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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, […]


Radio programmes on gender-based violence launched

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KARACHI: Uks, research, resource and publication centre working for women empowerment, gender equality and equity within and through the media, has launched a series of radio programmes to show solidarity with the 16-day international campaign against gender-based violence starting on Friday. The theme of this year is ‘From peace in the home to peace in […]


Dawn shouldn’t be asked to reveal source: press council

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ISLAMABAD: The country’s print media watchdog on Thursday resolved that the committee constituted by the government to investigate the source of the leak behind Dawn’s Oct 6 story should not proceed against the newspaper or insist that it disclose its source. The unanimous view expressed by the Press Council of Pakistan (PCP) is a landmark […]


67 cities awarded FM radio licences

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ISLAMABAD – Total of 67 cities were awarded FM Radio licences in 9th phase of FM licencing during a two-day open bidding process, which concluded yesterday. The bidding was held on November 7-8, 2016 at the PEMRA Headquarters, Islamabad. Total of 53 companies participated in the bidding for 77 FM Radio licences. The bidding for […]


PEMRA to implement CoD of electronic media

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ISLAMABAD – Chairman Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Absar Alam yesterday said the PEMRA will play its role in implementation of electronic media Code of Conduct. He was talking to media persons here on the occasion of bidding process for auction of FM licences for 67 cities. He asked the media houses to promote […]


Pakistan radio show confronts ‘endemic’ ogling of women

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ISLAMABAD – For many women in Pakistan, the simple act of leaving the house can be uncomfortable, even intimidating – the probing gaze of the opposite sex is never far away. Fed-up with the constant unwanted attention, broadcaster Anila Ansari decided to bring the touchy subjects of harassment to the airwaves, by launching an “anti-ogling […]


A TRIBUTE TO PIONEER NEWS READER OF RADIO PAKISTAN

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Radio Pakistan played crucial role in boosting morale of the nation and the armed forces during 1965 Pakistan-India war During the September 1965 Pakistan-India war, Radio Pakistan played a crucial role in boosting morale of the nation and the armed forces through its transmission based on news and current affairs programs. During those days, it […]


SC puts off ISPR FM radios’ case hearing indefinitely

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ISLAMBAD: The Supreme Court, hearing a miscellaneous petition seeking details of the number of FM radio stations run by the ISPR and their funding, on Wednesday issued notices to the attorney general and Pemra. The court asked them to submit a reply and adjourned further hearing of the matter for an indefinite period. Renowned lawyer […]