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Cybercrime bill: Call for protection of freedom of expression

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ISLAMABAD: Parliamentarians and civil society representatives have expressed concern at the amendments proposed by the government to the cybercrime bill which, according to them, is aimed at gauging the freedom of expression. It is the state’s responsibility to protect the right to information and freedom of expression of citizens which are being curtailed in the […]


Unlicensed channels: SC seeks reply from govt, PEMRA

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ISLAMABAD: The top court has sought a reply from the federal government and Pemra over unlicensed radio stations allegedly run by a wing of the military. Senior lawyer Asma Jahangir Wednesday told a two-judge bench of the apex court, headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan, that she had submitted an application about her claim in […]


PPF Media Content Monitoring Report July 11-17

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) monitored different newspapers and television channels from July 11 to 17 and covered the following media related news: Imran Khan denies the news about his third marriage, PTI files complaint with PEMRA against television channels, PEMRA imposes fine on TV channels, defamation case filed against anchoreperson Mubasher Lucman, PFUJ Unification Committee’s […]


Pemra fines channels for violating rules

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Complaints Council on Saturday imposed a fine of Rs 800,000 on ARY News for levelling a baseless allegation by anchorperson Shahid Masood against Finance Minister Ishaq Dar. A meeting chaired by Shamim Hamayun held hearing of a complaint filed by Dar against the ARY News programme ‘Live […]


Warrants issued for Lucman in Geo defamation case

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LAHORE: A local judge in Islamabad ordered issuing bailable warrants for anchorperson Mubasher Lucman and directed him to appear before the court on next hearing. Additional District and Sessions Judge Syed Faizan Haider Gilani was hearing a case pertaining to defaming Geo/Jang Group through baseless allegations on Thursday. The judge accepted the applications filed by […]


PTI angry at Imran’s marriage reports

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ISLAMABAD: Incensed at the TV channels that on Tuesday ran hour-long reports of a possible third marriage of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chief Imran Khan, the party lodged a complaint with the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) chairman, seeking action against those news channels. The complaint was handed over to Pemra chairman Absar Alam by Iftikhar […]


Content Monitoring Report from July 4 to July 10

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) monitored different newspapers and television channels from July 4 to July 10 from which following media related stories were highlighted PEMRA approached Supreme Court for ban on Geo TV’s show, harassment case against director news of PTV, unethical reporting by television channels, tax relief to electronic media, responsible role of print […]


Pemra taking no action against TV channels: SC

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court observed that people on TV channels speak against democracy but Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority has taken no action against any of them. Justice Dost Muhammad said: “Democracy which is the hallmark of the political system of the country but in talk shows people speak against it and the Pemra […]


Content Monitoring Report from June 27 to July 3

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Monitoring print and electronic media from June 27 to July 3, Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) foundissues related to Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA). They included PEMRA banninga Geo TV’s programmefor 3 days; Sindh High Court (SHC) suspendedthe PEMRA’s ban on ‘InaamGhar’; PEMRA approved issuance of licences; PEMRA asked to take action against some TV […]