Media Research Documentation and Training Center - Part 6
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‘Extremely disappointed’: Arshad Sharif’s widow seeks President Alvi’s help in murder case

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Slain journalist Arshad Sharif’s widow has penned a letter requesting President Dr Arif Alvi to intervene and help in her husband’s ongoing murder investigation, saying that his family was “extremely disturbed and disappointed”, it emerged on Friday. Sharif’s widow Javeria Siddique posted the letter online which was dated November 17. Sharif was shot dead in […]


Sharjeel hands over cheque of Rs50m grant to Karachi Press Club (KPC)

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Sindh Information Minister, Sharjeel Inam Memon, on Friday, handed over cheque of annual grant of Rs.50 million to Karachi Press Club (KPC) on behalf of Sindh government. President KPC Fazil Jamili and General Secretary Rizwan Bhatti received the cheque. Secretary Information Abdul Rasheed Solangi, Director Admin Information Muhammad Yusuf Kaburu were also present on this […]


Dissecting the phenomenon of fake news

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THE advancement of the internet has enabled people to obtain and distribute news messages at a rapid pace. Most of us now use social media websites and other online platforms to obtain news. The rapid distribution of news on the internet has changed the practice of the news industry. Some of the news reports may […]


Rasheed Razvi to head journalists’ protection commission: Sharjeel

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The Sindh government has approved a proposal to make the Sindh High Court’s retired judge Rasheed A Razvi the first chairman of the long-awaited provincial commission for the protection of journalists and other media practitioners. The announcement was made by Information Minister Sharjeel Memon on Wednesday while briefing the media about the decisions taken in […]


Freedom of expression is a fundamental human right, besides a fundamental human faculty to subsist in the world. Freedom of expression comes with four dimensions.

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The first dimension is that freedom of expression gives liberty, though under certain reasonable restraints, to express oneself by speaking or writing. The availability of freedom of expression nudges one to create an idea or hold an opinion to express without any coercion. Only can expressed views be shared. Views that remain unexpressed are unshared, […]


Jang apologizes for cartoon that targeted Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)

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ISLAMABAD—Daily Jang on Thursday expressed a half-hearted regret for publishing a cartoon seen as offensive by readers, portraying the supporters of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf as donkeys. The cartoon, published on the newspaper’s front page, also showed the party Chairman Imran Khan, using the pejorative term ‘youthia’ for PTI supporters.   In its regret note, the paper […]


Punjab government bans ‘Joyland’

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LAHORE: The government of Punjab has banned the screening of Saim Siddiq’s ‘Joyland’ movie, less than 24 hours after the federal government decided to lift the ban, reported local media. The notice sent by Punjab Information and Culture Department to Sarmad Sultan Khoosat on November 17 reads that the ‘Joyland’ team cannot exhibit their film […]


Arshad Sharif’s mother raises questions over torture of slain journalist before death

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NAIROBI: Expressing disappointment in Pakistan’s justice system as well as the government, the bereaved mother of slain journalist Arshad Sharif has raised questions over her son’s torture before he was killed by Kenyan police in inexplicable circumstances. In an interview with CNN International, Sharif’s aggrieved mother, Riffat Ara Alvi, said: “They tortured him.” The interview […]


Freedom of Expression: Dimensions

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Freedom of expression is a fundamental human right, besides a fundamental human faculty to subsist in the world. Freedom of expression comes with four dimensions. The first dimension is that freedom of expression gives liberty, though under certain reasonable restraints, to express oneself by speaking or writing. The availability of freedom of expression nudges one […]


‘Joyland’ cleared for screening

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LAHORE: Joyland, a Pakistani film portraying romance between a married man and a transgender woman, was cleared for domestic screenings on Wednesday, officials said, reversing a government ban. Lauded by critics, awarded the Jury Prize at Cannes, and nominated as Pakistan’s entry for next year’s Academy Awards, the movie was set to open in cinemas […]


Ready to face Imran in court: Shahzeb Khanzada

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ISLAMABAD: Geo News anchor Shahzeb Khanzada Wednesday welcomed PTI chief Imran Khan’s threat to move to court against him and Geo over the Toshakhana transactions, saying he would be happy to reply to him in the court as well. Welcoming Imran’s statement, Shahzeb tweeted, “Thank you Khan Sb for taking the legal route for once. […]


Commission to protect journalists, media practitioners formed

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KARACHI: The Sindh government on Wednesday announced the formation of a 14-member commission for protection of journalists and media practitioners. Information Secretary Abdul Rasheed Solangi briefed the provincial cabinet about the commission and said Sindh was the only province where protection had been given to media persons. “The commission will promote, protect and effectively ensure […]


Arshad Sharif’s mother unaware of investigation into son’s murder, Supreme Court (SC) told

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ISLAMABAD: Mother of slain journalist Arshad Sharif, in a written letter to the Human Rights Cell of the Supreme Court (SC), has pointed out that she was unaware of any ongoing investigation on the murder of her son. Riffat Ara Alvi, in the letter written to the cell’s director general, states: “I am a housewife […]


Basharat directs convenience for media

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Provincial Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Environment Protection and Cooperatives Muhammad Basharat Raja has directed that the media should be provided with all possible facilities for the coverage of the long march. “Matters related to the media should be left to the organizers of the long march instead of the police and district administration”. While presiding […]


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