Monthly Archives: November 2015

Five-day Electronic Media Course “Humanistic Beliefs and Practices of Sufism  to counter Extremism”

Five-day Electronic Media Course “Humanistic Beliefs and Practices of Sufism to counter Extremism”

Five-day Electronic Media Course Media and Civil Society Humanistic Beliefs and Practices of Sufism to counter Extremism 24 – 28 November, 2015 Islamabad Hotel – Islamabad Read More »

SYRIAN JOURNALIST WINS FRENCH MEDIA FREEDOM PRIZE

SYRIAN JOURNALIST WINS FRENCH MEDIA FREEDOM PRIZE

A Syrian journalist who lives and works in the war-scarred city of Aleppo was awarded the Reporters without Borders Prize in France on Tuesday for her defence of press freedom. The Paris-based media rights group singled out Zaina Erhaim for ... Read More »

WOMAN ELECTED HEAD OF UAE ADVISORY PARLIAMENT

WOMAN ELECTED HEAD OF UAE ADVISORY PARLIAMENT

A woman was elected as the first female to lead the UAE’s Federal National Council, the half-elected parliament that serves as an advisory body, state news agency WAM reported on Wednesday. Amal al-Qubaisi, previously FNC deputy speaker, was elected as ... Read More »

LEADERS OF TOMORROW: 30 WOMEN ELECTED TO DISTRICT ASSEMBLY

LEADERS OF TOMORROW: 30 WOMEN ELECTED TO DISTRICT ASSEMBLY

HARIPUR: Social activists have unanimously elected a 33-member district assembly in Haripur earlier this week. The initiative has been introduced by the Haripur chapter of Sungi Foundation and seeks to encourage potential women leaders in the district. During the first phase, ... Read More »

WOMEN JOURNALISTS AND MEDIA STUDENTS IN QUETTA VISITS ASSEMBLY ON BEHALF OF WOMEN MEDIA CENTER,  PAKISTAN.

WOMEN JOURNALISTS AND MEDIA STUDENTS IN QUETTA VISITS ASSEMBLY ON BEHALF OF WOMEN MEDIA CENTER, PAKISTAN.

On  behalf  of  Women  Media  Center  (WMC)  Pakistan,  24  female  media  students  were  given  the  opportunity to attend the Assembly session in Quetta on November 10, 2015. Abdul Malik Baloch, the  Chief Minister (CM) of Balochistan, headed the session and spoke about  various  important  issues. He  commenced his speech by thanking Women Media Center (WMC) Pakistan for its efforts in organizing a  workshop on electronic media training in Quetta and giving participants an opportunity to attend the  assembly session. He was proud of the fact that so many young and brave female media students were  coming forward to enter journalism which is one of the most dangerous professions in Pakistan. He also  appreciated WMC for coming to Balochistan to provide training to the students of Balochistan University  and BUITEMS  in order to work towards their better future. Moreover, Jan Mohammed Buledi, Media  Advisor of Balochistan, highlighted the role of Women Media Center (WMC) in fulfilling the request of  the participants to attend the Assembly session. The session was taken over by Abdul Samad Khan Achakzai, a Pashtun nationalist and political leader of  Quetta. He spoke about the target killings that occurred just two days prior to the assembly session. Mr  Achak zai requested the Chief Minister (CM) to visit the injured people in the hospitals and ask them  about their struggles and emphasized on the magnitude of the problem of target killings in Balochistan.  “People cannot walk on the streets or sit in hotels at night. Where ever they go, they carry with them a  threat to their lives,” he said. “Since we have failed as a government, we should give resignations and let  the people function on their own.” Mr  Baloch spoke  to  the  ... Read More »