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Pemra issues show cause notices to channel

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Thursday issued two show cause notices to ARY News for casting aspersions against the armed forces of Pakistan in its programmes. The first show cause was issued with regard to airing of special transmission on DawnLeaks report dated May 10, 2017. In the programme, Arshad Sharif, drew a […]


Islamabad rendezvous: PBA voices concern over foreign funding to some channels

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) has expressed its concern over the “funding of some media channels through dubious, untaxed and unverified foreign money”. A PBA delegation – headed by Chairman Mian Aamer Mehmood and Secretary General Shakeel Masud Hussain – communicated this concern to Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan during a meeting on Monday. […]


TV channel directed to air apology for showing indecent content

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has directed Aaj TV to air apology to viewers for showing indecent content in its headlines on April 13. The authority has directed the management of the TV channel to air apology in its news bulletin at 12.00 noon on Monday, says a press release issued here on […]


ARY CEO appears before court after three years

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ISLAMABAD: Finally! After issuance of two arrest warrants, scores of summons and directions from the court, ARY CEO Salman Iqbal here Thursday appeared before the court of additional district & session judge (ADSJ) three years after initiation of the legal proceedings where IMCL has filed a criminal complaint against the TV channel for leveling false, […]


ARY CEO with travel documents summoned in court today

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ISLAMABAD: ARY CEO Salman Iqbal is to appear and produce his passport containing entry and exit immigration stamps, etc, in the court of Islamabad additional district & sessions judge (ADSJ) here today. The court during the earlier hearing directed Salman Iqbal to produce travel documents on the next date of hearing on May 18 as […]


Call for media code to curb sensationalism

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LAHORE: Media owners, practitioners and regulators should evolve a code to curb “sensationalism” as race amongst TV channels for “breaking the news” is affecting the media credibility and shrinking the number of viewers. This was crux of speeches delivered at a seminar on ‘Quality of media content, role of regulators, media professionals and owners’, arranged […]


Broken news

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THOSE familiar with zen meditation will know what a koan is. For the rest of us: a koan is a riddle or puzzle that Zen Buddhists use during meditation to help them unravel greater truths about the world and about themselves. What is the sound of one hand clapping? If a tree falls in the […]


IHC allows Geo to telecast Ehsanullah’s interview

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ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC) has allowed an appeal of the IMCL against Pemra’s letter of April 27 banning broadcast of Ehsanullah Ehsan’s interview for Geo TV programme Jirga here on Friday. Justice Aamer Farooq of the IHC in his order noted, “For the reasons set out above the instant appeal is allowed, impugned order […]


Pemra fines channel over derogatory remarks

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has imposed a fine of Rs100,000 on Geo News over ‘derogatory remarks’ directed at Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) chief Mahmood Khan Achakzai and Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman in one of its programme on February 12. In a statement, Pemra said two guests, Ijaz […]


Terminology in journalism

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AN item in the press appearing some days ago under the headline ‘Ahmadi professor found murdered’, drew attention to the challenges of news coverage, especially news related to crime. Such a report could have been given quite a few other headings. For instance, the heading could have been ‘A woman found murdered’. The common reaction […]


Sindh CM wants code of ethics for social media

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Democracy cannot flourish without the freedom of the press. Freedom of expression is imperative to the development of a country and a society. These views were expressed by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah while speaking as the chief guest at the first session of a seminar titled, “Critical minds at critical times”, which […]


SHC restores Bol News licence

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KARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Thursday ordered restoration of the licence of Bol TV channel which was revoked for failing to secure security clearance for its directors from the interior ministry. The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Autho­rity (Pemra) had on Wed­nes­day revoked the lice­n­ce of Bol News after the interior ministry rejec­ted security clearance […]


TV channels asked to avoid airing controversial content

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ISLAMABAD – The Pakistan Electronic Media Regularity Authority (PEMRA) on Thursday ordered private TV channels to respect the sanctity of Ramazan and avoid airing controversial content. The regulatory body issued guidelines asking all TV channels to strictly follow the code of conduct during the holy month and avoid airing controversial content. The PEMRA said, in […]


Journalists stage rallies to show solidarity with Dawn

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KARACHI: Journalists staged rallies in different parts of the country on Wednesday on the call of the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) to mark the World Press Freedom Day and to show solidarity with Dawn. The show of solidarity comes amid reports that the government has recommended disciplinary action against the paper and its […]