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‘Free media inevitable for stable democratic culture’

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Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) President Arif Nizami has stressed the need for promotion of freedom of expression as well as press, terming it critical for democratic stability in the country. “It is also vital for the country to progress,” said the CPNE president during a luncheon hosted by Federal Minister for Information and […]

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Pakistan ahead of Russia and China in press freedom, says Russian scholar

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KARACHI: A Russian professor with expertise in international journalism on Wednesday said Pakistan was better placed than Russia and China, though still “least free” on the freedom of press rankings by two prestigious institutions. Prof Aleksei Bykov, a professor of international journalism associated with the St Petersburg University, Russia, spoke at length on the ‘Lesson […]

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Demo against media lay-offs

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LAHORE: The Joint Action Committee of journalists and media workers on Monday staged demonstrations at Charing Cross and simultaneously on the stairs of the Punjab Assembly building against lay-offs and salary cuts. A large number of newsmen, cameramen, photojournalists and media workers as well as lawyers and civil society members participated in the protest and […]

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Journalists walk out of KP assembly

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Parliamentary journalists of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly on Thursday staged a token walk-out of the house to register protest against the murder of the Haripur based journalist Sohail Khan. The Haripur based journalist had been shot dead after he submitted a formal application with the concerned police station of his district. The deceased was reportedly receiving […]

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Ombudsman’s office being used to save a ‘journalist’

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ISLAMABAD: The office of the Federal Ombudsman is being used to pressurise Islamabad Police to favour an influential “journalist” detained in an alleged massive fraud case. Because of ‘journalistic’ influence, police were unable to take any considerable action against the powerful accused but when an FIR was registered following court orders, office of Ombudsman jumped […]

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The deceased journalists and members of Hyderabad Press Club were remembered on Thursday at a gathering of media persons here at the auditorium of Hyderabad Press Club. A group journalists led by Imtiaz Khawar has started initiative on the last day of the year to remembering the deceased journalists who rendered their services in the […]

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President urges media to support govt efforts

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ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain urged media on Thursday to support the government’s initiatives, especially development projects. “There is a need to inculcate hope and optimism in the nation and media should highlight development work on many projects which are being executed in the country,” he said while talking to chief editors and editors of leading […]

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Tribute to Majid Nizami

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LAHORE: Veteran journalist Dr Majid Nizami was remembered on Saturday in a program organised by the Human Rights Society of Pakistan (HRSP) Paying tribute to the star of journalism at Hamdard centre, the speakers said that Dr Nizami was a man of his word, who spent all his life for the cause of two nation […]

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Liberal? Yes

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If only some of the biggest names in Pakistani journalism, and a certain leader of a political party, could take the trouble to read more carefully, think a little deeper, and increase their knowledge about the vocabulary of politics, we’d all be spared many storms in teacups. The Prime Minister of Pakistan, Mian Muhammed Nawaz […]

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Seminar for 150 alumni begins

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Karachi: The US Department of State and the International Centre for Journalists (ICFJ) launched a training seminar for 150 alumni of the US-Pakistan Professional Partnership in Journalism program on Thursday at the city campus of the the Institute for Business Administration (IBA). US Consul General Karachi Brian Heath opened at the new Centre for Excellence […]

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US appreciates independent media in Pakistan

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LAHORE The American Consul General Lahore is pleased to see a vibrant and independent media playing vanguard for sustained democracy and to create national unity in Pakistan. “It is exciting to see an energetic, vibrant and independent media as essential to sustain democracy, is in place in Pakistan,” US Consul General Zachary Harkenrider said while […]

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Panel discussion on ‘Changing Time: Changing Media’ held

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Speakers at the panel discussion titled “Changing Time: Changing Media” said journalism is a race against time but journalists also need to give authentic news. When stories are of sensitive nature, multiple sources are required to verify news. Journalists should always be in search of truth. The discussion was organized by Institute of Communication and […]

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Three-month ‘Development Journalism’ training course organised

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The Department of Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC), University of Peshawar organized a three-month training course on Development journalism in collaboration with local and foreign donor’s organisations. The three month certification course is a joint venture of the University of Peshawar and FATA Development Programme, which is commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic […]

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Journalism as a career option?

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Since 2000, more than 90 journalists have been killed in Pakistan and hardly any of these cases have been solved. Most journalists dying in the pursuit of their profession are Pakistani citizens Throughout the years of my life I have gained interest in various career fields — law, medicine and even government office — but […]

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