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Pakistan’s politics repeats itself first as tragedy, then as farce. So, while you may initially be inclined to shed tears over it, a better reaction, I humbly suggest, might be to enjoy the absurdities for what they are. It is the greatest comic show, better than anything you could find on Netflix. And it certainly […]

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Pakistan’s private TV news revolution under General Musharraf

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When Pakistan’s last military ruler, General Pervez Musharraf, assumed power on October 12, 1999, he was hailed—both by the local and international media—as a liberal hero. He imposed no restrictions on the media, and within three years of coming to power, he allowed private news channels to become operational in the country. Pakistani media was […]

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Media matters

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Pakistani media houses are facing a serious financial crunch, leading to downsizing and layoffs. The issue gained prominence after the induction of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI)-led federal government, which stopped releasing pending government advertisement to private media. It warned of a worse situation in the days to come, urging the media houses to rethink their […]

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Media coverage

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THE Pakistani media’s tragic flaw is that rather than cover the story, it is too often part of the story. So it is again with regards to media coverage of last week’s TLP protests. All stakeholders — the government, the protesters, the public — had strong opinions on how the media should cover the mayhem. […]

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KUJ to send its recommendations to government this month

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The Karachi Union of Journalists organised a discussion on the Journalists Welfare and Protection Bill, 2016, on Wednesday and prepared its recommendations and suggestions for incorporation in the proposed law that would be sent to the federal government this month. The discussion session was organised at the Karachi Press Club and attended by senior journalists, […]

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Musharraf begins TV career as analyst

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Former military ruler, retired general Pervez Musharraf, has launched a career as a political analyst on a weekly television talk show, a prominent role for the ex-leader who lives in Dubai and faces several criminal cases at home. The show, “Sab Se Pehle Pakistan with President Musharraf”, debuted Sunday on Bol TV which recently ran […]

Media and Governance

Media-government showdown averted

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ISLAMABAD: A possible showdown between the media and government was averted on Wednesday evening, after the information minister brokered reconciliation between her cabinet colleague Anusha Rehman and a reporter covering Supreme Court proceedings. The two came face to face earlier in the day when Azam Gill, a reporter for a private TV channel, began filming […]

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Staffer of television channel shot dead: Taliban claim responsibility for the killing

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Karachi: One person was killed when unidentified gunmen on a motorcycle fired at the Digital Satellite News Gathering (DSNG) van of “Samaa” television channel on February 12, in Karachi, the largest city of Pakistan.The person killed was twenty two years old Taimoor Abbas who was working as an Assistant on the DSNG van. The DSNG […]

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Psychological counseling essential for journalists physical and emotional well-being : TV reporters

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Karachi, Jan 18 (PPI):  Majority of journalists witness traumatic events and should get regular psychological counseling and medical check-ups to ensure their physical as well as psycho-social safety and productivity. Media houses also need to develop implementation of safety protocols in the field and anti-sexual harassment policies for female journalists. These were some of the […]

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Rush for ‘Breaking News’ putting journalists at risk: Press Clubs’ reps

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Press clubs’ representatives from across Pakistan agreed that the rush for breaking news combined with the unprofessional attitude of editors, newsroom personnel and media houses leave journalists working in the field vulnerable and at risk. This was the consensus at the ‘National Consultative Dialogue on the Safety of Journalists,’ organized by the Pakistan Press Foundation […]

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Media and implementation of NAP

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Though consensus on the National Action Plan captured time and space in media but its implementation did not attract the media enthusiasm. Pakistani media primarily covered 20 points of the NAP in news sections; however on opinion pages and talk shows, the NAP did not get the due space and time. Hence media primarily remained […]

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2014 worst year in history of Pakistani media

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PESHAWAR: The year 2014 was the worst ever in the history of Pakistan for the media with the highest number of casualties – 14 journalists, media assistants and a blogger got killed for their work and dozens injured, kidnapped and intimidated, reveals an annual media trends monitoring and analysis report issued by Freedom Network, Pakistan. […]

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CPNE criticises Rangers raid on Nawa-i-Waqt editor’s house

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KARACHI: The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors has condemned a raid by Rangers on the house of Saeed Khawar, Resident Editor of Nawa-i-Waqt. According to a statement issued by the CPNE on Monday, a meeting of the council expressed solidarity with Mr Khawar and called upon the director general of Pakistan Rangers, Sindh, to investigate […]

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Marvi for creation of consultative body in fight against terrorism

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ISLAMABAD – National Assembly Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting Chairperson Marvi Memon has proposed creation of a consultative body of government and media representatives to help promote better cooperation in the fight against terrorism. In an exclusive interview with Radio Pakistan, she said media has an important and effective role to complement efforts of […]

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