IWMF’s fund for women journalists open

Pakistan Press Foundation

Female journalists of all nationalities can apply for a grant. The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is accepting applications for the Howard G. Buffett Fund, which aims to support women journalists in their projects and endeavors. Possible projects include exposing underreported but critical global issues; challenging traditional media narratives; developing field-based expertise and strengthening careers; […]

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Four-day workshop on journalists’ safety concludes

Pakistan Press Foundation

Pakistan Press Foundation’s (PPF) Secretary-General Owais Aslam Ali said on Sunday that over 50 journalists had become victim of targeted killings in recent years in Pakistan and there was always lack of proper investigation in our society when it came to investigating murder of a journalist. “Only two out of 50 murder cases of journalists […]

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Pakistan union demands government upholds landmark sexual harassment case

Pakistan Press Foundation

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) in strongly condemning a long-running sexual harassment case of a female journalist by an official of the Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) and welcomes the successful prosecution of the perpetrator as a victory against the impunity of sexual harassment […]

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The perception of female journalists and its metamorphosis

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Karachi: “Female journalists continue to face an ongoing dilemma: how to combine masculine traits — being aggressive, self-reliant, curious, tough and ambitious — with feminine traits of being compassionate, caring, loving and maternal so she can compete with her male counterparts, but maintain the characteristics society expects from her,” writes Joe Saltzman in his essay […]

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Tehreek-e-Minhajul Quran workers ‘harass’ media persons

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ISLAMABAD: Tehreek-e-Minhajul Quran (TMQ) chief’s indefinite sit-in against the current government entered the fourth day today with a large crowd still sitting at Jinnah Avenue, while some participants reportedly misbehaved with women media persons. Reportedly, the crowd count was around 20,000 when Dr Tahirul Qadri began his speech. The protest site wore a populated look. […]

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