2016

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In June 2016, Justice and Peace Netherlands will host the 5th edition of the ‘The Hague Training Course for Human Rights Defenders on Security’ (THTC). The THTC is an advanced week-long training course that aims to support Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) by facilitating the strengthening of their knowledge and skills on security issues and the […]


Enhancing skills

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IN recent years, there has been a great deal of hype about ‘skilling Pakistan’ and capitalising on the ‘youth bulge or demographic bomb’ in Pakistan. Sadly, there is not much on the ground: we are 147th out of 148 countries in the Human Resource Development Index and 133rd in the Global Competitive Index. It is […]


Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, graduate of PPF journalism training programme, wins her second Oscar

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Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy a graduate of six-week journalism training programme organised by Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) won her second Academy Award on 28th February for her film ‘A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness’ in the category of Best Documentary (Short Subject). The film is about a 19-year-old Pakistani girl who survives an attempted […]

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UNHCR official opens women training centre

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QUETTA: A senior official of the UN refugee agency on Thursday opened first-ever international standard training centre for women, especially those living in Loralai and Zhob areas of Balochistan. Speaking at the inauguration ceremony of the $1.2 million project, United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) Assistant High Commissioner George Okoth-Obbo stressed the need to […]

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Vocational training: Govt aims to train 50,000 unemployed youth

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SUKKUR: An estimated 50,000 unemployed and under-privileged youth of the country will be trained in the next phase [three] of the Prime Minister’s Youth Skills Development Programme. This was stated by National Vocational Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) Sindh director-general Nabeela Umer at the Sukkur Institute of Business Administration on Monday. Addressing participants of a skills […]

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‘Journalist’s pen last ray of hope’

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Divisional Director Information Hyderabad Khurshid Ali Shaikh has said that journalists’ pen is the last ray of hope of the nation which transfers generation to generation while journalistic norms and ethics stress upon writing truth. This he said while speaking at the 2nd day session of a five-day electronic media course on ‘Human Believes and […]

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