President launches digitalization of state media organizations


ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi on Saturday launched digitalization of the state media organizations; including the Associated Press of Pakistan (APP), Pakistan Television, Radio Pakistan at a ceremony held here at the Pakistan-China Friendship Center. The Digital Transformation of State Media (DTSM) project, initiated by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting also included Directorate of Electronic Media and Publication (DEMP) as well as the advertisements of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, and Pemra. The ceremony was attended by First Lady Begum Samina Alvi, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain, Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Farrukh Habib, Speaker of the National Assembly Asad Qaisar, Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen Mazari, senator Faisal Javed, parliamentarians, mediapersons, authorities of the ministry of information and state media outlets. Under the project the APP Digital would be fully operationalised and be expanded, the PTV News would go High Definition (HD), Pakistan Radio would start podcasts and the National Media University would be established with focus on art, design, animations, digital journalism, while the DMW would focus on strengthening Digital Media presence of the State of Pakistan.


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