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JSchool: Exciting media careers for fresh graduatesNewsroom Pakistan: Suno TV censors PTI leader Zartaj Gul's scarf featuring Imran KhanNewsroom Pakistan: Influencer Junaid Akram apologizes for paid promotion of Punjab GovernmentWorld: Libyan TV host Ahmed al-Sanussi arrested after reporting corruptionNewsroom Pakistan: Dictatorship and Drawing: Akhtar Shah's satirical journey through martial lawsNewsroom Pakistan: Absa Komal condemns sexist remarks during talk show appearanceWorld: Over 60 media and civil society organizations call for open access to GazaCensorship and career: Working as a journalist in the UAEAsia: Journalists face charges in India for reporting alleged police misconduct and mob lynchingNewsroom Pakistan: Paid Praise: How government endorsements by influencers violated ethical standardsAsia: Censorship in India: Media's battle for freedom under Prime Minister ModiNewsroom Pakistan: Anchor Ayesha Jahanzaib alleges abuse by husband, FIR filed
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Suno TV censors PTI leader Zartaj Gul's scarf featuring Imran Khan

Suno TV censors PTI leader Zartaj Gul's scarf featuring Imran Khan

 July 13, 2024:  In a blatant display of media censorship, Suno TV blurred images of former Prime Minister Imran Khan on a scarf worn by PTI leader Zartaj Gul during a talk show. This incident adds to the growing list of censorship cases in Pakistani media, raising concerns about freedom of expression and media integrity.

Influencer Junaid Akram apologizes for paid promotion of Punjab Government

Influencer Junaid Akram apologizes for paid promotion of Punjab Government

 July 13, 2024:  Junaid Akram, a popular vlogger with 1.15 million subscribers on YouTube, has publicly apologized for a video where he praised the 100-day performance of the Punjab government admitting it was paid content. This admission comes amidst growing controversy over influencers accepting payments for promotional videos.

Dictatorship and Drawing: Akhtar Shah's satirical journey through martial laws

Dictatorship and Drawing: Akhtar Shah's satirical journey through martial laws

 July 12, 2024:  Explore the journey of Akhtar Shah, a renowned satirical cartoonist in Pakistan, as he shares his early inspirations, creative process, challenges, and future projects in an interview with JournalismPakistan.com.

Absa Komal condemns sexist remarks during talk show appearance

Absa Komal condemns sexist remarks during talk show appearance

 July 12, 2024:  Dawn News TV anchor Absa Komal has spoken out against the persistent sexism she faces in the media industry. Highlighting an incident during a talk show where a male panelist made a sexist remark, Komal expressed her frustration and called for greater gender equality and awareness.

Paid Praise: How government endorsements by influencers violated ethical standards

Paid Praise: How government endorsements by influencers violated ethical standards

 July 11, 2024:  The recent controversy in Punjab where actors and social media influencers were paid to praise the government's 100 days in office raises significant ethical concerns. Such paid promotions undermine the credibility of government achievements.

Anchor Ayesha Jahanzaib alleges abuse by husband, FIR filed

Anchor Ayesha Jahanzaib alleges abuse by husband, FIR filed

 July 10, 2024:  Prominent anchor Ayesha Jahanzaib has revealed that she has been subjected to months of domestic abuse by her husband, Haris Ali, due to his secret second marriage. Ayesha, who has visible signs of violence, has filed an FIR, resulting in Haris Ali being sent on a two-day physical remand.

Debt and mismanagement bring PTV Sports to the brink of collapse

Debt and mismanagement bring PTV Sports to the brink of collapse

 July 10, 2024:  PTV Network, especially its flagship channel PTV Sports, faces a severe crisis due to financial mismanagement and debt. Despite a record-breaking revenue year, the channel is on the brink of collapse. Urgent leadership and strategic reforms are needed to prevent the shutdown of PTV Sports.

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Why local journalism matters more than ever in a globalized world

Why local journalism matters more than ever in a globalized world

 Discover the critical role of local news in a globalized world and how grassroots journalism empowers communities, ensures informed citizenship, and strengthens our societal fabric in the age of global connectivity.

JSchool
Five lessons for journalists from M. Ziauddin

Five lessons for journalists from M. Ziauddin

 Explore the five enduring lessons from M. Ziauddin, a trailblazer in Pakistani journalism who championed free media and integrity. Learn valuable insights from his exemplary career and contributions to independent journalism.

Hall of Shame
Money divides Peshawar journalists

Money divides Peshawar journalists

 August 11, 2012:  Reports of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government's plan to distribute cash among journalists cause divisions in Peshawar's journalistic community. The scheme, allegedly aimed at favoring certain journalists and avoiding negative press, is scrapped after PFUJ condemns it as a bribery attempt. Despite the cancellation, many journalists remain upset over their exclusion. Shame on those attempting to manipulate journalistic integrity.

