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Rights issues: Govt to table bills regarding torture, custodial deaths

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: Government was working on various bills regarding torture and custodial death, rights of persons with disability and prohibition of corporal punishment which would be tabled in National Assembly soon. She was talking to United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Representative Vibeke Jensen who had called on her on Friday. They discussed relevance of […]

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Workshop on effective use of ICTs for development held

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Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) and Ministry of IT organised a full day workshop on effective use of ICTs for development with Professor Tim Unwin, UNESCO Chair in ICT4D, at National IT Board in Islamabad. The workshop included four sessions on local content development, collaboration with international research partners, competition policy, and emerging business models. […]

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Internet giants changing cultural landscape, says Unesco

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ISLAMABAD: The world’s cultural landscape has changed considerably with the rise of internet giants, which together with the explosion of social networks and digital revolution, are profoundly changing methods of production and dissemination of cultural goods such as music, film and books, Unesco says in a new report. The first global report evaluating the impact […]

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Alliance demands compensation for deceased journalists

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: The participants of a consultative conference on safety of journalists has resolved to support UNESCO’s Research Agenda for academia on safety of journalists and agreed on the need for collaboration among academia, media development and UN missions in Pakistan on media safety issues. The unanimous resolution was passed in the one-day consultative conference on […]

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Alliance demands compensation for deceased journalists

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: The participants of a consultative conference on safety of journalists has resolved to support UNESCO’s Research Agenda for academia on safety of journalists and agreed on the need for collaboration among academia, media development and UN missions in Pakistan on media safety issues. The unanimous resolution was passed in the one-day consultative conference on […]

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‘Pakistani law does not guarantee journalists’ safety’

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ISLAMABAD: A gathering of media practitioners and legal experts was told on Thursday that there was no law in Pakistan that guaranteed the safety of journalists, and that the state – rather than protecting journalists – actually creates an enabling environment where media personnel can be targeted for doing their jobs. An official from the […]

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Minimising risk: Freedom Network, UNESCO give journalists safety training

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PESHAWAR: Journalists from Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Federally Administered Tribal Areas received a training session on how to remain safe while reporting for their respective national and international news organisations in the region. The two-day training—one day each for journalists of K-P and Fata—that culminated on Sunday, was held in the city by Pakistani media development organisation […]

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Girls’ Right to Education programme launched

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ISLAMABAD: The government and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) have launched a three-year programme to provide quality education to girls, especially in the country’s more remote areas. Speaking at the inaugural ceremony of the Girls’ Right to Education programme on Thursday, Minister of State for Federal Education and Professional Training Balighur […]

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UNESCO slates killing of media workers in Karachi

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UNITED NATIONS: The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom on Monday denounced the recent killing of two media workers in Pakistan and called for an investigation into both cases. “Violence and fear must not be allowed to prevent journalists and media workers from doing their work,” Irina Bokova, Director-General of […]

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‘Journalists should know media ethics’

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ISLAMABAD: Senior journalists should give their input to juniors on media ethics. This was stated by veteran journalist Mohammed Ziauddin while addressing a workshop on: “Let Journalism Thrive! Towards Better Reporting, Gender Equality and Media Safety in the Digital Age”. He said manipulation of digital age was very dangerous so government should make the Pakistan […]

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Moenjodaro ‘in danger’ after the Sindh Festival

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ISLAMABAD: Though the recent Sindh Cultural Festival won its organisers international limelight, its launch on the ruins of the world heritage Moenjodaro on February 1 continues to worry many at home and abroad – foremost the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Documents seen by Dawn show that two days later an alarmed […]

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Heritage sites to be used as venue to educate young generation

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ISLAMABAD: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), plans to use the World Heritage Sites of Pakistan as venue for educating young generation and teaching them about this long human history. “These sites are wonderful venue for school visits and teaching the youngsters about history of different cultures and this is what UNESCO says […]

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Sindh festival at Moen Jo Daro: Civil society starts own ‘coup’ to protect culture

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By: Hafeez Tunio KARACHI: Three days before the ‘cultural coup’ in Sindh is scheduled to kick off, civil society members write to Unesco to save the inauguration site – Moen Jo Daro – from further destruction. The brainchild of Pakistan Peoples Party patron-in-chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Sindh Festival, will start from February 1. The historical […]

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COMS calls federal & provincial govts to designate contact persons on violence against media

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KARACHI: The Coalition on Media Safety (COMS) has demanded that federal and provincial governments to designate contact persons on violence against media so that media professionals, civil society organizations and concerned citizens may be able to get information on progress regarding specific cases of violence against media personnel. The resolution was passed at the second […]

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