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  • Liverpool salutes Sgt Pepper as Beatles opus hits 50

    LIVERPOOL: With fireworks, murals and new Beatles memorabilia, the home city of the Fab Four is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the band’s landmark Sgt Pepper album with an artistic feast...

    The “Sgt Pepper at 50: Heading for Home” festival pays tribute to the era-defining record in the English northwestern port city of Liverpool that still attracts hundreds of thousands of the group’s fans every year
  • A taste of commedia dell’arte

    KARACHI: A flavour of Italy, with a seasoning of Pakistan, drew a large audience at the National Academy of Performing Arts (Napa) on Friday where Italian actor, director and theatre teacher Marco Luly presented the production of commedia dell’arte, in collaboration with the Consulate of Italy...

    With comedy the main thrust, commedia dell’arte is a form of theatre that originated in Italy in the 16th century and is credited for having...

  • Saba likes co-productions

    Not just because she’s in the movie, but because she thinks that co-productions with any film industry of the world (the operative word being any) is a beneficial exercise: it gives us ‘new’ markets...

  • Electronic Media Code of Conduct 2015: Regulating the media

    Given the context in which it has come, it is a case of better late than never: following the directives of the Supreme Court, on Thursday the Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and Heritage issued the Electronic Media (Programmes and Advertisements) Code of Conduct, 2015...

    Yet despite the formulation of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority Rules 2009, it has felt as though media organisations and their employees...

  • MEDIA EYE: COURTING THE MEDIA

    Since the rise to power of former chief justice Iftikhar Chaudhry and the birth of judicial activism, there has hardly been a day when court proceedings have not featured prominently in the media, often grabbing top headlines and dominating the discourse in TV talk shows for weeks on end...

    But increasingly, the media itself is becoming a part of judicial headlinesInterestingly enough, while Article 58-2(b) remained part of the...

  • Islamabad most dangerous place to be a journalist in Pakistan, says media watchdog

    Islamabad is the most dangerous place to be a journalist in Pakistan, according to media rights watchdog Freedom Network (FN) which has released its Press Freedom Barometer 2018 — monitored from May 1, 2017 to April 1 this year — to mark the International Press Freedom Day that falls on Thursday...

    According to a press release issued by FN, the group has recorded over 150 cases of attacks and violations against media and its...

  • Islamabad rejects criticism over media freedom

    LONDON: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Thursday there was “no question of gagging” journalists after being challenged about Pakistan’s record at a media freedom conference in London...

    “Believe you me, there is no question of gagging or controlling media,” he told the conference co-hosted by Britain and Canada...

  • Wapda official puts media gag on tainted pair

    KARACHI: Despite being declared free men after serving their bans in the spot-fixing saga, former Pakistan captain Salman Butt and seamer Mohammad Asif were prevented on Monday by a top Wapda team official from interacting with the media at the start of the Quaid-i-Azam Trophy match here at the National Stadium...

    But the media personnel gathered at the stadium while anticipating the opportunity of talking to the tainted pair...

  • LHC orders media blackout of Altaf

    LAHORE: The Lahore High Court ordered the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) and the Press Council of Pakistan (PCP) on Monday to ensure a complete blackout of all activities of MQM chief Altaf Hussain in both electronic and print media...

    A full bench of the court headed by Justice Syed Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi issued the order on three identical petitions seeking a ban on media coverage of Altaf Hussain’s speeches...

  • Obama torches Trump at his final US media dinner

    “The Republican establishment is incredulous that he's their most likely nominee,” Obama told attendees at the black-tie event, which brought together journalists and media moguls with Hollywood stars and power brokers from Capitol Hill and beyond...

  • Protests against killing of media personnel

    Carrying banners and placards, the HUJ members raised slogans against the attacks on media people over the past three days in Karachi and Peshawar in which two others had suffered injuries...

    Another group of the HUJ held a separate rally, condemning attacks on media people...

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