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Media ignoring regional languages

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ISLAMABAD: Weakening editorial strength in print and electronic media has adversely impacted regional languages. However, radio remains a bright light among modern media which allots at least 50 per cent of its air time to regional languages. These views were expressed by panellists at a session on the impact of media on mother languages on the […]


SALU observes World Radio Day

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SUKKUR: World Radio Day was observed by the Department of Media Studies, Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur. The department observed the day, following the proclamation of The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 2012. The department observed this day by using the slogan “Radio is You” in collaboration with the Radio Pakistan, […]


Chairman empowered to establish Pemra’s writ

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Monday expressed its resolve to pursue all pending cases in the courts professionally and vigorously by hiring the best available lawyers of Pakistan. This was decided in the 123rd Authority Meeting of Pemra held at Pemra Headquarters here. The meeting was presided over by Absar Alam, […]


Pemra to launch interactive learning programme

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) will launch an interactive learning programme for ensuring implementation of the Code of Conduct. It has been titled: ‘The Code of Conduct: A Collective Responsibility.’ It will be an interaction with media houses and journalists from the second week of January 2017. The purpose of this initiative […]


‘Burhanuddin Hassan was a pioneer of broadcast journalism in Pakistan’

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KARACHI: The memorial reference organised to celebrate the life and work of Burhanuddin Hassan, one of the stalwarts of broadcast journalism in Pakistan, took the audience back to a time of military coups and curfews, when martial law was the norm, and the media had to work within a restricted canvas unlike the present day. […]


LHC strikes down Pemra’s DTH licensing rules

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The Lahore High Court on Wednesday struck down the rules of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) with regard to eligibility and bidding procedure for Direct to Home (DTH) licensing. The court observed: “We find that rule 13(3) and (4) of the rules along with regulation 2.11 and 3.23 of the DTH regulations have gone […]


LHC nullifies DTH bidding process

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Wednesday nullified the bidding process for Direct-to-Home (DTH) licences after striking down the rules which barred broadcasters from taking part in the auction. The bench, comprising justices Ayesha A Malik, Shahid Karim and Abid Aziz Sheikh, accepted a constitutional petition filed by the Independent Newspapers Corporation and allowed broadcasters to […]


ARY broadcasts summary of UK verdict against it

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LONDON: In a legal first for the UK, ARY News has had to broadcast a summary of a highly critical legal judgement against it. ARY was forced to announce that the judgement found that 24 ARY programmes about Mir Shakil-ur-Rehman, Editor-in-Chief of GEO/Jang Group, were not only “seriously defamatory” but also “simply had no foundation”. […]


UK judge orders ARY to air summary of judgement in defamation case

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LONDON: A Pakistani television channel could become the first-ever channel in the United Kingdom ordered to broadcast the summary of a legal judgement against it. At a legal hearing in London on Wednesday, Judge Sir David Eady ruled that the summary should be broadcast on Dec 23 (Friday) at 6pm, 10pm and 3am in the […]


Electronic media downplay mob attack on Ahmadi centre

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ISLAMABAD: The mob attack on a worship place of the Ahmadi community in Chakwal on Monday was downplayed by the electronic media due to a self-restraint as well as apprehensions of strict monitoring by the regulator. The only coverage of the incident by the electronic media was through the display of tickers. Though the mob […]


Ban on entry of official in PTV withdrawn

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ISLAMABAD: In a surprising move, the state-run PTV administration banned the entry of its director current affairs Agha Masood Shorish into his office but lifted it within a few hours. PTV director administration and personnel Abdul Rashid on December 9 issued a letter stating: “With immediate effect and until further orders, Agha Masood Shorish will […]


National Assembly body decides to summon BOL CEO, anchor

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The Standing Committee on Rules of Procedure and Privileges decided to summon CEO Bol TV and Anchor Amir Liaquat Hussain in its next meeting in connection with the Question of Privilege raised by Maulana Fazlur Rehman, MNA, regarding “baseless” allegations levelled against him by the anchor in his programme. The committee also directed PEMRA to […]


Payment of 15pc of DTH licence bid amount may violate SC order, Pemra told

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ISLAMABAD: One of three top bidders of DTH licence bidding held by Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra), Shahzad Sky Pvt Ltd has asked the regulator to defer the payment of 15 percent of successful bid amount of Rs4.89 billion as any further payment may be a violation of the Supreme Court order. Shahzad Sky […]


‘Regional languages missing in films, TV and radio’

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The speakers of a session at the Focus Pakistan Conference pointed out on Sunday that regional languages were missing in films, TV and radio. The session, one of the nine held on the last day of the conference focusing on digital media, radio and television, was moderated by actor Seemi Raheel and actors Hameed Sheikh […]