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Media conference

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Rawalpindi: Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU) in collaboration with Higher Education Commission of Pakistan and the Association of Media and Communication Academic Professionals (AMCAP) will organise an International Media Conference 2021, titled ‘Digital Media Ecologies in the New Normal: Challenges and Opportunities’ at main Campus starting from February 17 and 18. The primary focus of […]


Peshawar: Swat Media Colony foundation to be laid on 18th

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MINGORA: Provincial Minister for Housing Dr Amjad Ali while lauding the services of journalists of Swat district and Malakand division for the restoration of peace in the region has said that, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government was committed to resolving the issues of the mediapersons. Talking to a delegation of Swat Press Club here at Shamozai […]


Cruel year for the media

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The year gone by has been a cruel year for the media. In a country where more than 40 TV news channels fight for ratings and a limited advertising pie, the industry finally went into a correction mode. This was also prompted by the government which not only slashed its advertising budget but also re-negotiated […]


PM Imran Khan assures journalists of clearing media dues

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LAHORE: Media is the fourth pillar of the state and the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government is will soon clear outstanding dues of the news organisations, Prime Minister Imran Khan announced on Thursday. “Our government is committed to the freedom of expression and has full support to the media industry,” the premier said in a meeting […]


PTM and international media

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The warning by Major Gen. Asif Ghafoor, the Director-General of the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), to the Pashtun Tahafuz (protection) Movement (PTM) of severe consequences on crossing the so-called “red line” was viewed as another blow to the democratic rights of representing one’s position through protest and agitation. There were similar attempts of disengaging […]


Experts say despite problems, media disseminating untwisted news

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KARACHI: Speakers at a session in the ongoing Festival of Arts and Ideas organised by Sindh Madressatul Islam University (SMIU) on Thursday said that despite being influenced by highly divisive society of the country, Pakistani media has still managed to play its role in trying to disseminate untwisted information to people. At a session titled […]


NAB lets media inside its lock-ups to counter complaints

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LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Thursday threw open its lock-ups to counter allegations that it is running ‘aqubat khanas’ or torture cells in the name of investigating corruption cases. A group of journalists stayed in the NAB lock-ups for some time to find out whether there was any truth in accusations made by […]


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 […]


Role of media in portrayal of disabled persons questioned

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KARACHI: Speakers at a programme shared their sentiments about portrayal of persons with disabilities in the media during a panel discussion held in connection with the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on Monday. The programme Media & Disability: Pity-heroism Dichotomy was organised by the Network of Organisations Working for People with Disabilities, Pakistan (NOW­PDP) […]


Body formed for site selection of media colony in Peshawar

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PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan Friday constituted a seven-member committee for identification of site for media colony in the provincial capital. Headed by Secretary Information Qaiser Alam Khan, the committee would look into the feasibility and identification of site for the media colony and further process of the demands along with allied modalities. […]


PEMRA chairman calls on ISPR DG

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Chairman PEMRA Muhammad Saleem Baig on Tuesday called on Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor, DG ISPR. According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement, both discussed measures to facilitate Pakistani media in projecting positive image and narrative of Pakistan while effectively countering anti-Pakistan narrative at play through certain foreign media / inimical forces. The Nation Related Story  The News: Pemra chairman […]


Sub judice or not

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When journalists in this country portray certain politicians as the embodiment of corruption, they are not expecting to be hauled up by the Supreme Court. Yet that is exactly what happened in the aftermath of a political talk show hosted by Arshad Sharif, aired on ARY News on August 28, 2018. In the show, Sharif, […]


CJP rejects Aamir Liaquat’s apology in contempt case, summons MNA to court

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The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday refused an apology rendered by Aamir Liaquat Hussain’s lawyer in an ongoing contempt of court case, ordering the MNA to appear before the bench in person today. Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, during today’s hearing, lashed out against the televangelist, saying “anyone can speak against the judiciary […]


Journalist threatened for covering anti-PTM demos

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BANNU: A journalist is receiving threats for giving coverage to protest demonstrations against Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) or the Pashtun protection movement. The local journalist has, meanwhile, criticised for not taking any action against those hurling threats, despite being informed time and again. Journalists have also announced boycotting all police functions for not providing protection […]