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South Asia Media Monitor

Another blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh: police

A blogger was hacked to death in the Bangladesh capital on Monday, in the latest brutal attack on the country's independent writers, a senior officer said. Police have arrested two men over the murder which comes just weeks after an American atheist blogger was also hacked to death in Dhaka ─ a crime that triggered international outrage, the officer said. “He was brutally hacked to death this morning with big knives just 500 yards [460 metres] from his home at Dhaka's Begunbari...

LHC prayed to order restoration of Geo TV on old numbers

On applications filed against non-restoration of Geo TV to its previous number in different cities of Punjab, Justice Ijazul Ahsan of Lahore High Court (LHC) has directed Deputy Attorney General (DAG) to seek reply from Pemra and inform the court on July 10 as to why the channel’s transmission had not been restored to the previous position on the cable after 15-day suspension and payment of fine. The court directed the DAG to get a specific answer from Pemra as to what action it took after...

Mohtarma Tahira Mazhar Ali remembered

South Asian Free Media Association (SAFMA) organized a memorial reference to pay tribute to Late Mohtarma Tahira Mazhar Ali Khan, founder president Anjuman Jamhooriyat Passand Khawateen (Democratic Women’s Association), Pakistan on  Sunday, March 29th, 2015 at its auditorium, Lahore. Tahira Mazhar Ali Khan, a veteran of Pakistan’s left movement, struggled for peace, human and women’s rights, workers and labour rights for more than 60 years. Her father, Sir Sikander Hayat...

Memorandum of Association

1. Preamble The status of women in the countries of South Asia — under feudal traditions, chauvinist ideologies, patriarchal family and authoritarian traditions and structures—needs to be addressed. Women media persons also face discrimination on the basis of their gender, and share common concerns with other women that can be resolved by working together towards gender equality and women’s empowerment. The media have a great potential to promote gender equality by portraying women and...

Memorandum of Association

South Asia has seen an unprecedented media explosion over the past few years, but this has not been untrammelled growth. The region’s media face numerous obstacles and restrictions. Media freedom remains under threat in South Asia as corporate interests increasingly define both content and form. Journalists and media outlets are attacked for practising their profession in an independent manner. Media laws have not kept pace with the 21st century. The right to know and freedom of expression are...

Projects In-Progress

Eight researches to be published soon: 1.Human Security 2.Women in South Asia 3.Education in South Asia 4.Media in South Asia 5.Democracy, Ethnicity and Nation-Building 6.Militancy and Conflict 7.Pak-Afghan Relations 8.Minorities in South Asia

FMP Production Facility

The production facility is composed of the following units, which functions in concert with each other for the development, marketing and sales of products developed at the production facility. Creative unit Marketing unit HD Production Studio Training facility with studio and EFP Postproduction Unit Video conferencing and seminar setup Web broadcast for audio/video streams and FM radio trials The facility is developed with the objective of establishing channels for dissemination of an...

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