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PTV Sports terminates Rashid Latif's contract amidst controversy

PTV Sports terminates Rashid Latif's contract amidst controversy

 June 15, 2024:  PTV Sports has terminated Rashid Latif's contract, sparking controversy and speculation. Despite a recent extension, Latif's departure raises questions about internal dynamics and financial challenges at PTV....

Pakistan Task Force on Journalist Murders formed to ensure justice

Pakistan Task Force on Journalist Murders formed to ensure justice

 June 14, 2024:  Freedom Press Unlimited, in collaboration with the government and civil society activists, has launched the Pakistan Task Force on Journalist Murders to monitor investigations and prosecutions, ensuring justice and keeping the issue in public focus.

Imran Riaz released after court discharges fraud case

Imran Riaz released after court discharges fraud case

 June 14, 2024:  Journalist Imran Riaz Khan was released by Lahore police after a court discharged him from a fraud case. The court found insufficient evidence against him.

Ameen Rajput's tragic end highlights struggles of jobless journalists

Ameen Rajput's tragic end highlights struggles of jobless journalists

 June 14, 2024:  Journalist Ameen Rajput's tragic death underscores the severe economic hardships faced by unemployed journalists. His story highlights the struggles within the media industry in Pakistan.

Journalists protest controversial defamation law in Punjab Assembly

Journalists protest controversial defamation law in Punjab Assembly

 June 13, 2024:  Journalists stage a walkout during the Punjab Assembly's budget session in protest against a new defamation law, highlighting concerns over press freedom and media rights in Pakistan.

Journalist Sanaullah Khan's bold question stuns post-budget press conference

Journalist Sanaullah Khan's bold question stuns post-budget press conference

 June 13, 2024:  At a post-budget press conference in Islamabad, journalist Sanaullah Khan's pointed question about budget allocation and accountability sparked applause and left Finance Minister Muhammad Aurangzeb impressed. Khan challenged the lack of inquiry into wealth sources and criticized government spending priorities.

Finance minister announces restoration of health insurance scheme for journalists and media workers

Finance minister announces restoration of health insurance scheme for journalists and media workers

 June 12, 2024:  Federal Finance Minister Muhammad Aurangzeb announces the restoration of a health insurance scheme for journalists and media workers in Pakistan, providing coverage for 5,000 individuals in the first phase and expanding to 10,000 in the second phase. This initiative underscores the government's commitment to supporting the media community.

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Pranks and newsroom tales

Pranks and newsroom tales

 It's inevitable; when two journalists meet after a long time and are done bitching about incompetent chief subs, bossy chief reporters, stupid news editors, the editor's blue-eyed boy, and how some deviously ambitious junior reporter or the other did them in for no apparent reason, they will eventually get down to the good times as well.

JSchool
How to pitch your story to major media outlets: A step-by-step guide

How to pitch your story to major media outlets: A step-by-step guide

Learn how to pitch your story to major media outlets with our step-by-step guide. Discover effective strategies and tips to get your story noticed and featured by top journalists and media platforms.

The Legends
Majid Nizami (1928-2014)

Majid Nizami (1928-2014)

Editor-in-chief and publisher of Nawa-i-Waqt, Majid Nizami was in the field of journalism for almost half a century. He was born in Sangla Hill in Sheikhupura, Punjab, and got his early education

Altaf Gauhar (1923-2000)

Altaf Gauhar (1923-2000)

Altaf Gauhar was a man of extraordinary versatility, charm and intelligence. He was born in Gujranwala and received his education from the Government College, Lahore, after which he joined All-India Radio

Asia Desk
Farewell to Harpal Singh Bedi, a giant in Indian sports journalism

Farewell to Harpal Singh Bedi, a giant in Indian sports journalism

 June 15, 2024:  Renowned Indian sports journalist Harpal Singh Bedi has passed away, leaving a legacy of razor-sharp reporting and heartfelt stories. Colleagues and friends pay tribute to his indomitable spirit and immense contribution to sports journalism in India.

Cable operators block four news channels in India's Andhra Pradesh state post-election

Cable operators block four news channels in India's Andhra Pradesh state post-election

 June 14, 2024:  The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) calls for the immediate restoration of news channels Sakshi TV, TV9, NTV, and 10TV in Andhra Pradesh. CPJ urges state leaders to uphold press freedom and ensure broadcasters operate without censorship.

CPJ urges Delhi Police to drop probe against The Caravan journalists

CPJ urges Delhi Police to drop probe against The Caravan journalists

 June 12, 2024:  The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) demands that Delhi Police cease its retaliatory investigation into The Caravan journalists, who were assaulted during the 2020 Delhi riots. CPJ calls for the prosecution of the attackers and emphasizes the need for transparency and justice to uphold press freedom in India.

IFJ and Indian union condemn attacks on journalists in India

IFJ and Indian union condemn attacks on journalists in India

 June 11, 2024:  The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the Indian Journalists Union (IJU) condemn the recent assaults on journalists in India amid elections and the Gaza Conflict, calling for urgent action to ensure their safety and uphold press freedom

World Desk
Russian court sets trial date for U.S. journalist Evan Gershkovich

Russian court sets trial date for U.S. journalist Evan Gershkovich

 June 18, 2024:  The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) urges Russian authorities to release U.S. journalist Evan Gershkovich and drop all charges against him as his trial begins on June 26. Gershkovich has been detained for over 14 months on unfounded espionage charges.

Call for investigation after brutal assault on DRC journalist

Call for investigation after brutal assault on DRC journalist

 June 13, 2024:  The Committee to Protect Journalists urges an impartial investigation into the June 5 assault on journalist Tatiana Osango in Kinshasa, DRC. Osango was attacked for her critical reporting on President Felix Tshisekedi. CPJ calls for accountability to end violence against journalists.

