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Chief Justice takes suo-motu notice of Bahria Enclave tragedy

CJ takes suo-motu notice of Bahria Enclave tragedy

CJ called Chief Commissioner and IGP Islamabad to report within 48 hours After massive criticism on social media, Chief Justice of Pakistan took notice of stage collapse incident happened at Bahria Enclave, Islamabad. The incident took place on April 28, but state institutions were denying over what happened. No FIR has been registered so far, Islamabad commissioner showed reluctance about ... Read More »

Wikipedia founder Wales launches Wikitribune to combat fake news

Wikipedia founder Wales launches Wikitribune to combat fake news

The crowd-funded news platform aims to combat fake news by combining professional journalism with volunteer fact checking The co-founder of online encyclopedia Wikipedia Jimmy Wales is launching a new online application aimed at reshaping the news media called WikiTribune. “The news is broken and we can fix it,” WikiTribune says on its website, after Mr. Wales announced the plan late ... Read More »

Radio Pakistan and UN Pakistan celebrate World Radio Day 2017

Radio Pakistan and UN Pakistan celebrate World Radio Day 2017

World Radio Day is celebrated each year on February 13,  This year’s theme is “Radio is You” A two-hour live event on the theme of ‘Radio and Sustainable Development Goals’ was held at the PBC headquarters to mark World Radio Day 2017. The event was organized by Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) and United Nation Information Centre (UNIC). World Radio Day is celebrated ... Read More »

Netflix fans can now download shows to watch offline

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You need to have iOS 8.0 software or later, or Android 4.4.2 or later  and the latest Netflix app version. American multinational entertainment co. Netflix has finally announced a most demanded feature for their subscribers. The Netflix allows their worldwide disconnected members on offline mode, to download selected TV shows and movies for viewing on Android and Apple devices. Despite ... Read More »

Information Blackout: Facebook criticized for censoring Kashmir-related posts, accounts

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Facebook has been taking down accounts and posts related Kashmir unrest, which some term as “a violation of the right to free speech” SRINAGAR – Facebook has come under fire in recent days for suspending certain accounts on the social media platform, belonging to both native Kashmiris and foreigners present in and outside of the disputed Himalayan region. Facebook seems ... Read More »

Pakistan media ‘among the freest in Asia’: Report

Pakistan Media

Pakistan ranks 147th out of 180 countries in the latest world rankings for Press freedom The media in Pakistan is “among the freest in Asia”, according to World Press Freedom Report 2016. Although self-censorship is widely practiced within news organizations, “The Pakistani media are nonetheless regarded as among the freest in Asia when it comes to covering the squabbling among politicians,” Reporters ... Read More »

Women’s Day: Pakistani journalists discuss challenges, celebrate success

Pakistan TV women anchors

While making momentous contributions for society, Pakistani women in media face plentiful challenges in the course of their work which compel them to quit the field of journalism by Sana Jamal ISLAMABAD – Pakistani media has a strong women representation in country’s leading TV and radio stations but women still face obstacles in rising to key decision-making roles, women journalists highlighted ... Read More »

Center for Excellence in Journalism launched at Karachi’s IBA

US Ambassador David Hale and IBA Director Ishrat Hussain launch the Center for Excellence in Journalism (CEJ) at Karachi’s Institute of Business Administration (IBA)

Center for Excellence in Journalism (CEJ) is the new hub for the professional journalism training and networking KARACHI – Pakistani journalists and media professionals now have a new hub for the professional development, training and networking at Center for Excellence in Journalism (CEJ) in Karachi. American Ambassador David Hale and IBA Director Ishrat Hussain launched the Center for Excellence in Journalism (CEJ) ... Read More »

Second Pakistani journalist killed in a month

Pakistani journalist gunned down

PESHAWAR – Another journalist, Hafeez ur Rehman, has been killed in Kohat, Pakistan in less than a month’s time. Police said that unidentified gunmen killed the TV journalist on Sunday in the second such murder this month in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Attackers riding a motorcycle fired on 42-year-old Hafeez ur Rehman near his home on the outskirts of Kohat district. ... Read More »

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