Posts From Adeeb Press

TV beauty contest challenged

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) while hearing a petition filed against the upcoming edition of Miss Veet Pakistan beauty pageant show on a private television channel has asked the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to provide the record of last year’s show. IHC Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui directed Pemra to submit the recording in a compact disc (CD) by September 11. The court would announce an order on

Pakistani PM urges media to play responsible, unbiased role

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister of Pakistan Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said that media was an important stakeholder in the democratic system that has to play a responsible role in informing the general public in an unbiased manner. The prime minister said this in a meeting with Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb and spokesperson of the Prime Minister Dr Musadiq Malik who called on him at the PM

Hum Network announces launch of its news channel

The Hum Network Limited has announced that it will launch a new TV channel by the name of ‘Hum News’, although a date for the expected launch of the channel was not revealed. A letter sent to the general manager of the Pakistan Stock Exchange said the board of directors of Hum Network Limited during a meeting on Friday gave its approval for the launch of Hum News “to exploit

Health journalism reporters get training in Turkey

ANKARA: A group of reporters from Pakistan and other countries attending Anadolu Agency’s health journalism training program visited the agency’s headquarters in Ankara. Health reporters from Albania, Azerbaijan, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Somalia, Pakistan, Lebanon, Kazakhstan, and Turkey are taking part in the 11-day training in Ankara which takes place from Aug. 8 to Aug. 18. The program is held by Anadolu Agency’s News Academy in collaboration with Ankara-based Statistical, Economic

Special coverage of concert at UN on Pakistan Independence Day

4thpillar.org,Vigilant Media Watchdog team’s special coverage of musical concert in United Nation Headquarters on Pakistan’s Independence Day. The team member later had dinner with renowned journalists , community workers and political party leaders at  Turkish Restaurant in New York. Organized by the Pakistan Mission to the United Nations, the concert  feature acclaimed Sachal Jazz Ensemble, which is a blend of the traditional and the modern music. The concert titled ‘Music

Social media activist arrested from Hunza

HUNZA: A social media activist has been detained by the Hunza District police, The High Asia Herald said through credible sources. According to the sources, Hasnain Ramal, a prominent political and social activist had been very vocal in highlighting public issues on social media. He has detained under Anti-Terrorism Act (ATC) and Cyber Crime Act 2016, from his native town in Hunza. According to Ehsan Ali Advocate, President Supreme Appellate

BBC news services mark 70 years of Partition

To mark the 70th anniversary of the Partition of India, India’s independence from the British Raj and the creation of an independent Pakistan, the BBC’s international news services – BBC World Service, BBC World News television and the website bbc.com/news –present a season of special features and programmes. Using timelines, memoirs and testimonies, BBC World Service reports in English, Bangla, Hindi, Urdu and other languages on the reasons and events

How social media is reshaping Pakistan

Mashal Khan, a student at Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, Pakistan was lynched to death by an angry mob on the premises of the university on 13 April 2017. It didn’t take long for the videos of this barbaric act to pop up on various social media sites including YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. Twenty year ago, this incident may have disappeared into oblivion without such online attention. Social media sites

Who will tame the media?

The unseating of prime minister Nawaz Sharif has its origins in the work of the media. It was the work of a dedicated group of journalists that exposed the financial transactions and wealth of a number of leaders, including that of the Sharif family, which led in this instance to the departure of Mian Nawaz Sharif. This report was the basis for the creation of the JIT which in turn