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Training needs of the media in the new democracies by Owais Aslam Ali

The training needs of the media have increased greatly in most developing countries as a result of the immense changes sweeping the globe. These include the first steps towards democracy, deregulation of economies and privatisation of government-owned enterprises, and a heightened concern for social, environmental and development issues. Running parallel with all these are rapid […]


Introduction Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) is an independent media research, documentation and training centre working to promote and defend freedom of press.  Press Freedom Report 2011 At least 42 journalists have been killed in the line of duty in Pakistan in last ten years and 29 of them deliberately targeted and murdered because of their […]

PFUJ concerned over bad health of jailed newsmen

KARACHI, August 05 2005: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) on Thursday (AUgust 4) expressed deep concern over the deteriorating health condition of the assistant editor of weekly “Friday Special”, Abdul Latif Abu Shamel, in prison, and demanded his immediate release as well as of three other mediamen and a newspaper hawker. The PFUJ also […]

Nutrition deficiency in women

LARKANA – The speakers at a seminar on “Reproductive Health” arranged by PAVHNA, said that 50 percent of diseases in women are the cause of nutrition deficiency and 550 women out of one lakh die during delivery and thus after every 20 minutes mother breathes her last during child birth in Pakistan. They said that […]

Violence against women to be dealt with sternly: Faisal

ISLAMABAD: The issue of honour killing (Karo-Kari) echoed in the National Assembly on Tuesday and Interior Minister Faisal Saleh Hayat assured the House that the government would not allow any discrimination law against women. The minister gave the assurance while speaking on a calling attention notice that was moved by MP Bhandara, Mehnaz Rafi, Kashmala […]


Armed men kidnapped two people, including a journalist, on the night of March 4, 2004 in the city of Sukkur (Sindh province).

Shahbaz Pathan, a correspondent for the Sindhi daily “Halchal”, was playing badminton with five friends when several armed men tried to kidnap them. Local residents chased the kidnappers, forcing them to free four of the boys after an exchange of gunfire. The bandits, however, abducted Pathan and a 16-year-old boy and took them to the […]