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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]