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Hoax news of blast in Lahore

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Pemra fixes March 2 for hearing viewpoint of 29 channels ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Friday fixed March 02 for hearing the viewpoint of 29 TV channels, which were served notices for allegedly running a factual incorrect report on explosion in Lahore. In a statement, Pemra has also made it clear that […]

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29 TV channels issued notice for false news

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Thursday issued show cause notices to as many as 29 TV channels for airing false news of bomb blast in Lahore and ‘creating panic in the public. Following the explosion in Lahore, which claimed at least lives of eight innocent people, TV channels reported it as […]

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Media-government showdown averted

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ISLAMABAD: A possible showdown between the media and government was averted on Wednesday evening, after the information minister brokered reconciliation between her cabinet colleague Anusha Rehman and a reporter covering Supreme Court proceedings. The two came face to face earlier in the day when Azam Gill, a reporter for a private TV channel, began filming […]

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PPF concerned over Murders of two Radio broadcasters

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to the H.E. Danilo Medina Sánchez President of the Dominican Republic, expressed concern over the murders of radio broadcaster Luis Manuel Medina Pérez  and producer Leónidas Antonio Evangelista Martínez during live broadcast on February 15, 2017 in the southeastern city of San Pedro de Macorís. PPF Secretary General Owais […]

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‘115 journalists killed, 185 injured in Pakistan since 1990’

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Speakers say PFUJ and other such organisations will have to take ownership of journalists’ safety; abduction of four bloggers shows people on digital media too at risk Since 1990, 115 journalists have been killed and 185 injured in Pakistan while performing their duties, which shows that they are working in a dangerous environment where they […]

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Minister for effective monitoring of electronic media content

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ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage, Marriyum Aurangzeb on Monday assured the Senate of an effective monitoring mechanism at Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) to check obscene, sectarian and immoral content. Winding up discussion on a motion regarding content management by PEMRA, the minister said an appropriate strategy was in […]

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PPF condemns the arson attack on Ukrainian journalist’s car

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 Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Volodymyr Groysman, Prime Minister of Ukraine, expressed concern over the arson attack on a journalist Sergei Guz’s car by unknown perpetrators in the morning of February 12, 2017 in Kamianske (Dneprodzerzhinsk). PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter urged the government of Ukraine to take […]

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Pakistan: Three staffers of television channel injured in suicide attack while covering protest rally

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Lahore: Three staff members of Aaj television channel were injured when a suicide bomber targeted police officials that were negotiating to end a protest by hundreds of pharmacists against amendments to the law to regulate sale of pharmaceutical drugs. The blast, which targeted the police officials in the busy Mall Road near the provincial assembly […]

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Family loses sole breadwinner in TV van attack

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KARACHI: Young cameraman, Taimur, who died in the attack on a Samaa TV van on Sunday was the sole breadwinner for his family of five. Since his father became paralysed, the 22-year-old took care of the family income by juggling two jobs – one in a buckle factory during the day, and the other as an […]

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