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It’s not journalism, it’s just business now, claim journalists

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KARACHI: Newspapers don’t have space for the oppressed who sit outside Karachi Press Club, said Mazhar Arif, the executive director of the Society for Alternative Media and Research. “Media house owners have less space for the oppressed and more space for advertisements.” He added that journalism used to have a cause. Now, he claimed, it […]

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LG system, free media vital for democracy

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ISLAMABAD: Academics, media practitioners and rights activists at a conference have said that democracy was essential for safeguarding peoples’ rights and stability of the country. They also said that independent media, decentralisation of power and local governments were imperative to cater to the needs of a diverse group of people. They were speaking at the […]

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Civil society, journalists urge marchers not to wait for third umpire

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ISLAMABAD: Journalists and civil society organisations on Sunday stated that the marchers should not keep on waiting for the third umpire to intervene and instead initiate relief work for victims of flash floods and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) who look towards their fellow countrymen for help in this critical phase of their lives. Speaking at […]

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Dispute should end after Geo apology: PPC

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CHAKWAL: Pakistan Press Council Chairman Shafqat Mahmood Abbasi has said that apology and regret are the two things that amount to a big punishment and these two things are very significant in an Islamic society and the civilized countries. Addressing the concluding session of the two-day journalism training workshop of the CPDI, he said while […]

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Media and democracy rise and fall together

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Media is under attack within and without — raft with dangers of its crumbling as a fourth pillar of the state. The whole edifice of democratic dispensation will also teeter as a consequence if this divisive tide continues to sway the media landscape of the country. Indeed the vision of Pakistan of the founding founders […]

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