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South Asian Media School launched: media in Third World plays oppositional role, says Sarwar


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Governor Punjab Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar has said that media is playing the opposition role in the third world countries where opposition is failed to play its role. Addressing the ceremony organised by South Asian Media School (SAMS) in connection with the launching of new programs in SAMS. Executive Director SAMS Imtiaz Alam, senior journalist Munno […]

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Proposal to make state media independent hailed

Pakistan Press Foundation

By: Shabbir Sarwar LAHORE: In a seminar organised by the South Asian Free Media Association (SAFMA) on the Media Commission report, Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors former president Arif Nizami, SAFMA Secretary General Imtiaz Alam and Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) Associate Professor Dr Osama Siddique addressed the audience, while participants from various media […]

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SAFMA for safety of journalists during polls

Pakistan Press Foundation

LAHORE: The South Asian Free Media Association and the South Asia Media Commission have urged the authorities in Pakistan to ensure that the media works freely while covering general election in the country. In a joint statement on Press Freedom Day, SAFMA Secretary General Imtiaz Alam and SAMC Secretary General M Ziauddin showed concern over […]

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Safma and SAMC condemn killing of journalists

Pakistan Press Foundation

KARACHI: South Asian Free Media Association, South Asia Media Commission and Media Commission-Pakistan have jointly condemned the killings of two journalists in a week. The joint statement was released by Safma Secretary General Imtiaz Alam, SAMC Secretary General M Ziauddin, and Media Commission-Pakistan’s president Arif Nizami and General Secretary Babar Ayaz. The joint statement said […]

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South Asian Free Media Association conference and the Line of Control

The eighth regional conference of the South Asian Free Media Association (SAFMA), in which members from eight countries of South Asia participated, was recently held in both Amritsar and Lahore. Their ‘peace caravan’, comprising over 200 delegates, crossed the border into Lahore on Monday in the hopes of “opening minds and borders”. The usual themes […]

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South Asian Free Media Association’s ‘peace caravan’ arrives in Lahore from Amritsar

* Indian PM plans to visit Pakistan ‘with something concrete in his bag’ when new government is in place By Tariq Farid LAHORE: The South Asian Free Media Association’s (SAFMA) “peace caravan” comprising participants from all the South Asian countries arrived here on Monday from Amritsar with a loud message of “opening minds and borders”. […]

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