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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 […]

Speakers stress on need to forget past

KARACHI: The people of Pakistan and Bangladesh have had their melancholies before and after the emergence of the latter on the world map, but it is time to usher into an era of social and economic development – based on bilateralism – by forgetting what we have gone through. This is what speakers reckoned on […]

Workshop on Better Strategy with Media

JEKABABAD — Pakistan Press Foundation held a one day workshop for NGO’s on Better Strategy with Media on December 13. Musavir Shahid, coordinator PPF, Mumtaz Ali Mangreo, Media Coordinator PPF, Jan Oodhano, media coordinator Sole Society Organization, were instructors of the workshop. Source: PPF Date:12/14/2004

Seminar on Human Rights and Role of Media.

LARKANA — Pakistan Press Foundation conducted a one day seminar on Human Rights and Role of Media on December 13. Speaking at the occasion Abdul Razzak Quraishi, the chief guest, said print media has played a role of a crusader against human rights violation in the country. Dr. Jamshed Abro, Chairman Public Saftey Commission held […]

Dawn staffer honoured

KARACHI – Dawn’s assistant editor Zubeida Mustafa has been named as one of the winners of this year’s global Media Awards for Excellence in Population Reporting by the Washington-based World Population Institute on December 11. Mrs Mustafa received her award at a ceremony earlier this month in Rabat, Morocco. She had also won the World […]

Newspaper columns collection launched

KARACHI – Mr Salim Yazdani, former broadcaster and a columnist at an Urdu daily, presented his collection of published columns titled ‘Before 9/11 and after’ at the Pakistan Arts Council on December 09. Gen (retd) Abdul Qadir Baloch, former Governor of Balochistan, presided over the launching ceremony. It was addressed by Mobin Mirza, Yawar Mehdi, […]

Govt check on private media criticized

ISLAMABAD – Participants of a conference on December 6, criticized the check on media and held the government responsible for crippling it which they said destroyed the foundation of democracy and the check and balance system in the society. The two-day conference on “Private media for a free and civil society” was organized by the […]

Obesity assuming alarming proportion

KARACHI – Obesity, attributed as the major contributory factor for all Diabetes Type Two cases in Pakistan, is itself assuming alarming proportions among the local youth due to sedentary life style and unhealthy dietary pattern. Speakers addressing a workshop “Fight Obesity and Prevent Diabetes”, held under the aegis of Pakistan Press Foundation in Karachi on […]

Changes to laws against women stressed

KARACHI – The government should offer equal opportunities for employment to women so that they could play decisive role in policy making. This was stated by Justice (retd) Majida Rizvi while addressing a two-day workshop on “Media and violence against women” on September 27. She said that it was responsibility of the government to bring […]

Media role vital to highlight social issues

ISLAMABAD – Acting President Mohammedmian Soomro highlighted the role of media in projecting social issues and their solution. Addressing the consultation on ‘Pakistani Newspaper Problems and Responsibilities’, the acting president said, “Pakistani media should play its role with prime responsibility and utmost care in offering remedial measures to the social issues.” Soomro said: “The country’s […]

Shaukat invited to APNS Awards ceremony

KARACHI – Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz has been requested to be the chief guest at the 17th APNS Awards Ceremony scheduled to be held in the first week of December, according to a press release. The Executive Committee of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) which met under the chairmanship of its President Arif Nizami […]

Media to work as watchdog, says Arif

KARACHI – Arif Nizami, Editor The Nation and President APNS and CPNE on September 22, said that freedom of media was basic element of democracy. He said the freedom of journalism in the country is result of tremendous sacrifices rendered by working journalists and owners of the newspapers. He was addressing at a dinner arranged […]

Essays of Eqbal Ahmed launched

ISLAMABAD – The Oxford University Press and the Eqbal Foundation on September 17, evening launched a compilation of late Eqbal Ahmed’s essays on South Asia, in Islamabad at the National Library. Zia Mian of Princeton University, Iftikhar Ahmad, a scholar with the Pakistan Institute for Labour Education and Research, and Dohra Ahmed from Yale and […]

Highlight basic rights of oppressed groups

ISLAMABAD – Speakers asked journalists to highlight the fundamental rights of oppressed groups of society. The occasion was launching of a hand book/training manual on human rights, for journalists, by “The Network for Consumers Protection.” Acting British High Commissioner Mark Sedwill was the chief guest and a large number of print and electronic media men […]