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12 press clubs forced to cease activities in Balochistan

QUETTA: Chaghi, Shaheed Sikandarabad Surab, and Mir Ahmad Yar Khan Kalat Press Clubs in Balochistan have also announced stopping all their activities forthwith following growing threats from militant groups. The closure of the three took the total number of press clubs to have closed down in the province to 12. Almost all these 12 clubs shut down for an indefinite period after four separate incidents in recent days targeting the

Senior journalist Hamid Mir booked in 7-year old murder case

ISLAMABAD: Leading Pakistani TV journalist Hamid Mir has been booked for his alleged involvement in the kidnapping and murder case of a top-ranked ISI officer in 2010, police said on Sunday. Mir, 50, a popular news anchor, terrorism expert and security analyst on Geo TV, survived an attempt on his life in 2014 when gunmen shot him thrice. The seasoned journalist faces threats from multiple quarters including the Taliban. Khalid Khawaja

Factors behind lack of professionalism in mainstream media discussed

There is no such thing as free media in Pakistan; it’s just a myth. The influential and ruling circles are continuously trying to control media. A large number of start-up news channels have affected the quality of journalism, and the media highlights issues which are not related either to the public or to the viewers. These views were expressed by top journalists of the country on Saturday as they participated

University of Sargodha to offer new degree on ‘mobile journalism’

SARGODHA: University of Sargodha (UoS) Vice-Chancellor Dr Ishtiaq Ahmed announced that the university was going to start a specialized degree in mobile journalism for media and communication students from next year He made the announcement in the two-day national symposium on “roles, responsibilities and ethics of media in Pakistan”. He further announced that a multi-media centre will be built for the students of communication and media studies and will be available

Govt asked to take steps for safety of journalists, media workers

KARACHI: Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) has called on the governments of Pakistan and Balochistan and security forces to take urgent steps to end the climate of fear and insecurity prevailing among media workers in Balochistan. The PPF report on International Day to End Impunity for crimes against media that is commemorated every year on November 2, 2017, stressed that the long-awaited draft of the bill for safety of media workers

Science Journalism Fellowship opens

The European Geosciences Union (EGU) is now accepting applications for the 7th edition of its Science Journalism Fellowship competition. The fellowships enable journalists to report on ongoing research in the Earth, planetary or space sciences, with successful applicants receiving up to €5000 to cover expenses related to their projects. Deadline: December 5, 2017 For more information click here  

Journalist Ahmad Noorani attacked in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Senior journalist with The News, Ahmad Noorani, was assaulted by unidentified attackers on the federal capital’s Khayabane Suharwardy road on Friday. According to details, Noorani’s car was stopped by three men travelling on a motorcycle near Zero Point Interchange while he was on his way home in Islamabad from Rawalpindi. The three men got down from their unmarked motorcycle after chasing down Noorani’s car while another three, who were standing where the

US university training course for Pakistani journalists

LAHORE: 4thPillar.org has organized a US university certificate course for the working journalists in different cities of Pakistan. As many as 10 male and female journalists associated with different media organizations participated in the online “Basic Reporting and Writing Certificate” conducted at Lahore Press Club on Oct 27. A similar course was conducted for the journalists of a private TV channel in Islamabad on Oct 26. Earlier the same course

Government considers shutting down PTV World

ISLAMABAD: The government has decided to bail out PTV World – which has caused losses worth more than Rs350 million to the exchequer since its launch in 2013. However, proposals to shut down the channel or merge it with other TV channels on the state-run network are also being considered. In the outgoing week, there were marathon meetings between the bigwigs of the information ministry and the Pakistan Television (PTV)

TV channel suspended for airing concocted stories

ISLAMABAD:  The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on Friday suspended the licence of a private TV channel for seven days for airing concocted , unverified and unethical stories about female students of the Government College University (GCU) Faisalabad. The PEMRA said the false reports aired by ‘7 News’ not only damaged the reputation and goodwill of the university but also subjected the students, their parents, friends and relatives to