Asia
Journalists face charges in India for reporting alleged police misconduct and mob lynching

Journalists face charges in India for reporting alleged police misconduct and mob lynching

 July 11, 2024:  The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) calls on Uttar Pradesh police to drop their investigation into journalists Zakir Ali Tyagi and Wasim Akram Tyagi. The journalists are accused of inciting religious enmity through social media posts about a Muslim resident's death in an alleged mob lynching.

Censorship in India: Media's battle for freedom under Prime Minister Modi

Censorship in India: Media's battle for freedom under Prime Minister Modi

 July 11, 2024:  Since Narendra Modi took office, Indian media has faced increasing censorship and government control. This article examines media suppression and highlights the strategies journalists and news organizations use to navigate these challenges, preserving press freedom in India.

Taliban shutter and seize Kawoon Ghag radio station

Taliban shutter and seize Kawoon Ghag radio station

 July 10, 2024:  The Committee to Protect Journalists calls for the Taliban to cease their crackdown on independent media in Afghanistan and allow Kawoon Ghag radio station to resume operations. Following a raid by Taliban intelligence in Laghman province, the station's broadcasting was halted, and staff expelled. CPJ urges the reversal of this suppression to protect media freedom.

How Asian print media is fighting back against digital dominance

How Asian print media is fighting back against digital dominance

 July 06, 2024:  Explore the challenges facing print media in Asia, from digital competition to financial struggles, and discover how newspapers and magazines are adapting to survive in the digital age.

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Gone Too Soon
Hayatullah Khan: He paid the price for reporting the truth

Hayatullah Khan: He paid the price for reporting the truth

 January 18, 2018: Journalist Hayatullah Khan faced threats, and kidnappings, and was expelled from North Waziristan, yet remained steadfast in his dedication to reporting the truth. Despite the dangers, he continued his work until his brutal murder on June 16, 2006. Explore his courageous journey and the subsequent impact on his family.

Shahtoon
Shahtoon

Akhtar Shah illustrates the press challenges in Gaza

Renowned cartoonist Akhtar Shah vividly captures the challenges faced by journalists reporting from Gaza. A black cloud symbolizes the turmoil and obstacles obstructing journalism amidst the conflict, highlighting the critical issues surrounding press freedom.

Media Moments
Media Moments

MANILA, June 24, 2024: Distinguished Pakistani journalist Kamal Siddiqi speaks at the East-West Center International Media Conference in Manila. He was awarded the Journalists of Courage Impact Award for exhibiting extraordinary bravery and making a profound impact through his work. Six other journalists from around the world were also honored.

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World
Libyan TV host Ahmed al-Sanussi arrested after reporting corruption

Libyan TV host Ahmed al-Sanussi arrested after reporting corruption

 July 12, 2024:  The Committee to Protect Journalists calls for the immediate release of Libyan TV host Ahmed al-Sanussi, who was arrested in Tripoli. CPJ condemns the lack of information on his detention and demands his safe return. Al-Sanussi is known for reporting on local politics and government corruption.

Over 60 media and civil society organizations call for open access to Gaza

Over 60 media and civil society organizations call for open access to Gaza

 July 12, 2024:  More than 60 media and civil society organizations, including The New York Times, BBC, and CNN, have signed an open letter urging Israel to grant independent access to Gaza for journalists. The Committee to Protect Journalists coordinated the letter amid rising concerns over press freedom and misinformation.

Censorship and career: Working as a journalist in the UAE

Censorship and career: Working as a journalist in the UAE

 July 11, 2024:  Explore the challenges and opportunities expat journalists face in the UAE, with insights from Imran Naeem Ahmad, a former Gulf News journalist. Discover the impact of censorship, career prospects, and the reality of working for leading newspapers like Khaleej Times and Gulf News in Dubai.

Unveiling the future: How AI is reshaping global news reporting

Unveiling the future: How AI is reshaping global news reporting

 July 10, 2024:  In an era defined by rapid technological advancement, the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) in news reporting has sparked profound transformations across the global media landscape. This article explores the multifaceted impact of AI on journalism, examining its implications for news gathering, storytelling, and audience engagement worldwide.

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Under Attack
Swabi scribes injured in baton-charge

Swabi scribes injured in baton-charge

June 04, 2012: Four journalists are beaten up by police during a protest in Swabi, coinciding with Chief Minister Ameer Haider Khan Hoti's visit. The incident follows an earlier attack on journalists covering a protest against cable installation. Locals demand justice and disrupt traffic in response.

