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Pemra recommends Rs50,000 fine on private channel

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ISLAMABAD: The Council of Complaints of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Sunday recommended imposition of Rs 50,000 fine on Channel 24 for its non-serious attitude towards the council. The council took this decision in its 68th meeting held at the Pemra Regional Office Lahore with Dr Mehdi Hassan in the chair. The […]


Dawn Leaks: officers question CoAS

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Officers of Pakistan Army have complained to Chief of the Army Staff (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa over the statement of Law Minister of Punjab, Rana Sanaullah and questioned him about the Dawn Leaks on Thursday. Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) reported that the army chief visited Central Command Headquarters in Kharian and reviewed the final […]


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 […]


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 […]


LHC issues notices to Jang Group columnist, printer, publisher

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) has sought replies from columnist Ansar Abbasi and the printer and publisher of Jang Group – Mir Shakilur Rahman and Javedur Rahman – over a contempt of court petition. The three respondents have been directed to submit their replies on February 6. While hearing an application moved by Mazhar Ali […]


Pemra suspends licences of two TV channels

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ISLAMABAD –  Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Friday suspended licences of two private TV channels. PEMRA, in its 122nd meeting suspended transmission of a private channel from 5.00pm to 12.00 midnight daily for a period of seven days starting from December 27, 2016 to Jan 2, 2017 for airing a false and unverified audio […]


Chakwal coverage

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IN this age of 24/7, wall-to-wall coverage, journalists are confronted with difficult ethical and professional questions when it comes to reporting incidents of a sensitive, communal nature. While censorship is out of the question, some degree of restraint must be exercised to ensure that violent images and footage from one location do not end up […]


Coverage of air crash

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LEAVE it to the electronic media to take the low road when it comes to covering a national tragedy. As soon as news of the crash of PK661 broke, the TV channels went into overdrive, vying with each other to provide the most ‘exclusive’ reporting possible. In the process, they jettisoned not only journalistic ethics, […]


Insensitive crash coverage

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EVEN in the best of times our television news coverage leaves a lot to be desired with agenda-driven hysterics and histrionics often dominating the screens. If, heaven forbid a tragedy occurs, the chase for ratings inspires such ludicrous ploys that the viewer is filled with despair. Almost as a rule, each tragedy involving multiple casualties […]