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Has the media been responsible with its independence?

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KARACHI: The media is more independent than it is responsible. This is what a study of the Institute of Business Management (IoBM) concluded — an analysis that was seconded by most journalists and students present at its launch. The IoBM, in collaboration with the USAID, launched its ‘Media Responsibility and Independence Index (MRII) 2015′ at […]

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Democrats panel wins KPC election

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KARACHI: The Democrats panel clean swept in the Karachi Press Club’s election as its candidates Fazil Jameeli and A H Khanzada were elected as President and Secretary, respectively. Two panels – the Democrats and Progressive – were in the run this year. According to results announced by the election committee, Fazil Jameeli secured 558 votes […]

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SC issues notice to journalist to explain position

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has summoned columnist and journalist Nazir Naji to explain his position for accepting Rs3 million from secret funds of the Intelligence Bureau (IB) in 1998. The notice has been issued to Naji to appear on October 10 after former director general of IB Col (R) Iqbal Niazi submitted his reply in […]

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Journalist released after kidnap

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MIRANSHAH: Gunmen released a journalist Friday a day after he was kidnapped in one of Pakistan’s tribal areas on the Afghan border, a relative said. “Armed men released Lal Wazir and dropped him near Azam Warsak Bazar today,” his uncle Ibrahim Wazir told AFP. Lal Wazir, 38, who works for a local newspaper in the […]

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Journalist receives life threats

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ISLAMABAD: A journalist is receiving life threats and obnoxious messages on his mobile phone from some unknown persons while police are doing nothing to protect him. Israr Ahmed, crime reporter of an English national daily, has been given life threats by some unknown persons on his cell number for many days. He has lodged a […]

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UNICEF awards prizes among journalists for fight against polio

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Unicef awarded journalist with their certificates and cash prizes regarding their utmost services against the polio virus in Balochistan . UNICEF in collaboration with director general of public relation (DPR) government of Balochistan organized best photo feature column and video report contest s to submit their pieces of work with the panel comprising health experts, […]

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Arif Nizami inquires after Riaz ur Rehman Sagar

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LAHORE: Cakertaker Minister for Information and Broadcasting Arif Nizami on Sunday visited a local hospital and inquired after the veteran journalist Riaz-ur-Rehman Sagar. The minister assured the family memebers that all possible health and treatment facilities would be provided to the ailing journalist. Arif Nizami said Riaz ur Rehman Sagar had contributed a lot in […]

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‘Pakistani media has moved towards accuracy and balance,’ Aamer Ahmed Khan

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Aamer Ahmad Khan is a respected name in the field of journalism in Pakistan. He is one of the few who have made a name for themselves internationally. He started his career as a reporter for The Nation newspaper, and then was in the launch team of Friday Times. Before joining BBC, he was serving […]

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Abbas Athar: Friend incomparable

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A requiem for Abbas Athar can no longer be postponed. He had stopped speaking quite some days ago and he took his last breath in the early hours of Monday (May 6). It is not possible for him to come out of coma and ask his attendants about what they had been doing during the […]

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Fourth death anniversary of Swat journalist observed

Our Correspondent MINGORA: The fourth death anniversary of Musa Khankhel was observed at the Swat Press Club on Monday. Unidentified persons killed Musa Khankhel, correspondent of The News and Geo News, on February 18, 2009 in Matta tehsil of Swat district where he had gone to cover the story about the rally of Tanzim Nifaz-e-Shariat-e-Muhammadi […]

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Journalist implicated in murder case, being hounded

KARACHI: A journalist has allegedly been implicated in an honour killing case by a powerful tribe to punish him for raising the issue of domestic abuse and murder of a woman who had been declared Kari. According to the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) the victim, Sikandar Bhutto, is in hiding and the alleged killers […]

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Noted journalist, poet Anwar Pirzado remembered

By: Razzak Abro KARACHI: Speakers at a book launching ceremony held on Saturday evening opined that senior journalist, poet and anthropologist, Anwar Pirzado, remained a source of inspiration for youth in his life, and his work had continued the job even after his death. People from intelligentsia, journalism and civil society gathered at Arts Council […]

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Journalists protest Altaf’s remarks

Mumtaz Alvi ISLAMABAD: Journalist fraternity stormed out of the Press Gallery of the Senate on Thursday evening against the alleged threatening remarks passed by Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) self-exiled leader Altaf Hussain in his speech from London the other day to a rally in Karachi to welcome Dr Tahirul Qadri. After assurance from Senators Mushahid […]

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