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PPF organizes security training for journalists

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Islamabad: Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) organized an Advanced Security Training for Journalists on September 25-28, 2013 in Islamabad. Training was attended the journalists of Balochistan province, KPK and South Punjab. It focused on first-aid, safety and security of journalists. Trauma awareness, stress and risk management was also included in the training. Journalists were told how […]

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Elections improved image of Pakistan abroad, moot told

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Karachi: Despite many shortcomings the role of general elections 2013 in furthering the process of democracy in Pakistan is widely accepted, besides completion of the five-year tenure of previous democratic government and holding elections successfully and peacefully to elect the coming administration has improved the image of Pakistan at global level, said speakers of a […]

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Workshop discusses project activities

PESHAWAR – Radio can play a tremendous role in the mass awareness in the rural areas and the radio activities are required to be enhanced in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) though keeping in view the cultural and traditional values of the region. This was agreed upon in a one-day consultative stakeholder’s workshop to […]

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Ensuring fair coverage: Lecture on reporting on elections held at SALU

KHAIRPUR: A lecture on the ‘Election Commission of Pakistan and Elections 2013 – How to Report Elections for the Print and Electronic Media’ was organised by Shah Abdul Latif University’s (SALU) media studies department on Monday. A senior journalist, Qazi Asif, spoke to the students about the history of the Election Commission of Pakistan. He […]

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2013 Donald Reynolds Journalism Institute Fellowships

The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute opens its gates for proposals from people who have innovative ideas to improve the practice or understanding of journalism for the 2013/2014 class of Reynolds fellowships. To help turn ideas into useful new tools, strategies, products or services, the RJI offers an annual fellowship program that gives individuals an […]

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2013 Courage in Journalism Awards for Journalists Worldwide

The International Women’s Media Foundation is now accepting nominations for courageous journalists for the 2013 Courage in Journalism and Lifetime Achievement Awards. Each year, the Courage in Journalism Awards honour three women journalists who have demonstrated extraordinary strength of character in pursuing their profession under difficult or dangerous circumstances, such as government oppression, threats to […]

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Training course on journalism begins at University of Peshawar

A three month training course on “Development Journalism”, funded by the German government has started here at Journalism and Mass Communication Department University of Peshawar on Thursday. The training course was conducted under the Independent Project Reporting (IPR) implemented by the Fata Secretariat and Deutsche Gesellschaft für InternationaleZusammenarbeit GIZ, funded by the German government. The […]

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Uks, All Pakistan Newspapers Society invite entries for Women in Media Awards

Karachi: The Uks Research Centre and the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) have invited entries for the first-ever Uks-APNS media awards exclusively for women journalists in Pakistan. The Women in Media Awards 2013 aim to generate better awareness and understanding of the fact that positive media content can and does actually bring about positive change […]

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Media sensitised on displaced people’s woes

PESHAWAR: The United Rural Development organization (URDO), a Peshawar-based Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) working for the betterment of internally displaced people of FATA, has conducted a media-training programme for the uprooted families aimed to provide them access to project their issues in media. The project was focused on improving the capacity building of the displaced male […]

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South Asian Free Media Association conference and the Line of Control

The eighth regional conference of the South Asian Free Media Association (SAFMA), in which members from eight countries of South Asia participated, was recently held in both Amritsar and Lahore. Their ‘peace caravan’, comprising over 200 delegates, crossed the border into Lahore on Monday in the hopes of “opening minds and borders”. The usual themes […]

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SAFMA Amritsar-Lahore Declaration

We, the journalists from eight member countries of SAARC, having met at SAFMA’s 8th South Asian Free Media Conference on: “A vision for South Asia and union: Opening minds, opening borders”, in Amritsar on 6 January and Lahore on 8-9 January 2013, underlining the historical, cultural, social and economic ties across South Asian borders, and […]

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Online voting for better turnout

By: IRFAN MEHMOOD ACCORDING to voter statistics released by the Election Commission of Pakistan, 40 million voters are aged between 18 and 35, which accounts for 47 per cent out of 84.30 million total voters on the electoral rolls. In the conventional method of polling, finding the correct polling location and standing in line for […]

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A journalist’s workshop

By: Aiman Adnan “The media and the journalists are not the mahatmas of ethics in public life. However, if they are able to inject a note of skepticism in their analyses I think it will have done its job,” said veteran journalist Ayaz Amir, addressing a body of noted as well as aspiring journalists, reporters, […]

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Moot on maternal health held for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa journalists

KARACHI: An NGO working on reproductive health and family planning held a half-day workshop with health reporters from 10 districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. The Marie Stopes Society (MSS) organised the event to raise the profile of reporting on reproductive and maternal health in a bid to decrease the rate of maternal mortality on district […]

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