Cruel Cuts
Such TV fires four staffer

Such TV fires four staffer

 May 01, 2013:  On Labor Day, four employees of Such TV were abruptly terminated without reason. Insiders suggest the firings may be due to new management wanting to replace staff with their own picks, despite claims of unsatisfactory performance.

Facts & Figures
Facts & Figures
Digital Connections
The ethics of transparency in influencer marketing

The ethics of transparency in influencer marketing

 July 11, 2024:  Explore the ethical considerations in influencer marketing, emphasizing the importance of transparency and maintaining audience trust. This article delves into the challenges and best practices for influencers to ensure ethical and honest endorsements.

Elevate your career with LinkedIn: Networking and branding essentials

Elevate your career with LinkedIn: Networking and branding essentials

 July 09, 2024:  Discover essential strategies for leveraging LinkedIn effectively to build robust professional networks and enhance personal branding. Learn how to optimize your profile, engage authentically, and utilize LinkedIn features for career advancement.

The hidden hand: The impact of social media algorithms on content visibility

The hidden hand: The impact of social media algorithms on content visibility

 July 06, 2024:  Discover how social media algorithms affect content visibility and learn strategies for content creators to adapt and thrive in the ever-changing digital landscape.

How to combat misinformation on social media

How to combat misinformation on social media

 July 03, 2024:  Learn how to combat misinformation on social media with these essential guidelines and tools. Discover how to identify fake news and ensure the accuracy of the information you share.

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Opportunities
Enter the 2024 Young Journalist of the Year Award

Enter the 2024 Young Journalist of the Year Award

 July 08, 2024:  Young journalists from developing countries can apply for the 2024 Young Journalist of the Year Award, organized by the Thompson Foundation and the Foreign Press Association. Submit a portfolio of work by August 9, 2024, for a chance at international recognition and opportunities.

Pulitzer Center opens applications for AI Accountability Fellowships

Pulitzer Center opens applications for AI Accountability Fellowships

 July 05, 2024:  The Pulitzer Center is accepting applications for the 2024-2025 cohort of AI Accountability Fellows. These fellowships support journalists with funding, mentorship, and training to produce in-depth reporting on AI systems.

Attend the Trust Conference 2024 in London

Attend the Trust Conference 2024 in London

 July 01, 2024:  The Trust Conference 2024, organized by the Thomson Reuters Foundation, is a pivotal global forum bringing together journalists, publishers, experts, and innovators. Taking place in London (October 23 to 25), the conference will feature panel discussions, fireside chats, interactive presentations, and networking opportunities.

Fight climate misinformation at the News Impact Summit in Copenhagen

Fight climate misinformation at the News Impact Summit in Copenhagen

 June 27, 2024:  Join the News Impact Summit in Copenhagen, organized with the Google News Initiative, to tackle climate misinformation. Engage with experts through talks, panels, and workshops. Learn innovative storytelling techniques and best practices in climate journalism. Free event on Oct. 10.

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Women in Media
Absa Komal condemns sexist remarks during talk show appearance

Absa Komal condemns sexist remarks during talk show appearance

 July 12, 2024:  Dawn News TV anchor Absa Komal has spoken out against the persistent sexism she faces in the media industry. Highlighting an incident during a talk show where a male panelist made a sexist remark, Komal expressed her frustration and called for greater gender equality and awareness.

Anchor Ayesha Jahanzaib alleges abuse by husband, FIR filed

Anchor Ayesha Jahanzaib alleges abuse by husband, FIR filed

 July 10, 2024:  Prominent anchor Ayesha Jahanzaib has revealed that she has been subjected to months of domestic abuse by her husband, Haris Ali, due to his secret second marriage. Ayesha, who has visible signs of violence, has filed an FIR, resulting in Haris Ali being sent on a two-day physical remand.

Arshad Sharif's widow details justice journey in emotional vlog

Arshad Sharif's widow details justice journey in emotional vlog

 July 10, 2024:  In an emotional vlog, the widow of journalist Arshad Sharif, murdered in Kenya nearly two years ago, shares her arduous journey to justice. A Kenyan High Court has ordered legal action against the responsible police officers and awarded Rs21.67 million to Sharif's family, declaring his killing a human rights violation.

Wafa Abu Dabaan among five Palestinian journalists killed in Gaza

Wafa Abu Dabaan among five Palestinian journalists killed in Gaza

 July 09, 2024:  Women Press Freedom condemns the killing of five Palestinian journalists in Gaza, including Wafa Abu Dabaan, and calls for an immediate ceasefire and international investigation into potential war crimes by Israeli forces.

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