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Jang Media Group wins South Asian Digita Media Awards

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CHENNAI: The Jang Media Group won the South Asian Digital Awards 2017 for its augmented reality app Jang Real, in a ceremony recently held in Chennai, organised by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) to recognise the best practices in digital publishing worldwide. Newspapers from Malaysia, India and Bangladesh clinched awards in […]


Media not allowed to enter polling stations, allege journalists

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LAHORE: Journalists and workers of different observatory bodies have alleged that they were refused entry into polling stations to monitor the election process despite having accreditation cards issued by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). “This is tantamount to curbing freedom of media and put the whole election process into doubt,” Rai Shahnawaz, a reporter of […]


Censorship? Never again…

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IT may have been an abortive attempt, given that it had to be abandoned due to the outrage expressed in the media, but that someone in the corridors of power was willing to make a crude, sinister attempt to muzzle the press in the country is reason enough to trigger alarm bells. Once the draft […]


Any bar on media coverage of references hearing to raise doubts

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ISLAMABAD: Transparency of trial of high profile references against deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and others will be severely marred if Islamabad’s accountability court barred the media from covering it as per its professional calls to inform the public at large about it. Judge Mohammad Bashir did not permit reporters to be present in the […]


Pemra warns channels against picking fake news from social media

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has issued advice to all Satellite TV channels over airing fake news reports on July 17, 2017 regarding the killing of Indian soldiers at India-China border. Airing of such content is in violation of several clauses of Pemra Ordinance 2002 as amended by the Pemra (Amendment) Act […]


The power of radio

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MARK Tully recently wrote, “Whenever I talk to students of journalism in India about radio I am told ‘It’s dead. Killed by television’. As the presenter of a radio programme broadcast in Britain I know that’s certainly not true there.” In India, however, “while the government has lost control over television it retains a monopoly […]


Pemra issues advice to channels over misreporting court orders

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Friday said that it had been noticed that on August 24, 2017, all major news channels misreported the order of the Lahore High Court (LHC) w.r.t. W.P. No. 62459/2017 titled “Amna Malik vs Federation of Pakistan and others.” It noted that in order to take lead […]


Our polarised media

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Pakistan is one of the few countries in the world where the electronic media industry has mushroomed over a relatively short period of time. But, perhaps, it is only country where the professional standards in this very industry have declined so rapidly. We can easily trace the various shades of journalism, from yellow to red, […]


Media’s bias cannot be ignored: editors, analysts

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KARACHI: Editors, analysts and senior journalists of newspapers have said that the bias of media could not be ignored, adding that, however, the situation of media had transformed over time. They said that first it was significant to analyse the meaning of being unbiased. Then, the dialogue around ‘being unbiased’ must be continued and the […]


IHC orders Pemra chairman to monitor TV channels for obscene content

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The Islamabad High Court on Friday, while hearing a case pertaining to the alleged presence of ‘blasphemous content’ on social media, ordered the formation of a committee to monitor the content being aired on television channels as well. Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui instructed Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Chairman Absar Alam and DG Technical […]


‘World has become a global village’: LHC lifts Pemra ban on airing of Indian plays

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The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday lifted a ban imposed by Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on the airing of Indian teleplays, declaring it null and void as the federal government had no objections regarding the same. Pemra had issued a notification imposing a blanket ban on all Indian content on Oct 19, 2016, after […]


Pemra terms ‘Wesal Urdu’ channel illegal

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority has said that it has come to its notice that a certain channel by the name of “Wesal Urdu” has been inciting violence and hatred against a certain religious sect. It said “Wesal Urdu” is not a licensee of Pemra and no cable operator in Pakistan is running […]


Pemra issues notice to channel for showing foreign programmes

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has issued show cause notices to Aaj TV for showing programmes aired by foreign entities. The channel has been asked to file a reply within seven days, i.e, by June 12, 2017, 12:00 pm.  Pemra has directed the channel to explain its position over broadcasting BBC programme, which […]


Pemra issues show cause notices to channel

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Thursday issued two show cause notices to ARY News for casting aspersions against the armed forces of Pakistan in its programmes. The first show cause was issued with regard to airing of special transmission on DawnLeaks report dated May 10, 2017. In the programme, Arshad Sharif, drew a […]