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By: ZUBEIDA MUSTAFA THE two-member media commission’s recommendation for consultations on the review of all media laws and codes could not have been more timely. The fact is that lately a lot of concern has been expressed vocally by discerning observers about the damage the media is inflicting on our society. Any forum, which is […]

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Notices issued to six dailies

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QUETTA: A division bench of the Balochistan High Court (BHC) issued show-cause notices to owners and editors of six newspapers on Wednesday for publishing statements of banned organisations accepting responsibility for acts of terrorism. The bench comprising Chief Justice Qazi Faez Isa and Justice Naeem Akhtar Afghan issued the notices during the hearing of a […]

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Media wrong, once again!

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I admit I was wrong in my pre-poll projections. Like most of my colleagues in the media, I had expected the PPP to get a good drubbing in Punjab and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P). But very few of us had expected it to be wiped out almost completely from these two provinces. On the other hand, none […]

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Cultural values be promoted in media: CJ

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ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Ifthikar Muhammad Chaudhry on Monday while hearing the case of obscenity in media remarked that both print and electronic media should promote the cultural values. The court directed the petitioners to submit unethical content record being aired on different TV channels. The Chief Justice asked the petitioners to inform […]

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Press freedom in Pakistan impresses Australian media team

Anil Datta An Australian newspaper’s delegation said on Monday it was really impressed by the degree of press freedom and the bold and neutral reportage in Pakistan.The two-member delegation comprised Oliver Perret, project manager at The Epoch Times, Sydney, Australia, and Jenny Zang. “Back home, we had been given rather a different account of the […]

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Newspaper reporter, three others gunned down

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Karachi: Four people, including a newspaper reporter, were killed in separate incidents across the city on Sunday. Sheikh Ali Mohsin, 32, was shot dead in Gulbahar police jurisdiction. The incident took place at about 7:30am near Parda Park. Senior Superintendent of Police Amir Farooqui of Central District said Mohsin was a resident of New Karachi […]

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Media summit discusses technology, youth

ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday, the All Pakistan Newspaper Society inaugurated a two-day South Asia Media Summit. Media executives from India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka spoke about how the industry must change in response to rapid developments in both technology and media culture. Each session of the conference, held on the occasion of APNS’s 60th anniversary, was […]

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Printing press employees accused of blasphemy

By: Rana Yasif LAHORE: An additional district and sessions judge has fixed February 7 for arguments on the after-arrest bails of four men accused of publishing allegedly blasphemous books about the Ahmadi faith. Moeed Ayaz, Asmatullah, Razaullah and Ghulamullah, employees of Black Arrow Printing Press, were arrested on January 7 as they loaded a small […]

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All Pakistan Newspapers Society chief grieved over Siraj’s death

KARACHI: The president of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS), Sarmad Ali, has expressed sorrow and grief over the death of Sirajul Haq Memon, a former chief editor of Hilal-i-Pakistan daily and distinguished intellectual of Sindh. In a message, the APNS president said that Mr Memon’s contribution for the promotion of Sindhi journalism and culture […]

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All Pakistan Newspapers Society urges government to pay arrears

FAISALABAD: A meeting of the executive committee of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society has expressed grave concern over the deteriorating financial condition of the newspaper industry because of economic slowdown which has resulted in a drastic fall in the advertising revenue of newspapers. The financial crunch has been exacerbated by the non-payment of bills of […]

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All Pakistan Newspapers Society meeting

“The Executive Committee of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society is meeting on January 30, 2013 at Faisalabad wherein the matters relating to South Asia Media Summit scheduled to be held on February 20-21, 2013 at Islamabad will be discussed and decided. The members of the Executive Committee reaching Faisalabad from across the country will discuss […]

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Senior journalist Mahmood Sham calls on Chief Minister Sindh

KARACHI: Senior journalist and writer Mahmood Sham here on Thursday called on Chief Minister Sindh, Syed Qaim Ali Shah. He presented his newly published book “Media Manzar” to the Chief Minister. Sham, who is also Group managing Editor of the newspaper Jahan Pakistan, also presented a copy of the newspaper to the Chief Minister. Shah […]

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22nd All Pakistan Newspapers Society Journalist Awards open for entries

Karachi: The All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) on Saturday announced the categories for the 22nd APNS Journalist Awards, and requested reporters, photographers and cartoonists of member publications to submit their entries for any one of the categories. In a statement, APNS Secretary General Masood Hamid said the editors and chief executives of member publications could […]

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‘A newspaper without strong online presence will die out’

By: Sidrah Roghay Earl J Wilkinson says youngsters today expect ‘news to walk to them’; unless a news story is trending on social media they refuse to read it Back when Earl J Wilkinson was a journalist, he did not care about money. But the recession that hit the United States of America in 2008 […]

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