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“Governor Award soon for journalists

ARACHI: Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad has issued directives for instituting Governor’s Award to best journalists, photographers and columnists to be given every year. Talking to a delegation of photo journalists association, the governor asked the provincial secretaries, information and finance to prepare a programme in this regard. He said a committee be formed for […]

Khaliq Ibrahim — End of a Quiet, Clean and Rich life

In the passing on Friday morning of Khaliq Ibrahim Khaliq, writer, poet, cormmitted progressive and renowned maker of documentaries, civil society that by the day gets poorer in its stock of cultured men as one by one they leave us, has suffered another impoverishment. Utterly himself with not the slightest affectation of manner, or cunning […]

KARACHI: Media guide on British Muslims launched

By Our Reporter KARACHI, Sept 16: The significance of inter-faith dialogue in the present turbulent world order was emphasized on the launching of a media guide on the British Muslims on Saturday. The British Council and the British Alumni Association were behind the launching of “British Muslims: A media guide” which had taken three years […]

PESHAWAR: Media cell for research planned

By Our Correspondent PESHAWAR, Sept 7: The Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) will set up a media cell to make public the scientific research, says PSF chairman Dr M.N. Butt. Speaking at the concluding session of a two-day workshop titled ‘Media and Science Awareness in the Knowledge Society’ here on Thursday, he said PSF was seeking […]

KARACHI: Women’s commission made fully functional

By Our Staff Reporter KARACHI, Sept 7: A three-day strategy building workshop organised by the National Commission on the Status of Women (NCSW) for its members began here on Thursday. Chairperson of the commission Dr Arifa Syeda Zehra said that the workshop, which is a part of an UNDP-funded project, ‘Institutional Strengthening of NCSW’, had […]

Media urged to campaign for free information access: Moot on Right to Know concludes

KARACHI, August 24 2006: The national conference on “Right to Know” concluded on Wednesday (Aug 23) with the notion that there should be an intensive and persuasive media campaign to ensure free access to information. The conference which was organised by the Mass Communication Department of the Federal Urdu University for Arts, Science and Technology, […]

Proactive approach urged to counter foreign media propaganda

ISLAMABAD, August 24 2006: Information Minister Muhammad Ali Durrani on Wednesday (Aug 23) underlined the need for adopting a proactive approach to counter negative foreign media propaganda. Addressing the first three-day international conference of press officers posted abroad, organised by the External Publicity Wing, the minister said in today’s world, media diplomacy has become vital […]

Courts urged to take notice of journalists’ killings

PESHAWAR, August 22 2006: Journalists at a seminar held here on Monday (Aug 21) urged the superior judiciary to take suo motu notice of cold-blooded killings of three tribal journalists when they were discharging their professional duty in the North and South Waziristan areas. Journalists Hayatullah Khan Dawar, Allah Noor and Amir Nawab have been […]

Media can help protect human rights’

PESHAWAR, August 22 2006: Media can play a significant role in creating awareness for protection of human rights through projecting the issues in real terms without any other considerations. This was the crux of a daylong discussion at a seminar entitled “Human Rights and the Media” organized by an Islamabad-based NGO, Fazaldad Human Rights Institute […]

‘People’s right to know not fully upheld’

KARACHI, August 22 2006: Despite enshrinement in the United Nation’s charter of human rights and constitution of 1973, the people’s right know is not fully honored and recognized in the country and its institutions; certain groups in the society posed serious hindrances in fulfilling the fundamental right of the citizens. Speakers at an educational conference […]

Corporate sector dominating media: Sethi

ISLAMABAD, August 13 2006: The corporate sector is wielding increasing influence over the media and affecting journalistic norms, said Najam Sethi, the editor of Daily Times, at the International Judicial Conference on Saturday (Aug 12). “Gone are the days of independent editors. Now the corporate sector is taking over everywhere and journalistic norms are changing,” […]

Rights of divorced women highlighted

KARACHI, July 26 2006: Ineffectiveness of prevailing laws relevant to the divorced women in Pakistan and loopholes in the legal system were highlighted in a consultative advocacy forum on “Impact of Family Laws on the Rights of Women in Pakistan”, organised by National Commission on the Status of Women (NCSW), on July 25. The discussion […]

Workshop on conflict reporting held

KARACHI, July 14 2006 Speakers in a workshop in the city on July 13 suggested that a subject on disaster and conflict reporting should be introduced in mass communication departments of universities in the country. The seminar on ‘disaster, conflict reporting’ was arranged by International Committee of the Red Cross, which was addressed by Shamim […]

SAFMA debates obscurantism, religious programmes

KARACHI, June 17 2006: A discourse on obscurantism and religious programmes proved fruitful on the second day of SAFMA II, when different countries in South Asia Region analyzed the commonalities between the communities of the religious programmes. They also discussed reasons whether the religious programmes add to the values of programming and viewer ship or […]