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Information Ministry has little to offer to needy artistes     Fareeha Idrees and team join Abb Takk      Vsh Director News lodges FIR against reporter for demanding salary     Notice terms ARY campaign against Mansha/MCB baseless, malicious     Afghan court sentences AP journalist's killer to 20 years     Prime Minister approves Rs500 million for Journalists Endowment Fund     PTV to spend Rs2 billion on digitization of its transmission network     

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Information Ministry has little to offer to needy artistes

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Culture and Art Relief Fund lacks needed resources to help deserving and needy artistes as big financial institutions seem least interested in making contributions to the fund.

 

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has disclosed that it would be able to help only 66 artistes this year out of 169 who are in dire need of financial assistance to meet their daily expenditures.

 

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Fareeha Idrees and team join Abb Takk

ISLAMABAD: Popular anchorperson and columnist Fareeha Idress, has quit Waqt News and joined Abb Takk Television along with her producer, researcher and content producer.

 

She hosted a current affairs program “8pm with Fareeha Idrees” on Waqt News.

 

A source told JournalismPakistan.com that Fareeha's one month notice to Waqt News management expires on April 4 and she wo

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Vsh Director News lodges FIR against reporter for demanding salary

KARACHI : Director News of Vsh News, a regional channel operating out of Karachi, has lodged an FIR against a reporter for demanding his salary and outstanding dues.

 

The FIR (57/2015) has been registered with the Tipu Sultan Police Station in Karachi. The reporter who works in the same channel told JournalismPakistan.com on condition of anonymity that he was facing financial problems because of salary delay. “I approa

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Notice terms ARY campaign against Mansha/MCB baseless, malicious

ISLAMABAD: A public notice on Sunday termed as highly malicious a media campaign run by ARY News Television against "Mian Muhammad Mansha, MCB Bank Limited and other concerned entities".

 

The notice in Dawn by M/s Cornelius Lane & Mufti, Advocates and Solicitors says that it is being published on the specific instructions of their clients to inform the public about the real reasons for "this baseless and u

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Afghan court sentences AP journalist's killer to 20 years

KABUL, Afghanistan: Afghanistan's highest court has ruled that the police officer convicted of murdering Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus (pictured) and wounding AP correspo


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Prime Minister approves Rs500 million for Journalists' Endow

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has approved Rs500 million as seed money for journalists’ endowment fund for welfare of working journalists and their families.

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PTV to spend Rs2 billion on digitization of its transmission

ISLAMABAD: State-run Pakistan Television plans to spend Rs2 billion on digitization of its transmission network but in violation of procurement rules and without getting approval of PC-I from th


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Denmark to provide $2.5m for journalists' safety program

ISLAMABAD: Denmark will provide $2.5 million for a two-year media program that will help improve the skills and safety of journalists in Pakistan.

 

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Express Tribune's Farahnaz wins scholarship

ISLAMABAD: Farahnaz Zahidi Moazzam, senior sub-editor at The Express Tribune, is one of five journalists who have won scholarships to attend Women Deliver 20


Government working on legislation to unblock YouTube: minister

ISLAMABAD: The government is in the process of enacting a law through the Prevention of Electronic Crime Bill, 2014, to localise YouTube, a video-sharing website,


Nigerian soldiers confine Al-Jazeera journalists to hotel

ABUJA, Nigeria: Nigerian military authorities on Tuesday confined two Al-Jazeera journalists to their hotel room and have forbidden them from leaving, according t


Journalists boycott proceedings of AJK legislative assembly

MUZAFFARABAD: Journalists and their respective organizations boycotted proceedings of the Azad Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly in protest against the closure of Geo TV in defiance of court orders.

 

The News reported the journalists got together in front of the Assembly Hall and recorded their prote


MQM protest against ARY News continues

KARACHI: A day after MQM parliamentarians protested in the Sindh Assembly, hundred of party supporters gathered outside Karachi Press Club Thursday to protest against ARY News.

 

The protestors were carrying placards and banners inscribed with slogans against the channel, some of its anchorpersons and the


Ashraf Malkham joins Geo News as special correspondent

ISLAMABAD: Senior journalist Ashraf Malkham has joined Geo News as special correspondent and will be responsible for covering mega events and investigate special stories.

 

He has worked for Pakistan Television as chief editor where he was considered a close confidante of former MD PTV Yousuf Baig Mirza.


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