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Karachi mayor inaugurates CPNE Editors Club

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KARACHI: Mayor Karachi Wasim Akhtar inaugurated the Editor’s Club of Council of Pakistan Newspapers Editors (CPNE) on Tuesday. Senior Sindh Minister Nisar Khoro, President CPNE Zia Shahid, General Secretary Aijazul Haq, former president Jamil Ather, former secretary Jabbar Khattak, members of CPNE and senior journalists were also present on this occasion, said a statement on […]


Pemra meeting to discuss improvement in standard of TV programmes

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has called a meeting with stakeholders on what it calls the deteriorating standards of content on private TV channels. “Pemra has been receiving a large number of complaints from viewers on the deteriorating standards of the TV dramas, commercials and morning shows being shown on private channels,” […]


Pemra chief asked to move SC against LHC decision on DTH licences

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Monday directed the authority chairman to file an appeal with the Supreme Court against the Lahore High Court (LHC) decision of setting aside DTH licences auction. At its 125th meeting here, Pemra asked its Chairman Absar Alam about the delay in going against the LHC decision.  It […]

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Regulating The Right Way

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Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb’s reply to Senator Kalsoom Perveen confirmed something which should already be understood – the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has powers to clamp down on channels and anchors promoting sectarian differences or propagating hate speech. Both the PEMRA Ordinance 2007 and the Code of Conduct […]

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UK offers help to Pemra for complaints resolution

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ISLAMABAD –  Senior officials of the British government on Thursday visited Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) headquarters and discussed mutual cooperation in sharing information between the regulatory body and the British electronic media regulator Ofcom. PEMRA Chairman Absar Alam briefed the British government officials about the functions of the regulatory body. The visiting team […]

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Producers and nation building

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Dozens of talk shows are produced and hundreds of columns are written every day. Both the talk shows and the columns are opinion sections of journalism, possessing a key role in opinion making of the people as well of the policy makers. The talk show has become monotonous whereas the quality column is at a […]

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Pemra initiates debate on code of conduct

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Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Monday launched “Code of Conduct: A Collective Responsibility” with the collaboration of media houses to improve the performance of the PEMRA with an open discussion on Electronic Media Code of Conduct 2015 to bridge the gap between the regulatory authority and its relevant stakeholders. Renowned anchors, journalists and media […]

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Percept Media partners with Menras

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KARACHI: Percept Media has joined hands with Menras FZC as its partner in GCC Countries. This new venture will be looking after event & conference services rendered by ministry, trade organisation, associations, chamber of commerce and local clients. According to M Dawar Ali Khan, CEO, Percept Media, 2017 is going to be a progressive year […]

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A guideline to Pemra to amend its 2009 policy

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LAHORE: The progressive judgment by a full bench of Lahore High Court declaring that broadcasters are eligible for Direct-to-Home (DTH) Satellite TV licenses is an important guideline to Pemra to correct its policy since 2009 that has retarded growth of Pakistan broadcast industry. The retarding impact of Pemra Rules 2009 that barred broadcasters from owning […]

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Shikarpur Press Club officials sworn in

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SHIKARPUR – An oath-taking ceremony of the newly-elected office- bearers of Shikarpur Press Club was held at the club’s premises on Thursday. Agha Masihuddin Durrani, District Chairman, administered oath to the office-bearers and members of the executive committee, namely President Sodho Jemas, Vice President Shahid Ali Mithani, General Secretary Rahim Bux Jamali, Joint Secretary Sikandar […]

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Democrats clean sweep Karachi Press Club elections

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KARACHI – The Democrats clean-swept the Karachi Press Club elections for 2017 on Saturday. According to results, The Democrats panel’s candidate for president’s office Siraj Ahmed secured 464 votes and won the election. His rival candidate from The Journalist panel Abid Hussain received 225 votes. The Democrats panel’s candidate for the office of general secretary […]

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The Democrats panel sweeps polls, retains control over KPC

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The Democrats retained their control over the Karachi Press Club (KPC) as all candidates of the panel secured a decisive victory in the Elections 2017 on Saturday. It was the seventh consecutive win for The Democrats, who have been victorious since 2011, showing the confidence and trust of members of the press club in particular […]

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13 journalists get awards for excellence in health reporting

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Thirteen journalists from the electronic and print media have received excellence awards in health reporting for news reports that appeared between July 1, 2015, and June 30, 2016. The first-ever ‘Excellence in Journalism Awards 2016’ were organised by the Centre for Excellence in Journalism at the Institute of Business Administration (CEJ-IBA), Karachi, and the Centre […]

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Journalists awarded for reporting on health issues

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The Centre for Excellence in Journalism at the Institute of Business Administration (CEJ-IBA), Karachi and Centre for Communication Programs Pakistan (CCPP) organised the first ever “Excellence in Journalism Awards 2016”. Thirteen journalists received excellence awards in health reporting, for news stories published between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016 at a ceremony held at […]

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