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Press freedom in Balochistan under threat: CPNE

QUETTA:  The Council of Pakistan Newspapers Editors (CPNE) has declared the prevailing situation regarding press freedom in Balochistan as extremely bad and contrary to democratic standards. According to a press release issued on Tuesday, the overall situation regarding pressfreedom in the province was reviewed in a meeting of CPNE’s standing committee in Quetta, which was chaired by CPNE President Zia Shahid. A resolution declaring the freedom of press situation in

Pemra imposed 137 fines, issued 221 show cause notices in two years

SARGODHA: The media and anchor persons should pursue the set rules of Pakistan Electronic Media Regularity Authority (Pemra) to prove they are part of civilized nation, said the Pemra Chairman, Absar Alam while addressing the concluding session of the two-day National Symposium on the role, responsibilities and ethics of media in Pakistan. It was organised by department of Communication and Media Studies, University of Sargodha. Absar said that the institution

Draper Hills Summer Fellowship on Democracy and Development at Stanford

Journalists can apply for the Draper Hills Summer Fellowship on Democracy and Development Program (DHSFDD). It is a three-week academic training program hosted annually at Stanford University’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law. The program brings together 25 to 30 mid-career practitioners from transitioning countries. This training program provides a unique forum for emerging leaders to connect, exchange experiences, and receive academic training to enrich their knowledge

McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism

The McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism provides editorial and financial support to journalists who need the time and resources to produce a significant story or series that provides fresh insight into an important business or economic topic. Applications are accepted for in-depth text, video or audio pieces, and proposals that take advantage of more than one storytelling form to create a multimedia package, are encouraged. Typically, grants up to $5,000

John S. Knight Fellowships for journalists and journalism innovators open

Journalists and journalism innovators seeking to transform the industry can apply for the John S. Knight Fellowships 2019 by proposing journalism projects. The Fellowships support diverse journalists from around the world who are deeply engaged in exploring solutions to the most urgent issues facing journalism. Up to 20 selected fellows will spend their time on individual and collaborative projects from September 2018 to June 2019. The fellows will also participate

Knife Rider: When media ethics take a back seat

Today, a large chunk of Pakistan’s population has access to the electronic media. Televisions and radios are now undeniably the most powerful influencers in our society. With that in mind, there has been much debate recently about what the media’s responsibility should be. How should it conduct itself? And can it afford to run programs that instigate hate or violence? On Thursday, the Economist released its ‘Safe Cities Index 2017’,

Knife Rider: When media ethics take a back seat

Today, a large chunk of Pakistan’s population has access to the electronic media. Televisions and radios are now undeniably the most powerful influencers in our society. With that in mind, there has been much debate recently about what the media’s responsibility should be. How should it conduct itself? And can it afford to run programs that instigate hate or violence? On Thursday, the Economist released its ‘Safe Cities Index 2017’,

Five members of Maryam’s media cell held over anti-army, anti-judiciary campaign

ISLAMABAD: As many as five members of the ‘strategic media cell’ of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) allegedly formed by Maryam Nawaz have been taken into custody from Lahore for launching a social media campaign against army and judiciary, Online news agency claimed in a report. According to Online, Maryam, the daughter of ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif, had shifted the alleged cell to Dubai after her father’s removal from

Taliban claim they killed Pakistani journalist for being spy

SWABI: While an FIR lodged by a brother of Haroon Khan — a journalist who was shot dead near his home — said his two nephews were involved in his murder, the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan claimed responsibility for his killing. In a statement, the militant group said Haroon, who worked for print as well as electronic media organisations, had been killed because of suspicions that he was spying on the Taliban

Bill for protection of journalists to be tabled before cabinet soon

ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb has apprised the Senate Committee on Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage the first draft of the bill for the protection of journalists would be presented before the cabinet legislative committee for its approval. She said the bill was prepared in consultation with all the stakeholders, including All Pakistan Newspaper Society (APNS), Council of Newspapers Editors (CPNE) and the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) and was inclusive of