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The Little Art organises Children’s Media Conference in Lahore

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The Little Art, a non-profit organisation for non-formal education in Pakistan in partnership with the DeutcheWelle Akademie organised a Children’s Media Conference in Lahore from December 15–20 at a local hotel. The conference aims to promote research on the need of children’s programming in Pakistan and to create a network of media professionals who wish […]

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First they came for the journalist…

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A reconstitution of the words of Martin Neimoller rolled around in my head as I lit a flame and prepared to burn my notes from the interview with Mohamed Elhassan. A yellow legal pad contained his thoughts. These thoughts were condensed for the piece on the page last week. I had already memorised a few […]

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Mind your Media: ‘Citizen journalists should tap into what media overlooks’

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KARACHI: News media often overlooks topics that the public feels need coverage – sometimes it turns a blind eye and sometimes it is sheer laziness. This is where social bloggers and citizen journalists come in. They don’t only hold the insight to share personal stories but also the power to mobilise the media, government and […]

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Journalists must not become the source

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Freelance journalist Ahmad Ali Joya was murdered in Bahawalnagar on May 24. He was reported to be helping the police in tracing a gang of criminals and was, perhaps, killed by the same men. This has raised the question of whether journalists should become the source. Only an independent investigation will lead to the final […]

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Journalist thrashed by PPP activists

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HYDERABAD: Armed activists of the PPP allegedly roughed up and injured the Hyderabad bureau chief of daily Awami Awaz, Imtiaz Chandio, and his brother Irshad Chandio at Fateh Chowk on Monday. They were also held hostage for one hour. Imtiaz Chandio told Dawn that he and his brother were covering a sit-in organised by the […]

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