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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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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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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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Pemra directs PBA to amend two commercials by 20th

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Friday directed Pakistan Broadcasters Association to get two advertisements amended by February 20 otherwise it would ban them under Section 27. According to a press release Pemra had received several complaints against the two commercials being telecast on private TV channels. The viewers opined that the picturisation […]

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Media asked to show respect for families of terrorism victims

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on complaints filed by a large number of TV viewers has asked news channels to show responsibility and professionalism while covering terror attacks. In the wake of recent bomb blasts in Pakistan TV channels have been directed to exercise high standards of professionalism, responsibility and avoid airing gruesome […]

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Pemra suspends Dr Shahid Masood, show for 30 days

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ISLAMABAD: The country’s electronic media regulator on Monday suspended talk show anchor Dr Shahid Masood and his programme, Live with Dr Shahid Masood, on Bol television for 30 days. It also imposed a fine of Rs1 million on the Bol network for making baseless allegations against the Pakistan Army and the federal ministers for finance […]

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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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