State of journalism

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SECTION 2: The state of media professionalism

  • Media independence issues
  • Public interest journalism practices and challenges
  • Ethical journalism issues
  • The state of thematic journalism
  • Community-focused media
  • Misinformation / disinformation / fake news

Pakistan Peoples Party decides to mobilize its media wing

Date: August 5, 2020 – Source: Dawn

The Pakistan Peoples Party has begun mobilizing its information wing by holding daily video-link meetings of its office-bearers across the country.

PFUJ celebrates 70th anniversary of its foundation

Date: August 5, 2020 – Source: Dawn

The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) became the oldest union of its kind in South Asia, and possibly in all of Asia, as it celebrated the 70th anniversary of its foundation.

Pakistan Broadcasting Association accuses Axact TV channel of levelling false allegations

Date: August 9, 2020 – Source: The News

Pakistan Broadcasting Association has filed a formal complaint with Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority against M/s Labbaik (Pvt) Ltd, which owns and operates the TV channel BOL News, for using blackmailing tactics to extort business from advertising agencies.

Changing role of media

Date: August 14, 2020 – Source: The News

Social media bloggers, artists and personalities are moving onto mainstream media as many new entrants can express themselves through the former to route themselves into the latter. The new media age is already here, and must not be retrained through red-tapism or superfluous regulatory laws.

Journalist Panel wins National Press Club election

Date: August 19, 2020 – Source 1: The News, Source 2: Dawn

Candidates from the Journalist Panel won almost all available slots in the recently held National Press Club elections in the federal capital.

Pakistan National Council of Arts gives away prizes for short film contest

Date: August 25, 2020 – Source: The News

The Pakistan National Council of Arts organized an event in Islamabad to give away prizes to the winners of their Short Films Open Contest. The contest required filmmakers to submit short films depicting the diverse culture of Pakistan.

Special Assistant to Prime Minister urges people to ignore ‘fake news’ against CPEC

Date: August 24, 2020 – Source: Express Tribune

The prime minister’s aide on information Asim Saleem Bajwa has said that attempts being made to undermine the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor through “lies and propaganda stories” and urged people to ignore such news.

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