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Pakistani media distracted from original track: Experts

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Islamabad – Speakers at a seminar are unanimous in view that media in the country had detracted from its original track and become part of the problem due to adopting lowest standards. A two-day annual conference titled “Media Landscape in Pakistan: Challenges & Opportunities here concluded on Thursday. The conference was organised by Rozan-Secretariat of […]

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Negative role of media

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Sir: The terror attack at Peshawar resulted in unity between two major political entities: Imran Khan and Mian Nawaz Sharif. Imran Khan had taken an extreme position against the government, and it had been a difficult decision to call off his protest abruptly for the sake of national harmony and to fight terrorism. I must […]

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Media in chains

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By: Marvi Sirmed In what appeared to be an extremely shocking piece to me, Neha Ansari, a former staffer of Daily Express Tribune, narrated how the modern censorship works in media. Her article appeared last week as a blog-post on South Asia section of the blogazine, Foreign Policy. Ms. Ansari revealed how the establishment (let […]

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Award winner cites ‘unsung heroes’ in Pakistan press

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Washington: The Pakistani journalist honored for courageous reporting on Thursday spoke out against “brutality” against reporters in her country as she expressed hope for greater freedom for the news media. Asma Shirazi, Pakistan’s first female war correspondent and host of popular TV talk shows, made the comments as she accepted the 2014 Peter Mackler Award […]

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Asma Shirazi Pakistan’s First Female War Correspondent

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WASHINGTON: The following release is being issued by the Global Media Forum Training Group: Pakistan’s Asma Shirazi will receive the 2014 Peter Mackler Award for Courageous and Ethical Journalism on October 23rd, at 6 pm, at the National Press Club in Washington DC. Asma Shirazi, 38, is Pakistan’s first female war correspondent and has reported […]

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Zardari concerned at ‘Gullu Butt mentality’ on TV screens

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Former President Asif Zardari has said that enemies are active on two borders of the country and this is the time to fight for country, “not for chairs”. He was addressing the participants of a reception organised by PPP Punjab President Manzoor Wattoo. According to him, his party will not launch a mass movement to […]

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The worst form of censorship is killing journalists

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LAHORE: Censorship in Pakistan appears in many forms, but of them is the worst is: intimidating, threatening, torturing and even killing journalists. Media analyst Adnan Rehmat said this at a seminar on ‘Media Ethics in the Time of Threat’ on Thursday. The seminar was held by Rozan’s Secretariat of Pakistan Coalition for Ethical Journalism with […]

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Contempt notices issued to ARY News CEO, anchor

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued contempt notices to ARY News anchor Mubasher Lucman and chief executive Salman Iqbal for airing a programme that contained defamatory and scandalous allegations against members of the superior judiciary. A three-judge bench, headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal, also regretted the government’s slackness in appointing a full-time head of […]

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Plea against live TV coverage of PTI sit-in dismissed with fine

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday fined the Shuhada Foundation for filing a ‘frivolous’ petition against the live coverage of the ongoing ‘sit-in’ by the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI). Before dismissing the petition after initial hearing, Justice Athar Minallah directed the petitioner to deposit the fine amount of Rs5,000 with the missing persons’ non-governmental […]

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Asma Shirazi of DawnNews honoured

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KARACHI: Asma Shirazi, host of DawnNews’ primetime show “Faisla Awam Ka”, has been awarded the Peter Mackler Award for Courageous and Ethical Journalism. A statement by DawnNews said she is the first ever Pakistani to be given this honour. Ms Shirazi is a respected and renowned journalist with over 14 years of experience as an […]

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Reviving ethical journalism

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Perhaps never before was such an urgency of a “New Media Order” (NMO), not merely because of public criticism but because a strong section within the media now strongly feels that ‘ethical journalism’ has become a major casualty, particularly after the rise of the electronic media. But the question is what kind of NMO is […]

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SC irked by misreporting of its proceedings

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ISLAMABAD: A statement attributed to a Supreme Court judge in a section of the press dominated Wednesday’s hearing initiated on defamatory and objectionable banners placed against him in different places of the capital. A two-judge bench headed by Justice Jawwad S. Khawaja asked Attorney General Salman Aslam Butt to take up with the government the […]

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Doing unethical business under the garb of ethical journalism

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ISLAMABAD: They are the front-line warriors in relentless attacks on Geo TV. Rumour mill is running high to feed them distorted information. They mark the target in daylight and hit them at night. They gang up to crush the dissent. They are posing serious threats to jealously guarded media freedom. Be reminded that I am […]

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How to survive journalism

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“Journalism and terrorism are by definition the same: systemic use of terror as a tool of political coercion.” –Harris Bin Munawar The proliferation of the news media in Pakistan in the last decade has put its civilian population under an enhanced threat from journalists. According to recent reports, millions of unsuspecting citizens of the country […]

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