Data privacy in the U.S. media industry: New legal challenges ahead

Data privacy in the U.S. media industry: New legal challenges ahead

 June 12, 2024:  The U.S. media industry is confronting a wave of VPPA class-action lawsuits alleging illegal data sharing with third parties. These lawsuits could lead to significant changes in how media companies handle consumer data privacy.

Report forecasts major shifts in global media industry

Report forecasts major shifts in global media industry

 June 10, 2024:  Discover the latest insights from PwC’s Global Entertainment & Media Outlook 2023–2027, highlighting shifts in revenue, the rise of digital transformation, and the increasing role of AI in the media industry.

Digital Connections
2024 Digital News Report reveals rising challenges and shifting trends in global media

2024 Digital News Report reveals rising challenges and shifting trends in global media

 June 18, 2024:  Discover key insights from the Reuters Institute 2024 Digital News Report, highlighting challenges such as misinformation, declining trust, and the impact of AI and social media shifts on global news consumption.

TikTok enhances revenue options for content creators

TikTok enhances revenue options for content creators

 June 17, 2024:  Discover TikTok's latest updates aimed at boosting creator earnings. The platform has expanded its monetization tools, offering enhanced ad revenue sharing, new tipping options, and an improved creator fund to support content creators globally.

YouTube unveils new features to boost creator engagement and monetization

YouTube unveils new features to boost creator engagement and monetization

 June 15, 2024:  YouTube introduces new features aimed at enhancing creator engagement and monetization, including expanded shopping tools and improved analytics. These updates reflect YouTube's commitment to supporting its creator community and staying ahead in the digital media landscape.

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2024 Climate Journalism Award: Honoring excellence in environmental reporting

2024 Climate Journalism Award: Honoring excellence in environmental reporting

 June 18, 2024:  The 2024 Climate Journalism Award celebrates innovative climate reporting with approximately $2600 prizes in five categories. Apply now to honor excellence in environmental storytelling.

LNJAR offers legal assistance to journalists worldwide

LNJAR offers legal assistance to journalists worldwide

 June 17, 2024:  Discover how the Legal Network for Journalists at Risk (LNJAR) defends press freedom worldwide. LNJAR provides crucial legal support to journalists and media outlets facing threats and legal challenges, ensuring they can work without fear.

IWMF offers funding opportunities for female journalists worldwide

IWMF offers funding opportunities for female journalists worldwide

 June 15, 2024:  Female and nonbinary journalists can apply for the Howard G. Buffett Fund through the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) to support their reporting projects and professional development. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Funding available for innovative data-driven journalism projects

Funding available for innovative data-driven journalism projects

 June 14, 2024:  Apply for grants from the Pulitzer Center on crisis reporting for innovative data-driven journalism projects that highlight underreported issues. Open to newsrooms and independent journalists worldwide. Rolling deadline for applications.

Media Moments
Media Moments

ISLAMABAD, June 4, 2024: Geir T. Tonstol, Country Director of International Labour Organization (ILO) had an interactive session with the journalists on the first day of a two-day workshop held at the ILO office under USDOL-funded BRIDGE project in Islamabad for effective Reporting on Forced Labour and Fair Recruitment in Pakistan.

Media Moments

ISLAMABAD, May 30, 2024: A delegation of the National Press Club, Islamabad, led by President Azhar Jatoi called on the Federal Minister for Information, Attaullah Tarar. The minister assured the delegation of resolving journalists' issues, including medical, housing, salaries, and restoration of financial grants for the club.— Photo courtesy NPC

Media Moments

ISLAMABAD, May 29, 2024: Afzal Butt, President of the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), Azhar Jatoi, President of National Press Club (NPC), and Tariq Ali Virk, President of Rawalpindi-Islamabad Union of Journalists (RIUJ) present a memento to the SSP Islamabad Traffic Police, Sarfraz Virk at the start of an awareness session on traffic laws at the National Press Club.— Photo by Javed A. Malik, NPC

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Testimonials

Over time, JournalismPakistan.com has become my go-to site to stay up-to-date on the industry, particularly on matters that other media groups/organizations would not touch. The site has maintained its independence, and its balanced reporting of events has ensured that it will continue to do so.Jahanzaib Haque, Chief Digital Strategist & Editor Dawn.com

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Women in Media
Indian author Arundhati Roy faces prosecution over 2010 Kashmir remarks

Indian author Arundhati Roy faces prosecution over 2010 Kashmir remarks

 June 16, 2024:  Indian author Arundhati Roy is facing prosecution over her controversial remarks on Kashmir made in 2010. The legal action highlights ongoing tensions and freedom of speech issues in India.

Journalist Sophia Huang Xueqin sentenced to five years in China for subversion

Journalist Sophia Huang Xueqin sentenced to five years in China for subversion

 June 15, 2024:  The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the five-year prison sentence given to journalist Sophia Huang Xueqin by a Chinese court for "inciting subversion of state power." CPJ urges the Chinese government to release her immediately.

Journalist Hiba Abu Taha sentenced to one year in prison in Jordan

Journalist Hiba Abu Taha sentenced to one year in prison in Jordan

 June 14, 2024:  The Coalition for Women in Journalism (CFWIJ) condemns the sentencing of Jordanian journalist Hiba Abu Taha to one year in prison under Jordan's cybercrime law for her investigative report on the land corridor between Jordan and Israel. Calls for her immediate release highlight concerns over press freedom and free speech in Jordan.

Women journalists breaking barriers in media industry

Women journalists breaking barriers in media industry

 June 13, 2024:  Explore the significant contributions and challenges of women in journalism, highlighting their rising influence and the ongoing quest for gender equality in the media industry.