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Media facing extreme suffocation: CPNE

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KARACHI: The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) has expressed deep concern over the condition of freedom of the press in the country, saying the media is undergoing a phase of extreme suffocation and unnecessary restrictions. The CPNE through a resolution passed at a meeting of its standing committee headed by council president Arif Nizami […]

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A history of public spaces, newspapers and crowd politics

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KARACHI: Coffee houses established in 17th Century Europe were the first nurseries of democracy. Print media in Pakistan has many a time welcomed the imposition of martial law. Crowd politics in India has led to a larger debate about democracy. These were some of the thoughts expressed by different speakers on Friday at a conference […]

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‘Witness to History’ – The News marks 25 years with an ode to contemporary art

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Karachi: “The readers of The News have witnessed history! Started 25 years back, the paper was a breath of fresh air in the print media. It served as a breeding ground for journalists back then, and indeed remains one till this day.” This was stated by Sarmad A Ali of the Jang Group of Companies […]

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Media directed to black out 37 banned outfits

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ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Interior has directed the national media through Pemra not to publish or telecast the news items of 37 banned outfits. The Ministry on Thursday dispatched a list to the print and electronic media of these banned outfits and directed not to telecast their news items, especially their threats and claims should […]

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Govt keen to address concerns of print media: Irfan Siddiqui

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ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Affairs Irfan Siddiqui on Monday said the government believed in the freedom of press and was keen to address concerns of print media. Addressing a luncheon meeting with the Executive Committee of APNS Irfan Siddiqui appreciated the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) for raising the issues […]

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PM thanked for deciding to clear print media’s outstanding bills

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KARACHI: The All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) and the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) have thanked Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for deciding to clear outstanding bills, amounting to about Rs790 million, for the period 2008-12 payable to print media organisations by the federal information ministry, devolved ministries and federal government departments. According to a […]

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SC wants TV channels to reveal names of owners

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ISLAMABAD: Against the backdrop of the Axact degree awarding fiasco, the Supreme Court came up on Wednesday with a suggestion calling upon private television channels to follow the practice of revealing the names of their owners as was done by the print media which published the names of editors and publishers. “There should be a […]

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Maryam out to keep a check on media

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Islamabad: The ministry of information, broadcasting & national heritage has established Strategic Media Communication Cell at Prime Minister Secretariat under the supervision of Maryam Nawaz Sharif with sole objective to keep vigilance on trends in media relating to government departments and analyze coverage of media relating to government’s prospects and initiatives, The Nation has learnt. […]

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From past to the present: Tired of studying colonial journalism, KU student launches own newspaper

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KARACHI: University of Karachi (KU) student Ali Raza once asked his teacher during his third year of Bachelor’s in journalism why we still study colonial journalism, its history and future. “Why can’t we learn about how journalism has evolved in Pakistan and where it is going today?” His teacher told him to go make his […]

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PTI-PAT sit-ins: Govt ploughed Rs450m into media blitz

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ISLAMABAD: The ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government spent an estimated Rs450 million from national exchequer on the advertisement in an effort to run its media campaign to counter months-long sit-ins staged by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) last year. The ‘popular idea’ was floated by the PML-N media managers […]

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Media asked to refrain from carrying ‘provocative’ news

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Karachi: Sindh information secretary Dr Zulfiqar Ali Shalwani on Thursday urged the print and electronic media to refrain from printing, publishing or broadcasting items which could provoke hatred or cause conflicts. Presiding over a meeting of the media sub-committee of the Provincial Action Plan, the secretary said it was the responsibility of all print and […]

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KARACHI: The first meeting of media Committee constituted under Provincial Action Plan / National Action Plan to eliminate terrorism met here under the chairmanship of Secretary to Government of Sindh Information Department Dr. Zulfiqar Ali Shalwani the meeting who attended by Director General PID Ashique Hussain Shaikh, Sayed Sikandar Ali of PIMRA, Ayaz Alam of […]

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Govts failed to honour its commitments: APNS

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KARACHI: The All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) Wednesday paid tributes to Majid Nizami, publisher/chief editor, Nawa-i-Waqt Group of Publications, the Executive Committee members offered Fateha and expressed their profound grief over the sad demise of the veteran colleague. In a press release APNS Secretary General Sarmad Ali stated that the Executive Committee of APNS held […]

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Pervaiz asks media to keep national interest supreme

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Pervaiz Rashid on Monday called for an effective liaison and coordination between the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) and the Ministry of Information to ensure dissemination of authentic information. He said effective liaison and cooperation was also vital to dispelling any misleading perception with regards to the military operation. […]

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