Media Research Documentation and Training Center - Part 2
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Telecom Industry: A perfect storm

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The Telecom revolution in Pakistan took place in the early 2000s due to the deregulation of the industry. As a result, many private players ventured in, thousands of new jobs were created, and consumers benefited immensely in the form of low cost and better services. In addition, government revenues increased through taxes and spectrum auctions. […]


Information Technology (IT) sector concerns

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It’s very important to digest some IT (Information Technology) sector statistics before understanding the IT minister’s concerns about FBR (Federal Board of Revenue) and SBP (State Bank of Pakistan) policies, disrupting its trajectory right at the takeoff stage. IT export remittances, including telecommunications, computer and information services, rose to an all-time high of $2.616 billion […]


Journalist escapes ‘life bid’ in Nowshera

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NOWSHERA: A local journalist on Wednesday narrowly escaped bid on his life when unknown car riders allegedly tried to crush him to death. Shaheen Shah, a local journalist and general secretary of the Nowshera Press Club, told the police that he was coming to press club when unidentified car riders intentionally hit him and fled […]


WhatsApp account of Senate chairman hacked

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ISLAMABAD: The WhatsApp account of Chairman of the Senate Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani was hacked on Wednesday which may take a week to restore. The Senate chairman contacted WhatsApp management via email to lodge a complaint. The management team of the Meta-owned instant-messaging app assured Sanjrani that the account has been monitored and the data is […]


China-Pakistan Joint Working Group (JWG) on Information Technology (IT) meets virtually to discuss broad-based cooperation

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The first meeting of China- Pakistan Joint Working Group (JWG) on Information Technology Industry was held virtually on Wednesday and discussed avenues for cooperation between the two countries in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector. The Pakistani side was led by Additional Secretary (Incharge), Ministry of IT and Telecommunication, Mohsin Mushtaq, while the Chinese […]


Government aiming at improving mobile broadband services: Miftah

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Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue Miftah Ismail Wednesday presided over the first meeting of spectrum auction advisory committee for improvement of mobile broadband services in Pakistan at Finance Division. Minister for Information Technology and Telecom Amin-ul-Haq, Minister of Economic Affairs Divison Sardar Ayaz Sadia, Minister for Commerce Syed Naveed Qamar, Minister for Power Khurram […]


Information and Communication Technology (ICT) exports: still strong?

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The country’s exports of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) services continued the strong double-digit growth run in FY22, as per the latest data from the central bank. Standing at $2.6 billion, the ICT services exports showed a year-on-year growth of 24 percent last fiscal, and in the process provided an additional half a billion dollars […]


New Information Technology lab opened at Sindh Madressatul Islam University (SMIU)

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KARACHI: Sindh Madressatul Islam University Vice Chancellor Dr Mujeeb Sahrai on Tuesday inaugurated the Dr Ibrahim Mulla High Performance Computing Lab at the varsity. Speaking at the inaugural ceremony, he said that the newly established computer lab, which is equipped with latest and modern computers and other IT facilities, would benefit the faculty and postgraduate […]


Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) elects office-bearers

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LAHORE: Afzal Butt was elected president and Arshad Ansari secretary general of the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists unopposed. A 3-day Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists biennial delegates meeting (BDM) was attended by a large number of journalists from all over the country. The delegates demanded right of association which is their basic right, underlined […]


Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) invites applications for the PPF Investigative Reporting Fellowships

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Last date for receiving applications:  August 14, 2022 Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) is inviting applications for the PPF Investigative Reporting Fellowships. The fellowships aim to facilitate Pakistani journalists to produce investigative reports that meet the professional, ethical and legal standards on issues relating to human rights, transparency, environment, inequity, governance and corruption. The fellowships will […]


پاکستان پریس فاؤنڈیشن (پی پی ایف) نے پی پی ایف تحقیقاتی رپورٹنگ فیلوشپس کےلئے درخواستیں طلب کرنا شروع کردیں

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درخواستیں وصول کرنے کی آخری تاریخ:  ہفتہ 14 اگست2022 ہے  پاکستان پریس فاؤنڈیشن (پی پی ایف) نے پی پی ایف تحقیقاتی رپورٹنگ فیلوشپس کےلئے درخواستیں طلب کرنا شروع  کردیں ہیں۔ فیلوشپس کا مقصد پاکستانی صحافیوں کو انسانی حقوق، شفافیت، ماحولیات، عدم مساوات، حکمرانی اور بدعنوانی سے متعلق امور پر پیشہ ورانہ، اخلاقی اور قانونی معیارات […]


All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS)’ Federal Committee calls upon government to announce relief package for print media industry urgently

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The Federal Committee of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) in a meeting while expressing reservations about the distribution of government ads, observed that the APNS member publications were constantly being ignored. The committee further remarked that the way non-APNS publications were being accommodated rather on a regular basis, was indeed a source of disenchantment […]


Protecting rights of journalists top priority, says Marriyum

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb has said that the incumbent government fully believes in the fundamental, democratic and constitutional right of freedom of expression. Talking to a delegation of newly elected office bearers of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), she said optimum measures were being taken for the promotion of freedom […]


Marriyum grieved over death of senior journalist

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb on Sunday expressed deep grief and sorrow over the death of senior journalist Akhtar Baloch. In a statement, the minister said she was saddened to hear the news of Akhtar Baloch’s death. Akhtar Baloch’s services in the field of journalism would always be remembered, she remarked. […]