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Suspension of licence

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A MONTH and a half since the Geo-ISI controversy erupted, Pemra has finally delivered its verdict: Geo News has been suspended for 15 days and a multi-million rupee fine has been imposed. Leave aside whether the decision was right or wrong for a minute and focus on the procedure adopted. Unlike the earlier attempt by […]

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Who holds the media key?

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The “media story,” refuses to die, it seems. Geo is off air in most parts of the country; it is getting difficult day by day to send the copies of Jang and The News to their destinations, but now those working for these publications are finding it difficult to leave or reach their homes after […]

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The real issue

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The brazen attack on Geo News’ anchorperson Hamid Mir should have highlighted the perils of being a journalist in Pakistan and galvanised media persons, but it has undeniably divided them. The attack should have helped bring all stakeholders, including media houses, political parties, the government and the armed forces on the same page against the […]

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Govt accused of violating right to information law

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ISLAMABAD: Speakers at a conference on Saturday accused the government of violating right to information law. The international conference was held at a local hotel to mark World Press Freedom Day. “Mediapersons are not allowed to get information especially from the military establishment,” they maintained. Federal Minister for Petroleum and Natural Heritage Shahid Khaqan Abbasi […]

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All institutions including media working within limits

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PAKPATTAN: Punjab Governor Ch Muhammad Sarwar has said that the government is proud of the Pakistan Army. He added that the government has made a strategy to end power shutdowns in the next three years.Talking to newsmen at the Shrine of Hazrat Baba Fariduddin Masood Ganj Shakar on Sunday, the governor said all institutions, including […]

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PBA slams attack on Mir, urges restraint

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KARACHI: The Executive Committee of the Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA), in a meeting held in Karachi on Thursday, once again condemned the attack on senior journalist Hamid Mir and urged concerned authorities to apprehend those responsible for the incident. “Since a judicial commission has been appointed to probe the incident, PBA stresses the need to […]

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Media should inform, not create differences: Ghazi Salahuddin

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QUETTA: Renowned journalist, columnist and intellectual Ghazi Salahuddin have said that media’s job is not to create differences but to disseminate information to the public. He said this while talking to a dialogue organised by Rozan at the Quetta Press Club on Tuesday. A large number of journalists and students attended the dialogue. He stressed […]

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Journalism after 10 years?

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“Don’t think journalism is going away. Delivery systems may change from paper to computers, and reporters may be renamed ‘content providers’” — Samuel G Freedman, Letters to a Young Journalist. In my contemporary journalism class at the University of Iowa, I debated with my professors over the content of social media versus real newsroom journalism. […]

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Media needs an ombudsman to regulate controversial content says Jabbar

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By: Manzoor Ali PESHAWAR: A former federal minister has suggested that an ombudsman should be appointed for the media to regulate the coverage of objectionable content. Former federal minister for information and member of the commission, Javed Jabbar was the lead speaker at a roundtable conference at which NGOs and the academia reviewed recommendations of […]

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Journalists’ welfare foundation launched

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PESHAWAR: Journalists Welfare, Safety and Development Foundation (JWSDF) was formally launched here with holding a two-day technical training workshop for journalists on ‘Responsible Journalism’ here at Peshawar Press Club (PPC) on Wednesday. Those who addressed the workshop were included PPC President Nasir Hussein, senior journalists, Bakhtzada Yousufzai, Javed Aziz, chairman JWSDF Ali Hazrat Bacha and […]

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A growing media

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Today everyone in Pakistan is conscious of the drone strikes, TTP’s offer of talks to the government and many other issues of Pakistan. It is all due to the flourishing media in the country. When people know exactly what is happening around, they can become active citizens and play their role in the affairs of […]

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