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Pakistani government mandates guidelines for broadcasters

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New York, August 21, 2015–The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned by the sweeping nature of guidelines from Pakistan’s Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) for on-air news coverage and commentary on the nation’s television and radio channels. The Electronic Media (Programs and Advertisements) Code of Conduct, 2015 was made public Thursday in Pakistan and is […]

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SC orders TV channels to stick to code of conduct

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court decreed on Wednesday that a code of conduct for the electronic media, which was agreed upon on June 18, 2015, shall be considered to be in force until it has been notified by the concerned authorities. The order came against the backdrop of a controversial talk show, aired by a private […]

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Informed citizenry: ‘Learn to use your right to information to better Pakistan’

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KARACHI: For a nation to progress, what is most important is accountability – something that is impossible to achieve in the absence of information. For, without accountability, a country cannot hope to develop its state infrastructure. The Sindh Freedom of Information Act, 2006, provides citizens with the opportunity to question and hold accountable bureaucrats and […]

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Under attack and afraid – Pakistani journalists leaving profession

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Pakistan is one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists and it is becoming an increasingly difficult place for media personnel to work here safely. Pakistan has been a “frontline state” for almost four decades, which has polarised society and destroyed people’s sense of security. Over the last decade, I’ve seen Pakistan’s […]

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Pemra deposits Rs57.829m to Federal Consolidated Fund

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has deposited a total of Rs57.829 million in government’s Federal Consolidated Fund during the financial year 2014-15 including the surplus revenue of Rs20 million. Pemra, during the FY2014-15, collected revenue of Rs658.924 million against the actual expenditure of Rs638.846 million resulting in surplus of Rs20 million which is […]

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Pemra, PBA to discuss new code of conduct on 4th

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ISLAMABAD: The dialogue between the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) and Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) on new directives regarding TV channels will be held on August 4 in Karachi. Pemra on the directives of the Senate Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting on July 30 declared a six-point code of conduct for TV channels. […]

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PCOMS urges government for serious action in cases of two missing journalists

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Karachi, 28 Jan 2015: Pakistan Coalition on Media Safety, PCOMS expressed concern over the complete silence in the cases of two missing journalists from Sindh. Hakim Abro, a journalist from Ghotki was abducted on April 22nd, incidentally while he was travelling with a police constable. Despite the passage of over 3 months since his abduction, […]

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Express journalist in Swat wins award

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SWAT: A Swat-based journalist was given an award by Darwish Kabina Welfare Foundation, a social organisation, for his work on peace, tourism and flood disasters. The award was presented to Sherinzada, who works for Express News, by the foundation’s special assistant, Shahid Masood, during a ceremony held at Swat Press Club on Wednesday. Representatives from […]

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People’s issues remain neglected as politics hogs media coverage: PPF report

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Karachi: Politics hogs the most space and airtime in print and electronic media, respectively, while human rights and related issues are usually on the sidelines, according to the findings of a survey released by the Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) on Tuesday. The report, titled “Ethical Dimensions of Media Content in Pakistan” was launched with the […]

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