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PFUJ demands financial assistance for heirs of slain journalists     44 journalists honored for quality work     Badami blow to BOL     30 media houses get panic buttons      92 News reporters to get new cars, smart phones     Watchdog urges government to review cyber-crime bill     Rs6 million spent on refreshments for journalists     Veteran journalist Abdul Quddoos dies     Libyan journalist shot dead in Benghazi TV office    

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PFUJ demands financial assistance for heirs of slain journalists

HYDERABAD: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has asked the government to provide financial assistance to heirs of slain journalists and link payment of advertisements to media houses with the payment of salaries to their employees.


Speaking at an All-Pakistan Journalists Convention in Hyderabad, PFUJ President Afzal Butt said the government should take steps to set up media towns across the country to facilit

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44 journalists honored for quality work

ISLAMABAD: The Agahi Awards ceremony held Saturday recognized and awarded some 44 working journalists for their quality work promoting ethical journalism.


The event at the Pakistan National Council of Arts and was well attended by opinion makers, senior journalists, policy makers, diplomats, academicians, and leading professionals from the media industry.


More than 3000 nominations were

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Badami blow to BOL

ISLAMABAD: Prominent anchor Waseem Badami has resigned from BOL News Television after developing differences with the channel’s top management and is likely to join ARY News again from next month.


He joined upcoming BOL News on October 4 last year as Executive Vice President and Senior Anchorperson. Previously, he hosted a current affairs program “11th Hour” on ARY News.


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30 media houses get panic buttons

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad Police have equipped 30 media houses with a ‘panic button’ which can be activated in case of any emergency to summon a quick response from rescue and law enforcement personnel.


In January, Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan met the representatives of media houses in Islamabad and informed them about possible threats to journalists and media houses from terrorists.

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92 News reporters to get new cars, smart phones

ISLAMABAD: All reporters of 92 News Television are to get new 1000cc cars and smart phones besides complimentary lunch and dinner in the office.


A source t

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Watchdogs urge government to review cyber crime bill

ISLAMABAD: Reporters Without Borders and its partner, Freedom Network, have urged the government to overhaul cyber-crime bill before its final adoption by the Parliament.


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Rs6 million spent on refreshments for journalists

ISLAMABAD: The Information Ministry spent over Rs6 million on refreshments for journalists in 2013.


Pakistan Today reported the ministry arranged 700 press

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Veteran journalist Abdul Quddoos dies

KARACHI: Veteran journalist Sheikh Abdul Quddoos, an active member of the Karachi Press Club and Karachi Union of Journalist, passed away Thursday after a brief illness. He had cancer.

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Libyan journalist shot dead in Benghazi TV office

NEW YORK: The Committee to Protect Journalists has condemned the murder of a Libyan television journalist in the eastern city of Benghazi on Wednesday. Muftah al-

The Nation removes story on Arab diplomat

ISLAMABAD: The Nation has taken down a story from its website following reaction and pressure from an Arab diplomat in Islamabad. fast heading towards digital convergence, says editor

ISLAMABAD: is undergoing massive internal and external changes to converge web with the print edition that will ultimately lead to digital convergence of

NA Speaker lauds journalists for positive coverage of Chinese President's visit

ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq Thursday lauded efforts of parliamentary reporters for positive coverage of Chinese President Xi Jinping's two-day visit to Pakistan.


Jinping addressed a joint sitting of the Parliament on Tuesday wherein he termed Pakistan as “iron brother

IFJ, regional group ask for legislation securing fair contracts for journalists

To mark this year’s World Book and Copyright Day on 23rd April the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its regional group the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) have called on public authorities across the globe to put legislation in place that secure fair, minimum contractual conditions for journalists and ensure

India takes Al Jazeera off air in Kashmir map row

NEW DELHI: India's government took Al Jazeera news channel off the air on Wednesday for five days after officials insisted it had repeatedly shown wrong maps of disputed Kashmir.


Al Jazeera in India showed a blue screen on Wednesday with a sign saying "as instructed by the ministry of informatio


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On 14 August 1947 Radio Pakistan started its broadcast with two small medium wave stations broadcasting 18 hours a day with transmitting power of 15 kilowatts, covering six percent of the area and 21 percent of the population.