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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 »

Street in Paris named after slain Pakistani journalist Saleem Shahzad

Saleem Shehzad

ISLAMABAD – A street in Paris has been named after Pakistani journalist Syed Saleem Shahzad who was kidnapped, tortured and killed in Islamabad four years ago. An international organisation, Reporters Without Borders, renamed 12 Parisian streets after journalists who have been murdered, tortured or disappeared to mark the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists (2 November). Shahzad ... Read More »

Mishal Pakistan initiative to encourage Journalism students, Media industry

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Mishal in Collaboration with Journalism Schools to launch Knowledge Empowerment Initiatives in Pakistan ISLAMABAD – Mishal Pakistan is working with more than 15 journalism schools across Pakistan for human resource development in the media industry. Mishal plans to launch journalism scholarships, research initiatives for better industry-academia linkages and gold medal recognition in research and academic excellence for the students, researchers and professionals. ... Read More »

Role of Women in Media and Communications highlighted at a seminar

One day International Seminar on “Communication for Development” was organized by Bahria University Islamabad and UNIC in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD – A seminar highlighting the crucial role women play in the media including their accomplishments and the unique set of challenges they face, was held in Islamabad. The one-day international seminar on communications for development with a focus on women in media, photojournalism and documentary making, was organized by the United Nation Information Centre (UNIC) and Bahria University to commemorate the United Nations ... Read More »

Colours of Pakistan through the eyes of Turks

1 President of TIKA, Ambassador of Pakistan and participating photographers inaugurating exhibition

ANKARA : A photography exhibition titled “Colours of Pakistan – Seen Through the Eyes of Turks” was launched in Ankara. The Embassy of Pakistan in Ankara has organized this exhibition in collaboration with the Ankara Metropolitan Municipality, as part of Pakistan’s 69th Independence Day celebrations. President of the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) Dr. Serdar Çam was the chief ... Read More »

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