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Planning politics and media

Media represents the government and political picture at large. It is fair to assume that the broader picture shows issues of Pakistan on contentions between India and Pakistan, the Kashmir issue, Pakistan-Afghanistan foreign policy, role of the US, Saudi Arabia, Iran and China. But as a citizen one may ask: Where is the political contest on public issues of those living below the poverty line? Is there any pre-budget discussion

UN Committee urges Pakistan to protect freedom of expression and fight impunity

The UN Human Rights Committee has published its Concluding Observations regarding the situation in Pakistan. The experts called for the State to guarantee the rights to freedom of expression and privacy, and to end impunity. The UN Human Rights Committee has published its findings on the civil and political rights record in Pakistan following the review that took place on 11 and 12 July in Geneva. In its Concluding Observations,

Pakistani, Afghan journalists team up to promote peace

KARACHI: Working day and night for around 12 days, journalists from Pakistan and Afghanistan have jointly produced two videos and two audio documentaries. The project was a part of a two-week-long training on documentary-making for human rights and peace building held at the Centre for Excellence in Journalism (CEJ) at the Institute of Business Administration. The training was sponsored by Sonia Ristic and Zoran Culafic from Fondation Hirondelle. The two-week-long

Pemra issues show cause to TV channel

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority has issued a show-cause notice to ARY News on the complaint of a staff reporter associated with NEO TV, Shakir Younas Abbasi. The complainant has alleged that while airing the Press conference of MNA Ayesha Gulalai and subsequent reports on August 1 and August 2, 2017, the TV channel aired his pictures with ulterior motive and in order to jeopardise his professional repute. Moreover,

Female UK journalist to trek mountains of Pakistan in charity challenge

A regional daily journalist will trek across the mountains of Pakistan to raise money to establish schools in the Asian country. Oldham Evening Chronicle reporter Iram Ramzan, is joining a 16-strong team of British women, of both Pakistani and non-Pakistani origin, in undertaking the challenge for the Dil Trust UK. The charity promotes secular, primary education for boys and girls in a country which has the world’s third highest out-of-school

Two policemen suspended for manhandling journalist

KARACHI: Two policemen have been suspended for manhandling a journalist while he was covering a police encounter in Gulshan-e-Iqbal. Sajid Rauf, an Express News reporter, was manhandled by policemen of the Sharae Faisal police station near Lal Flats on main Rashid Minhas Road. “After hearing gunshots, I reached the spot and saw two robbers lying on the road after they had been shot by the police,” said Rauf. “I took

Dr Shahid Masood becomes President of Airwaves Media Group

ISLAMABAD: Eminent analyst Dr. Shahid Masood has assumed charge as president of Airwaves Media Group, NewsOne Television has reported. Besides NewsOne, the media group runs TVOne, Waseeb, and RadioOne. Dr. Shahid returned to NewsOne in February this year after abruptly quitting BOL News. Leaving that channel, he said he may never return to the television screen. He currently appears as an analyst on the program Live with Dr. Shahid Masood