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In the spotlight: Ripples generated in foreign media

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ISLAMABAD: Any interaction between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi has always been a source of interest in international media, mainly due to frosty relations between the two countries in the past. But Modi’s brief stopover in Lahore because of his desire to meet Premier Nawaz has generated enormous interest in […]

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Charlie Hebdo killings condemned by International Media Organizations

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The International Press Institute (IPI) joined observers around the world in condemning the brutal attack on the Paris offices of satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo in which 12 people were killed. “IPI is appalled by today’s outrageous attack,” IPI Interim Executive Director Barbara Trionfi said. “Our thoughts are with the loved ones of those killed or […]

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Media can play role in prevention of heart diseases

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KARACHI: National and international media could play vital role in the emerging risks for heart diseases scenario. Speakers at ‘Cardio Con 2014’ about ‘Creating Hearty Healthy Environment’ stressed the media to enhance its role in the public awareness about heart-related diseases. Speaking at 23rd annual conference organised by of Pakistan Cardiac Society, Dr Arslan Ahmed […]

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Media & national interest

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IN recent years, from the Arab spring to the havoc in Ukraine, the modus operandi adopted by international powers to weaken a state or to topple a government is to shore up the freedom of expression mantra. In today’s world, the media and social platforms are used as tools to create anarchy in the state […]

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The pen under threat

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It is impossible to carry out the task of journalism in fear. This is what employees of the Geo/Jang Group are being asked to do. The group has now brought the increased intimidation and harassment it is facing to the notice of international media bodies and expressed the apprehension that this is part of a […]

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Media urged to portray positive picture of country

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LAHORE: THE image of Pakistan could not be improved with economic betterment of the country while Pakistani media should also portray positive picture of the country. These views were expressed by the speakers in Jang Economic Session on ‘how to improve image and economic development of Pakistan’. The panellists were Dr Hafeez-ur-Rehman, Hussain Ahmed Sherazi, […]

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‘Using social media can minimise discrimination against minorities’

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KARACHI: Even Indonesia’s pluralistic society seen worldwide as a model of an ideal Muslim democratic society is not immune to discrimination against religious minorities and has been observed more ever since Indonesia transitioned from Suharto’s authoritarian regime to democratic set-ups. These views were expressed by Ihsan Ali Fauzi of the Centre for the Study of […]

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‘Restricted movement of foreign journalists’: Ministry implementing directives to discourage propaganda against Pakistan

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Ministry of Interior is implementing its directives on restricted movement of foreign journalists to ensure that propaganda against Pakistan in international media is discouraged which is hampering investment in the country, an official of Interior Ministry said while requesting anonymity. Declan Walsh, a New York Times journalist based in Pakistan for nine years, was handed […]

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