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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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Role of media

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Apropos ‘Imran defends ISI, criticises role of media’ carried by Business Recorder on Saturday, the PTI chief seems to have stepped up pressure on the TV channel. On Friday, for example, he demanded that that TV channel should apologise to the Pakistani nation for its “baseless” allegations and “media vilification” of the Pakistan Army and […]

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Arrangements finalised for national media conference

Pakistan Press Foundation

KARACHI: The organising committee of the Sindh Madressatul Islam University (SMIU) at a meeting on Thursday finalised all arrangements for the three-day national media conference being held at a local hotel beginning from Feb 3. The meeting was chaired by SMIU Vice Chancellor Dr Mohammad Ali Sheikh. The participants in the meeting reviewed arrangements for […]

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Journalists call for forming ethics oversight bodies

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Karachi: Senior journalists have demanded restructuring the Press Council of Pakistan and renaming it “Media Council” by extending its scope to the electronic media to monitor the content in terms of ethics. A roundtable conference was held on “Ethical Journalism and the Print Media” was organised by the Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) and Pakistan Coalition […]

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Media’s evolution

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How simple were the gone days when people would raise pigeons to carry messages across towns or to friends and family houses. Imagine about a world where Roman officials used a postman and relay of horses to carry a letter 500 miles in 24 hours. From puckering up to smoke signals, from drum-beating to drawing […]

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Role of media

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ISLAMABAD: The objectivity of the electronic media is becoming highly questionable. Sensationalism, yellow journalism and fabrication are some terms that are continuously being used and heard today. Issues of national interest need care and restraint but the electronic media is failing to deliver objective reporting. There is a multitude of laws and ethics that the […]

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The role of media in disaster management

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IN the wake of sufferings caused by natural and man-made disasters in the last couple of decades, a new realisation is taking place in the contemporary world. There prevails a general comprehension to minimise the losses both to life and property to a maximum possible level through effective communication, utilising technology-based systems. Social scientists and […]

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Journalists call for developing standardized list of terminology for words threatening their safety

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KARACHI: Journalists at a consultative dialogue said that media organizations such as Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) and Council of Pakistan Newspapers Editors (CPNE) should develop a standardized list of terminology for sensitive words that threaten the safety of journalists. A national consultative dialogue on “Conflict Sensitive Reporting in Print Media” was held on […]

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Digital media still unexplored in Pakistan

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KARACHI: Entrepreneurs should start treating the digital arena as a strategic component of their businesses rather than an extension thereof, said Fazal Ashfaq, CEO of B Solutions, a Lahore-based digital advertising agency, while speaking to The Express Tribune on Wednesday. Despite rapid rate of growth in digital ad spends, its share in Pakistan’s total ad […]

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APNS rejects wage board notification

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KARACHI: The executive committee of All Pakistan Newspapers Society has rejected the notification issued by the ministry of information on the formation of 8th Wage Board, saying the nomination of APNS office- bearers has been made without its consent. APNS Secretary General Masood Hamid said after a meeting of the executive committee on Thursday that […]

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Performance of media not up to mark

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RAWALPINDI: Former Federal Minister for Information Javed Jabbar said the performance of the print and electronic media, as well as the social media, was not up to the mark. He stated this while speaking at a roundtable discussion arranged by Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU) in collaboration with the NGO Fridrich Ebert Stiftung and the […]

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Participants of moot review recommendations of Media Commission


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Experts of civil society, owners of private TV channels, representatives of associations of electronic and print media and advertisers, teachers and students of Mass-communication Department University of Karachi and others have reviewed the recommendations of Media Commission appointed by Supreme Court of Pakistan. This review was held at a roundtable event jointly organised by Citizens’ […]

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Will Jeff Bezos reshape the world of print?

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It is yet to be seen if Bezos can turn around the fate of The Washington Post because his acquisition comes at a time when the global print industry is in the doldrums It has been tough going for print media enterprises in the era of rising inflation, high printing costs and changing reading habits, […]

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Media menu of a last supper

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“NEWSPAPERS are owned and published by rich men. Rich men all belong to the same club. Sure, there’s competition — hard, tough competition for circulation, for newsbeats, for exclusive stories. Just so long as it doesn’t damage the prestige and privilege and position of the owners. If it does, down comes the lid.” This is […]

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