President launches project to Digitise State Media outlets

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President Dr Arif Alvi launched the digitization of state media outlets, including Radio Pakistan. The ceremony was attended by 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, media persons, and officials of the Information Ministry and state media outlets.

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During the ceremony, the president also gave away awards of ISO 9001:2015 and 27001:2013 certifications to APP Managing Director Mobashir Hasan in recognition of the organization’s improved quality standards of management at par with the international level.

Under the digitalization project, the APP Digital will be fully operationalized and expanded; the PTV News will go High Definition (HD); Pakistan Radio will start podcasts; National Media University will be established with a focus on art, design, animations and digital journalism, while the DMW will focus on strengthening the Digital Media presence of the State of Pakistan.

The “Radio Pakistan Podcast” podcast will provide quality audio and video content on various topics to the people. It will also feature interviews with celebrities, daily news commentaries, current affairs programs, documentaries, music, sports and other field activities to provide awareness as well as education and entertainment to the public. People can access the Radio Pakistan podcast on the website Podcast.radio.gov.pk.

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.

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