Media Research Documentation and Training Center - Part 2
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CM takes notice of jirga’s decision to demolish journalist’s house

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Peshawar  –   Caretaker Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Azam Khan on Monday took notice of the alleged decision of a local jirga regarding demolition of the house of a local journalist, Miraj Khalid Wazir in Azam Warsak area of South Waziristan, and directed the Additional Chief Secretary Home for necessary steps on immediate basis to provide […]


Failure to arrest journalist Mahar’s killers flayed at reference

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HYDERABAD: Speakers at a condolence reference for slain journalist Jan Mohammad Mahar have demanded speedy justice for Mahar’s heirs and said that it is police failure to lay hands on the culprits despite having identified them. They said at the reference organized by Hyderabad Union of Journalists at local press club on Monday that the […]


Solangi assures CPNE of solving ad problems

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KARACHI: Caretaker Federal Minister for Information Murtaza Solangi has said that newspapers are still the most authentic and reliable source of news. “The editor’s department is very important in newspapers. No other medium of media, especially the electronic one, has as many filters as there are in newspapers,” the interim information minister said while addressing […]


Times of Pakistan fostering media literacy in digital era

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There was a time when the human mind was bound to the information provided in ink. The authenticity of the sources could be trusted without a doubt. You can either call it unawareness or a happy-go-lucky attitude where people were too consumed with their personal matters to care much about their surroundings. The rise of […]


NON-FICTION: THE TRIBAL PAKHTUN AS A ‘FIXER’

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In chapter seven of The Dark Side of Journalism, which explores the context of impunity familiar to Pakistani journalists from living precariously — and killed casually — in the line of duty since September 11, 2001, there is a quote from a tribal journalist in the former FATA: “Instead of me visiting the field, the […]


Chief Justice (CJ) lists plea on SC staff details

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ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Qazi Faez Isa has scheduled a hearing for a petition seeking disclosure of the Supreme Court’s staff details. The three-judge bench, presided over by the chief justice, will convene on September 27 to address the petition filed by citizen Mukhtar Ahmed Ali. This petition challenges the decision made by the […]


Journalist Khalid Jamil sent to jail on 14-day judicial remand

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ISLAMABAD: A local court in Islamabad on Sunday sent journalist Muhammad Khalid Jamil to jail on a 14-day judicial remand in a case pertaining to spreading “provocative narrative against the state institutions through social media platforms”. The journalist was presented in an Islamabad district and sessions court today after completion of a two-day physical remand. […]


MEDIA: DISPATCHES FROM WAZIRISTAN

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When people hear the name Waziristan, their minds immediately turn to militants, terrorism, armed clashes, weapons and other stereotypes and misperceptions. After all, this was the area of the former Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) that saw the Zarb-i-Azb army operation against various militant groups between June 2014 and February 2017. It is unfortunate that […]


Swat court accepts bail plea of journalist

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SWAT: A local court has confirmed the pre-arrest bail of senior journalist Amjad Ali Sahab. The court was presided over by Additional Sessions Judge Mohammad Tahir Aurangzeb. On August 31, Mingora police registered an FIR under Sections 500, 504PPC, and 25-D against Amjad Ali Sahab, after which he sought bail before arrest from the court. […]


TV anchor Imran Riaz Khan ‘safe at home’ after being missing for over 4 months

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Anchorperson Imran Riaz Khan — who had been missing for more than four months — is now “safe at home”, Punjab Inspector General (IG) Dr Usman Anwar confirmed to Dawn.com on Monday. Sialkot District Police Officer (DPO) Hassan Iqbal and Riaz’s lawyer, Mian Ali Ashfaq, also confirmed the development to Dawn.com. Riaz — a YouTuber […]


Pakistani media delegation wraps up China visit

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BEIJING: An 11-member media delegation comprised of journalists from Islamabad, Quetta, and Gwadar wrapped up its week-long visit to China and left for Islamabad here on Sunday. During the visit, the delegation, led by Dr. Furqan Rao, Incharge, China Desk, Associated Press of Pakistan (APP), explored China’s economic development and rich culture and also visited […]


RTI: PIC grants swift access to 50-year property records

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Information Commission (PIC) promptly facilitated a citizen’s access to property records spanning 50 years in just one month, underscoring the commission’s strong commitment to upholding the Right of Access to Information Act, 2017, and ensuring the public’s fundamental right to information. According to details, Sarfraz A. Bhatti, a concerned citizen, sought assistance […]


No closure

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WHAT is a Pakistani life worth in the eyes of the state? Clearly not enough, if one were to draw a comparison with Canada, which has thought nothing of jeopardising its relations with New Delhi as it takes a stand for the rights of an adopted citizen. Soon after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau publicly held […]


Journalist Khalid Jamil arrested for spreading ‘anti-state’ narrative, remanded in FIA custody

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An Islamabad district and sessions court on Friday remanded journalist Muhammad Khalid Jamil in the custody of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) for two days after he was arrested last night. According to the FIA, the journalist was detained on charges of spreading “provocative narrative” against state institutions through social media posts. A photo of […]