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Archive for July 2012

T-20 Series Loss

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Topic: T-20 Series Loss

Description: After a nail biting finish in the third and final T-20 match between Pakistan and England, the loss of the series fell in Pakistan’s lot. After the high of the Test series whitewash, the ODI and now the T-20 series loss are quite a step down.

Where does Pakistan cricket go from here?

Do we need radical changes or a mere rearrangement?

Language: Urdu

Written by afiasalam

July 30, 2012 at 11:51 am

Managing the Mangroves

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Topic: Managing the Mangroves

Guest: Jamshyd Masood

Description: People living along the coast have a special affinity with nature. Nature has provided them an extra defence mechanism in the shape of the Mangrove forests that stand as guardians against natural calamities like hurricanes and Tsunamis, and act as life givers by providing marine life breeding grounds. They are also natural carbon sinks as they absorb pollution.

Take a look at how important the mangroves are for the coastal ecosystem. Let renowned environmental photographer, Jamshyd Masood take you on a trip to let you listen to the “Echo of the Tides,” a photographic exhibition.

Those of you who live by the sea, have you been to the mangroves? Do you know why they are so important?

Language: Urdu

Written by afiasalam

July 30, 2012 at 11:45 am

Children in the media

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Topic: Children in the media

Description: Have you ever seen a journalist in Pakistan reporting on children’s issues? Child abuse and diseases do find their space in the media, but what about so many other issues? Their security, privacy, education, child labour, mental health. Then there is the exposure of the children to images and stories wholly inappropriate to their age group, in the print and electronic media.

Why are positive stories about children not coming out? To address all these shortcomings, the media needs to be sensitized. Tazeen Javed, the project director of Intermedia, tells us about the project “Children in Media”.

Language: Urdu

Written by afiasalam

July 30, 2012 at 11:39 am

Happy Holi Everyone!

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Topic: Happy Holi Everyone!

Description: A very happy Holi to the Hindu brothers and sisters from the team of 24/7 Online Tv. The much awaited and the most colorful festival of the year has finally arrived. Holi is a Hindu festival also known as Phagwah and it is celebrated worldwide by the followers of the Vedic Religion.

Do you know why Holi is celebrated? What did you do this Holi?

Langauge: Urdu

Written by afiasalam

July 30, 2012 at 11:32 am

State of the media in Balochistan

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Topic: State of the media in Balochistan

Description: All attention these days is focused on Balochistan, but unfortunately not for all the right reasons. What exactly is happening there? How difficult is it for the truth to come out can be seen from the way the journalists are functioning there… Under threat from many players.

Who will take responsibility to provide the journalists a safe working environment in Balochistan? In the absence of a save environment, can the media really project the truth?

Language: Urdu

Written by afiasalam

July 30, 2012 at 11:23 am

Interview with Shahid-ul-Alam

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Topic: Picture is worth a thousand words

Description: While renowned Bangladeshi journalist, Shahidul Alam is not a man of few words, the storytelling he indulges in through his pictures are more powerful than words can be. Founder of DRIK photographic agency, he has traveled the world, and has worked for organizations like the National Geographic. However, it is work where he showcases the development challenges of the marginalized and under represented that have made him the persona of a teacher and an activist.

How do you think you can depict the problems of your area through photographs?
Do you think they will be a better medium than the words at expressing your thoughts?

Language: Urdu

Journalists in the Line of Fire

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Topic: Journalists in the Line of Fire

Description: Pakistan has already earned the dubious distinction of being one of the world’s most dangerous country for journalists. 16 journalists were killed in Pakistan in 2011 and 2102 saw its first killing in Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa, which has been the recipient of the fall out of the conflict going on in Afghanistan. Sadaf Baig of Intermedia tells us about the report that highlights the dangers to the journalists.

How can the carriers of truth stay safe while performing their professional duties?
What would happen if no one took up journalism due to the danger?

Language: Urdu

Written by afiasalam

July 30, 2012 at 11:02 am